Viraine Weerasooriya, MD  weerasooriya@wustl.edu

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

phone: (314) 454-6173

Education

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

Training

  • 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

Licensure and Board Certification

  • American Board of Pediatrics- General Pediatrics 2001
  • American Board of Pediatrics- Pediatric Gastroenterology 2005
  • FL, Medical Doctor 2006
  • MO, Medical Physician and Surgeon 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 
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