Arvind Iyengar Srinath, MD, MS

  • Associate Vice Chair for Education for Fellowship Training
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship Director

Administrative Assistant: Nancy Igoe

Dr. Arvind Srinath is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Vice Chair for Education for Fellowship Training, and Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship Program Director at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He received his Bachelors from Johns Hopkins University, MD from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, completed residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital, fellowship at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, and Masters in Medical Education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He has notably been named Fellow of the Year, faculty Teacher of the Year, Pediatric Clerkship Preceptor of the Year, recognized by the Department Chair as one of the top department educators for the past three years, and was most recently awarded the Teri Li Young Educator Award from the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition. Dr. Srinath’s areas of interest are curricular development, functional gastrointestinal disorders, and telehealth. 

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, 2002
  • American Medical Association, 2002-2006
  • Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association, 2002-2006
  • Watson Chapter of Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2005-Present
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, 2006-Present
  • North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition (NASPGHAN), 2009-Present
  • Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, 2010-2015
  • NASPGHAN Research Committee, 2012-2015
  • NASPGHAN Training Committee, 2015-Present
  • NASPGHAN Educational Special Interest Group, 2019-Present

Education & Training

  • BA, Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University, 2002
  • MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2006
  • MS, Medical Education, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2017
  • Residency in Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2006-2009
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2009-2012

Selected Publications

Szigethy EM, Bujoreanu SI, Youk AO, Weisz J, Benhayon D, Fairclough D, Ducharme P, Gonzalez-Heydrich J, Keljo D, Srinath AI, Bousvaros A, Kirshner M, Newara M, Kupfer D, DeMaso DR. “Randomized efficacy trial of two psychotherapies for depression in youth with inflammatory bowel disease”. JAACAP 2014 Jul;53(7):726-35. Pubmed PMID: 24954822.

Srinath AI, Goyal A, Zimmerman LA, Newara MC, Kirshner MA, McCarthy FN, Keljo D, Binion D, Bousvaros A, DeMaso DR, Youk A, Szigethy EM. “Predictors of abdominal pain in depressed pediatric inflammatory bowel disease patients.” Inflamm Bowel Dis 2014 Aug;20(8):1329-40. Pubmed PMID: 24983975.

Szigethy EM, Youk A, Gonzalez-Heydrich J, Bujoreannu SI, Weisz J, Fairclough D, Ducharme P, Jones N, Lotrich F, Keljo D, Srinath AI, Bousvaros A, Kupfer D, DeMaso D. “Effect of two psychotherapies on depression and disease activity in pediatric Crohn’s Disease.” Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2015 Jun;21(6):1321-8. Pubmed PMID: 25822010.

Wu A, Alessi L, Wyatt A, Srinath A. Multiple Magnet Ingestion Leading to Intestinal Fistula in an Autistic 13 Year Old Female. Annals of Pediatrics and Child Health. 2015 3(2):1046.

Boiko JR, Srinath AI, Cooper JD. Portomesenteric Venous Thrombosis in Previously Healthy Adolescents Presenting With Subacute Abdominal Pain. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2016 Sep;55(10):975-8. Pubmed PMID: 26581354.

Keerthy D, Youk A, Srinath AI, Malas N, Bujoreanu S, Bousvaros A, Keljo D, Demaso DR, Szigethy EM. Effect of Psychotherapy on Healthcare Utilization in Children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Depression. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2016 Decl63(6):658-664. Pubmed PMID: 27035372.

Makadia P, Srinath A, Madan-Khetarpal S, McGuire M, Infante E, Zhang J, Felgar RE, Davis AW, Chong HJ, Windreich RM. Aplastic anemia and cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen-4 haploinsufficiency treated with bone marrow transplantation. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2017 May 9. pii: S2213-2198(17)30176-9. Pubmed PMID: 28499781.

Raghu VK, Nowalk AJ, Srinath AI. Should Children With Constipation Undergo Blood Lead Level Screening? Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2019 Jun;58(6):627-632.

Mallon D, Pohl JF, Phatak UP, Fernandes M, Rosen JM, Lusman SS, Nylund CM, Jump CS, Solomon AB, Srinath A, Singer A, Harb R, Rodriguez-Baez N, Buren KLWV, Koyfman S, Bhatt R, Rodriguez DMS, Sivagnanam M, Lee CK; NASPGHAN Training Committee COVID-19 Survey Working Group. Impact of COVID-19 on Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellow Training in North America. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2020 Apr 30. Pubmed PMID: 32369320

Berg EA, Picoraro JA, Miller SD, Srinath A, Franciosi JP, Hayes CE, Farrell PR, Cole CR, LeLeiko NS. COVID-19 - A Guide to Rapid Implementation of Telehealth Services: A Playbook for the Pediatric Gastroenterologist. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2020 Apr 10. PubMed PMID: 32282628.


Research Grants

Actavis, Site Principal Investigator, 2016-Present, $10,000; A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebocontrolled, Parallel-group, Safety and Efficacy Study of a Range of Linaclotide Doses Administered Orally to Children, Ages 7 to 17 Years, With Irritable Bowel Syndrome With Constipation 

North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition (NASPGHAN)/The Association for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nurses (APGNN) Susan Moyer 2017 Nursing Research Grant, Co-Investigator, 2018-Present, $5,000; Impact of a Nurse Practitioner Led Teaching Program on Patient and caregiver Knowledge of Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease