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Anca Safta, MD

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Anca Safta, MD

Anca Safta, MD

Associate Professor


Physician Rating

4.5 out of 5

72 Ratings

Contact Information

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  • Fax: 336-716-7100


  • American Academy of Pediatrics

  • North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology , Hepatology and Nutrition

  • American Gastroenterological Association

  • American Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

  • NPI: 1043331044

Clinical Interests

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology, Celiac Disease, Eosinophilic Enteral Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Liver Disease

Education & Training

  • BS

    1991 - Wake Forest University

  • MD

    1998 - Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy

  • Internship

    2002 - Pediatrics: University of Illinois - Chicago

  • Residency

    2004 - Pediatrics: University of Illinois - Chicago

  • Fellowship

    2007 - Gastroenterology: Stanford University School of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatric Gastroenterology

  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatrics


Research Contact Information

  • Fax: 336-716-7100

Research Interests

  • Bezoars, Ileum, Gastroscopy, Stomach, Phosphatidylglycerols

Recent Publications

  • Longitudinal Growth Outcomes Following First-line Treatment for Pediatric Patients With Eosinophilic Esophagitis.
    Jensen ET, Huang KZ, Chen HX, Landes LE, McConnell KA, Almond MA, Safta AM, Johnston DT, Durban R, Jobe L, Frost C, Donnelly S, Antonio B, Quiros A, Markowitz JE, Dellon ES. J. Pediatr. Gastroenterol. Nutr. 2019 01; 68(1):50-55.
  • Practice Pattern Variation in Pediatric Eosinophilic Esophagitis in the Carolinas EoE Collaborative: A Research Model in Community and Academic Practices.
    Huang KZ, Jensen ET, Chen HX, Landes LE, McConnell KA, Almond MA, Johnston DT, Durban R, Jobe L, Frost C, Donnelly S, Antonio B, Safta AM, Quiros JA, Markowitz JE, Dellon ES. South. Med. J. 2018 06; 111(6):328-332.
  • Combined and Alternating Topical Steroids and Food Elimination Diet for the Treatment of Eosinophilic Esophagitis.
    Reed CC, Safta AM, Qasem S, Angie Almond M, Dellon ES, Jensen ET. Dig. Dis. Sci. 2018 09; 63(9):2381-2388.
  • Mucosal-Associated Invariant T Cells in the Human Gastric Mucosa and Blood: Role in Helicobacter pylori Infection.
    Booth JS, Salerno-Goncalves R, Blanchard TG, Patil SA, Kader HA, Safta AM, Morningstar LM, Czinn SJ, Greenwald BD, Sztein MB. Front Immunol. 2015; 6:466.
  • Remission of Refractory Celiac Disease With Infliximab in a Pediatric Patient.
    Rawal N, Twaddell W, Fasano A, Blanchard S, Safta A. . 2015 Jan; 2(2):121-3.
  • Characterization and functional properties of gastric tissue-resident memory T cells from children, adults, and the elderly.
    Booth JS, Toapanta FR, Salerno-Goncalves R, Patil S, Kader HA, Safta AM, Czinn SJ, Greenwald BD, Sztein MB. Front Immunol. 2014; 5:294.
  • Secretory phospholipase A2-mediated depletion of phosphatidylglycerol in early acute respiratory distress syndrome.
    Seeds MC, Grier BL, Suckling BN, Safta AM, Long DL, Waite BM, Morris PE, Hite RD. Am. J. Med. Sci. 2012 Jun; 343(6):446-51.
  • Endoscopic removal of a gastric trichobezoar in a pediatric patient.
    Aybar A, Safta AM. Gastrointest. Endosc. 2011 Aug; 74(2):435-7.
  • Pediatric celiac disease.
    Zawahir S, Safta A, Fasano A. Curr. Opin. Pediatr. 2009 Oct; 21(5):655-60.
  • Long-term treatment of primary sclerosing cholangitis in children with oral vancomycin: an immunomodulating antibiotic.
    Davies YK, Cox KM, Abdullah BA, Safta A, Terry AB, Cox KL. J. Pediatr. Gastroenterol. Nutr. 2008 Jul; 47(1):61-7.

All Publications

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Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

CP concern for questions/worries
CP efforts to include in decisions
CP explanations of prob/condition
CP spoke using clear language
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
Likelihood of recommending CP
Patients' confidence in CP
Time CP spent with patient
Wait time at clinic

Patient Comments

Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.

  • 7/29/2018

    I recommend her repeatedly

  • 7/24/2018

    *Dr. Safta's confidence and knowledge with my issues were extremely helpful in helping us understand. She was simply amazing. We are thankful for her.

  • 7/15/2018

    The best specialist! Very knowledgeable and went above and beyond to getting to my little girl's problem.

  • 6/12/2018

    yes yes yes I sure would recommend her!

  • 6/2/2018

    She told me what was needed to be done on my son, didn't really ask my opinion. I was unclear about the xray to the left hand, wrist. What that could tell us. She didn't explain like I would have liked her to. Other than that, she was awesome. I was very impressed with her.

  • 5/9/2018

    She listened to what I had to say and responded.

  • 5/7/2018

    We like Dr. Safta. However, when telling someone they may have to deal with a gluten free diet, a little sympathy might help.

  • 4/20/2018

    Very pleased with *Dr. Safta and her team. She listened to my concerns about my daughter and got started on a treatment plan. She has helped my daughter have a better quality of life, and I'll forever be grateful.

  • 3/5/2018

    Dr. softer has changed our life in a very positive way. I can't say enough good things about her and what she has done for our family.

  • 2/28/2018

    Again, Dr. Anca Safta is one of the very best doctors I've dealt with. She is excellent at her job and does a very good job with helping both her minor patients and their parents understand everything about Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

  • 1/9/2018

    *Dr. Safta, MD is an awesome doctor!!!! I would recommend her to anyone!!!

  • 12/17/2017

    Dr. Safta establishing excellent rapport with the children and families she works with. She sees three of my children. I am beyond grateful for her attention to detail, listening to my concerns as a mother for my children, and her excellent medical expertise. She has been a blessing to our family over the years!

  • 11/30/2017

    If anybody else had the same problem I would recommend her.

  • 10/30/2017

    Dr. Safta is an excellent pediatric specialist. She listens to our 16 year olddaughter's concerns about the long term impact of her disease and is always genuinely caring, encouraging, patient and very willing to take the time to explain things to our daughter and to us. She never makes us feel like we're asking too many questions and that is so refreshing and reassuring!

  • 10/29/2017

    Dr. Safta is the best GI professional we have ever had and we have had many all over the country!! Her ability to think outside of the box and to understand Christopher has made an exceptional improvement! Also the program allowing a note taker .....freeing her to focus on the patient is perhaps the BEST and efficient implementation I have seen in healthcare in many years.I can not stress enough how helpful and important this is .I want this program to be shared and become the standard in all programs throughout the country. We need to make this happen.

  • 10/17/2017

    Dr Safta was wonderful! She spent plenty of time talking about our concerns for my daughter and she also made great suggestions for her care. Dr Safta had an assistant being her transcriptionist and it allowed her to interact with our family without being glued to the computer. That is very important.

  • 9/26/2017

    Dr. Anca Safta is one of the most impressive doctors we've ever met. She is amazing at her job and her level of caring and expertise is very much appreciated. We feel incredibly lucky to have had her randomly assigned to our son when he was admitted to Baptist for tests. The other GI doctors were all great, as well, but Dr. Safta is a very special care provider! We value having her in charge of our son's recently-diagnosed (life-long) disease.


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