Whitney Marie Sunseri, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  • Assistant Program Director of the Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Fellowship Program
  • Program Director of the Advanced Practice Provider Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Fellowship

Administrative Assistant: Stefanie Tavormina

Sunseri is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where she practices as a board certified pediatric gastroenterologist. She attended medical school at the University of Illinois in Rockford and returned home to Pittsburgh to complete her training at the UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. There she completed her pediatric residency and a fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.

Sunseri has a focus in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Very Early Onset IBD. She also has a passion for leadership and education and is the assistant program director for the Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition fellowship, the program director for the Advanced Practice Provider Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition fellowship and is the faculty liaison for students and residents on their GI rotation. She is also a member of the GI Core Leadership Team, the Clinical Steering Committee and the Immune Dysregulation Diagnosis and Treatment Program Task Force.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships:

  • American Medical Association, 2007-2011
  • American Medical Student Association, 2007-2011
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), 2011-2014
  • North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition (NASPGHAN), 2014-Present
    • Ethics Committee Member, 2015-2017
    • IBD Committee Member, 2018-Present
  • American Gastroenterological Association, 2016-Present
  • American Pancreatic Association, 2016-2018
  • Crohns and Colitis Foundation, 2017-Present

 

Education & Training

  • BA, Life Science, Pennsylvania State University, 2003-2007
  • MD, University of Illinois College of Medicine, 2011
  • Residency in Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, 2011-2014
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, 2014-2017

Selected Publications

Walker KA, Sims-Lucas S, Di Giovanni VE, Schaefer C, Sunseri WM, Novitskaya T, de Caestecker MP, Chen F, Bates CM. Deletion of Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor 2 from the Peri-wolffian Duct Stroma Leads to Ureteric Induction abnormalities and Vesicoureteral Reflux. PLoS One. 8(2):e56062. 2013

Sunseri W, Hyams JS, Lerer T, Mack DR, Griffiths AM, Otley AR, Rosh JR, Carvalho, Grossman AB, Cabrera J, Pfefferkorn MD, Rick J, Leleiko NS, Hitch MC, Oliva-Hemker M, Saeed SA, Kappelman M, Markowitz J, Keljo DJ, Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Collaborative Research Group. Retrospective Cohort Study of Methotrexate Use in the Treatment of Pediatric Crohn’s Disease. Oral Presentation 2013 Digestive Disease Week.

Sunseri W, Hyams JS, Lerer T, Mack DR, Griffiths AM, Otley AR, Rosh JR, Carvalho, Grossman AB, Cabrera J, Pfefferkorn MD, Rick J, Leleiko NS, Hitch MC, Oliva-Hemker M, Saeed SA, Kappelman M, Markowitz J, Keljo DJ, Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Collaborative Research Group. Retrospective Cohort Study of Methotrexate Use in the Treatment of Pediatric Crohn’s Disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. Aug;20(8):1241-5. 2014

Sunseri WM, Kugathasan S, Keljo DJ, Greer JB, Ranganathan S, Cross RK, Siegel CA, Regueiro MD. IBD LIVE Case Series-Case 3: Very Early-Onset Inflamm Bowel Dis: When Genetic Testing Proves Beneficial. Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Dec; 21(12):2958-68 2015

Sunseri W, Jones G, Xiao X, Lowe ME. Carboxyl Ester Lipase Hybrid Gene and the unfolded protein response: A novel trypsin independent model of injury in pancreatic acinar cells. Oral Presentation 2016 American Pancreas Association Annual Conference

Sunseri W, Jones G, Xiao X, Lowe ME. Carboxyl Ester Lipase Hybrid Gene and the unfolded protein response: A novel trypsin independent model of injury in pancreatic acinar cells. Poster Presentation 2016 Rangos Research Day

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