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Dr. Michele J. Alkalay is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and the Sackler School of Medicine.  She completed her internship and residency in Pediatrics and her fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the Children's Medical Center of Dallas at the University of Texas at Southwestern.  Dr. Alkalay's clinical interests include celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, fatty liver disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, eosinophilic esophagitis, chronic abdominal pain, including irritable bowel syndrome, constipation and encopresis.  After fellowship, Dr. Alkalay practiced in New York and received recognition as a top physician in the Brewster area; acquiring the certificate of a Leading Physician of the World & Top Health Care Professional from the Internal Association of HealthCare Professionals, published in The World Wide Leaders in Health Care, named Cambridge Who's Who Doctors of America, and receiving top patient satisfaction in patient AMGA surveys.  She is presently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center and the Children's Medical Center of Dallas.


Undergraduate University of Oklahoma Norman Campus (1999), Spanish
Medical School "sackler School of Med, Ny State/american Program" (2003)

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Fatty Liver
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Conformationally restricted analogs of BD1008 and an antisense oligodeoxynucleotide targeting sigma1 receptors produce anti-cocaine effects in mice.

Matsumoto RR, McCracken KA, Friedman MJ, Pouw B, De Costa BR, Bowen WD Eur. J. Pharmacol. 2001 May 419 2-3 163-74

Honors & Awards

  • Leading Physician of the World & Top Healh Care Professional
    The Internal Association of Health Care Professionals (2011)
  • The World Wide Leaders in Healthcare
    Published in 2011-2012 edition (2011)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Children's Medical Center of Dallas (2012-2012)
  • Parkland Memorial Hospital (2012-2012)
  • St. Paul UT Southwestern University Hospital (2012-2012)
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (2012-2012)
  • Crohn's and Colits Foundation of America (2009-2012)
  • Northern Westchester Hospital (2009-2011)
  • North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (2006-2012)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2003-2007)