Viraine Weerasooriya, MD

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Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Clinical Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

phone: (314) 454-6173


  • BS, University of Florida1993
  • MD, University of Florida1997


  • Internship and Residency, Washington University School of Medicine1997 - 2000
  • Fellow in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Washington University School of Medicine2000 - 2003
  • Research Fellow, Center for Human Nutrition, Washington University School of Medicine2001 - 2003
  • Designing Clinical Research, Washington University School of Medicine2002
  • Pediatrics Leadership Development Program, Washington University School of Medicine2019

Licensure and Board Certification

  • 2001 - PresGeneral Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics
  • 2005 - PresPediatric Gastroenterology - American Board of Pediatrics
  • 2006 - PresFL, Florida Medical License
  • 2018 - PresMO, Missouri Medical License

Honors and Awards

  • Florida Blue Key: Distinguished Leadership Honorary Society. University of Florida1993
  • University of Florida College of Medicine Recognition Award1997
  • "Top Doctor" Pediatric Gastroenterology- Castle Connolly Medical LTD2012 - 2018

Recent Publications view all (2)

  1. Dietary fiber decreases colonic epithelial cell proliferation and protein synthetic rates in human subjects. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2006;290(6):E1104-8. PMID:16682486 
  2. Hepatic fibrosis and survival in biliary atresia. J Pediatr. 2004;144(1):123-5. PMID:14722530 
Last updated: 09/04/2019
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