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The Woodlands

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Phone: 936-267-7555
Fax: 936-267-7922


Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands
17580 Interstate-45 South, 5th Floor, Orange Pod
The Woodlands, TX 77384

Keisha R. Barton, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas Fellowship Pediatric Gastroenterology 2019
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX Residency Pediatrics 2016
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2013
Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, Louisiana Bachelors Bachelor of Science in Biology 2009


Dr. Barton’s patient care philosophy is centered on education. She believes that a patient and their family’s understanding of a diagnosis is an important step in the treatment process. She enjoys teaching medical concepts to families in ways that are clearly and easily understandable. She delights in developing therapeutic relationships with families, advocating for and empowering the children she cares for. A family-centered approach of care is especially important in pediatric patients with chronic medical illnesses.

Clinical Interests & Research

Dr. Barton cares for children with a variety of gastrointestinal conditions including failure to thrive, gastroesophageal reflux, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease and has a particular interest in eosinophilic esophagitis.

Dr. Barton is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Member
North American Society for Pediatric, Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition (NASPGHAN) Member

Selected Publications

Journal Articles:

Falaiye TO, *Mitchell KR, Lu Z, et al. Outcomes following infliximab therapy for pediatric patients hospitalized with refractory colitis-predominant IBD. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2014;58(2):213–219. doi:10.1097/MPG.0b013e3182a98df2.

Roma Moza, MD, Natalie Villafranco, MD, Devesh Upadhya, MD, Keisha Mitchell, MD, Mark Ward, MD, Geeta Singhal, MD, MEd, and Teri Turner, MD, MPH, MEd. "Academy of Resident Educators: A Framework for Development of Future Clinician-Educators." J Grad Med Educ 2015 June 7;2:294-5. Pubmed PMID: 26221463.

Krishna MZ, Barton KR, Perez CM, Walsh SM, Assa A, Kellermayer R. "Academic Stress May Contribute to the Onset of Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Diseases." J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2018 October;67(4):e73-e76. Pubmed PMID: 29851761.

Cruz LA & Barton K, Hertel P, Carter BA, Bergner EM, Garcia-Prats JA, Mehollin-Ray AR, Fishman DS. TPN-oma": A Rare Complication of Lipid Extravasation with UVC Misplacement. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition 2019 May 23. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000002408.

Book Chapters:

Mitchell KR and Fishman DS (2017). Pediatric EGD. In Adler DG (Ed.), Upper Endoscopy for GI Fellows (pp. 125-137). New York City, NY: Springer.

Barton K.R., Leung D.H. (2019) Hepatitis D. In: Chang MH., Schwarz K. (eds) Viral Hepatitis in Children. Springer, Singapore. 

Awards & Honors

Fellow Representative for Fellows College Leadership & Steering Committee—Baylor College of Medicine (2018-2019) 

Provider Excellence Award - 99th Percentile or above on Press Ganey surveys, 1st quarter, 2021

Provider Excellence Award - 99th Percentile or above on Press Ganey surveys, 3rd quarter, 2021

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