Dr. Sravanya Gavini received her initial medical training from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and trained in Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital.  She completed her Gastroenterology fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School.   During this time, she performed clinical research in esophageal disorders in lung transplant populations and also obtained her MPH at Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Gavini brings to UTSW a strong background in general gastroenterology with special clinical interests in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), primary esophageal motility disorders, eosinophilic esophagitis
and interpretation of diagnostic techniques such as 24 hour pH/impedance testing and high resolution esophageal manometry. 

Dr. Gavini was born in India, but grew up in both India and the United States.  Her outside interests
include traveling, cooking, reading, and photography.


Medical School
Johns Hopkins University (2009)
Johns Hopkins Hospital (2012), Internal Medicine
Medical School
Harvard School of Public Health (2015)
Brigham and Women's Hospital (2015), Gastroenterology

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Abdominal Pain (Generalized/Epigastric)
  • Achalasia
  • Acid Reflux
  • Anal Pain/Fissure
  • Anemia
  • Aspiration
  • Autoimmune Enteropathy
  • Autoimmune Gastritis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bloating
  • Blood in Stool
  • Celiac Disease
  • Colon/Rectal Polyps
  • Common Variable Immunodeficiency (CVID)
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty Swallowing (Dysphagia)
  • Diverticular Disease (Diverticulosis/Diverticulitis)
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disease
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Reflux
  • Esophageal Spasm
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Fecal Incontinence & Defecatory Dysfunction
  • Feeding Problems
  • Feeding Tubes (G-tube or J-tube Placement)
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD) - Heartburn
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding (Hemorrhage)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Related Gastrointestinal Disease
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Lung Transplant Evaluation - GI
  • Microscopic Colitis
  • Motility Issues
  • Motility Testing (Esophageal, Antroduodenal, Colonic, Anoerectal, Impedance
  • Nausea
  • Sclerosing Mesenteritis
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome
  • Vomiting
  • Weight Loss
  • Research Interest

    • Eosinophilic esophagitis management
    • Extraintestinal manifestations of GERD and effect on lung transplant outcomes
    • Natural history of lymphocytic esophagitis
    • Primary esophageal motility disorders


    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Lung disease severity in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is more strongly associated with impedance measures of bolus reflux than pH parameters of acid reflux alone.
    Gavini S, Borges LF, Finn RT, Lo WK, Goldberg HJ, Burakoff R, Feldman N, Chan WW Neurogastroenterol. Motil. 2016 Dec
    Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is associated with increased impedance measures of reflux compared to non-fibrotic disease among prelung transplant patients.
    Gavini S, Finn RT, Lo WK, Goldberg HJ, Burakoff R, Feldman N, Chan WW Neurogastroenterol. Motil. 2015 Jul
    Caesarean section to prevent transmission of hepatitis B: a meta-analysis.
    Chang MS, Gavini S, Andrade PC, McNabb-Baltar J Can J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2014 Sep 28 8 439-44


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    Honors & Awards

    • Young Investigator Forum Award
      American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (2014)
    • M.A. Cartland Shackford Medical Fellowship
      Wellesley College (2007)
    • Preclinical Research Training Program Fellowship
      Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (2006)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (2015)
    • American Gastroenterological Association (2014)