Meghana N. Sathe M.D.

Co-director of Pediatric CF Center and TDN, Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Meghana Sathe received her BA in Biochemistry in 1999 from Wellesley College and her MD in 2003 from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. At that time, she moved to University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW)/Children's Health where she did both her residency in pediatrics (graduated in 2006) and her fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition (graduated in 2009). It was during her fellowship that Dr. Sathe developed her initial interest in Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and studied the role of ATP in the regulation of CFTR in cholangiocytes under the guidance of Drew Feranchak, MD. When she joined as faculty at UTSW/Children's Health in 2009, she began her clinical work in CF as the pediatric GI expert at our CF center. In 2013, she was given the opportunity to become co-director of the Claude B. Prestidge Cystic Fibrosis Care and Teaching Center. In 2014, in addition to also becoming co-director of the pediatric Therapeutic Drug Center at our center, she was also selected to participate in the first DIGEST (Developing Innovative Gastroenterology Specialty Training) class. She has also participated in several CF Foundation quality improvement initiatives including OneCF and CFCN3. She has authored several chapters and reviews that focus of CF associated liver disease, CF and gastrointestinal manifestations, and CF and fat-soluble vitamins. She serves on several CFF and CFFT committees including the Guidelines Committee, the PRC (Protocol Review Committee), and the DSMB (Data Safety Monitoring Board). She is also Associate Fellowship Director at UTSW/Children's Health and has taken a special interest in training pediatric GI fellows in CF care.