Dr. Bhaskar Gurram received his medical degree from the Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College in India. He completed his pediatric residency at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India and Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit. Dr. Gurram then continued his training with a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at Medical College of Wisconsin and received his board-certification in pediatric gastroenterology by the American Board of Pediatrics in 2013. 

Dr. Gurram was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee before joining the faculty at UT Southwestern in 2015. He has clinical expertise in gastrointestinal manifestations of immune deficiency, immune dysregulation disorders and inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). His research interests are in work-up of early-onset inflammatory bowel disease and in treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Gurram is actively involved in teaching medical students, residents, fellows and nurses.


Medical School
Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College (2001)
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (2005), Pediatrics
Children's Hospital of Michigan (2010), Pediatrics
Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals Program (2013), Pediatric Gastroenterology

Research Interest

  • Gastrointestinal manifestations of immune deficiency and immune dysregulation disorders
  • Inflammatory bowel disease


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Outcomes after fecal diversion for colonic and perianal Crohn disease in children.
Dharmaraj R, Nugent M, Simpson P, Arca M, Gurram B, Werlin S J. Pediatr. Surg. 2017 Aug
Paneth cell defects in Crohn's disease patients promote dysbiosis.
Liu TC, Gurram B, Baldridge MT, Head R, Lam V, Luo C, Cao Y, Simpson P, Hayward M, Holtz ML, Bousounis P, Noe J, Lerner D, Cabrera J, Biank V, Stephens M, Huttenhower C, McGovern DP, Xavier RJ, Stappenbeck TS, Salzman NH JCI Insight 2016 Jun 1 8 e86907
Decreased Intestinal Alkaline Phosphatase Expression in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Lerner D, Salzman NH, Fredrich K, Biank V, Hayward M, Gurram B, Stephens MC, Simpson P, Gourlay DM Gastroenterology 2012 Volume 142, Issue 5, Supplement 1, S1:Page S-374
Can Current Pediatric GI Fellows Meet the Naspghan Procedural Competency Guidelines?
Lerner D, Gurram B, El-Chammas K, Goh VL, Li BU, Anderson L, Vitola B Gastroenterology 2012 Volume 142, Issue 5, Supplement 1, Page S-715


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Disorders of Digestion in the Neonate. In Fanaroff and Martin's Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 10th edition, R. Martin, A. Fanaroff, M. Walsh, eds.

Larson-Nath C, Gurram B, Chelimsky G. (2015). Philadelphia, Elsevier

Diarrhea. In Nelson Pediatric-Symptom Based Diagnosis, Kliegman RM, Lye PS, Bordini BJ, Toth H, Basel D, eds.

Gurram B (2018). Elsevier; 182-203

Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Medical Student Teacher
    Awarded yearly for one faculty/fellow in the department of pediatrics by The Medical College of Wisconsin medical students rotating in pediatrics (2010-2011)
  • Sorel Catherine Freymann Prize
    Awarded yearly for best post graduate (resident) in Pediatrics at All India Institure of Medical sciences, New Delhi, INDIA (2005-2005)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Member, American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) (2011)
  • Member, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (2010)