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 special interests in resident education. Dr. Rustagi loves to travel – she’s been to four continents already - and loves to swap travel tales!
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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
ratings and reviews
The gastroenterology department was great. The lab department not so much. Getting a young child into the lab knowing he’s going to get stuck with needles is hard enough. But when you go in and nothing is ready. The child is watching you dig through all these needles and containers. It makes them upset. They should have gauze, bandaids and wraps on hand before drawing the blood. Parents holding the child down while your dropping things and got to leave the room to get a bandaid etc makes for a hectic experience.
Thankful for the amazing humans at this office!
This provider is AMAZING!! I SERIOUSLY LOVE DAYTON CHILDREN'S!!!
Dr Shelly was very thorough in asking questions and explaining why she was asking certain questions. She offered several options for treatment and started with the least invasive option. She explained the time frame we should use before moving on to the next step, if necessary. She's also very personable.