Dr. Walter E. B. Sipe is a pediatrician with special training in gastroenterology. He cares for children with conditions that affect both the gut and the brain, such as chronic pain, as well as for children with dysautonomia (a category of conditions affecting the autonomic nervous system, which controls functions that occur without conscious effort). He provides supplementary counseling and support for effectively managing and coping with complex medical issues. He has also trained in psychiatry.

In his research, Sipe has examined gastrointestinal pain and hypersensitivity, as well as the use of mindfulness-based techniques for depression.

Sipe earned his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego. He completed a residency in pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital and Boston Medical Center. At UCSF, he completed a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology and a residency in psychiatry.

Sipe is a member of the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society, Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and American Medical Association.

  • Education

    UC San Diego School of Medicine, MD, 2001

  • Residencies

    Boston Children's Hospital and Boston Medical Center, Pediatrics, 2004

    UCSF, Psychiatry, 2011

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Pediatric Gastroenterology, 2008

  • Board Certifications

    Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

    Child Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

My care is informed by the unique perspective given by training in gastroenterology and psychiatry, and by my own long-standing mindfulness practice.

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