Dr. Nandini Channabasappa is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and attended medical school at the University of the West Indies.  She completed her residency in pediatrics at Henry Ford Hospital and Childrens Hopsital of Michigan and her fellowship in Pediatric gastroenterolgy, hepatology and nutirtion here at UT Southwestern.  Her clinical interest is in intestinal failure and short gut syndrome and is currently director of the Intestinal Rehabilitation Program within the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology.  She also is actively involved in advanced therapeutic endoscopy.  She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center and the Children's Medical Center of Dallas. 


Medical School
University of the West Indies (2000)
Other Post Graduate Training
Children's Clinic East (2001), Pediatrics
Other Post Graduate Training
Vanderbilt Medical Center (2002), Cardiothoracic Surgery
Henry Ford Hospital (2002), Pediatrics
Children's Hospital of Michigan (2005), Pediatrics
UT Southwestern - Children's Medical Center (2008), Pediatric Gastroenterology

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Intestinal Failure
  • Intestinal Rehabilitation
  • Research Interest

    • Intestinal failure
    • Therapeutic endoscopy in pediatrics


    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Central venous thrombosis in children with intestinal failure on long-term parenteral nutrition.
    Gonzalez-Hernandez J, Daoud Y, Styers J, Journeycake JM, Channabasappa N, Piper HG J. Pediatr. Surg. 2016 Feb
    De novo cholangiocarcinoma after liver transplantation in a pediatric patient.
    Channabasappa N, Johnson-Welch S, Mittal N Pediatr Transplant 2010 Dec 14 8 E110-4
    Single-balloon enteroscopy in children: initial experience at a pediatric center.
    Barth BA, Channabasappa N J. Pediatr. Gastroenterol. Nutr. 2010 Nov 51 5 680-4

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • North American Society of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (2005)
    • American Academy of Pediatrics
    • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
    • American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition