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Texas Medical Center

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Phone: 832-822-3131
Fax: 832-825-4131


6701 Fannin Street
Suite 1100
Houston, TX 77030

Seema Mehta Walsh, MD

Attending Physician, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Service

Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Gastroenterology 2010
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Residency Pediatrics 2007
University of Tennessee College of Medicine Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2004


Dr. Walsh is a dedicated pediatric gastroenterologist with a clinical interest in inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.  She cares for children with a wide array of gastrointestinal difficulties.  Her focus is providing the highest quality of care through compassion, mutual trust, and evidence based medicine.
Dr. Walsh is the site physician leader for the Improve Care Now collaborative which is a national quality improvement initiative for children with inflammatory bowel disease.  As the Associate Director of the Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship program, she is committed to educating the next generation of physicians. 


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Fellow
American Gastroenterological Association Member
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America Member
North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Member

Selected Publications

Abbas PI, Peterson ML, Fallon SC, Lopez ME, Wesson DE, Walsh SM, Kellermayer R, Rodriguez JR. Evaluating the impact of infliximab use on surgical outcomes in pediatric Crohn's disease.  Journal of Pediatric Surgery  Epub February 14, 2016. 

Malaty HM, Mehta S, Abraham B, et al.  The natural course of inflammatory bowel disease indeterminate from childhood to adulthood:  within a 25 year period.  Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology 2013.  6:115-21.

Malaty HM, Abraham BP, Mehta S, et al.  The natural history of ulcerative colitis in a pediatric population:  a follow-up population-based cohort study.  Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology  2013.  6:77-83.

Abraham BP, Mehta S, El-Serag HB.  Natural history of pediatric-onset inflammatory bowel disease:a systematic review.  Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology  2012.  46(7):581-9.

Mehta S, Lopez ME, Chumpitazi BP, Mazziotti MV, Brandt ML, Fishman DS.  Clinical characteristics and risk factors for symptomatic pediatric gallbladder disease.  Pediatrics 2012.  129(1):e81-8.  Epub 2011.

Luna RA, Boyanton BL, Mehta S, Courtney EM, Webb CR, Revell PA, Versalovic J.  Rapid stool-based diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infection by real-time PCR in a children’s hospital.  Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2011.  49(3):851-7.

Abraham BP, Mehta S, Gilger M.  The differential diagnosis of IBD in children – be wary of lymphoma.  Letter to the Editor.  Pediatrics  22 September 2010 [Epub].

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