Paediatric Gastroenterologist in Delhi

Dr Smita Malhotra

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics), MRCPCH(UK) IAP Fellowship-Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Work Experience

15 yrs+

Registration No



English, हिंदी, ਪੰਜਾਬੀ


Apollo Hospitals Delhi

Speciality And Areas Of Interest

Pediatric liver transplantation

Work Experience

Area of expertise is pediatric liver transplantation and has experience of over 250 pediatric liver transplants conducted under her active care and evaluation including babies weighing as small as 3-4 kgs suffering from acute or chronic liver failure and various metabolic liver disorders. She has been invited on national and international platforms to share her experience in the field and has prestigious publications to her credit. She is the guide for ISPGHAN and National Diplomate Board fellowships that train 4 pediatricians in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, nutrition and liver transplantation every year.
She also caters to children with various other GI disorders including celiac disease, malabsorption, acute and chronic diarrhoea, failure to thrive, inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatic disorders, vomiting, pain abdomen, constipation, functional GI disorders amongst others. Emergency endoscopic services for foreign body removal, upper and lower GI bleed and corrosive ingestion are provided promptly in addition to routine diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures and manometry services.


Awards and Achievements


Research and Publications

“Liver transplantation in children”: IAP textbook of pediatric gastroenterology
“Autoimmune liver diseases”: Treatment and Prognosis in Pediatrics 
“Pediatric liver transplantation” in “IAP Recent advances in   pediatrics”
Sibal A, Malhotra S, Guru FR, Bhatia V, Kapoor A, Seth S, Jerath N, Jasuja S, Rajkumari V, Wadhawan M, Aggarwal DK, Guleria S, Shrivastava RN, Gupta S. Experience of 100 solid organ transplants over a five-yr period from the first successful pediatric multi-organ transplant program in India. Pediatr Transplant. 2014 Nov;18(7):740-5. doi: 10.1111/petr.12324. Epub 2014 Aug 4. PMID: 25092050.
Malhotra S, Sibal A, Bhatia V, Kapoor A, Gopalan S, Seth S, Jerath N, Wadhawan M, Gupta S. Living Related Liver Transplantation for Biliary Atresia in the Last 5 years: Experience from the First Liver Transplant Program in India. Indian J Pediatr. 2015 Oct;82(10):884-9. doi: 10.1007/s12098-014-1687-x. Epub 2015 Feb 25. PMID: 2570805
“Celiac disease: What the Indian pediatricians know about the disease” – Indian Journal of Gastroenterology, (May-June 2019) 38(3):263-267 
Mirza N, Malhotra S, Sibal A. Renal Calculi as Initial Presenting Symptom of
Glycogen Storage Disease (Type 1 A) in Early Infancy: J Child Sci 2020;00: e45–e47.
Srivastava A, Sathiyasekharan M, Jagadisan B, Bolia R, Peethambaran M, Mammayil G, Acharya B, Malik R, Sankaranarayanan S, Biradar V, Malhotra S, Philip M, Poddar U, Yachha SK. Paediatric inflammatory bowel disease in India: a prospective multicentre study. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 Oct;32(10):1305-1311. doi: 10.1097/MEG.0000000000001859. PMID: 32796356.
Mirza N, Bharadwaj R, Malhotra S, Sibal A. Progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis type 4 in an Indian child: presentation, initial course and novel compound heterozygous mutation. BMJ Case Rep. 2020 Jul 6;13(7):e234193. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2019-234193. PMID: 32636225; PMCID: PMC7342223.
Mirza N, Bharadwaj R, Malhotra S, Sibal A Novel Variant ATP8B1 mutation in a child with progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (type 1). Journal of Biochemical and Clinical Genetics 2020;3(1):32–35.
Malhotra S, Sibal A, Goyal N. Pediatric Liver Transplantation in India: 22 Years and Counting. Indian Pediatr. 2020 Dec 15;57(12):1110-1113. PMID: 33318322
Sagar Mehta, Karunesh Kumar, Ravi Bhardwaj, Smita Malhotra, Neerav Goyal, Anupam Sibal. Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis: A Study in Children From a Liver Transplant Center in India. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology 2021;  doi: 10.1016/j.jceh.2021.06.006


Professional Memberships and Certifications

Member Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health {MRCPCH(UK)} 
Member IAP 
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