Dr. Sravanya Gavini received her initial medical training from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and trained in Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital.  She completed her Gastroenterology fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School.   During this time, she performed clinical research in esophageal disorders in the prelung transplant population and also obtained her MPH at Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Gavini brings to UTSW a strong background in general gastroenterology with special clinical interests in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), primary esophageal motility disorders, eosinophilic esophagitis
and interpretation of diagnostic techniques such as 24 hour pH/impedance testing and high resolution esophageal manometry. She currently directs the GI motility program at UTSW.

Dr. Gavini was born in India, but grew up in both India and the United States.  Her outside interests
include traveling, cooking, reading, and photography.


Medical School
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2009)
The Johns Hopkins Hospital (2012), Internal Medicine
Medical School
Harvard School of Public Health (2015)
Brigham and Women's Hospital (2015), Gastroenterology

Research Interest

  • Eosinophilic esophagitis management
  • Extraintestinal manifestations of GERD and effect on lung transplant outcomes
  • Natural history of lymphocytic esophagitis
  • Primary esophageal motility disorders


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Delayed Gastric Emptying in Prelung Transplant Patients Is Associated With Posttransplant Acute Cellular Rejection Independent of Reflux.
Derousseau T, Chan WW, Cangemi D, Kaza V, Lo WK, Gavini S, J Clin Gastroenterol 2021 Feb
Extraesophageal syndrome of gastroesophageal reflux: relationships with lung disease and transplantation outcome.
Chan WW, Ahuja N, Fisichella PM, Gavini S, Rangan V, Vela MF, Ann N Y Acad Sci 2020 12 1482 1 95-105
Clinical course of gastroesophageal reflux disease and impact of treatment in symptomatic young patients.
Bonavina L, Fisichella PM, Gavini S, Lee YY, Tatum RP, Ann N Y Acad Sci 2020 12 1481 1 117-126
Abnormal Bolus Reflux Is Associated With Poor Pulmonary Outcome in Patients With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Borges LF, Jagadeesan V, Goldberg H, Gavini S, Lo WK, Burakoff R, Feldman N, Chan WW J Neurogastroenterol Motil 2018 Jul 24 3 395-402
Lung disease severity in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is more strongly associated with impedance measures of bolus reflux than pH parameters of acid reflux alone.
Gavini S, Borges LF, Finn RT, Lo WK, Goldberg HJ, Burakoff R, Feldman N, Chan WW Neurogastroenterol. Motil. 2016 Dec
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is associated with increased impedance measures of reflux compared to non-fibrotic disease among prelung transplant patients.
Gavini S, Finn RT, Lo WK, Goldberg HJ, Burakoff R, Feldman N, Chan WW Neurogastroenterol. Motil. 2015 Jul
Caesarean section to prevent transmission of hepatitis B: a meta-analysis.
Chang MS, Gavini S, Andrade PC, McNabb-Baltar J Can J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2014 Sep 28 8 439-44


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Honors & Awards

  • Young Investigator Forum Award
    American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (2014)
  • M.A. Cartland Shackford Medical Fellowship
    Wellesley College (2007)
  • Preclinical Research Training Program Fellowship
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (2006)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Foregut Society (2020)
  • American College of Gastroenterology (2019)
  • American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (2015)
  • American Gastroenterological Association (2014)