Rebecca Cherry, M.D.


Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition


Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition


Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA

Rady Children's Specialists

Board Certifications

Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatrics




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.


Teaching Sight Words to Elementary Students With Intellectual Disability and Autism: A Comparison of Teacher-Directed Versus Computer-Assisted Simultaneous Prompting.
Coleman MB, Cherry RA, Moore TC, Park Y, Cihak DF

High rates of fructose malabsorption are associated with reduced liver fat in obese African Americans.
Walker RW, Lê KA, Davis J, Alderete TL, Cherry R, Lebel S, Goran MI

Common bile duct stenosis and pancreatitis in Kawasaki disease: two cases and a review of the literature.
Cherry R, Naon H, Cohen H, Takahashi M, Kaminsky C, Mason W

Infant feeding in special circumstances.
Cherry R, Thomas DW

Sex, psychosocial factors, and reported symptoms influence referral for esophagogastroduodenoscopy and biopsy results in children with chronic abdominal pain.
Puzanovova M, Rudzinski E, Shirkey KC, Cherry R, Acra S, Walker LS

A multimedia program helps parents manage childhood aggression.
Scholer SJ, Cherry R, Garrard HG 4th, Gupta AO, Mace R, Greeley N

Effects of moderate alcohol consumption on cognitive function in women.
Stampfer MJ, Kang JH, Chen J, Cherry R, Grodstein F

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