Clinical Focus

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pancreas
  • Cystic Fibrosis

Academic Appointments

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology (2017)
  • Fellowship: Yale University Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship (2017) CT
  • Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics (2013)
  • Residency: Maimonides Medical Center Pediatric Residency (2013) NY
  • Medical Education: St. George's University School of Medicine (2010) NY

All Publications

  • Zinc: Roles in pancreatic physiology and disease. Pancreatology : official journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et al.] Wang, M. n., Phadke, M. n., Packard, D. n., Yadav, D. n., Gorelick, F. n. 2020; 20 (7): 1413–20


    Zinc is an essential trace element. Deficiencies are frequently seen with gastrointestinal diseases, including chronic pancreatitis, nutritional deficiency, and reduced intestinal absorption. Additionally, reduced zinc levels have been linked to cellular changes associated with acute pancreatitis such as enhanced inflammation with increased macrophage activation and production of inflammatory cytokines such as IL-1β, impaired autophagy, and modulation of calcium homeostasis. Preliminary data suggest that zinc deficiency may lead to pancreatic injury in animal models. The purpose of this review is to explore the biologic effects of zinc deficiency that could impact pancreatic disease. MESH KEYWORDS: Malnutrition, inflammation, trace element.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.pan.2020.08.016

    View details for PubMedID 32917512

    View details for PubMedCentralID PMC7572834

  • Faailure to thrive in infants and children. Scientific American Gastroenterology, Hepatolgogy and Endoscopy. Phadke , M. Y., Porto, A. F. Decker Intellcetual Properties . 2017

    View details for DOI 10.2310/7900.5609

  • Obesity and gastrointestinal disorders in children Obesity: A Practical Guide Phatak, U. P., Phadke , M. Y., Pashankar, D. S. Springer International Publishing. 2015 : 149–157