Sarah Jane Schwarzenberg, MD

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Sarah Jane Schwarzenberg

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-624-1133

Fax 612-626-0639

Mailing Address:
Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition
Academic Office Building
2450 Riverside Ave S AO-201
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Division Director, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition

Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Pediatrics

Co-Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center

Pediatric Gastroenterologist

MD, University of Tennessee Medical School, Knoxville, TN

Residency in Pediatrics, LeBonheur Children's Medical Center, Memphis, TN

Fellowship in Cystic Fibrosis, University of Minnesota

Fellowship in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN


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.

Awards & Recognition

    • Academy for Excellence in Team Science Inductee, University of Minnesota (2020)
    • Minneapolis - St. Paul "Top Doctors" (2007, 2012-2018, 2020, 2021)
    • Minnesota Monthly “Top Doctors” (2016-2019, 2021)
    • Murray Davidson Award, AAP Section on Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (SOGHN)  (2017)
    • Best Doctors in America® (2011-2012, 2013)
    • Outstanding Faculty Educator Award, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota (1997, 2003)
    • Academy for Excellence in Team Science Inductee



Pediatric Specialty Care-Discovery Clinic;Transplant Center

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
  • American Board of Pediatrics - 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