• Avinashi, Vishal


    Investigator, BC Children's Hospital
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia

    Degrees / Designations

    B.Sc, MPH, MD

    Primary Area of Research
    Childhood Diseases
    Secondary Area(s) of Research
    (604) 875-2332 ext. 1
    Lab Phone
    Mailing Address

    BC Children's Hospital
    Room K4 - 200
    4480 Oak Street
    Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4

    Affiliate Websites
    Research Areas

    Eosinophilic esophagitis, cow milk protein allergy, constipation, endoscopy, enteral feeding, intestinal failure, malnutrition, public health nutrition


    I am interested in conditions that affect childrens' guts, particularly one which causes inflammation of the esophagus where the immune system is overreactive to certain food and environmental triggers. 

    Current Projects

    • Registry of patients with Eosinophilic Esophagitis 
    • Review of patients diagnosed with Cow Milk Protein Allergy
    • Review of necessity of non-esophageal biopsies in patients with known Eosinophilic Esophagitis
    • Evaluation of GERD in Cystic Fibrosis - impedance vs. oropharyngeal probe 


    Selected Publications

    Teoh, T., E. S. Chan, et al. (2015). "Diagnosis and management of eosinophilic esophagitis in children." Can Fam Physician 61(8): 687-90. PMID: 26505065  

    Teoh, T., C. Koo, et al. (2015). "Characterization of ethnicity among children with eosinophilic esophagitis in British Columbia, Canada." J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 3(5): 803-4. PMID: 26099819

    Harel, S., B. E. Hursh, et. al. (2015). "Adrenal Suppression in Children Treated with Oral Viscous Budesonide for Eosinophilic Esophagitis." J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 61(2): 190-3. PMID: 25950088 n

    Burghardt, K.M., V. Avinashi, et al. (2014). "A. CARD9 polymorphism is associated with decreased likelihood of persistent conjugated hyperbilirubinemia in intestinal failure." PLoS One 9(1): e85915 PMID: 24465786

    Mouzaki, M., J. Yap, et al. (2013).  "Basiliximab with delayed introduction of calcineurin inhibitors as a renal-sparing protocol following liver transplantation in children with renal impairment." Pediatr Transplant 17(8): 751-6 PMID: 24118898 


    2010 - Nasivvik Scholarship for Graduate Students in Inuit Environment and Health Research 

    2010 - Canadian Association of Gastroenterology Warner Chilcott resident research training award

    Honours & Awards

    2015  - "Youth Friendly Award" - Youth Advisory Committee

    Research Group Members