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James Sutphen, MD PhD

James L Sutphen, MD PhD

Department: Pediatrics Division: Gastroenterology/Nutrition: Pediatric Title: Professor of Pediatrics ABMS Certification: Pediatrics; Pediatric Gastroenterology

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P.O. Box 800386 Charlottesville, VA 22908-0386 Phone: 434.924.2457 | Fax: 434.924.8798 Other Locations:
Pediatric Gastroenterology


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.


  • 2016, 2015 Best Doctors in America® List