Sofia Verstraete
Assistant Professor
+1 415 476-6730
+1 415 476-1343

Education and Training

, 2019 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
Pediatric Gastroenterology, 2016 Pediatrics, U.C.S.F.
Masters in Advanced Science, 2014 Epidemiology and Biostatistics, U.C.S.F.
Pediatrics, 2012 Pediatrics, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital
M.D., 2008 Medicine, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico


Verstraete SG, Sola AM, Ali SA. Telemedicine for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the Era of COVID-19. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2020 06; 70(6):e140.
Rachel Schenker, Erin Wilson, Meredith Russell, Laura C. Cooke, Mel Heyman, Sofia G. Verstraete. Mo1894 APPROACH TO TRANSGENDER AND GENDER NON-CONFORMING (TGNC) YOUTH IN A PEDIATRIC INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE CENTER. Gastroenterology. 2020 May 1; 158(6):s-967.
Addison Cuneo, Sofia G. Verstraete, Mel Heyman, Becca Trombler, Joanna Curry, Emily Perito. Mo1901 CHILDREN WITH INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE EXPERIENCE HIGH RATES OF TRAUMA SECONDARY TO MEDICAL TREATMENT. Gastroenterology. 2020 May 1; 158(6):s-970.
Emilie Regner, Vivek Rudrapatna, Sofia G. Verstraete, Bilal Hameed, Uma Mahadevan. Sa1851 LOW PREVALENCE OF NONALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE IN ADOLESCENTS WITH INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE. Gastroenterology. 2020 May 1; 158(6):s-451.
Patel PV, Pantell MS, Heyman MB, Verstraete S. Depression Predicts Prolonged Length of Hospital Stay in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2019 11; 69(5):570-574.
Francis Kim, Perseus Patel, Emily Stekol, Laura C. Cooke, Mel Heyman, Sofia G. Verstraete. Tu1710 – Ustekinumab to Treat Pediatric Patients with Crohn's Disease: A Single Center Experience. Gastroenterology. 2019 May 1; 156(6):s-1094.
Perseus Patel, Sofia G Verstraete, Matt Pantel. P019 DEPRESSION PREDICTS LENGTH OF HOSPITAL STAY IN PEDIATRIC INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. 2019 Feb 7; 25(Supplement_1):s10-s10.
Perseus Patel, Sofia G. Verstraete, Matt Pantel. P019 DEPRESSION PREDICTS LENGTH OF HOSPITAL STAY IN PEDIATRIC INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE. Gastroenterology. 2019 Feb 1; 156(3):s15.
Fernandes MA, Verstraete SG, Phan TG, Deng X, Stekol E, LaMere B, Lynch SV, Heyman MB, Delwart E. Enteric Virome and Bacterial Microbiota in Children With Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn Disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2019 01; 68(1):30-36.
Suh JH, Degagné É, Gleghorn EE, Setty M, Rodriguez A, Park KT, Verstraete SG, Heyman MB, Patel AS, Irek M, Gildengorin GL, Hubbard NE, Borowsky AD, Saba JD. Sphingosine-1-Phosphate Signaling and Metabolism Gene Signature in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Matched-case Control Pilot Study. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2018 05 18; 24(6):1321-1334.
Verstraete SG, Wojcicki JM, Perito ER, Rosenthal P. Bisphenol a increases risk for presumed non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in Hispanic adolescents in NHANES 2003-2010. Environ Health. 2018 02 01; 17(1):12.
Melissa A. Fernandes, Sofia Verstraete, Melvin B. Heyman. Natural History of Pediatric Indeterminate Colitis. Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease. 2017 Jan 1; 103-107.
Robson JO, Verstraete SG, Shiboski S, Heyman MB, Wojcicki JM. A Risk Score for Childhood Obesity in an Urban Latino Cohort. J Pediatr. 2016 05; 172:29-34.e1.
Fernandes MA, Verstraete SG, Garnett EA, Heyman MB. Addition of Histology to the Paris Classification of Pediatric Crohn Disease Alters Classification of Disease Location. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2016 Feb; 62(2):242-5.
Urban LE, Weber JL, Heyman MB, Schichtl RL, Verstraete S, Lowery NS, Das SK, Schleicher MM, Rogers G, Economos C, Masters WA, Roberts SB. Energy Contents of Frequently Ordered Restaurant Meals and Comparison with Human Energy Requirements and U.S. Department of Agriculture Database Information: A Multisite Randomized Study. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2016 Apr; 116(4):590-8.e6.
Verstraete SG, Heyman MB, Wojcicki JM. Breastfeeding offers protection against obesity in children of recently immigrated Latina women. J Community Health. 2014 Jun; 39(3):480-6.