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Frank Raymond Sinatra, MD

Title(s)Professor of Pediatrics
Phone+1 323 442 1829
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    Title(s)LCME Director

    Title(s)Clerkship Advisor for 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.

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    1. Ho CH, Sinatra FR, Pietzak MM. A 9-year-old girl with poor weight gain and postprandial vomiting. Gastroenterology. 2015 May; 148(5):904-5. PMID: 25824355.
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    2. Walker RW, Allayee H, Inserra A, Fruhwirth R, Alisi A, Devito R, Carey ME, Sinatra F, Goran MI, Nobili V. 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. PMID: 24616207.
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    3. Walker RW, Sinatra F, Hartiala J, Weigensberg M, Spruijt-Metz D, Alderete TL, Goran MI, Allayee H. Genetic and clinical markers of elevated liver fat content in overweight and obese Hispanic children. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Dec; 21(12):E790-7. PMID: 23804528.
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    4. Sinatra FR. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in pediatric patients. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2012 Jan; 36(1 Suppl):43S-8S. PMID: 22237875.
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    5. Wu SS, Chao CS, Vargas JH, Sharp HL, Martín MG, McDiarmid SV, Sinatra FR, Ament ME. Isoniazid-related hepatic failure in children: a survey of liver transplantation centers. Transplantation. 2007 Jul 27; 84(2):173-9. PMID: 17667808.
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    6. Sinatra FR. Consultation with the specialist: liver transplantation for biliary atresia. Pediatr Rev. 2001 May; 22(5):166-8. PMID: 11331738.
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    7. Goldstein NS, Rosenthal P, Sinatra F, Dehner LP. 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. PMID: 9025859.
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    8. Mews C, Sinatra FR. Cholestasis in infancy. Pediatr Rev. 1994 Jun; 15(6):233-40; quiz 240. PMID: 8066012.
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    9. Erhart NA, Sinatra FR. 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. PMID: 8071786.
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    10. Mews C, Sinatra F. Chronic liver disease in children. Pediatr Rev. 1993 Nov; 14(11):436-44. PMID: 8284282.
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    11. Thomas DW, Talley NJ, Mahnovski V, Haight M, Sinatra FR. Rectal mucosal major basic protein in infants with dietary protein-induced colitis. Ann Allergy. 1993 Jul; 71(1):66-9. PMID: 8328717.
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    12. Sokol RJ, Butler-Simon N, Conner C, Heubi JE, Sinatra FR, Suchy FJ, Heyman MB, Perrault J, Rothbaum RJ, Levy J. 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. PMID: 8500733.
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    13. Laine L, Garcia F, McGilligan K, Malinko A, Sinatra FR, Thomas DW. Protein-losing enteropathy and hypoalbuminemia in AIDS. AIDS. 1993 Jun; 7(6):837-40. PMID: 8363760.
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    14. Kitagawa H, Ford EG, Sinatra F, Thomas D, Atkinson JB. 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. PMID: 1941487.
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    15. Rosenthal P, Sinatra F. Jaundice in infancy. Pediatr Rev. 1989 Sep; 11(3):79-86. PMID: 2587456.
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    16. Gleghorn EE, Merritt RJ, Henton DH, Neustein HM, Landing B, Sinatra FR. A subacute rabbit model for hepatobiliary dysfunction during total parenteral nutrition. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 1989 Aug; 9(2):246-55. PMID: 2509667.
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    17. Lally KP, Kanegaye J, Matsumura M, Rosenthal P, Sinatra F, Atkinson JB. Perioperative factors affecting the outcome following repair of biliary atresia. Pediatrics. 1989 May; 83(5):723-6. PMID: 2717289.
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    18. Rosenthal P, Miller JH, Sinatra FR. Hepatobiliary scintigraphy and the string test in the evaluation of neonatal cholestasis. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 1989 Apr; 8(3):292-6. PMID: 2709262.
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    19. Thomas DW, Sinatra FR. Screening laboratory tests for Crohn's disease. West J Med. 1989 Feb; 150(2):163-4. PMID: 2783220.
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    20. Merritt RJ, Atkinson JB, Whalen TV, Thomas DW, Sinatra FR, Roloson GJ. Partial peritoneal alimentation in an infant. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 1988 Nov-Dec; 12(6):621-5. PMID: 3148046.
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    21. Schwartz JB, Merritt RJ, Rosenthal P, Diament M, Sinatra FR, Ramos A. Ceruletide to treat neonatal cholestasis. Lancet. 1988 May 28; 1(8596):1219-20. PMID: 2897022.
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    22. Rosenthal P, Henton D, Felber S, Sinatra FR. Distribution of serum bilirubin conjugates in pediatric hepatobiliary diseases. J Pediatr. 1987 Feb; 110(2):201-5. PMID: 3806291.
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    23. Muraji T, Woolley MM, Sinatra F, Siegel SM, Isaacs H. The prognostic implication of hypercholesterolemia in infants and children with hepatoblastoma. J Pediatr Surg. 1985 Jun; 20(3):228-30. PMID: 2989476.
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    24. Sinatra FR. The role of gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase in the preoperative diagnosis of biliary atresia. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 1985 Apr; 4(2):167-8. PMID: 2859360.
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    25. Tong MJ, Sinatra FR, Thomas DW, Nair PV, Merritt RJ, Wang DW. Need for immunoprophylaxis in infants born to HBsAg-positive carrier mothers who are HBeAg negative. J Pediatr. 1984 Dec; 105(6):945-7. PMID: 6239022.
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    26. Merritt RJ, Sinatra FR, Henton D, Neustein H. Cholestatic effect of intraperitoneal administration of tryptophan to suckling rat pups. Pediatr Res. 1984 Sep; 18(9):904-7. PMID: 6435084.
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    27. Kaufman FR, Costin G, Thomas DW, Sinatra FR, Roe TF, Neustein HB. Neonatal cholestasis and hypopituitarism. Arch Dis Child. 1984 Aug; 59(8):787-9. PMID: 6476883.
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    28. Merritt RJ, Shah PH, Hack SL, Henton D, Smith T, Thomas DW, Sinatra FR. Treatment of protracted diarrhea of infancy. Am J Dis Child. 1984 Aug; 138(8):770-4. PMID: 6430065.
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    29. Goldberg RN, Thomas DW, Sinatra FR. Necrotizing enterocolitis in the asphyxiated full-term infant. Am J Perinatol. 1983 Oct; 1(1):40-2. PMID: 6680650.
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    30. Thomas DW, Sinatra FR, Merritt RJ. Fecal alpha 1-antitrypsin excretion in young people with Crohn's disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 1983; 2(3):491-6. PMID: 6604798.
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    31. Merritt RJ, Sinatra FR, Smith GA. Nutritional support of the hospitalized child. Adv Nutr Res. 1983; 5:77-103. PMID: 6405589.
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    32. Thomas DW, Sinatra FR, Hack SL, Smith TM, Platzker AC, Merritt RJ. Hyperammonemia in neonates receiving intravenous nutrition. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 1982 Nov-Dec; 6(6):503-6. PMID: 6820075.
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    33. Sinatra FR. Cholestasis in infancy and childhood. Curr Probl Pediatr. 1982 Oct; 12(12):1-54. PMID: 6756796.
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    34. Sinatra FR, Shah P, Weissman JY, Thomas DW, Merritt RJ, Tong MJ. 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. PMID: 7122153.
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    35. Merritt RJ, Coughlin E, Thomas DW, Jariwala L, Swanson V, Sinatra FR. Spectrum of amebiasis in children. Am J Dis Child. 1982 Sep; 136(9):785-9. PMID: 7114001.
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    36. Thomas DW, Sinatra FR, Swanson VL, Hanson B. Milk hypersensitivity in an infant with gastroschisis. J Pediatr Surg. 1982 Jun; 17(3):309-10. PMID: 6213753.
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    37. Merritt RJ, Ennis CE, Thomas DW, Sinatra FR. Lactic acidosis in pediatric patients with cancer receiving total parenteral nutrition. J Pediatr. 1981 Aug; 99(2):247-50. PMID: 6788922.
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    38. Thomas DW, Sinatra FR, Merritt RJ. Random fecal alpha-1-antitrypsin concentration in children with gastrointestinal disease. Gastroenterology. 1981 Apr; 80(4):776-82. PMID: 6970702.
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    39. Sinatra FR, Merritt RJ. Iatrogenic kwashiorkor in infants. Am J Dis Child. 1981 Jan; 135(1):21-3. PMID: 7457439.
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    40. Merritt RJ, Ennis CE, Andrassy RJ, Hays DM, Sinatra FR, Thomas DW, Siegel SE. Use of Hickman right atrial catheter in pediatric oncology patients. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 1981 Jan-Feb; 5(1):83-5. PMID: 6785481.
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    41. Merritt RJ, Ashley JM, Siegel SE, Sinatra FR, Thomas DW, Hays DM. Calorie and protein requirements of pediatric patients with acute nonlymphocytic leukemia. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 1981 Jan-Feb; 5(1):20-3. PMID: 6785468.
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    42. Miller JH, Sinatra FR, Thomas DW. Biliary excretion disorders in infants: evaluation using 99mTc PIPIDA. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1980 Jul; 135(1):47-52. PMID: 6771998.
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    43. Gates GF, Sinatra FR, Thomas DW. Cholestatic syndromes in infancy and childhood. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1980 Jun; 134(6):1141-8. PMID: 6770622.
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    44. Church JA, Wang DW, Swanson V, Thomas D, Sinatra F. Cow's milk allergy in a premature infant with hypereosinophilia and hyperimmunoglobulinemia E. Ann Allergy. 1978 Nov; 41(5):307-10. PMID: 568899.
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    45. Johnson JD, Simoons FJ, Hurwitz R, Grange A, Mitchell CH, Sinatra FR, Sunshine P, Robertson WV, Bennett PH, Kretchmer N. Lactose malabsorption among the Pima indians of Arizona. Gastroenterology. 1977 Dec; 73(6):1299-304. PMID: 578795.
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