Sarah Jane Schwarzenberg

Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Pediatrics
Professor, Division Director, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition
Faculty, Department of Pediatrics
Co-Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center
Pediatric Gastroenterologist


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.

Clinical Summary

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


MD, University of Tennessee Medical School, Knoxville, TN

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Fellowship in Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition,
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Residency in Pediatrics,
LeBonheur Children's Medical Center
Memphis, Minnesota, United States
Fellowship in Cystic Fibrosis,
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Licensures and Certifications

Pediatric Transplant Hepatology, American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, American Board of Pediatrics

Honors and Recognition

Academy for Excellence in Team Science Inductee
Best Doctors in America®
Murray Davidson Award, AAP Section on Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (SOGHN)
Minnesota Monthly “Top Doctors”, Minnesota Monthly Magazine
Minneapolis - St. Paul "Top Doctors", Minneapolis - St. Paul Magazine (2023)
Academy for Excellence in Team Science Inductee, University of Minnesota



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