Rinarani Monish Sanghavi, MD $$

Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Associate Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

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Rinarani Sanghavi, M.D., is the director of the Neurogastroenterology and GI motility program and co-director of the Functional Abdominal Pain program at Children’s Health. She is a pediatric gastroenterologist who specializes in pediatric GI motility, neurogastroenterology, aerodigestive disorders, abdominal pain, anorectal malformations and bowel management. Additionally, she was the first to place a gastric stimulator in a pediatric patient in North Texas.

Dr. Sanghavi earned her medical degree from Seth G.S. Medical College in Mumbai, India. She completed a pediatrics residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in New York City and a pediatric gastroenterology fellowship at Children's Medical Center Dallas. In addition, she has trained in GI motility at Boston Children’s, Nationwide Children’s and at Cincinnati Childrens.

I enjoy being able to make a difference in the lives of young children and then see that life blossom into an adult that makes a difference in society and our world.
Rinarani Sanghavi, MD

"I enjoy being able to make a difference in the lives of young children and then see that life blossom into an adult that makes a difference in society and our world," Dr. Sanghavi says.

Dr. Sanghavi was named a “Mom-Approved Doctor” by DFWChild in 2012, 2014 and 2016.

She enjoys spending her free time volunteering at school, dancing and with her 2 young children.

Education and Training

Medical School
Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College (2000)
Seth Gorbandas Sunderdas Medical College (1999), Pediatrics
State University of NY Health Science Ctr/Brooklyn (2004), Pediatrics
UT Southwestern - Children's Medical Center (2007), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Board Certification
American Board of Pediatrics/Gastroenterology
  • Research Interests

    • Anorectal Malformations
    • Bowel Management
    • Chronic Abdominal Pain
    • Constipation
    • GI Motility Disorders
  • Publications

    Single Balloon-assisted Colonoscopy for Placement of Colonic Manometry Catheters: Initial Experience in Children. Sanghavi RM, Medina-Centeno R, Barth B Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition 2018 Mar

  • Professional Activities

    • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
    • American Medical Association (AMA)
    • American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS)
    • Motility Lab Certified by ANMS
    • North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN)
    • NASPGHAN Neurogastroenterology Committee
    • Texas Medical Association
  • Awards and Honors

    • D Magazine Best Pediatric Specialists (2019-2020)
    • Most Influential Women in Neurogastroenterology - Texas, Global Health and Pharma (2017)
    • Mom Approved Doctor, DFW/North Texas Child Magazine  (2012, 2014, 2016)
    • Takeda Travel Grant Award - Award to further knowledge in motility (2008)
    • Outstanding Resident Award - Best Resident in Program (2007)
    • Young Investigators’ Forum - 5th Annual Functional Brain Gut Research (2007)