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Dr. Jaya Agarwal

Dr Jaya Agarwal is a Senior Pediatric Gastroenterologist running an exclusive pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology unit in a tertiary care super speciality hospital at Kanpur. Being trained at premier institutes like King’s College Hospital, London and Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute, Lucknow she has extensive exposure & experience in gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary illnesses in children. She has expertise in therapeutic and diagnostic endoscopic procedures and liver transplant management in children as an added edge. As it is rightly quoted that ‘Children are not small adults’ she believes in providing the finest and most advanced medical treatment to children of all sections of society. On the research forefront, she has twenty-eight publications (21 international and 7 national) till date in journals of repute indicating her commitment to research and education in the medical field. She has presented papers in both International and national conferences and won awards for the same, creating a benchmark for herself in academics at international level. She is member of various professional organisations ISPGHAN (Indian society of Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition), IAP (Indian Academy of Pediatrics), ISG (Indian society of Gastroenterology), INASL (Indian National Association for the study of liver), ASGE (American society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy) and has been executive member of ISPGHAN (2019-21). She is on the editorial board of APGH journal and reviewer for multiple international and national journals. Her vision is to disseminate the highest level of health care with compassion, knowledge and honesty to the society.

Dr. Jaya Agarwal

Pediatric Gastroenterologist
& Liver Transplant Physician


  • MBBS

    1997-2002 GSVM Medical College, Kanpur

  • MD (Pediatrics)

    2004-2007 LLRM Medical College, Meerut

  • Research Fellow in Pediatrics

    AIIMS, New Delhi 2007 (6 months).

  • Senior resident in Pediatric Gastroenterology

    2008-2011 (3 yrs) SGPGIMS, Lucknow

  • Consultant Pediatric Gastroenterologist

    Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad 2011-May 2015 (4 yr)

  • Clinical fellow Pediatric Hepatology & Liver transplantation

    Nov 2017- Nov 2018 King’s college hospital, London

  • Consultant Pediatric Gastroenterologist

    Regency Health, Kanpur Oct 2015- Oct 2017 Currently


  • Agarwal J. Pancreatobiliary Endoscopic Interventions for Pediatric Pancreatic Pathology. Dig Dis Sci. 2020 Nov;65(11):3091-3101.

  • Agarwal J, Hasan A, Mehrotra M, Kapoor R. Fatty liver: Think of cholesteryl ester storage disease.Turk J Gastroenterol 2019; 30(Suppl 3): S137-S912.

  • Agarwal J, Lakhtakia S. Endoscopic sphincterotomy in pediatric patients: do we know enough? Endoscopy. 2017 May;49(5):425-426.

  • Agarwal J. It's time to ponder. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Apr 17. doi: 10.1097/MEG.0000000000000887.

  • Agarwal J. Role of Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) in Children. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2017 Jan 20. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000001521.

  • Lakhtakia S, Agarwal J, Gupta R, Ramchandani M, Rakesh K, Nageshwar Reddy D. EUS-guided transesophageal drainage of peripancreatic fluid collections in children. Gastrointest Endosc 2015 Sep; 82(3): 587-8.

  • Shrimal P, Agarwal J, Nageshwar Reddy D.A child with pancreatic mass. Gastroenterology. 2015 Dec;149(7):e5-6. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2015.04.052. 9. Borkar VV, Poddar U, Thakral A, Agarwal J, Srivastava A, Yachha SK, Kumar S. Intussusception in Celiac Disease: is it a common feature in Children?J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Jul 7. doi:10.1111/jgh.13865.

  • Avanthi SU, Ravi Kanth VV, Agarwal J, Lakhtakia S, Gangineni K, Rao GV, Reddy DN, Talukdar R. Association of Claudin2 and PRSS1-PRSS2 Polymorphisms with Idiopathic Recurrent Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis: A Case-Control Study from India. J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2015 Dec: 30(12); 1796-801.

  • Poddar U, Shava U, Yachha SK, Agarwal J, Kumar S, Baijal SS, Srivastava A. β Blocker therapy ameliorates hypersplenism due to portal hypertension in children. Hepatol Int. 2015 Jul;9(3):447-53.

  • Agarwal J, Kalapala R, Nageshwar Reddy D Utility of High-resolution Anorectal Manometry in Children With Chronic Constipation.Journal of Neurogastroenterology and motility 2015; S27; AB9.

  • Agarwal J, Nageshwar Reddy D, Talukdar R, Lakhtakia S, Ramchandani M, Tandan M, Gupta R, Pratap N, Rao GV. ERCP in the management of pancreatic diseases in children. Gastrointest Endosc. 2014 Feb;79(2):271-8.

  • Srivastava A, Mathias A, Yachha SK, Agarwal J, Aggarwal R.Need for Immunization Against Hepatotropic Viruses in Children With Chronic Liver Disease: A Serological Study. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2014 Sep;59(3):393-7.

  • Agarwal J, Reddy DN. Diffuse Esophageal Spasm (DES) in Children Referred for Manometry. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 2013 Jul;57(1):e8-9. 16. Poddar U, Agarwal J, Yachha SK, Srivastava A. Toddler's diarrhea: Is it an under recognized entity in developing countries? J Trop Pediatr. 2013 Dec;59(6):470-5. 17. Poddar U, Yachha SK, Agarwal J, Krishnani N. Cure for immunetolerant Hepatitis B in children: is it an achievable target with sequential combo therapy with lamivudine & interferon? Journal of Viral Hepatitis.2013 May;20(5):311-6.

  • Agarwal J, Lakhtakia S, Reddy DN et al.Utility of Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and EUS guided interventions in children. UEG Journal 2013; 5: P763

  • Agarwal J, Poddar U, Yachha SK, A Srivastava. Refeeding syndrome in children in developing countries who have celiac disease.Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 2012 Apr;54(4):521-4.

  • Agarwal J, Reddy DN, Talukdar R et al Utility of ERCP in children with pancreatic diseases: an Indian experience. Gastrointest Endosc 2012;75: AB309.

  • SK Yadav, A Srivastava, A Srivastava, M A Thomas, J Agarwal, CM Pandey, R Lal, SK Yachha, VA Saraswat, RK Gupta. Encephalopathy assessment in children with Extrahepatic portal vein obstruction with MR, psychometry and critical flicker frequency. Journal of Hepatology 2010;52 :348–354.

    • National

    • Mohan N, Mathai J, Bolia R, Agarwal J, Srivastava R, Borkar VV. Diagnosis and Management of Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease in Children: Recommendations of Pediatric Gastroenterology Chapter of Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Indian Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ISPGHAN).Indian Pediatr Epub Jul 2021.

    • Agarwal J, Mehrotra M, Hasan A. Capsule endoscopy as diagnostic aid in obscure gastrointestinal bleed in a child. Tropical Gastroenterology 2019 38 (4), 245-247. 3. Agarwal J, G.Deepika. Macroamylasemia: A benign cause for high serum amylase. Indian Pediatr. Jun 2015.

    • Agarwal J. Effect of Infliximab 'Top-down' Therapy on Weight Gain in Pediatric Crohn's Disease. Indian Pediatr. 2013 Jun 8;50(6):615-6.

    • Agarwal J. Chronic constipation.Invited review.Indian J Pediatr.2013 Dec;80(12):1021-5.

    • Agarwal J.Congenital Chylous Ascites and Lymphedema in Down's Syndrome: Correspondence. Indian J Pediatr. 2013 Oct;80(10):886.

    • Poddar U, Agarwal J, Yachha SK. Atypical manifestations of hepatitis A in children. Indian J Gastroenterol. 2010 Sep;29(5):209.


  • Awarded Hari Om Ashram 2015 Young Investigator Award from Indian society of Gastroenterology

  • International scholarship by United European Gastroenterology organization for UEGW 2014

  • Presented paper at ESPGHAN summer school at Warsaw, Poland in 2018

  • Presented paper at World Congress of Gastroenterology 2019, Istanbul

  • Presented paper at World congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Nutrition 2016, Montreal Canada

  • Presented paper at International Disease Digestive forum 2014, Hongkong.

  • Presented paper in UEGW 2013 at Berlin, Germany on “Role of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) in children: A large single centre experience.”

  • Won 2nd prize in paper presentation on the topic “β blocker therapy: a viable option for making the liver biopsy possible in children with hypersplenism.” In INASL 2010, India

  • Won 1st prize in oral paper presentation on the topic “Revised Pediatric Acute Liver failure definition: Does It Hold True For Acute Viral Hepatitis Induced ALF?” in National Pediatric Gastroenterology conference at Mumbai, India in 2008

  • Presented Paper on the topic “Toddler’s diarrhoea among Indian children: Recognition and differentiation from other known causes.” in National Pediatric Gastroenterology conference in Calicut , India in 2009


  • Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology

  • Gastrointestinal endoscopy

  • European journal of gastroenterology and hepatology

  • Indian journal of paediatrics

  • Indian pediatrics.

    Specialization and Research interest

  • Pediatric liver transplant management

  • Celiac disease, Inflammatory bowel disease

  • Esophageal and anorectal manometry

  • Endoscopic interventions