Positions

Associate Professor
Pediatrics
Gastroenterology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US
Faculty Senator
Baylor College of Medicine

Education

Graduate Certificate at Baylor College of Medicine
Clinical Scientist Training Program, Certificate of Added Qualification
Research Fellowship at Children's Hospital, Boston and Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Harvard Combined Program in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University
Pediatrics
Internship at New York Presbyterian Hospital, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University
Pediatrics
MPH from Tufts University School Of Medicine
M.D. from Tufts University School Of Medicine
BS from University of Michigan
Biochemistry

Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics, 2004-2014
American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric Gastroenterology, 2008-present
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS)
2001-2012
Texas Medical Board Licensure
2007-present
American Board of Pediatrics Sub-board in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
2008-present

Honors & Awards

Young Investigator Award
2015
NASPGHAN Nutrition Prize
2014
NASPGHAN Nutrition University Travel Scholarship
2014
Clinical Research Award
2013
Top Doctor, Pediatric Gastroenterology
2013, 2014, 2015
Top Doctor
SE Texas
2013, 2014, 2015
Fulbright and Jaworski Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching and Evaluation
2012
American Gastroenterological Association Academy of Educators
2012

Selected Publications

Memberships

American College of Gastroenterology
2012-present
Harris County Medical Society
2007-present
American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society
2006-present
American Gastroenterological Association
2004-present
NASPGHAN
2004-present
American Academy of Pediatrics
2013-present
American Academy of Pediatrics
Pediatric residency program representative
2004-2007

Funding

Genetic Analysis of Carbohydrate Maldigesting in Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- #R21DK099643
Grant funding from National Institutes of Health NIDDK
Co-investigator
Intestinal Microbiome Fructan Metabolism and Symptom Generation in Childhood IBS
- #K23DK101688-01
Grant funding from National Institutes of Health NIDDK
Principal Investigator
A Multi-center Study of the Prevalence of Known Congenital Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency (CSID) Genetic Variants and Functional Sucrase Activity by 13-C Sucrose Breath Test in Children with Chronic diarrhea or Chronic Abdominal Pain
Affiliate funding from QOL Medical, Inc.
Principal Investigator
Characterization of the Metabolome in Childhood Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Grant funding from BCM Caroline Weiss Law fund for Research in Molecular Medicine
Principal Investigator
Characterization of the Metabolome in Adolescent Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Grant funding from Texas Children's Hospital Pilot Award
principal Investigator

Professional Development

Neurogastroenterology and Motility
Sponsor: NASPGHAN Research Session, Annual Meeting
NASPGHAN 2015 Research Session Moderator
Gut Microbiome Biomarkers are Associated with Clinical Response to a Low FODMAP Diet in Children with Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Sponsor: 10th Annual NIH Pain Symposium
Invited poster presentation
Elevated Fecal Bile Acids are Associated with Abdominal Pain in Pediatric IBS
Sponsor: DDW Annual Meeting
Oral presentation
Gut Microbiome Biomarkers are Associated with Clinical Response to a Low FODMAP Diet in Children with Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Sponsor: DDW Annual Meeting
Oral presentation
A Low FODMAPs Diet Ameliorates symptoms in Children with Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Double blind, randomized Crossover Trial
Sponsor: NASPGHAN Annual Meeting
Oral presentation