Biography

Sravanya Gavini, M.D., M.P.H., is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and a member of its Division of Digestive & Liver Diseases. She specializes in gastroenterology, especially motility disorders of the esophagus, and serves as interim medical director of the GI motility program.

Dr. Gavini earned her medical degree at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where she also completed a residency in internal medicine. She then received advanced training in gastroenterology and GI motility through a fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. During her fellowship, Dr. Gavini also performed clinical research on esophageal reflux in the lung transplant population and obtained her Master of Public Health degree.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2015.

Dr. Gavini’s research and clinical interests are in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD); extraintestinal manifestations of GERD, especially in patients undergoing lung transplant workup; eosinophilic esophagitis; Barrett’s esophagus; and esophageal motility disorders such as achalasia. She works closely with doctors evaluating patients for lung transplant and with surgeons evaluating patients for antireflux surgery or achalasia.

She is a member of multiple professional organizations, including the American Gastroenterological Association, the American Medical Association, the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society, the American Foregut Society. She is also a member of the American College of Gastroenterology and serves on their Patient Care Committee.

Education

Medical School
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2009)
Residency
The Johns Hopkins Hospital (2012), Internal Medicine
Medical School
Harvard School of Public Health (2015)
Fellowship
Brigham and Women's Hospital (2015), Gastroenterology

Research Interest

  • Eosinophilic esophagitis management
  • Extraintestinal manifestations of GERD and effect on lung transplant outcomes
  • Natural history of lymphocytic esophagitis
  • Primary esophageal motility disorders

Publications

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Delayed Gastric Emptying in Prelung Transplant Patients Is Associated With Posttransplant Acute Cellular Rejection Independent of Reflux.
Derousseau T, Chan WW, Cangemi D, Kaza V, Lo WK, Gavini S, J Clin Gastroenterol 2021 Feb
Extraesophageal syndrome of gastroesophageal reflux: relationships with lung disease and transplantation outcome.
Chan WW, Ahuja N, Fisichella PM, Gavini S, Rangan V, Vela MF, Ann N Y Acad Sci 2020 12 1482 1 95-105
Clinical course of gastroesophageal reflux disease and impact of treatment in symptomatic young patients.
Bonavina L, Fisichella PM, Gavini S, Lee YY, Tatum RP, Ann N Y Acad Sci 2020 12 1481 1 117-126
Abnormal Bolus Reflux Is Associated With Poor Pulmonary Outcome in Patients With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Borges LF, Jagadeesan V, Goldberg H, Gavini S, Lo WK, Burakoff R, Feldman N, Chan WW J Neurogastroenterol Motil 2018 Jul 24 3 395-402
Lung disease severity in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is more strongly associated with impedance measures of bolus reflux than pH parameters of acid reflux alone.
Gavini S, Borges LF, Finn RT, Lo WK, Goldberg HJ, Burakoff R, Feldman N, Chan WW Neurogastroenterol. Motil. 2016 Dec
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is associated with increased impedance measures of reflux compared to non-fibrotic disease among prelung transplant patients.
Gavini S, Finn RT, Lo WK, Goldberg HJ, Burakoff R, Feldman N, Chan WW Neurogastroenterol. Motil. 2015 Jul
Caesarean section to prevent transmission of hepatitis B: a meta-analysis.
Chang MS, Gavini S, Andrade PC, McNabb-Baltar J Can J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2014 Sep 28 8 439-44

Books

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Honors & Awards

  • Young Investigator Forum Award
    American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (2014)
  • M.A. Cartland Shackford Medical Fellowship
    Wellesley College (2007)
  • Preclinical Research Training Program Fellowship
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (2006)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Foregut Society (2020)
  • American College of Gastroenterology (2019)
  • American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (2015)
  • American Gastroenterological Association (2014)