Clinical Focus

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Medical Director Motility Program, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (2021 - Present)

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology (2019)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics (2017)
  • Fellowship: Children's Hospital Los Angeles Pediatric Gastroenterology (2019) CA
  • Residency: Phoenix Children's Hospital Pediatric Residency (2016) AZ
  • Medical Education: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine Registrar (2013) VA

All Publications

  • Pediatric Neurogastroenterology and Motility Services in North America: Neurogastroenterology and Motility Survey Report. Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition Patel, D., Safder, S. S., El-Chammas, K., Kapavarapu, P., Wheeler, J., Mostamand, S., Khlevner, J., Darbar, A. 2022; 74 (5): 593-598


    ABSTRACT: To characterize the current availability and scope of pediatric neurogastroenterology and motility (PNGM) services in North America (NA), the NASPGHAN-NGM committee distributed a self-reporting survey through the NASPGHAN bulletin board and mailing listserv, to compile a list of NA centers offering PNGM services, PNGM training, and the types of diagnostic and therapeutic PNGM procedures and services. We received responses that 54 centers in NA offer some form of PNGM services. Previously, the NASPGHAN website had last updated information from 2015 listing 36 centers in the USA and 2 in Canada. The American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS) website had 16 PNGM centers listed in NA in 2021. Neither of these resources capture additional information regarding training, research, advanced diagnostics, and therapeutics, and all available PNGM services. Our data highlights the growth in the field of PNGM services, and the variability of their distribution throughout the continent.

    View details for DOI 10.1097/MPG.0000000000003419

    View details for PubMedID 35192576