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Sari A. Acra MD, MPH

Professor of Pediatrics, Division Chief, Medical Director, and Director of Fellowship Program

Areas of Expertise

  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Functional Bowel Disorder
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Interventional Endoscopy
  • Nutrition
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition


  • Arabic
  • English
  • French


  • Doctor of Medicine - American University of Beirut, 1989
  • Gastroenterology Fellowship - Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, 1996
  • Master of Public Health - Vanderbilt University, 2005

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology - American Board of Pediatrics, 2001

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Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Experience Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
I like Dr. Acra, he is thorough and patient and explains things. Dr. Acra is friendly and personable as well.
February 15, 2024
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Dr Acra is always patient centered and includes us in the care decisions.
September 19, 2023
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May 3, 2023
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Dr Acra was great! He listened patiently, asked questions, and addressed all my concerns. The visit never felt rushed. He discussed options for testing and allowed collective decision making.
March 22, 2023
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I was amazed at Dr. Acra's patience and careful consideration of every one our concerns. He spoke directly to my adolescent daughter, and was patient with her as she fumbled through potential appointment times for her endoscopy so that she would not miss her classes at school. His evaluation was thorough and thoughtful. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
January 16, 2023
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Dr Acra is amazing!!
January 15, 2023
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