Akash Pandey, MD, is a board-certified pediatric gastroenterologist and physician nutrition specialist with Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children Center for Digestive Health and Nutrition. He provides a full range of pediatric gastrointestinal diagnosis and treatment and has a special interest in pediatric nutritional disorders that affect the gastrointestinal (GI) system. His other interests include liver disease, intestinal inflammation, chronic abdominal pain, chronic constipation, and gastroesophageal reflux.
About Pediatric Gastroenterology
As a pediatric gastroenterologist, Dr. Pandey specializes in treating children who have diseases or conditions of the digestive system and liver or those with nutritional problems. He has extensive pediatric training, which enables him to address the special needs of children who often experience medical situations much differently than adults. Some of the conditions Dr. Pandey treats are:
- Pediatric nutritional disorders
- Failure to thrive and poor weight gain
- Complex nutritional problems
- Sports nutrition
- Acute and chronic liver disease, including hepatitis
- Acute and chronic pancreatitis
- Biliary tract disease
- Celiac disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Chronic abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation and vomiting
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Cystic fibrosis liver and Pancreatic disease
- Helicobacter pylori infection
- Short-bowel syndrome
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Intestinal inflammation
Dr. Pandey’s Training
Dr. Pandey earned his medical degree from Odessa State Medical University in Ukraine and then served as a medical officer with the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education in India before moving to the United States for postdoctoral training.
He completed his residency in general pediatrics at New York Medical College at Metropolitan Hospital in Manhattan followed by a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital/Westchester Medical Center. Located in Valhalla, New York, these healthcare facilities are affiliated with New York Medical College.
About Dr. Pandey
In addition to board certification in general pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition, Dr. Pandey is one of only a few physicians in the country to be board certified in nutrition by three organizations. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine with additional certification as a physician nutrition specialist (PNS) by the National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists and as a nutrition support clinician (CNSC) by the National Board for Nutritional Support Certification.
He is a member of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition’s Hepatology [LIVER] committee and several special interest groups of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. These special interest groups include pediatric liver disorder, liver fibrosis, and cholestatic and autoimmune liver disease through the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN).
As well as patient care, Dr. Pandey is an active researcher and educator. He is involved in teaching medical students, residents, fellows and medical house staff and has contributed to several published research studies. He is fluent in Hindi.