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Charles Otu-Nyarko, MD

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Dr. Charles Otu-Nyarko is a board certified physician (American Board of Pediatrics) dedicated to children and adolescents with gastrointestinal diseases and disorders. He has practiced child and adolescent medicine since 2007 and has enjoyed working with Louisiana patients and their families since 2010. He utilizes the evidence based approach to provide the care his patients need. Families appreciate his comprehensive approach which includes a full support system dedicated to each child’s recovery as well as restoration of both physical and psychosocial functioning. To provide the most effective treatment plans for his patients and their families, his ancillary staff includes specialized clinical psychologists, dieticians, occupational therapists and social workers who have a particular interest in pediatric gastrointestinal problems.

Training & Education

Trained in both England and Ghana, Dr. Otu-Nyarko earned his medical and doctorate degree from the University of Science and Technology in Ghana. He completed pediatric residency at Sinai Children’s Hospital at the Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Otu-Nyarko completed Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship at Louisiana State University Health Science Center and the Children’s Hospital of New Orleans. He today serves as a clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at the Louisiana State University Health Science Center Children’s Hospital.

Skills and Procedures

Dr. Otu-Nyarko is pleased to share techniques and skills developed throughout his extensive training and practice of medicine to all patients, with a specialization in therapeutic endoscopy. As a result of training under one of the world’s motility experts, Dr. Paul Hyman, he brings significant expertise in evaluating and managing children and adolescents with gastrointestinal motility disorders. Giving back to the field of medicine, during his fellowship he served as one of the initiators in designing a curriculum aimed at providing efficiency in fellows’ endoscopy training.

In addition to offering a full range of diagnostic procedures and therapeutic endoscopic services, he provides in-depth clinical evaluations and management of pediatric gastrointestinal, nutritional, hepatic and pancreatic problems to include motility disorders.


With a strong grounding in academics, Dr. Otu-Nyarko believes clinical research is a vital link in the advancement of child and adolescent healthcare. He has spearheaded research studies and has presented findings at national and international forums. His research interests are functional gastrointestinal disorders and eosinophilic gastroenteropathy.