Amaka Akalonu, MD


  • 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)

Contact Information

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

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

Attending Physician

Texas Children's Hospital

Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
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.


Organization Name Role
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 -