Michele Jacqueline Alkalay, MD $$

Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Associate Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Languages Spoken:
English Hebrew,Spanish


UT Southwestern Pediatric Group


Michele J. Alkalay, M.D., is a board-certified gastroenterologist and director of the Pediatric Celiac Disease Program at Children's Health℠. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern. Dr. Alkalay specializes in celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), chronic abdominal pain, constipation and encopresis.

She earned her medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine. Dr. Alkalay completed her internship and residency in pediatrics and her fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at UT Southwestern and Children's Medical Center Dallas. After her fellowship, Dr. Alkalay practiced in New York and received recognition as a top physician in the Brewster area, acquiring the certificate of a Leading Physician of the World and Top Health Care Professional from the Internal Association of HealthCare Professionals. She was also published in The Worldwide Leaders in Health Care, named in Cambridge Who's Who Doctors of America and received top patient satisfaction in patient surveys.

Dr. Alkalay returned to Dallas in 2012 and founded the first pediatric celiac disease medical program group in North Texas. She has been recognized as a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly, Best Pediatric Gastroenterologist in Texas Magazine Top Doctors, and “Best Pediatric Specialist” in D Magazine. Additionally, she was named on Becker’s List as one of their 117 Physicians to Know.

Education and Training

Medical School
Tel-Aviv University (2003)
UT Southwestern - Children's Medical Center (2006), Pediatrics
UT Southwestern - Children's Medical Center (2009), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Board Certification
American Board of Pediatrics/Gastroenterology
  • Research Interests

    • Celiac disease
  • Publications

  • Professional Activities

    • Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (2009-2012)
    • North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (2006-present)
    • American Academy of Pediatrics (2003-2007)
    • GenerationGF.org (2018 to present)
    • Celiac Disease Foundation (2017 to present)
    • Gluten Intolerance Group of Greater Dallas (GIG), 2017 to present
    • American Medical Association (2012 to present)
    • Dallas County Medical Society (2012 to present)
    • Texas Medical Association (2012 to present)
  • Awards and Honors

    • Top Doctor recognition by Castle Connolly (2022)
    • Best Pediatric Specialist (2020, 2021) D Magazine
    • Top Pediatric Gastroenterologist (2021) Texas Magazine Top Doctors
    • 117 GI Physician to Know Becker’s List (2019)
    • TX Top Doc (2019)
    • Leading Doctors Who’s Who in America (2017-2020)
    • D Magazine Best Pediatric Specialists (2020)
    • Texas Rising Stars, Texas Monthly Magazine (2016)
    • Leading Physician of the World & Top Health Care Professional - The Internal Association of Health Care Professionals (2011)
    • The World Wide Leaders in Healthcare - Published in 2011-2012 edition (2011)

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