Alka Goyal , MD

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Specialty:

Pediatrics

Secondary Specialty:

Gastroenterology
Pediatric Gastroenterology

Education:

University of Delhi
Delhi,

Residency:

Yorkhill Children's Hospital
Glasgow,
Kalawati Saran Children's Hospital
New Delhi,
Kriplani Hospital
Delhi,

Fellowships:

University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Farmington, CT
Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes Hospital
St Louis, MO

Affiliations:

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
UPMC Presbyterian South Surgery Center
UPMC Children's Surgery Centers

Languages:

Hindi

Biography

Research Interests

Pediatric IBD Registry, Citalopram for Pediatric Recurrent Abdominal Pain

Biography Summary

Alka Goyal, MD, is a pediatric gastroenterologist at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She earned a bachelor's degree in zoology from the University of Delhi in 1979 and earned a medical degree from Lady Hoarding Medical College, University of Delhi, in 1984.

Dr. Goyal completed her residency in pediatrics at the University of Connecticut Health Center. She earned a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at Washington University, St. Louis, and an advanced postdoctoral research fellowship awarded by AGA. Dr. Goyal has been an assistant professor in pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine since 1998.

Dr. Goyal has studied the role of a protein, epimorphin, in the development of the gut. Her current research interests include inflammatory bowel disease, particularly the role of cytokine polymorphisms that can affect the disease phenotype, severity, and response to therapy; and gut disorders associated with autism. She also has been an advisor to a committee exploring research into treatment options for children with autism.

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Locations and Directions

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

    Children's North Clinic

    2599 Wexford Bayne Rd.
    Sewickley, PA, 15143
    (412) 692-5180

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

    4401 Penn Ave.
    Pediatric Gastroenterology, 3rd Floor
    Pittsburgh, PA, 15224
    (412) 692-5180

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

    Children's South

    205 Millers Run Road
    Bridgeville, PA, 15017