Dinesh S Pashankar, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology); Director, Fellowship Program; Director, Pediatric IBD program

Research Interests

Gastroenterology; Obesity; Pediatrics; Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Research Organizations

Pediatrics: Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Faculty Research

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Summary

Dr. Pashankar focuses on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in children. He has published a number of clinical studies on obesity, constipation and IBD. Currently he is performing a number of clinical studies on IBD in children.. He has worked with medical students on research projects and that has led to publications in reputed journals with students being co-authors. He also writes

Specialized Terms: Inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

Selected Publications

  • Individual exome analysis in diagnosis and management of paediatric liver failure of indeterminate aetiology.

    Individual exome analysis in diagnosis and management of paediatric liver failure of indeterminate aetiology. Vilarinho S, Choi M, Jain D, Malhotra A, Kulkarni S, Pashankar D, Phatak U, Patel M, Bale A, Mane S, Lifton RP, Mistry PK. J Hepatol. 2014 Jul 10. pii: S0168-8278(14)00469-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jhep.2014.06.038.

  • Calcific Pancreatitis in Children.

    Calcific Pancreatitis in Children. Patel MG, Baker K, Phatak UP, Alper A, Pashankar DS. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2014 Jun 25.

  • Histopathology of duodenal mucosal lesions in pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease: Statistical analysis to identify distinctive features. Hardee S, Alper A, Pashankar DS, Morotti RA. Histopathology of duodenal mucosal lesions in pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease: Statistical analysis to identify distinctive features. Pediatr Dev Pathol 2014;17:450-4.
  • Correlation of erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein with pediatric inflammatory bowel disease activity Alper A, Rojas-Velasquez D, Pashankar DS. Correlation of erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein with pediatric inflammatory bowel disease activity. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2017 (in press).
  • Prevalence and patterns of use of marijuana in young adults with inflammatory bowel disease. Phatak UP, Rojas-Velasquez D, Porto A, Pashankar DS. Prevalence and patterns of use of marijuana in young adults with inflammatory bowel disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2017 (in press).
  • Phatak UP, Pashankar DS. Invited Review. Obesity and gastrointestinal disorders. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2015;60:441-6.
  • Alper A, Hardee S, Rojas-Velasquez D, Escalera S, Morotti R, Pashankar DS. Prevalence, clinical, endoscopic and pathological features of duodenitis in children. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2016;62:314-6.

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Contact Info

Dinesh S Pashankar, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale Pediatric Specialty Center/Pediatric Gastroenterology & HepatologyYale-New Haven Children's Hospital
1 Park Street, Ste West Pavilion, 2nd Floor

New Haven, CT 06504
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Pediatric Gastroenterology1 Long Wharf Drive
New Haven, CT 06511
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Office Location
Pediatric GI/HepatologyLaboratory for Medicine and Pediatrics (LMP)
15 York Street, Ste 4093

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
333 Cedar Street
PO Box 208064

New Haven, CT 06520-8064

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