Meet Dr. Drew Feranchak Pediatric Gastroenterologist in Dallas

Holder of the:
Willis C. Maddrey, M.D. Chair in Liver Disease

As a pediatric gastroenterologist, Drew Feranchak, M.D., specializes in caring for children – from newborns to young adults – who suffer from digestive and nutrition conditions.

He has special expertise in evaluating and treating patients with cholestatic liver diseases, which are conditions that reduce bile production, prevent normal digestion, and lead to chronic liver injury.

“Our goal is to help patients with gastrointestinal and nutritional disorders lead full and productive lives – to get on with being children, growing and developing appropriately, without their conditions impacting too much of their daily lives,” Dr. Feranchak says.

Caring primarily for inpatients at Children’s Medical Center and Parkland Hospital, both in Dallas, Dr. Feranchak sees children with severe liver disease, those undergoing liver transplantation, and those suffering from gastrointestinal and liver complications of cystic fibrosis.

“I love taking care of children because they’re so bright-minded and resilient,” he says. “Kids just want to get better and go about the business of growing, developing, and playing, and their positive attitude in the face of serious illness is really a source of inspiration for our whole team.”

Recognized Expert

Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, with subspecialty certification in pediatric gastroenterology, Dr. Feranchak has earned many honors for his excellence in patient care.

These include being named – multiple times – to the Best Doctors® in America list and as one of the country’s best pediatric gastroenterologists by the Consumer Research Council of America. He is also a 2014 Texas Monthly Super Doctor.

“Our multidisciplinary care team is devoted to working with children and families,” he says. “From our physicians and nurses to dietitians, developmental specialists, and play therapists, we take a comprehensive approach to getting and keeping every patient as healthy and happy as we can.”

Dr. Feranchak and his team take a compassionate, patient-centered approach to care.

“I believe in focusing on each child as an individual and on each family as unique,” he says. “It’s a pleasure to work with every child and family in a very individualized, personalized manner.”