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Brad A. Pasternak, MD

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Co-Medical Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center; Medical Director, Pediatric Fecal Microbiota Transplant Program

Brad A. Pasternak, MD

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Co-Medical Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center; Medical Director, Pediatric Fecal Microbiota Transplant Program


Areas of Expertise

  • Gastroenterology; Hepatology; Nutrition; Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Eosinophilic Disorder


Phoenix Children's Ambulatory & Specialty Center - Scottsdale

6990 E Shea Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85254-5200
United States

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+Education & Training

Board Certification

Pediatric Gastroenterology; General Pediatrics

Medical School / Education

Sackler School of Medicine, New York State American Program, Tel Aviv, Israel


State University of New York at Downstate, Brooklyn, NY (Pediatrics)


Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH (Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nutrition)

+Academic and Professional Affiliations

Academic Affiliations

Assistant Clinical Professor, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine-Scottsdale, AZ; Assistant Clinical Professor, Creighton University School of Medicine-Omaha, NE; Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Arizona School of Medicine-Phoenix, AZ

Professional Affiliations

Medical Advisor, Arizona Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders; Medical Advisory Committee, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation; North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition; American Gastroenterological Association; American Academy of Pediatrics


  • Top-Doc

+Questions & Answers

What led you to your career as a doctor?
I have always been interested in science. Developing IBD myself, led me to be further interested in the condition.

What is the best thing about your job?
The families that I get to meet and become part of their lives.

Have you received a special gift of thanks or piece of artwork from a child?
Yes- a patient brought a sculpture from his home country back for me. Another patient brought me a bible! I have been given food/sweets multiple times.

What is your favorite children's book?
Oh the places you will go.

How do you go about calming a child's fears?
Just speaking calmly to them and at their level.

How do you build trust with a parent?
Being truthful and honest at all times.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Spending time with my family. Running, Hiking, Skiing, Traveling.

Where are you originally from and what brought you to Phoenix?
New Jersey and the job opportunity with a great department.

+Research & Publications

Pasternak B, Dunn K, Wright B. Mevalonate Kinase deficiency presenting as recurrent perianal fistula andrectal abscesses. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2018; Feb 120(2):214-15.

Pasternak B, Smith J, Miloh T. Text messaging service improves adherence in pediatric inflammatorybowel disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2017; Jun 64 (6): 939-42.

Dellon ES, Katzka DA, Collins MH, Hamdani M, Gupta SK, Hirano I; MP-101-06 Investigators.Budesonide Oral Suspension Improves Symptomatic, Endoscopic, and Histologic Parameters Compared With Placebo in Patients With Eosinophilic Esophagitis..Gastroenterology. 2017 Mar;152(4):776-786.

deZoeten E, Pasternak BA, Mattei P, Kader HA. NASPGHAN Clinical Report and Consensus Statement:Diagnosis and Treatment of Perianal Crohn's Disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Notr 2013; Jun 25 (epubahead of print).

Galloway D, Pasternak B, Garg S, Shub M. Multiple duodenal ulcers: an unexpected finding at time ofendoscopy in a patient with newly diagnosed Celiac Disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2013; Apr;56(4): e21.

Integlia M, Arnod J, Bousvaros A, Blank C, Jaff J, Pasternak B. Plowing through the paperwork: a guidefor families and patients with IBD. Naspghan IBD Committee on Patient Advocacy. 2010.

Brad A. Pasternak, Ingrid I. Jurickova, Xiaonan Han, Tara Wilson, Lisa Petiniot, Naonori Uozumi, LeeA. Denson, Christopher L. Karp. The Role of Endotoxin and TLR4 in Pediatric and Murine Colitis.Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2010 May;16(5):856-69.

Brad A. Pasternak, Margaret H. Collins, Jeffery Rudolf, Gregory M. Tiao, Maria H. Alonso, Frederick C.Ryckman, Samuel A. Kocoshis. Assessing a Standard of Care: Variability in Allograft Biopsies duringPost-Intestinal Transplant Surveillance. Pediatr Transplantation 2010: 14: 72-76.

Han X, Xiaomeng R, Jurickova I, Groschwitz K, Pasternak BA, Huan X, Wilson T, Hogan SP, DensonLA. Regulation of Intestinal Barrier Function by Signal Transducers and Activators of Transcription 5b.Gut; 2008B.

Pasternak, A Grom, N Yazigi, M B Cohen. Suppurative Arthritis in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. JPediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2007; July;45:117-20.BA.

Pasternak, A Kaistha. A rare cause of chronic anemia: Case report and literature review. J PediatrGastroenterol Nutr. 2006; Jan;42(1):100-103.

Pasternak BA, Karp RJ. (2007) The role of Dietary Fiber in Human Disease (in) A teacher's Guide toPediatric Nutrition. Karp RJ, (ed). Ambulatory Pediatric Association. Washington DC Pasternak, Weizman Z. (in press) Chronic Diarrhea (in) Karp RJ , (ed). Ambulatory PediatricAssociation. Washington DC

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