Sakil S Kulkarni, MD

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

phone: (314) 454-6173

Clinical Interests

Pediatric liver transplantation, autoimmune liver disease, cholestatic liver disease


  • MBBS, Seth G.S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital 2006


  • Residency (MD Pediatrics), PGIMER2007 - 2010
  • Residency, Miami (Nicklaus) Children Hospital2011 - 2014
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship, Washington University in St Louis/St. Louis Children's Hospital2014 - 2017
  • Pediatric Transplant Hepatology Fellowship, Washington University in St Louis/St. Louis Children's Hospital2017 - 2018

Licensure and Board Certification

  • 2011ECFMG
  • 2014 - 2024American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)
  • 2017 - 2022MO, Missouri Medical Board
  • 2017 - 2020American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics Gastroenterology)
  • 2018 - 2020AR, Arkansas Medical Board
  • 2018 - PresAmerican Board of Internal Medicine Pediatric Transplant Hepatology

Honors and Awards

  • Teaching and Tomorrow award2012
  • James W. Bass Pediatric Bowl at the American Academy of Pediatrics Conference2013
  • Poster of Distinction at the NASPGHAN Annual Meeting2014
  • Travel Grant at the 21st SPLIT Meeting in St. Louis2016
  • Poster of Distinction at the NASPGHAN Annual Meeting2017
  • Poster of Distinction at American Association of Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) annual meeting2017
  • American Society of Transplantation, Trainee Membership Award2018
  • International Pediatric Transplant Association Fellow Travel Award2018

Recent Publications view all (26)

  1. Characterization of Biomarkers of Hemostasis and Bleeding-Related Outcomes in Children With Cirrhosis JPGN. 2022;75(4):506-513. PMID:35797560 
  2. Outcomes Analyses of Pediatric Acute Liver Failure Subjects listed for Liver Transplantation JPGN. 2022;74(6). PMCID: PMC9296584  PMID:35442235 
  3. Outcomes Analyses of Pediatric Acute Liver Failure Subjects Listed for Liver Transplantation. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2022. PMID:35442235 
  4. Postviral Gastroparesis Associated With SARS-CoV-2 Infection in a Pediatric Patient JPGN Rep. 2022;3(2):195. PMID:35311226 
  5. Diagnosis of Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Beyond Childhood is Associated with Worse Outcomes. J Clin Exp Hepatol. 2022;12(1):110-117. PMCID:PMC8766535  PMID:35068791 
  6. A clinical model to predict fibrosis on liver biopsy in paediatric subjects with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Clin Obes. 2021;11(5):e12472. PMID:34106515 
  7. Characteristics, risk factors, and outcomes of neutropenia after liver or kidney transplantation in children. Pediatr Transplant. 2021;e14131. PMID:34494348 
  8. A phase 1/2 open label nonrandomized clinical trial of intravenous 2-hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin for acute liver disease in infants with Niemann-Pick C1. Mol Genet Metab Rep. 2021;28:100772. PMCID:PMC8170172  PMID:34113546 
  9. Intrahepatic Cholestasis, Refractory Epilepsy, Skeletal Dysplasia, Endocrine Failure, and Dysmorphic Features in a Child With a Monoallelic 2q24-32.2 Deletion Encompassing ABCB11. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2021;10935266211036084. PMID:34428094 
  10. Random forest analysis identifies change in serum creatinine and listing status as the most predictive variables of an outcome for young children on liver transplant waitlist. Pediatr Transplant. 2021;25(3):e13932. PMCID:PMC8058171  PMID:33232568 
  11. Clinicopathologic Characteristics of Centrilobular Injury in Pediatric Liver Transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2021;27(3):416-424. PMID:33253466 
  12. Diet Modifies Pioglitazone's Influence on Hepatic PPAR γ-Regulated Mitochondrial Gene Expression PPAR Res. 2020. PMID:32963510 
  13. Surgical Therapy for Pediatric Hepatoblastoma in the USA over the Last Decade: Analysis of the National Cancer Database J Gastrointest Cancer . . 2020. PMID:32458263 
  14. Clinical and Pathological Features of a Newborn With Compound Heterozygous ANKS6 Variants. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2020;23(3):235-239. PMID:31635528 
  15. Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Hepatocytes and Precision Medicine in Human Liver Disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2018;66(5):716-719. PMID:29509632 
  16. Application of Conjoint Analysis to Improve Reliability of Dietician Consultation in Pediatric Celiac Disease. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2017;2(4):e029. PMCID:PMC6132477  PMID:30229166 
  17. Postponing the Hypoglycemic Response to Partial Hepatectomy Delays Mouse Liver Regeneration. Am J Pathol. 2016;186(3):587-99. PMCID:PMC4816713  PMID:26772417 
  18. Acute Pancreatitis in Pediatric Patients: Demographics, Etiology, and Diagnostic Imaging. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016;206(3):632-44. PMID:26901022 
  19. Clinical-radiologic features and treatment of hepatic lesions caused by inadvertent infusion of parenteral nutrition in liver parenchyma due to malposition of umbilical vein catheters. Pediatr Radiol. 2014;44(7):810-5. PMID:24557484 
  20. MRI-based score helps in assessing the severity and in follow-up of pediatric patients with perianal Crohn disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2014;58(2):252-7. PMID:24121148 
  21. Use of Pediatric Health Information System database to study the trends in the incidence, management, etiology, and outcomes due to pediatric acute liver failure in the United States from 2008 to 2013 Pediatr Transpl. 19(9):888-95. PMID:26388211 
  22. MYO5B Pathogenic Variants Found to Cause Intestinal Symptoms Without Microvillus Inclusion Disease In A Child Who Previously Underwent Liver Transplantation For PFIC-like Cholestasis J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. PMID:32459745 
  23. An Update on Pediatric Acute Liver Failure: Emerging Understanding of the Impact of Immune Dysregulation and Novel Opportunities for Intervention Clin Liver Dis. PMID:35868685 
  24. Folate Metabolism and Genetic Variant in Down Syndrome: A Meta-Analysis. J Genet Syndr Gene Ther. 
  25. An unusual case of pleuropulmonary blastoma in a child with jejunal hamartomas Case Rep Pediatr. PMID:23970988 
  26. Breast milk is better than formula milk in preventing parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease in infants receiving prolonged parenteral nutrition. JPGN. 57(3):383-8. PMID:23689264 
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