Jyothsna Gattineni, MD $$

Pediatric Nephrologist

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

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Jyothsna Gattineni, M.D., is the Division Chief of Pediatric Nephrology at Children’s Health℠ and an Associate Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center. 

Dr. Gattineni has a wide variety of clinical and research interests, including chronic kidney disease (CKD), hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), dialysis and transplantation. She also collaborates with urologists and other specialists at the Comprehensive Stone Center at Children’s Health. Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in general pediatrics and pediatric nephrology, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty and Children's Health in 2009.

Dr. Gattineni believes in going the extra mile to meet her patients' needs — whether that means taking additional time to explain their condition or finding ways around socioeconomic barriers that limit access to treatment. 

As a researcher, Dr. Gattineni aims to better understand kidney disease and open the door to new treatments. She leads a lab in our pediatric nephrology research program, which focuses on understanding the Fibroblast Growth Factor 23 (FGF23) hormone and how it affects patients with chronic kidney disease. 

Dr. Gattineni is on the editorial board for Pediatric Nephrology and the American Academy of Pediatrics’s Prep Pediatric Nephrology. She is a member of the American Society of Nephrology, the International Society of Nephrology, the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, the International Pediatric Nephrology Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Society for Pediatric Research.

After earning her medical degree from Stanley Medical College and Hospital in Chennai, India, Dr. Gattineni completed residencies in England and at Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi. She then trained in pediatric nephrology at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Education and Training

Medical School
Stanley Medical College (1994)
Driscoll Childrens Hospital - GME (2005), Pediatrics
The Royal Bolton Hospital (2003), Pediatrics
Govt. Stanley Medical College Hospital (1995), Pediatrics
UT Southwestern Medical Center (HR) (2009), Nephrology
UT Southwestern - Children's Medical Center (2008), Pediatric Nephrology
Board Certification
American Board of Pediatrics/Nephrology
  • Research Interests

    • Fibroblast Growth Factor 23 and its receptors
    • Fibroblast Growth Factor 23 and cardiovascular disease
    • Tubular Transport
  • Publications

  • Professional Activities

    • American Academy of Pediatrics
    • American Society of Nephrology
    • American Society of Pediatric Nephrology
    • International Pediatric Nephrology Association
    • International Society of Nephrology
    • Society for Pediatric Research
  • Awards and Honors

    • DFW Child Mom-Approved Pediatric Specialist (2021)
    • D Magazine Best Pediatric Specialists (2021)
    • UT Southwestern’s Best Pediatric Faculty Teaching Award (2020)
    • Best resident research presentation (2005)
    • Best resident case presentation (2004)

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