Amrik S. Khalsa, MD

Nationwide Children's Hospital Medical Professional

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Amrik S. Khalsa, MD, is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University. He is a Principal Investigator at the Center for Child Health Equity and Outcomes Research at the Abigail Wexner Research Institute. As a dual trained, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics physician, he sees and precepts residents at the Nationwide Children's Hospital South High Primary Care Clinic. He joined Nationwide Children’s Hospital in the fall of 2018. As a Principal Investigator, Dr. Khalsa’s research interests lie in obesity prevention, with a particular focus in early childhood (birth – age 5 yrs) and families from disadvantaged backgrounds. Some of his prior work has included understanding parent’s role in shaping infant and early childhood feeding practices and how this affects infant growth trajectories including obesity. Some of his current work continues to examine the role of parenting and parental influences on their child’s risk of obesity including early food introduction. He is currently designing projects that will examine modifiable targets of parental behaviors to delay the onset of obesity in early childhood.

Patient Care
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Punjabi
Academic and Clinical Areas

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 08/06/2018

Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
Fellowship Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Date Completed: 06/30/2018
Residency Stony Brook University Hospital Date Completed: 06/30/2015
Medical School Michigan State University Date Completed: 05/06/2011