Dr. Thomas Joseph Sferra MD
Gastroenterologist (Pediatric) | Pediatric Gastroenterology1200 N Phillips Ave Suite 9500 Oklahoma City OK, 73104
Dr. Thomas Sferra is a pediatric gastroenterologist practicing in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Sferra specializes in digestive system, liver or nutritional problems in children from the newborn period to their teens. Conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, lactose intolerance, chronic constipation or obesity can all be treated by a pediatric gastroenterologist.
Education and Training
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Northeast Ohio Medical University 1986
PediatricsAmerican Board of PediatricsABP- Pediatric Gastroenterology
PediatricsAmerican Board of PediatricsABP
- Adeno-associated virus-mediated gene transfer to the brain: duration and modulation of expression.
- Fluoroscopically guided biopsies of the stomach and duodenum through a 10-French feeding tube in pigs: potential for use in pediatric patients.
- A phase I study of adenovirus-mediated transfer of the human cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator gene to a lung segment of individuals with cystic fibrosis.
- Gene transfer into the CNS using recombinant adeno-associated virus: analysis of vector DNA forms resulting in sustained expression.
- Expression and activity of human Na+/I- symporter in human glioma cells by adenovirus-mediated gene delivery.
- Recombinant AAV serotype 1 transduction efficiency and tropism in the murine brain.
- Widespread correction of lysosomal storage following intrahepatic injection of a recombinant adeno-associated virus in the adult MPS VII mouse.
- Molecular characterization of adeno-associated viruses infecting children.
- Molecular targeting and treatment of EGFRvIII-positive gliomas using boronated monoclonal antibody L8A4.
- Gene transfer to the gastrointestinal tract after peroral administration of recombinant adeno-associated virus type 2 vectors.
- Molecular targeting and treatment of an epidermal growth factor receptor-positive glioma using boronated cetuximab.
- Molecular targeting and treatment of composite EGFR and EGFRvIII-positive gliomas using boronated monoclonal antibodies.
- Hedyotis Diffusa Willd extract induces apoptosis via activation of the mitochondrion-dependent pathway in human colon carcinoma cells.
- Patrinia scabiosaefolia extract suppresses proliferation and promotes apoptosis by inhibiting the STAT3 pathway in human multiple myeloma cells.
- Pien Tze Huang induced apoptosis in human colon cancer HT-29 cells is associated with regulation of the Bcl-2 family and activation of caspase 3.
- Celiac Disease
- Crohn's Disease
- Acid Reflux
- Cystic Fibrosis (cf)
- Nationwide Children's Hospital 1989
- Nationwide Children's Hospital 1990
- Pediatric Gastroenterology - Children's Hospital 1996
- Medical Genetics - University of Michigan Medical Center/ University of Michigan Health System 1993
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