Ala K. Shaikhkhalil, MD :: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Ala K. Shaikhkhalil, MD

Ala K. Shaikhkhalil, MD

Contact Information

Gastroenterology & Nutrition
700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-3450
FX: (614) 722-3454

Location Information for Patients

Ironton Close to Home Center
Main Campus


Ala Shaikhkhalil, MD is an attending pediatric gastroenterologist and physician nutrition specialist at Nationwide Children’s, and an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at the Ohio State University College of Medicine. In addition to her training in pediatric gastroenterology at Nationwide Children’s, Dr. Shaikhkhalil completed a fellowship in pediatric nutrition at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Her specialty interest is in nutrition and its role in children’s health and growth, in addition to the role nutrition plays in various disease processes including inflammatory bowel disease, cystic fibrosis, celiac disease, and eosinophilic disorders.

Her research has focused on the role of zinc in growth and body composition of extremely preterm infants, a vulnerable group that suffers from poor growth after birth and is at risk of zinc deficiency. She has presented her work at numerous national conferences and received “Abstract of Distinction” awards at Clinical Nutrition Week in 2011 and 2013.


  • Female

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Arabic

Education and Training

Medical School

  • Jodan University of Science and Technology
    Date Completed: 06/30/2003


  • University of Iowa
    Date Completed: 06/30/2009


  • Nationwide Children's Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/2012


  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Date Completed: 06/30/2013


  • Pediatrics


  • Gastroenterology & Hepatology & Nutrition


  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatrics

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 07/22/2013

Awards, Honors and Organizations

  • “Abstract of Distinction” awards at Clinical Nutrition Week in 2011 and 2013
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000