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West Campus
Specialty Care

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Phone: 832-227-1440 (West) | 832-828-1800 (Sugar Land)
Fax: 832-825-9276 (West) | 832-828-0830 (Sugar Land)


Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus
18200 Katy Freeway
Suite 250
Houston, TX 77094

Texas Children's Specialty Care Sugar Land
15400 Southwest Freeway
Suite 200
Sugar Land, TX 77478

Amaka Akalonu, MD

Attending Physician

Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Jefferson Medical College/Dupont Hospital for Children Fellowship Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition 2017
Texas Tech University Health Science Center El Paso, Texas Residency Pediatrics 2013
Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria MBBS Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery 2004


I believe that providing exceptional care to children is a great privilege. Children should feel involved in their care and as such leaving a lasting positive impression on the children I care for is of utmost importance.  As a strong advocate of the mind- body connection, I believe that addressing the gastrointestinal issue is as important as fostering the total well-being of a child which cannot be achieved without empathy, mutual trust and dedication.

Clinical and Research Interests:

Being a community gastroenterologist, Dr. Akalonu cares for children with a wide variety of acute and chronic gastrointestinal disorders. I am particularly interested in Neurogastroenterology and functional disorders with focus on manometry studies.

Dr. Akalonu is board certified by American board of Pediatrics and the American board of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.


Organization Name Role
American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society Member
North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Member

Selected Publications

A Akalonu, M Yasrebi, ZM Rios. Spontaneous gastric perforation in two adolescents. The American Journal of Case Reports 2016; 17: 694–698.

Google Scholar URL:

A Akalonu, M Yasrebi, ZM Rios - The American journal of case …, 2016 -

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