Rebecca Cherry, M.D.

Specialty

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Organization

Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA

Rady Children's Specialists

Board Certifications

Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatrics

Gender

F

Bio

Dr. Cherry is a pediatric gastroenterologist at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and a clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

Her clinical areas are functional and motility-related disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, including constipation and chronic pain, and inflammatory bowel disease. She advocates the use of non-pharmacological treatments for GI disorders, including physical therapy, dietary treatments, hypnosis, and mindfulness meditation, and also performs research in these areas.

She is active in both clinical and classroom education of medical students, residents and fellows, and has supervised more than 100 clinical trainees in her current position.

Medical training has taken Dr. Cherry across the country, from Boston, where she attended medical school at Harvard University, to Nashville, Tenn., for a pediatrics residency at Vanderbilt University, and then to Los Angeles, for a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at Children's Hospital Los Angeles/University of Southern California.

When not working, she enjoys swing dancing, running and reading. Dr. Cherry is married, with three wonderful children, and she continues to enjoy taking care of others.