Dr. Pankaj Vohra

Dr. Pankaj VohraDr. Pankaj Vohra has the finest academic and work credentials, having attained his medical degree and post-graduation in Pediatrics from AIIMS, New Delhi and fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology from Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York, USA. He is one of the few doctors in India to be certified by the American Board of Pediatric Gastroenterology. He practiced at Mt Sinai Hospital, New York, USA and further at Max Healthcare, Delhi for 13 years. Currently, he is an Associate Professor in the division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA.

He has extensive experience in managing various aspects of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology including managing nutritional, gastrointestinal and liver diseases in children and conducting diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. Apart from leading various clinical researches in his field and deliberating at numerous forums, Dr. Vohra has authored various chapters and publications for many nationally and internationally recognized medical journals, including the British Medical Journal.

In the last 15 years in his professional experience, he has diagnosed and managed about 1000 children with celiac disease. The low diagnosis rates, lack of systematic approach to manage this condition, lack of awareness amongst industry, lack of resources to manage this condition among his patients and the various challenges faced by the ‘celiac’ families has prompted Dr. Vohra to setup this dedicated resource base for them. His dream is to help all his little patients lead a happy and healthy gluten free life. Read his note to know more.

Contact him for queries regarding celiac disease or any other pediatric health related topic or concern.

Publications and Abstracts

  1. Vohra  P.  India should worry about underdiagnosis and overdiagnosis of coeliac diseasePersonal view.  BMJ 2014;  348 doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2046 (Published 19 March 2014)
  2. Vohra  P. Make Indian parents better aware aware of growth charts to prevent obesity – Personal view: BMJ 2014; 349 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g5546 (Published 16 September 2014)
  3. Vohra P. Why this love affair with antibiotics in India? Personal View. BMJ 2012; 345 doi: 10.1136/bmj.e6209 (Published 2 October 2012).
  4. Chaturvedi K, Vohra P. Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Children. Research Letter, Indian Pediatrics 2012; 49:757-758.
  5. Acute hepatic failure. Chapter in Medical Emergencies in Pediatrics, 2nd Edition, Editor Dr Meharban Singh, Sagar Publications, New Delhi 2012
  6. Vohra P. Extraesophagealgastroesophageal reflux disease. Chapter in Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory diseases. Ed Praveen Khilnani, I.K. International Publishing House Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi 2009
  7. Hepatitis A Infection. Chapter in Tropical Hepatogastroenterology, Editor Dr B N Tandon, Elseiver Publications, New Delhi 2008
  8. Jaundice in the infant. Chapter in Tropical Hepatogastroenterology, Editor Dr B N Tandon, Elseiver Publications, New Delhi 2008
  9. Diarrhea in children. Chapter in Tropical Hepatogastroenterology, Editor Dr B N Tandon, Elseiver Publications, New Delhi 2008
  10. Vohra P. Challenges and controversies in the diagnosis of Celiac disease. Indian Journal of Pediatrics, Special Supplement on Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, 2008; 75: S 26 – S 28.
  11. Vohra P. Intestinal Parasites in children. Chapter in IAP Speciality series on Pediatric Gastroenterology, EdsBavdekar A, Mathai J, Sathisayasekaran M and Yachha SK. Jaypee 2006.
  12. Acute hepatic failure. Chapter in Medical Emergencies in Pediatrics, Editor DrMeharban Singh, Sagar Publications, New Delhi 2006
  13. Khanna S, Vohra P., Jyoti R e al. Changing epidemiology of acute hepatitis in a tertiary care hospital in northern India. Ind J Gastroenterol 2006; 25: 101-102.
  14. Vohra P. Approach to Metabolic Liver Disease in Infants. Pediatrics Today, 2004; 7: 259-264.
  15. Vohra Pankaj. Parenteral nutrition for pediatricians in Practical Approach to Pediatric Intensive care. Khilnani P, Editor. Jaypee Brothers, New Delhi 2004
  16. Vohra P. Hepatitis C infection in children. Bulletin of Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition, 2003; 1: 109-112.
  17. Vohra P. Inflammatory bowel disease in Recent Advances in Pediatrics 12, Editor SurajGupte, Jaypee Publications, New Delhi, 2002.
  18. Vohra P. Medical Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux. Paediatrics Today, 2001; 4:173-176.
  19. Vohra P. Chronic viral hepatitis and its management. Paediatrics Today, 2001; 4: 70-80.
  20. Vohra P. Inflammatory bowel disease. Indian Journal of Pediatrics, 2000; 67: 747-756.
  21. Vohra P, Iofel E, Emre S, Magid M, Holzman I, Ye MQ, Haller CA, Shneider BL. Neonatal hemochromatosis: the importance of early recognition of liver failure. Journal of Pediatrics, 2000; 136: 537-541
  22. Vohra P, Burroughs MH, Hodes DS, Norton KI, Kaufman DM, LeLeiko NS, Benkov KJ. Disseminated nocardiosis complicating medical therapy in Crohn’s disease. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 1997; 25: 233-235.
  23. Shemesh E, Lurie S, Stuber ML, Emre S, Patel Y, Vohra P, Aromando M, Shneider BL. A pilot study of Posttraumatic stress and non-adherence in Pediatric liver transplant recipients. Pediatrics, 2000; 105:e29
  24. Menon PSN, Singh GR, Vohra P. Shock. In Medical Emergencies in Children, Singh M, Editor, 2nd Edition, Sagar Publications, New-Delhi, 1993 : 22 – 40
  25. Kapil D, Vohra P. Albendazole in Neurocysticercosis. Indian Journal of Pediatrics, 1993; 60: 131 – 132.
  26. Saxena A, Vohra P, Jain Y, Narayanan S, Kumar RK. Umbilical vein cardiac catheteritization (letter). American Heart Journal, 1993; 126: 1494
  27. Desai N, Vohra P et al. Hypoplastic anemia: A preleukemic state in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Indian Pediatrics, 1991; 28: 1186 – 1189.
  28. Vohra P. Fetal Therapy – Now a reality. Bulletin National Neonatology Forum, 5: 5 – 8
  29. Vohra P. Multi – drug resistant Typhoid fever – A reality. Delhi Pediatrics, 1990; 6: 4
  30. Study of Lipids in Thalassemia Syndrome: Thesis submitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, June 1993.


  1. Vohra P, Shue G, Spidoni K, Walsh MJ. Cloning of a common Sp1/Rb binding protein involved with Rb-induced and Sp1-mediated transcription of Uracil DNA glycosylase 2. Pediatric Research, 1996 ; 39 : 70A (Abstract #405 presented at APS-SPR, Washington DC, 1996)
  2. Vohra P, Birnbaum AH, Pittman NS, Mc-Farlane-Ferriera Y, LeLeiko NS, Benkov KJ. Ulcerative colitis: One year experience at a tertiary care referral center (Abstract). Gastroenterology 1996 ; 110 : A1040.
  3. Benkov KJ, Vohra P, Pittman NS, LeLeiko NS, Birnbaum AH. Use of 6-mercaptopurine in Crohn’s disease (Abstract # 86). Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 1996; 23: 363
  4. Vohra P, Walsh MJ. Interactions screen of Sp1 and RB binding proteins regulating Sp1 – mediated transcription (Abstract #304). Pediatric Research, 1997; 41: 53A
  5. Benkov KJ, Pittman NS, Birnbaum AH, Barth JA, Vohra P, See MS, Ceballos C, LeLeiko NS. Side effects of 5-Aminosalicylic acid drugs. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 1998; 27: 487 (Abstract # 95)
  6. Martin J. Walsh, Pankaj Vohra, Li Side, GongliangShue and Neal S. Leleiko. Independent interaction of a MAD-related protein homologue with RB and Sp1: A potential signal between TGFB1 and TAF’s. The FASEB Journal, 1997; 11 (Abstract #2029)
  7. Li Side, Pankaj Vohra, Yuquing Wu, GongliangShue, Neal S. LeLeiko, Martin J. Walsh. Interaction between a DNA Glycosylase and a component of TFIIH. Abstract presented at 1997 meeting on ‘Mechanism of Eukaryotic Transcription’, Cold Spring Harbour, New York, Aug 27-31, 1997

In the media

Article in Sandhya Times, October 2014

Article in Max Healthline, August 2014

HealthyZindagi - July 2014


Through the following videos, Dr. Pankaj Vohra has presented information about celiac disease and related topics in simple language which can be understood by all patients easily.

  • About celiac disease
    • An introduction in Hindi
    • Understanding celiac disease
  • About endoscopy – An introduction in Hindi