Overview

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.

Publications

Assessment of Malnutrition Risk in Canadian Pediatric Hospitals: A Multicenter Prospective Cohort Study
The Journal of Pediatrics
Véronique Bélanger and Andrea McCarthy and Valérie Marcil and Valérie Marchand and Dana L. Boctor and Mohsin Rashid and Angela Noble and Vishal Avinashi and Bridget Davidson and Véronique Groleau and Schohraya Spahis and Emile Levy
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2018.09.045
10/2018

Pediatric Eosinophilic Esophagitis Is Associated With Increased Lamina Propria Immunoglobulin G4-Positive Plasma Cells
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Nissreen Mohammad and Vishal Avinashi and Edmond Chan and Bruce A. Vallance and Elodie Portales-Casamar and Jonathan W. Bush
DOI: 10.1097/mpg.0000000000001949
08/2018

Liberalized Versus Strict Cow's Milk Elimination for the Treatment of Children with Eosinophilic Esophagitis.
Journal of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology
Teoh T and Mill C and Chan E and Zimmer P and Avinashi V
DOI: 10.1093/jcag/gwy030
PubMed: 31294369
07/2018

A280 SPECIALIZED FORMULA USE FOR THE TREATMENT OF COW MILK PROTEIN ALLERGY
Journal of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology
V Avinashi and K Sadiq and S Nicol
DOI: 10.1093/jcag/gwy008.281
02/2018

A228 FIRST REPORT OF ADRENAL CRISIS IN TWO PATIENTS WITH EOSINOPHILIC ESOPHAGITIS.
Journal of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology
Avinashi V and Amed S and Hursh B and Chan E
DOI: 10.1093/jcag/gwy008.229
02/2018

Fecal microbiota transplantation for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection in children
Journal of Infection
Becky Chen and Vishal Avinashi and Simon Dobson
DOI: 10.1016/s0163-4453(17)30202-5
06/2017

Development of anaphylactic cow's milk allergy following cow's milk elimination for eosinophilic esophagitis in a teenager
The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice
Lianne Soller and Christopher Mill and Vishal Avinashi and Timothy Teoh and Edmond S. Chan
DOI: 10.1016/j.jaip.2017.02.021
04/2017

Adrenal insufficiency exists for both swallowed budesonide and fluticasone propionate in the treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis
The Journal of Pediatrics
Shira Harel and Brenden E. Hursh and Edmond S. Chan and Vishal Avinashi and Constadina Panagiotopoulos
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.02.056
07/2016

Allergic Background and Time to Diagnosis in Children with Eosinophilic Esophagitis in British Columbia
Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Christopher Mill and Vishal Avinashi and Timothy Teoh and Christopher Koo and Edmond S. Chan
DOI: 10.1016/j.jaci.2015.12.887
02/2016

Characterization of ethnicity among children with eosinophilic esophagitis in British Columbia, Canada
The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice
Timothy Teoh and Chris Koo and Vishal Avinashi and Edmond S. Chan
DOI: 10.1016/j.jaip.2015.04.016
09/2015

Adrenal Suppression in Children Treated With Oral Viscous Budesonide for Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Shira Harel and Brenden E. Hursh and Edmond S. Chan and Vishal Avinashi and Constadina Panagiotopoulos
DOI: 10.1097/mpg.0000000000000848
08/2015

Diagnosis and management of eosinophilic esophagitis in children.
Canadian family physician Medecin de famille canadien
Teoh T and Chan ES and Avinashi V and Ko HH and Goldman RD
PubMed: 26505065
08/2015

Diagnosis and management of eosinophilic esophagitis in children
Canadian Family Physician
2015

A CARD9 Polymorphism Is Associated with Decreased Likelihood of Persistent Conjugated Hyperbilirubinemia in Intestinal Failure
PLoS ONE
Karolina Maria Burghardt and Vishal Avinashi and Christina Kosar and Wei Xu and Paul W. Wales and Yaron Avitzur and Aleixo Muise
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0085915
01/2014

Basiliximab with delayed introduction of calcineurin inhibitors as a renal-sparing protocol following liver transplantation in children with renal impairment
Pediatric Transplantation
DOI: 10.1111/petr.12158
2013

Increasing interest in family medicine
Canadian Medical Association Journal
V. Avinashi
DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.050752
03/2006

Research

Current Projects
Evaluation of GERD in Cystic Fibrosis - impedance vs. oropharyngeal probe

Current Projects
Review of necessity of non-esophageal biopsies in patients with known Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Current Projects
Review of patients diagnosed with Cow Milk Protein Allergy

Current Projects
Registry of patients with Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Grants

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

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

Honours & Awards

2015 - "Youth Friendly Award" - Youth Advisory Committee