Srisindu Vellanki, M.D., is board-certified in general pediatrics from the American Board of Pediatrics and works with children and families at Children’s Health℠. Dr. Vellanki is also an Assistant Professor in Department of Pediatrics at at UT Southwestern. She says she is passionate about her profession because she “gets to treat a wide variety of conditions and symptoms from acute (short-term) to chronic (life-long) conditions, allowing me to build long-term relationships with my patients and their families. I get to know them over time as they grow up. It is very rewarding to see kids evolve and take charge of their health, and I love being a part of that process.”
I try not to just look at a patient’s current GI symptom but also how their lifestyle, diet, sleep, relationships and emotions may affect their symptoms and overall health.
Dr. Vellanki earned her medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine and completed a pediatrics residency at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. She completed a pediatric gastroenterology fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
She treats her patients holistically. “I try not to just look at a patient’s current GI symptom but also how their lifestyle, diet, sleep, relationships and emotions may affect their symptoms and overall health,” says Dr. Vellanki. “I focus on overall well-being and healing and emphasize the mind-body-gut connection.” When appropriate, Dr. Vellanki likes to practice integrative medicine and incorporate evidence-based complementary therapies along with standard medicines developing holistic treatment plans for her patients.
Dr. Vellanki is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association, the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, serving on the Integrative Medicine Special Interest Group and is a member of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.
She is a requested lecturer and presenter and has presented on the Role of Integrative Health in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Integrative Therapies in Pediatric Gastroenterology. Dr. Vellanki is also trained in Clinical Hypnosis and has completed the Pediatric Integrative Medicine Residency Curriculum through the University of Arizona.
She has several original peer-reviewed publications, including Yoga as Adjunct Therapy for Adolescents with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). And she presented on Video Mindfulness Program is a Safe, Feasible, and Acceptable Intervention for Youth with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
In her free time, Dr. Vellanki likes to spend time with her family and enjoys cooking, traveling, and yoga/meditation.
Education and Training
- Medical School
- Saint Louis University School of Medicine (2015)
- Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford (2018), Pediatrics
- Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2022), Pediatric Gastroenterology
- Celiac Disease
- Eosinophilic Esophagitis
- Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Esophageal Strictures
- Fecal Incontinence
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
- Protein-Calorie Malnutrition (PCM)
- Integrative Medicine
Departments and Programs
- Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
- General gastroenterology disorders in pediatric patients
- Mind-Body Therapies
- Integrative Medicine
- Integrative Health Therapies for Pediatric IBD in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (4th ed). Vellanki S, Panganiban J, Erlichman J, Mascarenhas M (In Press), New York, NY, Springer
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
- Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation
- North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Awards and Honors
- GI Fellowship Citizenship Award 2021, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
- Resident Research Award 2019, Academic Pediatric Association at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting
- Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society 2014, Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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