1919 E Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85016-7710
Education & Training
Medical School / Education
Questions & Answers
What led you to your career as a doctor?
I have always been interested in science. Developing IBD myself, led me to be further interested in the condition.
What is the best thing about your job?
The families that I get to meet and become part of their lives.
Have you received a special gift of thanks or piece of artwork from a child?
Yes- a patient brought a sculpture from his home country back for me. Another patient brought me a bible! I have been given food/sweets multiple times.
What is your favorite children's book?
Oh the places you will go.
How do you go about calming a child's fears?
Just speaking calmly to them and at their level.
How do you build trust with a parent?
Being truthful and honest at all times.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Spending time with my family. Running, Hiking, Skiing, Traveling.
Where are you originally from and what brought you to Phoenix?
New Jersey and the job opportunity with a great department.
Research & Publications
Pasternak B, Dunn K, Wright B. Mevalonate Kinase deficiency presenting as recurrent perianal fistula andrectal abscesses. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2018; Feb 120(2):214-15.
Pasternak B, Smith J, Miloh T. Text messaging service improves adherence in pediatric inflammatorybowel disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2017; Jun 64 (6): 939-42.
Dellon ES, Katzka DA, Collins MH, Hamdani M, Gupta SK, Hirano I; MP-101-06 Investigators.Budesonide Oral Suspension Improves Symptomatic, Endoscopic, and Histologic Parameters Compared With Placebo in Patients With Eosinophilic Esophagitis..Gastroenterology. 2017 Mar;152(4):776-786.
deZoeten E, Pasternak BA, Mattei P, Kader HA. NASPGHAN Clinical Report and Consensus Statement:Diagnosis and Treatment of Perianal Crohn's Disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Notr 2013; Jun 25 (epubahead of print).
Galloway D, Pasternak B, Garg S, Shub M. Multiple duodenal ulcers: an unexpected finding at time ofendoscopy in a patient with newly diagnosed Celiac Disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2013; Apr;56(4): e21.
Integlia M, Arnod J, Bousvaros A, Blank C, Jaff J, Pasternak B. Plowing through the paperwork: a guidefor families and patients with IBD. Naspghan IBD Committee on Patient Advocacy. 2010. http://www.gastrokids.org/files/documents/resources/Advocacy%20for%20IBD%20patient%20Athos%20Jennifer%20Cheryl%20edits%20May%2025%202010.pdf
Brad A. Pasternak, Ingrid I. Jurickova, Xiaonan Han, Tara Wilson, Lisa Petiniot, Naonori Uozumi, LeeA. Denson, Christopher L. Karp. The Role of Endotoxin and TLR4 in Pediatric and Murine Colitis.Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2010 May;16(5):856-69.
Brad A. Pasternak, Margaret H. Collins, Jeffery Rudolf, Gregory M. Tiao, Maria H. Alonso, Frederick C.Ryckman, Samuel A. Kocoshis. Assessing a Standard of Care: Variability in Allograft Biopsies duringPost-Intestinal Transplant Surveillance. Pediatr Transplantation 2010: 14: 72-76.
Han X, Xiaomeng R, Jurickova I, Groschwitz K, Pasternak BA, Huan X, Wilson T, Hogan SP, DensonLA. Regulation of Intestinal Barrier Function by Signal Transducers and Activators of Transcription 5b.Gut; 2008B.
Pasternak, A Grom, N Yazigi, M B Cohen. Suppurative Arthritis in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. JPediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2007; July;45:117-20.BA.
Pasternak, A Kaistha. A rare cause of chronic anemia: Case report and literature review. J PediatrGastroenterol Nutr. 2006; Jan;42(1):100-103.
Pasternak BA, Karp RJ. (2007) The role of Dietary Fiber in Human Disease (in) A teacher's Guide toPediatric Nutrition. Karp RJ, (ed). Ambulatory Pediatric Association. Washington DChttp://www.downstate.edu/peds/pednutrition.htmlBA Pasternak, Weizman Z. (in press) Chronic Diarrhea (in) Karp RJ , (ed). Ambulatory PediatricAssociation. Washington DC http://www.downstate.edu/peds/pednutrition.html