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Prita Mohanty

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
AddressUniversity of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 667
Rochester NY 14642
 Awards And Honors
2010     Individual Development Award, New York State  | United University Professions
2012 - 2013Bradford Fellowship Award  | University of Rochester
2012     World Congress Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition  | Taiwan Travel Grant
2011 - 2013Dean's Fellow Pediatrics
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.

 Selected Publications
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  1. Mohanty PH, Gabel M. Agitation and decreased oral intake in an adolescent with autism. Pediatr Ann. 2012 Jun; 41(6):1-3.
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  2. Mohanty P, Karjoo M, Beg M. Unique cause of generalized edema in an adolescent girl. Pediatr Ann. 2012 Jun; 41(6):4-6.
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  3. Sood V, Mohanty P, Brown M. A nine-year-old girl with liver enlargement. Pediatr Ann. 2012 Jun; 41(6):7-10.
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  4. Mohanty PH, Sood V, Saubermann LJ. A 16-year-old girl with perianal skin tags. Pediatr Ann. 2012 Jun; 41(6):10-2.
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  5. Kumar R, Qureshi S, Mohanty P, Rao SP, Miller ST. A short course of prednisone in the management of acute chest syndrome of sickle cell disease. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2010 Apr; 32(3):e91-4.
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  6. Pungavkar SA, Sainani NI, Karnik AS, Mohanty PH, Lawande MA, Patkar DP, Sinha S. Antenatal diagnosis of iniencephaly: sonographic and MR correlation: a case report. Korean J Radiol. 2007 Jul-Aug; 8(4):351-5.
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