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Salina Khushal, MD

English, Gujarati
Pediatric Gastroenterology
Board Certifications:
American Board of Pediatrics
Areas of Clinical Interest:
Inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, eosinophilic esophagitis, constipation

Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2022)
Internship: Children’s National Medical Center (2019)
Residency: Children’s National Medical Center (2019)
Medical School: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (2016)
Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University (2010)

Awards & Recognition:

Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2015
Young Medical Investigator Award, American Academy of Pediatrics Year, 2014
Fellow Case Presentation Award and Travel Grant, American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Year, 2021

Clinic Locations: Fairfax

Keystone Publications:

Khushal S, Oliva-Hemker M. Diagnosis and Management of Microscopic Colitis in Pediatric Patients. Paediatr Drugs. 2022;24(3):217-233. doi:10.1007/s40272-022-00504-3. PMID: 35501559.

Khushal S, Ladd MR, Fundora JB, Shores DR. Gastroschisis for the Gastroenterologist: Updates on Epidemiology, Management, and Outcomes. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2022 Oct 1;75(4):396-399. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000003536. Epub 2022 Jun 21. PMID: 35727685.

Constant BD, Khushal S, Jiang J, Bost JE, Chaisson E, Conklin LS. Early Inflammatory Markers are Associated with Inadequate Post-Induction Infliximab Trough in Pediatric Crohn's Disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2021 Mar 1;72(3):410-416. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000002975. PMID: 33439565.

Patient Reviews:
"Dr. Khushal was absolutely perfect. She took the time to explain everything and was an excellent, excellent doctor for my son." 

"This has been one of our best experiences in a really, really long time with a provider. Dr. Khushal did an amazing job, she took her time, and was very patient while listening to our concerns. After our appointment, my daughter said, 'This has been one of the best visits I’ve had with a doctor.' Thank you so much for taking your time and listening to our concerns." 

"Dr. Khushal had such an amazing bedside manner. She made my child feel comfortable and understood and didn’t make us feel rushed in any way. She answered all our questions, and it was a really good experience." 

Where did you grow up?
Baltimore, MD
How long have you practiced in the Washington, DC area and what do you like most about it?
I am very familiar with the DMV area, as I completed my masters and residency training here. I love the diversity, the great multicultural cuisines, and easy access to museums and monuments.
What do you most enjoy doing outside of your clinical practice, when you’re not working?
I love being a Mom!
If you weren’t a doctor, what profession would you most likely be doing and why?
I would be a teacher! I love working with kids and helping them to reach their full potential. I find myself teaching (about the GI tract) a lot during my appointments with patients and their parents.