Dana B. Steien, M.D.



  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Dana B. Steien, M.D., is a pediatric gastroenterologist, with a special interest in nutrition. She helps lead a multidisciplinary team who provides nutritional support for children and adolescents in the Mayo Clinic Children's Hospital and Mayo Clinic. Her clinical focus includes:

  • Malnutrition, intestinal malabsorption and poor weight gain
  • Expertise in managing patients with short bowel syndrome and intestinal failure
  • Gastrointestinal manifestation of Cystic Fibrosis
  • Performing endoscopy, which includes esophagogastroduodenoscopy and colonoscopy
  • Empowering parents and patients to play an active role in their medical team
  • Identifying and utilizing techniques to facilitate optimal and efficient communication between all members of a patient's medical team

In addition to her clinic activities, Dr. Steien is involved in several educational and research activities. She provides educational talks and mentorship to fellows, residents and medical students. Dr. Steien is passionate about quality improvement initiatives.


Rochester, Minnesota

  1. 2016
    Fellowship - Pediatric Clinical NutritionChildren's Hospital of Philadelphia
  2. 2015
    Fellowship - Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and NutritionUniversity of Michigan, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
  3. 2012
    Residency - PediatricsMichigan State University, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital
  4. 2009
    MDMichigan State University College of Human Medicine
  5. 2003
    BS - B.S. in Biology and Certificate in BusinessUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison


  1. 2015
    Pediatric GastroenterologyAmerican Board of Pediatrics

Awards and honors

  1. 2018
    Clinical Nutrition Team of Distinction AwardASPEN
  2. 2015
    Scholarship/Travel AwardNASPGHAN Nutrition University
  3. 2015
    Making a Difference AwardUniversity of Michigan
  4. 2014
    Making a Difference AwardUniversity of Michigan
  5. 2013
    Scholarship/Travel AwardCedars Sinai Medical Center
  6. 2012
    1st Place Award, Outstanding Resident PosterHelen DeVos Children’s Hospital

Professional memberships

  1. 2013 - present
    MemberAmerican Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
  2. 2012 - present
    MemberNorth American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition