Prita H. Mohanty, M.D.

Prita H. Mohanty, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 667
Rochester, NY 14642

Research Bio

Dr Mohanty's research interests include looking at the role of barrier proteins in Eosinophilic Esophagitis and studying effect of glucocorticoids on tight junction (TJ) function and structure. The objective of her study is to determine if treatment with budesonide will change the expression of tight junction proteins and the esophageal microbiome in children with Eosinophilic Esophagitis. This prospective case series has been approved by the Institutional Review Board. Dr. Mohanty been awarded the Department of Pediatrics Bradford Post-doctoral Fellowship Award for this study.

Gastrointestinal symptoms are frequently reported in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). During her fellowship here, Dr Mohanty conducted a study to evaluate the possibility of an association between Celiac Disease (CD) and ASD and found that the prevalence of celiac antibodies in ASD was the same as in the general population. No increased incidence of CD in children with ASD was identified in this clinic derived sample, although subjective benefit from a gluten-free diet was anecdotally reported by most families who implemented dietary intervention.

To maintain skeletal health in children with Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Dr Mohanty designed a study to provide an effective practice-level intervention for improved vitamin D screening and supplementation, and the use of DXA scan to evaluate for osteopenia.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Bradford Fellowship Award | University of Rochester | Rochester, NY 2012 - 2013
World Congress Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition | Taiwan Travel Grant 2012
Dean's Fellow Pediatrics 2011 - 2013
Individual Development Award, New York State | United University Professions 2010

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 9 available »

2015 Feb
Sood V, Mohanty P, Gabel M, Weinberg GA. "Recurrent acalculous cholecystitis in a child with chronic granulomatous disease." Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition. 2015 Feb; 60(2):e11-2.
2012 Jun
Mohanty PH, Gabel M. "Agitation and decreased oral intake in an adolescent with autism." Pediatric annals. 2012 Jun; 41(6):1-3.
2012 Jun
Mohanty P, Karjoo M, Beg M. "Unique cause of generalized edema in an adolescent girl." Pediatric annals. 2012 Jun; 41(6):4-6.
2012 Jun
Sood V, Mohanty P, Brown M. "A nine-year-old girl with liver enlargement." Pediatric annals. 2012 Jun; 41(6):7-10.
2012 Jun
Mohanty PH, Sood V, Saubermann LJ. "A 16-year-old girl with perianal skin tags." Pediatric annals. 2012 Jun; 41(6):10-2.

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Gastroenterology/Nutrition (SMD) - Primary


Pediatric Gastroenterology - American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics


MBBS | Medicine | India-Bombay U, Topiwala Med Col2004

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/2010 - 06/30/2013
Residency in Pediatrics at Upstate Medical University07/01/2009 - 06/30/2010
Internship in Pediatrics at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine07/01/2006 - 06/30/2009