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.


Specialized Formula 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

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

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, Christopher Mill, Vishal Avinashi, Timothy Teoh, Edmond S. Chan
DOI: 10.1016/j.jaip.2017.02.021

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

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

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

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

Diagnosis and management of eosinophilic esophagitis in children
Canadian Family Physician
Teoh, T. and Chan, E.S. and Avinashi, V. and Ko, H.H. and Goldman, R.D.

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

Basiliximab with delayed introduction of calcineurin inhibitors as a renal-sparing protocol following liver transplantation in children with renal impairment
Pediatric Transplantation
Mouzaki, M. and Yap, J. and Avinashi, V. and Babu, A. and Fu, A. and Deangelis, M. and Van Roestel, K. and Ghanekar, A. and Kamath, B. and Avitzur, Y. and Fecteau, A. and Jones, N. and Ling, S. and Grant, D. and Ng, V.
DOI: 10.1111/petr.12158

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


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


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