Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition

Dr. Sarah Jane Schwarzenberg

Sarah Jane Schwarzenberg, MD, Professor & Division Director, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition

Education & Training

Our formal fellowship program in gastroenterology has been in existence since 1973. The training program provides an integrated three-year experience, which includes training in diagnosis, patient management, gastro­entero­logical procedures, nutritional support, and basic or clinical research.

Patient Care

Providers in the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital specialize in providing care for infants, children and adolescents with disorders of the esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver and pancreas, as well as nutritional conditions. In 2018, our program ranked among the top in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.


Our research is focus on improving the clinical care of children with gastrointestinal, liver, nutritional, and pancreatic disease. Our current projects include research on the impact of nutrition in children facing complex surgery, efficacy of new therapies for inflammatory bowel disease, management of pain in chronic pancreatitis, and the natural history of hepatitis B and chronic pancreatitis in children.