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Francisco Augusto Sylvester

Francisco Augusto Sylvester, MD

Specialties and/or Subspecialties

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology


Francisco A. Sylvester, MD, is a board-certified pediatric gastroenterologist. His professional interests include inflammatory bowel disease and functional gastrointestinal disorders. He speaks English and Spanish.

Using a compassionate, culturally sensitive manner, he strives to provide the best evidence-based medical care while keeping the social and environmental context in mind. An active listener, he seeks build patient relationships based on mutual respect and trust and to discover the clues to point to a specific diagnosis .

In his spare time, he enjoys playing the guitar, listening to music, hiking, riding a motorcycle and watching documentaries.

“I am passionate about alleviating the stress and suffering that a child’s illness imposes on the child and their family.” – Francisco A. Sylvester, MD



Medical School

Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru


SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, Brooklyn, NY, Pediatrics


The University of Toronto, The Hospital for Sick Children, Pediatric Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology