Pediatric Gastroenterologist; Director, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Schwarzenberg, Sarah Jane, MD

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  • Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
  • Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis
  • Transplants

Care Philosophy

While cystic fibrosis is considered a pulmonary disease, attention to excellent nutrition and good growth is essential to optimal pulmonary function and extended survival. I consider my role in the management of children with cystic fibrosis to reduce pain and disability associated with gastrointestinal and liver disease in CF, and to offer aggressive interventions to improve nutrition in children unable to achieve normal growth. I am proud to be a member of a team of caregivers dedicated to both superior clinical care of children with CF, and to clinical research to improve survival in this disease.

Board Certifications

Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Pediatric Transplant Hepatology

Clinical Interests

  • Pancreatic disease
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Pancreatectomy/auto islet cell transplantation
  • Pediatric liver disease, particularly Hepatitis B
  • Gastrointestinal, nutritional and liver disease in cystic fibrosis

Medical School

University of Tennessee Medical School


LeBonheur Children's Medical Center, Memphis, TN (Pediatrics)


University of Minnesota (Cystic Fibrosis; Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition)


  • Best Doctors in America® (2011-2012, 2013)
  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor" (2012-2015)



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Provider Referrals: 612.672.7000

Administrative Offices: 612.884.0600

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