Amaka Akalonu, MD
Department or Service
- West Campus
- Specialty Care
Phone: 832-227-1440 (West) | 832-828-1800 (Sugar Land)
Texas Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
|Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria||MBBS||Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery||2004|
|Texas Tech University Health Science Center El Paso, Texas||residency||Pediatrics||2013|
|Jefferson Medical College/Dupont Hospital for Children||fellowship||Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition||2017|
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.
|American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society||Member|
|North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition||Member|
A Akalonu, M Yasrebi, ZM Rios. Spontaneous gastric perforation in two adolescents. The American Journal of Case Reports 2016; 17: 694–698.
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A Akalonu, M Yasrebi, ZM Rios - The American journal of case …, 2016 - ncbi.nlm.nih.gov