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Savini Britto


The Woodlands

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


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

Savini Lanka Britto, MD

Attending Physician, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition 2020
Emory University of Georgia Residency Pediatrics 2017
Medical College of Georgia Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2014


Dr. Britto’s patient care philosophy is focused on a family-centered approach. She believes that caring for an ill child requires collaboration between patients, their families and the provider. She strives to educate families so that they will have the tools needed to actively participate in the decision making process. She believes that effective communication is especially important to the success of each patient’s outcome.

Clinical Interests:

Dr. Britto is a community gastroenterologist who cares for children in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. She cares for children with a wide range of acute and chronic gastrointestinal or nutritional disorders. She has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease and eosinophilic esophagitis.

Research Interests:

Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Nutrition


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

Selected Publications

Britto, SL, and Kellermayer, R. Durable clinical but not endoscopic remission in pediatric Crohn’s disease on specific carbohydrate diet monotherapy. Annals of Clinical & Laboratory Science 2020;50(3):316-320. PMID: 32581019.

Krishna M, Britto S, Qian J, Ihekweazu F, Rodriguez JR, Kellermayer R. Diagnostic delay and colectomy risk in pediatric ulcerative colitis. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 2020;55(3):403-405. PMID: 30992148.

Britto SL, Krishna M, Kellermayer R. Weight loss is a sufficient and economical single outcome measure of murine dextran sulfate sodium colitis. FASEB Bioadvances 2019;1(8):493-497. PMID: 32123846.

Britto SL, and Kellermayer R. Carbohydrate Monotony as Protection and Treatment for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis 2019;13(7):942-948. PMID: 30715243.

Santha SL, Shankar, PR, Pan A, Schoen B, Kugathasan S, Sauer CG. Mucosal Healing in Clinical Practice: A Single Center Pediatric IBD Experience. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases 2017;23(8):1447-1453. PMID: 28644180.

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