Frank Sinatra, MD

Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics

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Dr. Frank Sinatra is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Los Angeles, California and is affiliated with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He received his medical degree from Keck School of Medicine of USC and has been in practice for 39 years. He is one of 13 doctors at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles who specialize in Pediatric Gastroenterology.


  • Effects of Dietary Sugar Reduction on Biomarkers of Cardiometabolic Health in Latino Youth: Secondary Analyses from a Randomized Controlled Trial Nutrients. 2023 Jul 27; 15(15). . View in PubMed
  • Clinical Intervention to Reduce Dietary Sugar Does Not Affect Liver Fat in Latino Youth, Regardless of PNPLA3 Genotype: A Randomized Controlled Trial J Nutr. 2022 07 06; 152(7):1655-1665. . View in PubMed
  • PNPLA3 Genotype, Arachidonic Acid Intake, and Unsaturated Fat Intake Influences Liver Fibrosis in Hispanic Youth with Obesity Nutrients. 2021 May 12; 13(5). . View in PubMed
  • A 9-year-old girl with poor weight gain and postprandial vomiting Gastroenterology. 2015 May; 148(5):904-5. . View in PubMed
  • Macrophages and fibrosis in adipose tissue are linked to liver damage and metabolic risk in obese children Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 Jun; 22(6):1512-9. . View in PubMed
  • Genetic and clinical markers of elevated liver fat content in overweight and obese Hispanic children Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Dec; 21(12):E790-7. . View in PubMed
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in pediatric patients JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2012 Jan; 36(1 Suppl):43S-8S. . View in PubMed
  • Isoniazid-related hepatic failure in children: a survey of liver transplantation centers Transplantation. 2007 Jul 27; 84(2):173-9. . View in PubMed
  • Consultation with the specialist: liver transplantation for biliary atresia Pediatr Rev. 2001 May; 22(5):166-8. . View in PubMed
  • Liver disease in polyglandular autoimmune disease type one: clinicopathologic study of three patients and review of the literature Pediatr Pathol Lab Med. 1996 Jul-Aug; 16(4):625-36. . View in PubMed
  • Cholestasis in infancy Pediatr Rev. 1994 Jun; 15(6):233-40; quiz 240. . View in PubMed
  • Biliary atresia, intestinal malrotation, partial abdominal heterotaxia, and craniofacial anomalies in a newborn with intrauterine opiate exposure J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 1994 May; 18(4):478-80. . View in PubMed
  • Chronic liver disease in children Pediatr Rev. 1993 Nov; 14(11):436-44. . View in PubMed
  • Rectal mucosal major basic protein in infants with dietary protein-induced colitis Ann Allergy. 1993 Jul; 71(1):66-9. . View in PubMed
  • Protein-losing enteropathy and hypoalbuminemia in AIDS AIDS. 1993 Jun; 7(6):837-40. . View in PubMed
  • Multicenter trial of d-alpha-tocopheryl polyethylene glycol 1000 succinate for treatment of vitamin E deficiency in children with chronic cholestasis Gastroenterology. 1993 Jun; 104(6):1727-35. . View in PubMed
  • Fecal fat, cyclosporine, and alpha 1-antitrypsin for assessment of small bowel function following transplantation J Pediatr Surg. 1991 Sep; 26(9):1091-5; discussion 1095-6. . View in PubMed
  • Jaundice in infancy Pediatr Rev. 1989 Sep; 11(3):79-86. . View in PubMed
  • A subacute rabbit model for hepatobiliary dysfunction during total parenteral nutrition J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 1989 Aug; 9(2):246-55. . View in PubMed
  • Perioperative factors affecting the outcome following repair of biliary atresia Pediatrics. 1989 May; 83(5):723-6. . View in PubMed
  • Hepatobiliary scintigraphy and the string test in the evaluation of neonatal cholestasis J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 1989 Apr; 8(3):292-6. . View in PubMed
  • Screening laboratory tests for Crohn’s disease West J Med. 1989 Feb; 150(2):163-4. . View in PubMed
  • Partial peritoneal alimentation in an infant JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 1988 Nov-Dec; 12(6):621-5. . View in PubMed
  • Ceruletide to treat neonatal cholestasis Lancet. 1988 May 28; 1(8596):1219-20. . View in PubMed
  • Distribution of serum bilirubin conjugates in pediatric hepatobiliary diseases J Pediatr. 1987 Feb; 110(2):201-5. . View in PubMed
  • The prognostic implication of hypercholesterolemia in infants and children with hepatoblastoma J Pediatr Surg. 1985 Jun; 20(3):228-30. . View in PubMed
  • The role of gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase in the preoperative diagnosis of biliary atresia J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 1985 Apr; 4(2):167-8. . View in PubMed
  • Need for immunoprophylaxis in infants born to HBsAg-positive carrier mothers who are HBeAg negative J Pediatr. 1984 Dec; 105(6):945-7. . View in PubMed
  • Cholestatic effect of intraperitoneal administration of tryptophan to suckling rat pups Pediatr Res. 1984 Sep; 18(9):904-7. . View in PubMed
  • Neonatal cholestasis and hypopituitarism Arch Dis Child. 1984 Aug; 59(8):787-9. . View in PubMed
  • Treatment of protracted diarrhea of infancy Am J Dis Child. 1984 Aug; 138(8):770-4. . View in PubMed
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis in the asphyxiated full-term infant Am J Perinatol. 1983 Oct; 1(1):40-2. . View in PubMed
  • Fecal alpha 1-antitrypsin excretion in young people with Crohn’s disease J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 1983; 2(3):491-6. . View in PubMed
  • Nutritional support of the hospitalized child Adv Nutr Res. 1983; 5:77-103. . View in PubMed
  • Hyperammonemia in neonates receiving intravenous nutrition JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 1982 Nov-Dec; 6(6):503-6. . View in PubMed
  • Cholestasis in infancy and childhood Curr Probl Pediatr. 1982 Oct; 12(12):1-54. . View in PubMed
  • Perinatal transmitted acute icteric hepatitis B in infants born to hepatitis B surface antigen-positive and anti-hepatitis Be-positive carrier mothers Pediatrics. 1982 Oct; 70(4):557-9. . View in PubMed
  • Spectrum of amebiasis in children Am J Dis Child. 1982 Sep; 136(9):785-9. . View in PubMed
  • Milk hypersensitivity in an infant with gastroschisis J Pediatr Surg. 1982 Jun; 17(3):309-10. . View in PubMed
  • Lactic acidosis in pediatric patients with cancer receiving total parenteral nutrition J Pediatr. 1981 Aug; 99(2):247-50. . View in PubMed
  • Random fecal alpha-1-antitrypsin concentration in children with gastrointestinal disease Gastroenterology. 1981 Apr; 80(4):776-82. . View in PubMed
  • Iatrogenic kwashiorkor in infants Am J Dis Child. 1981 Jan; 135(1):21-3. . View in PubMed
  • Use of Hickman right atrial catheter in pediatric oncology patients JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 1981 Jan-Feb; 5(1):83-5. . View in PubMed
  • Calorie and protein requirements of pediatric patients with acute nonlymphocytic leukemia JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 1981 Jan-Feb; 5(1):20-3. . View in PubMed
  • Biliary excretion disorders in infants: evaluation using 99mTc PIPIDA AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1980 Jul; 135(1):47-52. . View in PubMed
  • Cholestatic syndromes in infancy and childhood AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1980 Jun; 134(6):1141-8. . View in PubMed
  • Cow’s milk allergy in a premature infant with hypereosinophilia and hyperimmunoglobulinemia E Ann Allergy. 1978 Nov; 41(5):307-10. . View in PubMed
  • Lactose malabsorption among the Pima indians of Arizona Gastroenterology. 1977 Dec; 73(6):1299-304. . View in PubMed