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Shweta Namjoshi, MD

  • Shweta Satish Namjoshi
  • “My goal is to help kids do big things.”

As Medical Director of Intestinal Rehabilitation & Nutrition support, I provide a full continuum of care for children with intestinal failure. I understand the enormity of intestinal transplant, providing both medical expertise and emotional support to patients and families. I believe children can live a high-quality life on parenteral nutrition, and I collaborate closely with patients and families to achieve this, empowering them to reach their dreams.

Especialidades médicas y/o especialidades quirúrgicas


Trabajo y educación


Penn State College of Medicine Registrar, Hershey, PA, 05/30/2011

Últimos años de residencia

UCLA Pediatric Residency, Los Angeles, CA, 06/30/2014


UCLA Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship, Los Angeles, CA, 06/30/2019

Certificado(s) de especialidad

Pediatric Gastroenterology, American Board of Pediatrics

Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics


Chronic Intestinal Failure

Congenital Diarrheas and Enteropathies (CODEs)

Intestinal Transplant

Micronutrient Deficiency

Parenteral Nutrition

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Todo Publicaciones

Long-Term Dietary Changes in Subjects with Glucose Galactose Malabsorption Secondary to Biallelic Mutations of SLC5A1. Digestive diseases and sciences Chan, A. P., Namjoshi, S. S., Jardack, P. M., Maloney, L., Ardjmand, A., Jackson, N. N., Martin, M. G. 2021


BACKGROUND: Glucose galactose malabsorption (GGM) is a congenital diarrheal disorder of intestinal Na+/glucose cotransport (SGLT1/SLC5A1). The required glucose and galactose-restricted diet has been well described in infancy, but long-term nutrition follow-up is limited.AIM: To perform a comprehensive nutritional assessment on a cohort of patients with GGM to gain insights into the consumption patterns within the population.METHODS: A cross-sectional study examining dietary intake of a GGM cohort using prospective food records. The calories and nutrients of all foods, beverages, and condiments were analyzed with descriptive statistics and compared to intake patterns of age- and sex-matched NHANES groups.RESULTS: The six patients were 0.7-26years old. Whole foods and vegetable fats were major parts of the diet, while dairy and added sweeteners were restricted. Compared to typical US intakes, mean macronutrient distribution was 88th percentile from fat, 18th percentile from carbohydrates, and 78th percentile from protein. Fructose consumption, as a proportion of total sugar intake, decreased with age, from 86.1 to 50.4%. Meanwhile, glucose consumption increased with age, from 13.8 to 48.6% of sugar intake. However, the actual amount of glucose consumed remained low, equivalent to 4th percentile of US consumption level. Galactose intake was marginal throughout life.CONCLUSIONS: A GGM diet is a high-fat and high-protein/low-carbohydrate diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables but limited in dairy and added sugar. Relatively less fructose but more glucose is incorporated into the diet with age. Future studies should investigate the effects of the GGM diet on gut microbiome and long-term health.

View details for DOI 10.1007/s10620-020-06792-4

View details for PubMedID 33433815

Long-Term Dietary Changes in Subjects with Glucose Galactose Malabsorption Secondary to Biallelic Mutations of SLC5A1 Digestive Diseases and Sciences Chan, A., Namjoshi, S. S., Jardack, P., Ardjamand, A., Jackson, N. M., Martin, M. G. 2021

View details for DOI 10.1542/pir.2018-0144

View details for PubMedID 32005692

Visual Diagnosis: Anal Mass in a 3-year-old Boy. Pediatrics in review Ogbonnaya, S. A., Namjoshi, S. S. 2020; 41 (2): e4e7
A Novel Case of Carcinoid Tumor in a Pediatric Patient With Short Bowel Syndrome Secondary to Gastroschisis JPGN Reports Huang, A., Montiel-Esparza, R., Scott, G., Martin, B., Bruzoni, M., Kadapakkam, M., Namjoshi, S. S. 2020; 1 (2)
Anemia of Inflammation in Patients with Intestinal Failure on Home Parenteral Nutrition SN Compr. Clin. Med. Namjoshi, S. S., Farkas, C., Jackson, N., Reyen, L. E., Baldivia, P. S., Vargas, J. H., Venick, R. S., Weng, P. L., Hanudel, M. R., Ganz, T., Wozniak, L. 2020
Development of gastrointestinal function. Pediatric Nutrition Namjoshi, S. S., Martin, M. G. edited by Kleinman, R. E., Greer, F. R. American Academy of Pediatrics. 2019; 8th: 1756
Nutrition Deficiencies in Children With Intestinal Failure Receiving Chronic Parenteral Nutrition JOURNAL OF PARENTERAL AND ENTERAL NUTRITION Namjoshi, S. S., Muradian, S., Bechtold, H., Reyen, L., Venick, R. S., Marcus, E. A., Vargas, J. H., Wozniak, L. J. 2018; 42 (2): 42735
Flu vaccinations among general population inmates in a large urban jail, Los Angeles, 2007-08 Journal of the American Correctional Association Namjoshi, S. S., Nelson, A., Kodagoda, D., Tadrous, M., Miranda, A., Kamara, F., Arslanian, H., Malek, M. 2008: 21-28
Off-label marketing: a primer for physicians & policy makers. Namjoshi, S. S., Wen, L. S. AMSA Online Publication. Reston, VA. 2005