Shaija Shelby Kutty, M.B.B.S.

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  • Director, Gastrointestinal Functional Treatment Center (GIFT)
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Languages: English, Hindi, Malayalam


Pediatric Gastroenterology


Johns Hopkins Health Care and Surgery Center

6420 Rockledge Drive
Johns Hopkins Children's Center Specialists, Suite 2300
Bethesda, MD 20817
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Johns Hopkins Children's Center Pediatric Specialists

820 Best Gate Road
Suite 2D
Annapolis, MD 21401
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Johns Hopkins Pediatrics

200 N. Wolfe Street
Rubenstein Child Health Building
Baltimore, MD 21287
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Dr. Shaija Kutty is a pediatric gastroenterologist in the division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. Dr. Kutty has a special interest in functional gastrointestinal disorders including chronic abdominal pain, functional dyspepsia, and irritable bowel syndrome. She leads a multidisciplinary and integrative Gastro-Intestinal Functional Treatment (GIFT) clinic to help children with functional gastrointestinal disorders. She also takes care of patients with Inflammatory bowel disease and constipation.

Dr. Kutty completed her pediatrics residency and pediatric gastroenterology fellowship from the University of Nebraska Medical Center where she was an Assistant Professor of pediatric gastroenterology for four years prior to joining Johns Hopkins. more


  • Director, Gastrointestinal Functional Treatment Center (GIFT)
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Departments / Divisions



  • MBBS; Calicut Medical College (2000)


  • Pediatrics; University of Nebraska Medical Center (2011)


  • Pediatric Gastroenterology; University of Nebraska Medical Center (2014)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatric Gastroenterology) (2019)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics) (2018)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Increased Hepatic Stiffness in Young Adults After Biventricular Repair of Congenital Heart Disease Zhang J, Li L, Jani V, Cramer JW, Fletcher SE, Cedars AM, Danford DA, Kutty S, Kutty SS.Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Oct 12:S0003-4975(20)31652-0. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.08.013. Online ahead of print.PMID: 33058822

Castillo L, Prachuapthunyachart S, Hall M, Shelby S, Quiros-Tejeira RE, Vo HD. Antibiotic use in cirrhotic children with acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding: A retrospective study using pediatric health information system (PHIS) database. Medicine (Baltimore). 2019 Jul;98(29): e16505. doi: 

Kutty SS, Zhang M, Danford DA, Hasan R, Duncan KF, Kugler JD, Quiros-Tejeira RE, Kutty S. Hepatic stiffness in the bidirectional cavopulmonary circulation: The Liver Adult-Pediatric-Congenital-Heart-Disease Dysfunction Study group. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Sep 28

Kutty SS, Peng Q, Danford DA, Fletcher SE, Perry D, Talmon GA, Scott C, Kugler JD, Duncan KF, Quiros-Tejeira RE, Kutty S. Liver Adult-Pediatric-Congenital-Heart-Disease Dysfunction Study (LADS) Group. Increased Hepatic Stiffness as Consequence of High Hepatic Afterload in The Fontan Circulation: A Vascular Doppler And Elastography Study Hepatology. 2013 Jul 31. doi:10.1002/hep.26631

Andersen JB, Li XL, Judge CS, Zhou A, Jha BK, Shelby S, Zhou L, Silverman RH, Hassel BA. Oncogene. 2007 May 10;26(21):3081-8. Epub 2006 Nov 20. Role of 2-5A-dependent RNase-L in senescence and longevity.

Activities & Honors



    North American Society For Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition

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