Lay Har Cheng, MD

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Lay Har Cheng, MD
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Atrium Health Provider
Accepts New Patients
Treats Only Children


Practicing Specialties

Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Clinical Interests

Abdominal PainCapsule EndoscopyCeliac DiseaseConstipationCrohn's DiseaseDigestive ProblemsDyspepsiaEncorpresisFailure To ThriveFeeding DisordersFunctional Intestinal DisordersGERDGastroesophageal DisordersGastrointestinal BleedingInflammatory Bowel DiseaseIrritable Bowel DiseasesLiver DiseaseMalabsorption DisordersNausea And VomitingPancreatitisPeptic Ulcer DiseasePercutaneous GastrostomyReflux DiseaseRetrieval Of Swallowed Foreign BodiesShort Bowel SyndromeUlcerative Colitis


  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Chinese
  • English


“Eating and nourishing our body is not only a necessary part of living but also a joyful part of it. When there is digestive discomfort or malfunction, it can negatively affect many different aspects of a child's life. I love working with families to help their child feel and function better.”

Dr. Cheng is board certified in general pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology.

Dr. Cheng is the medical director of the Atrium Health Levine Children’s Feeding Center, the director of Pediatric Gastroenterology at Atrium Health Levine Children’s Jeff Gordon Children’s Center and chief of the Department of Pediatrics at Atrium Health Cabarrus. Additionally, she serves as faculty in the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the UNC School Medicine.

She received her bachelor’s degree at Harvard University, her master’s degree in public health at Emory University and her medical degree at Tulane University. She completed a residency and fellowship at Emory University.

Outside of work, Dr. Cheng enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 sons. She also enjoys gardening and sharing her love of food with her family.


Board Certifications

American Board of PediatricsAmerican Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology


Tulane University


Emory University, Pediatrics


Emory University, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition


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