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:
Inflammatory bowel disease - Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
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
Question Rating Breakdown
My experience with all staff at Dayton Children's hospital has been amazing. We drive from Cincinnati for all specialist appointments now because the level of care is so much more patient centered. Everyone takes their time and answers all questions and makes you feel heard. More importantly I always get the feeling that the doctors, nurses and support staff really enjoy working there. I have nothing but positive things to say about Dr Rustagi and everyone else. I have and will continue to recommend Dayton Children's hospital to people who I know.
Everyone we dealt with was kind, understanding, and professional. Thank you.
Everyone we dealt with at Dayton Children's GI department was phenomenal. They took our concern seriously. They listened, the asked questions, they explained things, they ran tests we were hoping they would run and always communicated what was going on. The nursing staff on the 8th floor was fantastic. Regina, our very first day was very helpful. I really appreciated all of her time and kind of explaining and kind of setting our nerves at ease. Both doctors and the residents and the students that were there also listened, answered questions, asked questions, everything felt like a conversation