Dr. Gaith Semrin is a graduate of the University of Jordan, Faculty of Medicine. He completed his Pediatric Residency at the Children’s floating hospital in conjunction with Tufts Medical School and completed his Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital in conjunction with Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Semrin is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern and provides medical care at Children's Health Dallas, Plano and Southlake Specialty Centers.

His interests are inflammatory bowel disease as well as general gastroenterology (reflux, vomiting, constipation, functional abdominal pain, irritable bowel syndrome, failure to thrive, diarrhea, poor weight gain, and eosinophilic esophagitis), hepatology, and nutrition.


Medical School
University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine (1995)
Al-Basheer Hospital - Ministry of Health (1996), Rotating
Tufts-New England Medical Center (2000), Pediatrics
Tufts-New England Medical Center (2001), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Children's Hospital Boston (2004), Pediatric Gastroenterology

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Abdominal Pain (Generalized/Epigastric)
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Female Incontinence
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Research Interest

    • Inflammatory bowel disease


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    Impaired intestinal iron absorption in Crohn's disease correlates with disease activity and markers of inflammation.
    Semrin G, Fishman DS, Bousvaros A, Zholudev A, Saunders AC, Correia CE, Nemeth E, Grand RJ, Weinstein DA Inflamm. Bowel Dis. 2006 Dec 12 12 1101-6
    Celiac disease presenting with chilblains in an adolescent girl.
    St Clair NE, Kim CC, Semrin G, Woodward AL, Liang MG, Glickman JN, Leichtner AM, Binstadt BA Pediatr Dermatol 2006 Sep-Oct 23 5 451-4
    Pediatric inflammatory bowel disease.
    Pappa HM, Semrin G, Walker TR, Grand RJ Curr. Opin. Gastroenterol. 2004 Jul 20 4 333-40


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    Honors & Awards

    • Mom-Approved Doctor
      DFW Child Magazine (2012)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • Medical Advisor, CCFA North Texas Chapter (2008)
    • Member, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (2001)