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Stavra A. Xanthakos, MD, MS

Cincinnati, Ohio

Stavra A. Xanthakos, MD, MS

Pediatric Gastroenterology


Stavra Xanthakos, MD, MS is a Professor of Pediatrics within the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. She serves as the Director of the Steatohepatitis Center and the Medical Director of the Surgical Weight Loss Program for Teens at Cincinnati Children’s. Her clinical practice and research program have focused on determining the prevalence, risk factors and outcome of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in children and adolescents and identifying more effective prevention and treatment options, including lifestyle interventions, novel pharmacotherapy and bariatric surgery. She is also a co-investigator in NIH-funded multicenter networks investigating fatty liver disease in children and outcomes of bariatric surgery in adolescents.

Education and Training

  • Master of Science - Molecular Epidemiology, University of Cincinnati, 2006
  • Research Fellowship - Molecular Epidemiology in Children's Environmental Health, 2002-2005
  • Clinical Fellowship - Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2001-2004
  • Chief Resident, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2001
  • Pediatric Residency, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 1997-2000
  • Medical Degree, Duke University, Durham, NC, 1997

Professional Highlights

Dr. Xanthakos was nominated by her peers as a "Top Doctor" in Cincinnati Magazine and Cincy magazine from 2015-2019. She has given numerous presentations across the U.S. on childhood obesity and NAFLD.


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