Sheeja K. Abraham, MD


Primary Office

Nemours Children's Health, Philadelphia Nemours Children's Health, Philadelphia 833 Chestnut St. E. Suite 300 - Specialty Care Philadelphia, PA 19107 Appointment: (800) 416-4441

Other Offices

Get to Know Me

I moved from India to Brooklyn, NY when I was eight years old. I always knew I wanted to be a doctor, my parents were in the medical field and I enjoyed science and math. Today, as a mom and a pediatrician, I find that tending to the health of children is more of a calling than job. And it’s a privilege. Children are vulnerable, and they need us.

Why I Treat Children

Being around children keeps me optimistic. I love how they’re so in the moment, and they don’t let illness (even chronic illness) define them. They’re kids first and just want to do kid stuff: go to school, play, and be with their friends. Those are their goals, even if they have a serious disease.

What I'm Passionate About

Being a physician is an honor and a privilege. When you put aside all the high technology tools we have, being a doctor comes down to you, the patient and family, and your eyes and ears. You can get so much information just from interacting with people. That’s something I always tell my medical students.

How I Try to Make A Difference

Everyone deserves respect, and my interactions with people reflect that. When I’m treating a child, I give my undivided attention. At that moment the child is the single most important thing in my world. When a child is sick, it’s all-consuming for the whole family. It’s everyone’s issue. That’s where I come from when I interact with kids and their families.

Education & Training


  • Pediatric Gastroenterology - Mount Sinai Hospital, 1996


  • Pediatrics - Weill Cornell Medical College, 1991


  • Pediatrics - Weill Cornell Medical College, 1993

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - State University of New York Brooklyn College of, 1990

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics/General Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Gastroenterology

Awards & Recognition

  • 2016 Main Line Today magazine, Top Doctors
  • 2015 Main Line Today magazine, Top Doctors

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health PA Kids HMO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Cigna & Great West HMO/POS/EPO
  • Cigna & Great West PPO
  • Cigna/Great West HMO EPO POS
  • Cigna/Great West PPO
  • Delaware First Health
  • Delaware Medicaid/Diamond State
  • Delaware Medicare
  • Devon Health Services
  • Fidelis Care NJ Medicaid HMO
  • First Health/Affordable PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan Commercial
  • Health Partners Medicaid/Kidz Partner HMO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware *PA Loc Contiguous to DE*
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware *PA Loc NONContiguous to DE*
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Independance Blue Cross/Amerihealth/Keystone Health Plan
  • Insurance Administrators of America
  • Keystone First Medicaid HMO
  • Lifetrac Transplant
  • Multiplan PPO
  • New Jersey Medicaid
  • Pennsylvania Medicaid
  • Plan Vista/NPPN PPO
  • Preferred Healthcare PPO
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Qualcare HMO/POS/PPO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services/CHAMPVA
  • United Healthcare of the Mid-Atlantic
  • US Family Health Plan

  • Celiac Disease
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Feeding Disorders
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Medical Interests

  • Allergic gastrointestinal disease
  • Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Liver disease

  • English