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Texas Medical Center

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Phone: 832-822-3131


6701 Fannin Street
Suite 1100
Houston, TX 77030

Wenly Ruan, MD

Associate Director, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Therapeutic Endoscopy

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Gastroenterology 2020
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Residency Pediatrics 2017
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2014
University of Texas at Austin Bachelors Bachelor of Science in Biology, Dean’s Scholar 2010


Dr. Wenly Ruan is an assistant professor within the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. She is the Associate Director of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy at Texas Children's Hospital. Her clinical focus is primarily on Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Therapeutic Endoscopy. Dr. Ruan is devoted to the care and management of pediatric patients with a broad range of gastrointestinal disorders including inflammatory bowel disease, polyposis syndromes,  pancreaticobiliary diseases, vascular anomalies, and gastrointestinal bleeds. Her goal is to improve the treatment and management of these patients and to improve upon therapeutic techniques for the management of these complex pediatric patients.

Clinical Interests:

Inflammatory bowel disease

Therapeutic endoscopy

Research Interests:

Therapeutic endoscopy


Small Bowel Imaging

Inflammatory bowel disease



Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Member
American Gastroenterological Association Member
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Standards of Practice Committee
North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Endoscopy and Procedures Committee

Selected Publications

Ruan W, Fishman DS, Lerner DG, Engevik M, Elmunzer BJ, Walsh CM. Changes in Pediatric Endoscopic Practice during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Results from an International Survey. Gastroenterology. May 2020.

Khalaf RT, Ruan W, Orkin S, Wilsey M, Fishman D, Mallon D, Pan Z, Hazelton KZ, Kramer RE, Walker T. Gastric Injury Secondary to Button Battery Ingestions: A Retrospective Multicenter Review. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. April 2020.

Ruan W, Engevik MA, Chang-Graham AL, Danhof H, Goodwin A, Engevik KA, Shi Z, Hall A, Di Rienzi SC, Venable S, Britton R, Hyser J, Versalovic J. Enhancing Responsiveness of Human Jejunal Enteroids to Host and Microbial Stimuli. Journal of Physiology. May 2020

Ruan W, Engevik MA, Spinler JK, Versalovic J. The Healthy Human Gastrointestinal Microbiome: Composition and Function after a Decade of Exploration. Digestive Diseases and Sciences. Mar 2020.

Goss MB, Galvan NTN, Ruan W, Munoz-Rivas F, Brewer ED, O’Mahony C, Melicoff-Portillo E, Dryer WJ, Miloh T, Cigarroa F, Ranch D, Yoeli D, Adams MA, Koohmaraie S, Harter DM, Rana A, Cotton RT, Carter B, Patel, S, Moreno NF, Leung DH, Goss JA. The pediatric solid organ transplant experience with COVID-19: An initial multi-center, multi-organ case series. Pediatric transplantation. Sept 2020.

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