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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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
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awards and honors
Dayton Magazine, winner, best pediatric GI, 2022
ratings and reviews
Question Rating Breakdown
Dr Rustagi was amazing and so was the nurse. I have never had a doctor spend so much time investigating my child's problem and then giving thorough easy to understand answers. Well worth the drive from Cincinnati
Such a wonderful, kind and compassionate Doctor!! She listened to my daughter and was very knowledgeable.
Hi, she was very thorough. She took the time to explain what was going on. She showed pictures of the. The disease part of the body, the colon and and gave explanation. She just was very thorough. She had done her homework by the time she came in and entered the room. She was outstanding and I would recommend anybody go to her. Who has problems with gastro and intestinal issues. She is absolutely wonderful. Thank you.
Dr Rustagi is personable, caring, easy to talk to and takes her time understanding and explaining everything. She is wonderful!