Director of Pediatric Gastroenterology named at Akron Children’s

Akron Children's names Pediatric GI director

Dr. Reinaldo Garcia


Reinaldo Garcia, MD, joins Akron Children’s Hospital as director of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition.

 Dr. Garcia has been director of the pediatric endoscopy unit at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital since 2011 and assistant professor of pediatric gastroenterology at Case Western Reserve University since 2005.

 Following medical school at Javeriana University in Colombia, Dr. Garcia completed his pediatrics residency at Hospital Episcopal San Lucas in Puerto Rico and his pediatric gastroenterology fellowship at Louisiana State University in New Orleans.

 With Dr. Garcia’s appointment, Akron Children’s plans to recruit additional physicians and advanced practice providers to develop a comprehensive pediatric GI Center. The center will offer all the diagnostic tools and expertise to care for infants, children and teens with medical issues such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), lactose intolerance, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, cystic fibrosis, failure to thrive, and irritable bowel disease as well as those children who rely on nasogastric (NG) and gastrostomy (G) tubes for their nutritional needs.

 For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 330-543-4488.

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