Patrika M. Tsai, MD, MPH

Pediatric gastroenterologist

Dr. Patrika M. Tsai is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology, nutrition and obesity. She has a research interest in hormonal changes that occur in childhood obesity and their effects on appetite.

Tsai earned her medical degree at the University of Tennessee and completed a residency in pediatrics at Emory University. She completed a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at Boston Children's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, affiliates of Harvard Medical School. She also earned a master of public health degree at Harvard University.

Clinics

Aerodigestive Clinic
1975 Fourth Street, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2757
Fax: (415) 353-2603

Gastroenterology and Liver
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2813
Fax: (415) 476-1343

Gastroenterology at Pleasanton
5924 Stoneridge Dr., Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Phone: (925) 598-3500
Fax: (925) 598-3520

Madison Clinic for Pediatric Diabetes
1500 Owens St., Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 514-6234
Fax: (415) 353-2811

Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health Clinic
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-7337
Fax: (415) 476-8214

Conditions & Treatments

More about Patrika M. Tsai

Education

University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, MD 2000
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, MPH 2006

Residencies

Emory University, Pediatrics 2003

Fellowships

Harvard Medical School, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition 2006

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Perito ER, Tsai PM, Hawley S, Lustig RH, Feldstein VA. Targeted hepatic sonography during clinic visits for detection of fatty liver in overweight children: a pilot study. J Ultrasound Med. 2013 Apr; 32(4):637-43.
  2. Misra M, Tsai PM, Mendes N, Miller KK, Klibanski A. Increased carbohydrate induced ghrelin secretion in obese vs. normal-weight adolescent girls. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2009 Sep; 17(9):1689-95.

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