Dr. Edaire Cheng obtained her BS degree from Rice University (2001) and her MD degree from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (2005). She completed her residency in pediatric medicine (2008) and her fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology (2011) at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center/Children’s Medical Center in Dallas.  

Dr. Cheng’s clinical interests include eosinophilic esophagitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and eosinophilic gastrointestinal disease. Her research interests include understanding the mechanisms of eosinophilic infiltration and tissue remodeling in the esophagus.


Medical School UT Southwestern Medical Center (2005)
Residency UT Southwestern / Children's Medical Center (2008), Pediatrics
Fellowship UT Southwestern / Children's Medical Center (2011), Pediatric Gastroenterology

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disease
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD) - Heartburn
  • Gastrointestinal Fibrosis

Research Interest

  • Eotaxin-3 expression in eosinophilic esophagitis and GERD
  • Therapeutic agents for eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Tissue remodeling and fibrosis in eosinophilic esophagitis


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Deoxycholic acid causes DNA damage while inducing apoptotic resistance through NF-?B activation in benign Barrett's epithelial cells.
Huo X, Juergens S, Zhang X, Rezaei D, Yu C, Strauch ED, Wang JY, Cheng E, Meyer F, Wang DH, Zhang Q, Spechler SJ, Souza RF Am. J. Physiol. Gastrointest. Liver Physiol. 2011 Aug 301 2 G278-86
Cancer-related inflammation and Barrett's carcinogenesis: interleukin-6 and STAT3 mediate apoptotic resistance in transformed Barrett's cells.
Zhang HY, Zhang Q, Zhang X, Yu C, Huo X, Cheng E, Wang DH, Spechler SJ, Souza RF Am. J. Physiol. Gastrointest. Liver Physiol. 2011 Mar 300 3 G454-60


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Honors & Awards

  • Distinguished Achievement Award - North American Conference of Gastroenterology Fellows
    Abstract and Travel Award (2011)
  • Fellowship2Leadership Gastroenterology/Hepatology Fellows' Travel Grant
    Travel Award (2010)
  • Gastroenterology Research Group Fellows Travel Award
    Abstract and Travel Award (2010)
  • Magna Cum Laude

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Gastroenterological Association (2009)
  • Gastroenterology Research Group (2009)
  • North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (2008)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)