Bradley Alan Barth, MD $$

Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center
Division Director at Children's Health

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Bradley Barth, M.D. is the Division Director of Pediatric Gastroenterology at Children’s Health℠. He is also a Professor of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern.

Dr. Barth earned his medical degree from the University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio. He completed his internship and residency at the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, and did fellowship training in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard University.

Dr. Barth’s clinical and research interests include advanced and therapeutic pediatric endoscopy, pancreatic and biliary diseases, endoscopic treatment of gastrointestinal bleeding and treatment of complex esophageal strictures.

Since joining Children’s Health in 2004, Dr. Barth has helped build a nationally recognized division that includes more than 20 gastroenterologists and hepatologists. The Children’s Health GI program is one of the most advanced and busiest in the nation, delivering care for more than 24,000 patients a year through 17 disease-specific programs.

He also led Children’s Health in creating an advanced and therapeutic endoscopy program. The program is one of a few in the country offering advanced endoscopy procedures for children. Dr. Barth and his colleagues perform around 85 ERCP procedures and 50 endoscopic ultrasounds each year.  

Dr. Barth has won the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) Endoscopy Prize multiple times, and is a fellow of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 

In his spare time, Dr. Barth enjoys playing basketball, grilling and sous vide cooking, travelling with his family and fishing for redfish off the Texas Gulf Coast.

Education and Training

Medical School
University of Texas HSC at San Antonio (1998)
New England Medical Center (1999), Pediatrics
New England Medical Center (2001), Pediatrics
Boston Children's Hospital (2004), Pediatric GI/Nutrition
Board Certification
American Board of Pediatrics/Gastroenterology

Departments and Programs

  • Research Interests

    • Acute, Chronic and Recurrent Pancreatitis in Children
    • Therapeutic Endoscopy in Children
    • Therapeutic Interventions for Complex Childhood Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Disorders
  • Publications

    • Enteroscopy in children, Barth BA Curr. Opin. Pediatr. 2011 Oct 23 5 530-4
    • Capsule Endoscopy and Small Bowel Enteroscopy, Barth BA Pediatric Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease, Fourth Edition. 2011 679-685
    • Anatomy, Histology, Embryology and Developmental Anomalies of the Pancreas, Barth BA, Burdick S Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease, Eighth Edition 2010 909-919
    • Single Balloon Enteroscopy in Pediatric Patients: Initial Experience at a Pediatric Center, Barth BA, Channabasappa N Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition 2010 51 680-684
    • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy in Infants and Children, Frohlich T, Richter M, Carbon R, Barth BA, Kohler H Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2010 31 788-801
    • NASPGHAN Guideline for Training in Endoscopy and Related Procedures, Kay M, Piccoli DA, Barth B, et al. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition In Press
    • Sphincter of Oddi manometry., Pfau PR, Banerjee S, Barth BA, Desilets DJ, Kaul V, Kethu SR, Pedrosa MC, Pleskow DK, Tokar J, Varadarajulu S, Wang A, Song LM, Rodriguez SA Gastrointest. Endosc. 2011 Dec 74 6 1175-80
    • Drug-eluting/biodegradable stents., Tokar JL, Banerjee S, Barth BA, Desilets DJ, Kaul V, Kethi SR, Pedrosa MC, Pfau PR, Pleskow DK, Varadarajulu S, Wang A, Song LM, Rodriguez SA Gastrointest. Endosc. 2011 Nov 74 5 954-8
    • Enteral stents., Varadarajulu S, Banerjee S, Barth B, Desilets D, Kaul V, Kethu S, Pedrosa M, Pfau P, Tokar J, Wang A, Wong Kee Song LM, Rodriguez S Gastrointestinal endoscopy 2011 Jul 455-64
    • GI endoscopes., Varadarajulu S, Banerjee S, Barth BA, Desilets DJ, Kaul V, Kethu SR, Pedrosa MC, Pfau PR, Tokar JL, Wang A, Wong Kee Song LM, Rodriguez SA Gastrointest. Endosc. 2011 Jul 74 1 1-6.e6
    • Efficacy of Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Drainage of Pancreatic Pseudocysts in a Pediatric Population, Jazrawi SF, Barth BA, Sreenarasimhaiah J Digestive Disease and Science 2010 Epub Ahead of Print
    • Endoscopic placement of the capsule endoscope in children., Barth BA, Donovan K, Fox VL Gastrointest. Endosc. 2004 Nov 60 5 818-21
    • Wireless capsule endoscopy for gastrointestinal bleeding due to intestinal vascular anomalies, Barth BA,, Fishman SJ., Fox VL., Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology Nutrition 2003 37 (3) 331-32
  • Professional Activities

    • American Gastroenterology Association
    • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
    • North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
  • Awards and Honors

    • Best Doctors in America (2011)
    • Best Pediatric Specialists in Dallas (2010-2021)
    • NASPGHAN Endoscopy Prize (2006)

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