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Caroline J. Chantry, M.D. View profile as PDF

Caroline J. Chantry

Clinical Interests

Caroline Chantry chose pediatrics because she believes that children are fun and their growth and development unique. She tries to balance her care between natural and holistic medicine, when possible, and medical intervention where appropriate. Dr. Chantry is also interested in nutrition and promotion of breastfeeding.


Professor of Clinical Pediatrics


International and Community Nutrition, Pediatric General




General Pediatrics


Glassrock Building
2521 Stockton Blvd., Suite 2200
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Phone: 916-734-3112

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Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

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M.D., Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, 1982
B.S., Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 1978


University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1982-83


University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, 1987-89
University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, 1984-85

Board Certifications:

American Board of Pediatrics, 1989
American Board of Pediatrics, 2003
American Board of Pediatrics, 2010

Professional Memberships:

Academic Pediatric Association
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
American Academy of Pediatrics
Society for Pediatric Research

Select Honors and Awards:

Outstanding Teaching Award, Academic Faculty UC Davis Department of Pediatrics, 2003

First Place Platform Presentation, Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, 1999

Recognition for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Department of Pediatrics, UC San Francisco Medical Center, 1988

Alpha Omega Alpha, 1980

Top Graduating Scholar in the College of Science and Humanities, Iowa State University, 1978

Phi Beta Kappa, 1977

Select Recent Publications:

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Butani L, Perez RV. Effect of pretransplant dialysis modality and duration on long-term outcomes of children receiving renal transplants. Transplantation. 2011 Feb 27;91(4):447-51.

Chantry CJ, Wiedeman J, Buehring G, Peerson JM, Hayfron K, K'Aluoch O, Lonnerdal B, Israel-Ballard K, Coutsoudis A, Abrams B. Effect of flash-heat treatment on antimicrobial activity of breastmilk. Breastfeed Med. 2011 Jun;6(3):111-6. Epub 2010 Nov 23.

Lau KK, Berg GM, Schjoneman YG, Perez RV, Butani L. Extended experience with a steroid minimization immunosuppression protocol in pediatric renal transplantrecipients. Pediatr Transplant. 2010 Jun;14(4):488-95. Epub 2009 Oct 22.

Lau KK, Berg GM, Schjoneman YG, Perez RV, Butani L. Pediatric en bloc kidney transplantation into pediatric recipients. Pediatr Transplant. 2010 Feb;14(1):100-4.

Chantry CJ, Byrd RS, Sage AC, Calvert EE. Video versus traditional informed consent for neonatal circumcision. Acta Paediatr. 2010 Sep;99(9):1418-24. doi: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.2010.01815.x.

Chantry CJ, Nommsen-Rivers LA, Peerson JM, Cohen RJ, Dewey KG. Excess weight loss in first-born breastfed newborns relates to maternal intrapartum fluid

Lau KK, Tancredi DJ, Perez RV, Butani L. Unusual pattern of dyslipidemia in children receiving steroid minimization immunosuppression after renal transplantation. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2010 Aug;5(8):1506-12. Epub 2010 May 27.

Nommsen-Rivers LA, Chantry CJ, Peerson JM, Cohen RJ, Dewey KG. Delayed onset of lactogenesis among first-time mothers is related to maternal obesity and factors associated with ineffective breastfeeding. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 Sep;92(3):574-84. Epub 2010 Jun 23.

Nommsen-Rivers LA, Cohen RJ, Chantry CJ, Dewey KG. The Infant Feeding Intentions scale demonstrates construct validity and comparability in quantifying maternal breastfeeding intentions across multiple ethnic groups. Matern Child Nutr. 2010 Jul 1;6(3):220-7.

Young SL, Israel-Ballard KA, Dantzer EA, Ngonyani MM, Nyambo MT, Ash DM, Chantry CJ. Infant feeding practices among HIV-positive women in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, indicate a need for more intensive infant feeding counselling. Public Health Nutr. 2010 Dec;13(12):2027-33. Epub 2010 Jun 29.

To see if Caroline J. Chantry is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).