Kevin Thomas Cesa, M.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics


Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Pediatric Gastroenterology more

Research Interests

Inflammatory Bowel Disease


Dr. Kevin Thomas Cesa is a pediatric gastroenterologist seeing patients at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore and Frederick Maryland. Dr. Cesa specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease and other gastroenterological issues in children.

After completing his pediatric residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center in 2019, Dr. Cesa completed a pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition fellowship with UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. more


  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Temple University School of Medicine (2016)


  • Pediatrics; University of Maryland Medical Center (2019)


  • Pediatric Gastroenterology; Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (2022)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatric Gastroenterology) (2023)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics-General) (2019)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Cesa is engaged in an array of research efforts, including the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease in children and other gastroenterological conditions.

Selected Publications

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Cesa KT, Cunningham CA, Noll RB, Kim SC. Parental Distress in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: Associations With Time From Diagnosis, Disease Activity, and Demographic Factors. Crohns Colitis 360. 2022 Jun 9;4(2):otac019. doi: 10.1093/crocol/otac019. PMID: 35783219; PMCID: PMC9237933.

Cesa K, Cunningham C, Harris T, Sunseri W. A Review of Extraintestinal Manifestations & Medication-Induced Myocarditis and Pericarditis in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Cureus. 2022 Jun 27;14(6):e26366. doi: 10.7759/cureus.26366. PMID: 35911289; PMCID: PMC9334219.

Cesa K, Puppa EL, Eslami K, Blanchard SM, Watkins RD. Myelolipoma After Infliximab Treatment for Crohn's Disease. ACG Case Rep J. 2022 Jul 1;9(7):e00791. doi: 10.14309/crj.0000000000000791. PMID: 35784510; PMCID: PMC9246070.

Activities & Honors


  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Medical Association
  • North American Pediatric Gastroenterologists
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