Ala K. Shaikhkhalil, MD

Nationwide Children's Hospital Medical Professional

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Biography

Ala Shaikhkhalil, MD, is an attending pediatric gastroenterologist and physician nutrition specialist at Nationwide Children's. She is also 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, and celiac disease . Dr. Shaikhkhalil participates in multidisciplinary clinics for children and adolescents with nutrition-related bone health concerns and cystic fibrosis.

Her research focuses on nutrition education at all levels of medical training including culinary medicine, gastrointestinal and nutrition manifestation of cystic fibrosis and inflammatory bowel disease, and the role of zinc in growth and body composition of extremely preterm infants.

Patient Care
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Arabic
Academic and Clinical Areas
Awards, Honors & Organizations
  • 2019 Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar, Association of American Medical Colleges San Diego, California, 2019
  • Nominated for “NASPGHAN Foundation Terri Li Young Educator Award”, North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, 2019
  • Nominated for “NASPGHAN Foundation Terri Li Young Educator Award”, North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, 2018
  • Nominated for “Outstanding Faculty Educator” Award, Nationwide Children's Hospital, 2018
  • Travel Grant to NASPGHAN Nutrition University, Nationwide Children's Hospital, 2014
  • "Abstract of Distinction" Award, Clinical Nutrition Week, 2013
  • “Abstract of Distinction” Award, Clinical Nutrition Week, 2011
  • Member, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2019 - Present
  • Member, Central Ohio Pediatric Society (COPS), 2017 - Present
  • Member and Committee Member, American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, 2013 - Present
  • Member and Committee Member, North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, 2012 - Present
  • Member, The American Society of Nutrition, 2011 - 2014
  • Member, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, 2010 - 2012
  • Member, American Gastroenterology Association, 2009 - 2018
  • Member, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2006 - 2012
Education

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 07/22/2013

Board Certifications
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatrics
Fellowship Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Date Completed: 06/30/2013
Fellowship Nationwide Children's Hospital Date Completed: 06/30/2012
Residency University of Iowa Date Completed: 06/30/2009
Medical School Jodan University of Science and Technology Date Completed: 06/30/2003
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Pediatrics