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Associate Professor of Pediatrics Director, Pediatric Nutrition Support Service
Director, Pediatric Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

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Timothy A. S. Sentongo, MD

Timothy A. S. Sentongo, MD, specializes in gastrointestinal problems impacting growth and nutrition in infants, children and adolescents. He has a particular interest in children with chronic illnesses such as short bowel syndrome, food intolerances, feeding problems and cystic fibrosis, which can lead to impaired growth and require specialized nutrition support and gastrointestinal care.

Dr. Sentongo’s research focuses on improving treatment and therapies for children and adolescents with short bowel syndrome, parenteral nutrition (TPN), eosinophilic esophagitis, growth problems and nutritional deficiencies.

Areas of Expertise

  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Pancreatic Insufficiency
  • Growth Problems
  • Pediatric Feeding Problems
  • Pediatric malnutrition
  • Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Allergic Intestinal Disorders
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Pediatric malnutrition
  • Pediatric Feeding Problems

Medical Education

  • Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda


  • Mulago Hospital


  • Metro Health Medical Center, Cleveland


  • The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Society for Nutrition
  • American Society for Parental and Enteral Nutrition
  • North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2000

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics Gastroenterology/Nutrition

Languages Spoken

  • English