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Shelly Rustagi, MD


Shelly Rustagi, MD, is a pediatric gastroenterologist at Dayton Children's Hospital. She is originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana, and comes to Dayton Children’s from a fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Colorado. She served her residency at Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center and got her medical and bachelor’s degrees at the University of Missouri.

Dr. Rustagi is particularly interested in caring for children with celiac disease and eosinophilic esophagitis, in which the esophagus becomes inflamed due to allergens. She also has a special interest in resident education.

Dr. Rustagi loves to travel – she’s been to four continents already - and loves to swap travel tales!


schedule an appointment

If your child is an existing patient, log in to MyKidsChart to schedule directly with your provider for follow-up care.

If you are new to the Dayton Children’s gastroenterology clinic, use the online scheduling tool below to schedule an appointment. New patient appointments must be done in person. To schedule by phone call 937-641-4000

conditions you can schedule for:

  • General gastroenterology
  • Inflammatory bowel disease - Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis 
  • Liver problems - hepatitis, biliary atresia, increased liver enzymes
  • Short gut/short bowel syndrome

 View our full list of conditions we treat.

education and training

  • medical school: University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri
  • residency: Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
  • fellowship: Pediatric gastroenterology - Children’s Hospital Colorado/University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado
  • board certification: Pediatrics

awards and honors

  • Dayton Magazine - Dayton Best Docs 2022
  • Dayton Magazine - Dayton Best Docs 2023
ratings and reviews

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She's very kind, but when she speaks to you and tells you about what's going on she goes into full detail about explaining it and telling you... Sorry, telling you how it goes through and what needs to be done and what can be done and she explains in a way that I can understand and as it's good... with explaining in detail and Care on what needs to be done and what can be done and what will help and won't won't help.

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I am blown away by the bedside manner of Shelly Rustagi. She is so caring, listened to everything my daughter explained to her and was putting everything together in her head so we had a direction to go before we left the room. I would for sure recommend her to anyone needing a GI specialist!

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He's a great provider. Listens very closely and was very knowledgeable.

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Best specialist ever seen. Amazing kindness and ability to explain treatment and benefits of possible courses of action. Really listened and cared.

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