Annette Elizabeth Whitney, MD $$

Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Languages Spoken:
English,

Locations

Biography

Annette Whitney, M.D., is a pediatric gastroenterologist at Children’s Medical Center Plano. She earned her medical degree from University of Texas Health Science Center followed by her residency and fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.

Following her training, she returned to Dallas where she has been practicing as a gastroenterologist for 17 years. Dr. Whitney specializes in treating pediatric acute and chronic diseases such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), eosinophilic enteritis and celiac disease.

Dr. Whitney is passionate about patient education and care for children with chronic gastrointestinal (GI) diseases. Through numerous board and committee memberships, she works to help improve the quality of care delivered to patients. Dr. Whitney is also an active participant in organizations that help pediatric patients transition to adult care.

Education and Training

Medical School
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (1993)
Residency
Emory University Hospital (1996), Pediatrics
Fellowship
Emory University Hospital (1999), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Board Certification
American Board of Pediatrics/Gastroenterology

Departments and Programs

  • Research Interests

    • Hormone Receptor Interactions
    • Secondary Messenger Regulation of Cellular Transport Systems
  • Publications

    • Dallas Medical Journal. Summer Water Fun? July 2015.
    • Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America Patient Education Symposium, 2014, 2012, 2010.
    • Foreign Bodies in the Pediatric Patients, 2013.
    • Chronic Abdominal Pain, Constipation and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Chapters, 2010.
    • Whitney AE, Emory TS, Marty AM, O’Shea PA, Newman GW, Otterbeck V, Gold BD. Macrophage Infiltration of the Gastric Mucosa in Children With and Without Helicobacter pylori Infection. Poster presentation at the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Annual Meeting, October, 1996.
    • Whitney AE, Emory TS, Marty AM, O’Shea PA, Newman GW, Otterbeck V, Gold BD. Helicobacter pylori Results in Macrophage Infiltration of the Gastric Mucosa in Infected Children. Poster presentation at the Foundation for Gastrointestinal Microorganisms Helicobacter pylori Symposium, February, 1997.
    • Whitney AE, Khanna B, Harris F, Gauthier T, Brown L, White EH, Guarner J, Gold BD. Validation of a Biologically Relevant in vitro Gastric Bilayer Model to Study Helicobacter pylori Pathogenesis. Poster presentation at the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, May, 1998.
    • Whitney AE, Guarner J, Hutwagner L, Gold BD. Histopathologic Differences Between Helicobacter pylori Gastritis of Children and Adults. Poster presentation at the American Gastroenterological Association and American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition and European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, May,1998.
    • Whitney AE, Emory TS, Marty AM, O’Shea PA, Newman GW, Otterbeck V, Gold BD. Macrophage Infiltration of the Gastric Mucosa in Children With and Without Helicobacter pylori Infection. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 1996 23:348.
    • Whitney AE, Guarner J, Hutwager L, Gold BD, Histopathological Differences Between Helicobacter pylori Gastritis of Children and Adults. The North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 99th Annual Meeting. Gastroenterology 1998; V 114 (4, part,): A331.
    • Whitney AE, Guarner J, Hutwager L, Gold BD. Histopathological Differences Between Helicobacter pylori Gastritis of Children and Adults. ESPGHAN-NASPGN 5th Joint Meeting 1998-Toulouse France. Journal Pediatric Gastroenterology Nutrition. 1998; 26(5):569.
    • Whitney AE, Khanna B, Harris F, Gauthier T, Brown L, White EH, Guarner J, Gold BD. Validation of a Biologically Relevant in vitro Gastric Bilayer Model to Study Helicobacter pylori Pathogenesis. ESPGHAN-NASPGN 5th Joint Meeting 1998-Toulouse France. Journal Pediatric Gastroenterology Nutrition. 1998; 26(5):569.                                                 
    • Whitney AE, Emory TS, Marty AM, O’Shea PA, Newman GW, Gold BD. Increased Macrophage Infiltration of the Gastric Mucosa in Helicobacter pylori Infected Children, 1998 Digestive Diseases and Sciences.
    • Whitney AE, Guarner J, Hutwagner L, Gold BD. Histopathological Differences Between Helicobacter pylori Gastritis of Children and Adults, 1998 Modern Pathology.
    • Whitney AE, Khanna B, Harris F, Gauthier T, Brown L, White EH, Guarner J, Gold BD. Validation of a Biologically Relevant in vitro Gastric Bilayer Model to Study Helicobacter pylori Pathogenesis, 1998.
  • Professional Activities

     

    •  North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (1997 to Present)
    •  American Gastroenterology Association (1997 to Present)                                                      
    • Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (2009 to Present)
    • Texas Medical Association (2009 to Present)
    •  American Academy of Pediatrics (1994)
    • American College of Gastroenterology (2010 to Present)

     

  • Awards and Honors

    • D Magazine’s D Best (2019, 2018 and 2017) 
    • D Magazine’s Best Pediatric Specialists: Gastroenterology (2016, 2015 and 2010)
    • Top Pediatrician in Dallas
    • “Mom-Approved Doctor” – DFW Child