Dinesh Pashankar, MD, MBA

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

Research Departments & Organizations

Pediatrics: Pediatric Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Interests

Gastroenterology; Inflammatory Bowel Diseases; Obesity; Pediatrics

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

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Children's Health, Diseases Of The Digestive System A Non-Interventional Clinical Study to Evaluate Long-Term Safety and Effectiveness of HUMIRA (Adalimumab) in Pediatric Patients With Moderately to Severely Active Crohn's Disease (CD) (CAPE)

Selected Publications

  • 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. Individual exome analysis in diagnosis and management of paediatric liver failure of indeterminate aetiology. Journal Of Hepatology 2014, 61:1056-63. 2014

  • Calcific Pancreatitis in Children.

    Patel MG, Baker K, Phatak UP, Alper A, Pashankar DS. Calcific Pancreatitis in Children. Journal Of Pediatric Gastroenterology And Nutrition 2016, 62:e28-9. 2016

  • 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).

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Contact Info

Dinesh Pashankar, MD, MBA
Office Location
Pediatric GI/HepatologyLaboratory for Medicine and Pediatrics (LMP)
15 York Street, Ste 4093

New Haven, CT 06510
Mailing Address
Pediatric Gastroenterology & Hepatology333 Cedar Street
PO Box 208064

New Haven, CT 06520-8064