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Fellowship-trained in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition, Dr. Anita Rowhani Sicolo joined Valley Children’s as a pediatric gastroenterologist in July 2012. She is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology.

Anita Sicolo, MDDr. Sicolo’s areas of special interest include chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction, general gastroenterology and motility studies. She has also completed training in clinical pharmacology and is board qualified.

Dr. Sicolo received her medical degree from University of California Irvine, School of Medicine in Irvine, Calif. She completed her internship and residency in pediatrics at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, Calif. She did her fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at UCLA/Mattel Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, Calif.

Dr. Sicolo has published several papers in peer-reviewed publications such as “Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition” and “Digestive Diseases and Sciences.” She has presented on various topics, including megacystis microcolon hypoperistalsis syndrome, celiac disease with intercurrent eosinophilic esophagitis, quality of life outcomes in congenital chronic pseudo-obstruction, and the molecular genetics of chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction. She has received numerous awards through her training, and was awarded a National Institutes of Health grant for her research while at UCLA. Her research continues by investigating the molecular genetics of chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction.  

She is a member of several professional societies, including the American Academy of Pediatrics; North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society; American Gastroenterology Society; American Society of Pharmacometrics; and American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. She is a member of Specialty Medical Group.

Dr. Sicolo speaks Farsi and Spanish. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and children.


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Anita Rowhani Sicolo, MD
Service: Gastroenterology

Contact Information
Pediatric Gastroenterology Department
Madera, CA
Phone: (559)353-5745

Professional History
Medical School
UC Irvine School of Medicine
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Torrance, CA
UCLA/Mattel Children's Hospital
Torrance, CA
UCLA/Mattel Children's Hospital
Los Angeles, CA
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