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James  L.  Sutphen,  M.D.

Gastroenterology, Nutrition: Pediatric

Contact Information

Address: P.O. Box 800386, Charlottesville, VA, 22908-0386
Phone: 434.924.2457 Fax: 434.924.8798

Training & Certification


Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University


Clinical Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Harvard Medical School-Boston Children's Hospital

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology

Clinical Practice

Conditions Treated:

Autoimmune Hepatitis, Constipation, Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome, Chronic Abdominal Pain, Encopresis, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Functional Abdominal Pain, GERD, Growth Failure, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Malnutrition, Short Bowel Syndrome



Dr. Sutphen received a BA from Wesleyan University, MD from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, and PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He did his Pediatric Residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Pediatric Gastroenterology fellowship Children’s Hospital (Harvard University Medical School). He founded the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at University of Virginia in 1981 and is currently a Professor of Pediatrics at The University of Virginia. He is certified by and was a past national chair of the Sub-Board for Pediatric Gastroenterology of the American Board of Pediatrics.

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