Dr. Adhikari came to Children's Medical Center and UT Southwestern Medical Center in 2001 to complete his residency in Pediatrics.  Prior to that he completed his undergraduate education at the University of Florida where he was recognized as one of four "Four Year Scholars" for the Fall graduating class of 1996.  From there he went on to medical school at the University of Miami (FL).  At the conclusion of his residency he was awarded the "White Hat" award, as elected by vote of his fellow 3rd year residents when asked to select the colleague they would most want as their own child's pediatrician.  After his residency he stayed at UT Southwestern (UTSW) to complete a fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology.  Upon completion of his fellowship, he joined the faculty at UTSW, as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics. In 2008, he assumed the position of the Director of the Pediatrics Clerkship, in addition to his clinical responsibilities. 

In 2017 he assumed responsibility as the Medical Director of the Endocrinology Clinic at Children’s Health.  That same year he became one of the medical directors at Camp Sweeney, one of the largest camps for children with type 1 diabetes in the nation.

He was the medical lead behind the development of the “Diabetes Advisor” mobile decision support tool for children and families with type 1 diabetes, which in 2019 received recognition from the Diabetes Technology Society as the “App of the Year” at the 2019 Digital Diabetes Congress (in the category of New Apps).


Undergraduate School
University of Florida College of Medicine (1996)
Medical School
University of Miami School of Medicine (2001)
UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2002), Pediatrics
UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2004), Pediatrics
UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2007), Pediatric Endocrinology

Research Interest

  • Use of medical informatics in pediatric endocrinology


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

A Type 1 Diabetes Genetic Risk Score Predicts Progression of Islet Autoimmunity and Development of Type 1 Diabetes in Individuals at Risk.
Redondo MJ, Geyer S, Steck AK, Sharp S, Wentworth JM, Weedon MN, Antinozzi P, Sosenko J, Atkinson M, Pugliese A, Oram RA Diabetes Care 2018 Jul
A phase I study of anti-inflammatory therapy with rilonacept in adolescents and adults with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
White PC, Adhikari S, Grishman EK, Sumpter KM Pediatr Diabetes 2018 Mar
Effects of residential summer camp on body mass index and body composition in type 1 diabetes.
Oden JD, Franklin B, Fernandez E, Adhikari S, White PC Pediatr Diabetes 2018 Feb
Transient neonatal hypocalcemia: presentation and outcomes.
Thomas TC, Smith JM, White PC, Adhikari S Pediatrics 2012 Jun 129 6 e1461-7
Preliminary studies related to anti-interleukin-1? therapy in children with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes.
Sumpter KM, Adhikari S, Grishman EK, White PC Pediatric diabetes 2011 Apr
Survey of long-term follow-up programs in the United States for survivors of childhood brain tumors.
Bowers DC, Adhikari S, El-Khashab YM, Gargan L, Oeffinger KC Pediatr Blood Cancer 2009 Dec 53 7 1295-301
Institution of basal-bolus therapy at diagnosis for children with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
Adhikari S, Adams-Huet B, Wang YC, Marks JF, White PC Pediatrics 2009 Apr 123 4 e673-8
Childhood obesity: the scope of the problem.
Adhikari S Tex Med 2009 Feb 105 2 23-4


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Honors & Awards

  • Faculty Marshall
    One of six UT Southwestern Faculty selected by vote to lead graduation hooding ceremony (2016)
  • Best Pediatric Specialists/Doctors in Dallas
    D Magazine (2010-2018)
  • Fellow of the Year
    UT Southwestern Medical Center (2005)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Endocrine Society, Member (2008)
  • Pediatric Endocrine Society, Member (2007)