Dr. Ortigoza attended the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, where he earned his Doctor of Medicine and Master of Science in Clinical Research degrees. He completed his general training in pediatrics at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA, and subspecialty training in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville. During fellowship, he worked with Josef Neu, M.D. on a research project using non-invasive technologies to obtain physiologic measurements of the gastrointestinal system in premature babies. Upon completion of subspecialty training, he joined the faculty at UT Southwestern Medical Center to continue his work using non-invasive methods to study postnatal gastrointestinal development and feeding intolerance in premature newborns.


Other Post Graduate Training
Medical University of South Carolina (2009)
Graduate School
Medical University of South Carolina (2009)
Medical School
Medical University of South Carolina (2009)
Medical College of Georgia (2012), Pediatrics
University of Florida College of Medicine (2015), Neonatal-perinatal Medicine

Research Interest

  • Feeding Intolerance
  • Metabolomics
  • Microbiota
  • Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC)
  • Neonatal Nutrition
  • Non-Invasive Monitoring of Gastrointestinal Development


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Electrogastrography, Near-infrared Spectroscopy and Acoustics to Measure Gastrointestinal Development in Preterm Babies.
Ortigoza EB, Cagle J, Chien JH, Oh S, Brown LS, Neu J J. Pediatr. Gastroenterol. Nutr. 2017 Dec
Left hemispheric lateralization of brain activity during passive rhythm perception in musicians.
Limb CJ, Kemeny S, Ortigoza EB, Rouhani S, Braun AR Anat Rec A Discov Mol Cell Evol Biol 2006 Apr 288 4 382-9
Regulation of the murine Ddelta2 promoter by upstream stimulatory factor 1, Runx1, and c-Myb.
Carabana J, Ortigoza E, Krangel MS J. Immunol. 2005 Apr 174 7 4144-52


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Honors & Awards

  • 2018 SPR Young Investigator Coaching Program
    Society for Pediatric Research (SPR) (2018)
  • CCRAC Early Career Research Award
    Children's Clinical Research Advisory Committee (CCRAC), Children's Health Foundation (2018)
  • Academy of Research Excellence
    University of Florida, Clinical and Translational Science Institute (2014)
  • William P. Kanto, Jr. Pediatric Resident Research Award, 2nd Place
    Medical College of Georgia (2012)
  • Association for Research in Otolaryngology Travel Award
    Association for Research in Otolaryngology Mid-Winter Meeting, Denver, CO (2007)
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society
    Medical University of South Carolina Chapter (2007)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2009)
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society (2007)