Mamata Sivagnanam, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in Residence

Dr. Mamata Sivagnanam is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics In Residence in the Department of Pediatrics, University of California San Diego, Rady Children's Hospital San Diego. She is the Director of Medical Student and Resident education for the Division and Co-Director of the Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Fellowship Program. She enjoys seeing a broad range pediatric and adolescent patients clinically.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Mamata Sivagnanam, MD research focuses on congenital tufting enteropathy. This is a severe and life-threatening problem presenting with intractable diarrhea in infancy. Using modern genetic technology, Dr. Sivagnanam isolated epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) as a gene associated responsible for this condition. She focuses on the effect it has on intestinal epithelial physiology. She hopes to gain a better understanding of the role of adhesion molecules in intestinal epithelial development in health and disease.

Sivagnanam on PubMed