Jyothsna Gattineni, M.D.

Jyothsna Gattineni, M.D.

Chief, Division of Pediatric Nephrology

  • Pediatrics - Nephrology
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Cardiorenal syndromes


Jyothsna Gattineni, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in kidney disease, especially disorders of phosphate regulation, nephrolithiasis, hemolytic uremic syndrome, dialysis modalities, mineral and bone disorders in chronic kidney disease, and cardiorenal syndromes.

Dr. Gattineni earned her medical degree at Stanley Medical College and Hospital in Chennai, India. She also received postdoctoral training at Booth Hall Children’s Hospital, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, and Royal Bolton Hospital in the United Kingdom and earned a Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians (MRCP) from the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. She completed a residency in pediatrics at Driscoll Children’s Hospital at Texas A&M University and gained advanced training through a fellowship in pediatric nephrology at UT Southwestern.

Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in general pediatrics and pediatric nephrology, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2009.

Among her other roles at UTSW, Dr. Gattineni serves as Chief of the Division of Pediatric Nephrology and Medical Director of Dialysis for the Department of Pediatrics.

She is also a physician-scientist, and her laboratory’s research focuses on identifying the role of fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) in cardiovascular disease, both with and without kidney disease. She has delivered scores of presentations, contributed to five books, and published numerous academic articles related to her areas of expertise.

Dr. Gattineni is on the editorial board for Pediatric Nephrology and the American Academy of Pediatrics’s Prep Pediatric Nephrology. She is a member of the American Society of Nephrology, the International Society of Nephrology, the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, the International Pediatric Nephrology Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Society for Pediatric Research.

In 2020, she received UT Southwestern’s Best Pediatric Faculty Teaching Award.

Education & Training
  • Residency - Govt. Stanley Medical College Hospital (1993-1995), Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
  • Medical School - Stanley Medical College and Hospital (1988-1994)
  • Residency - The Royal Bolton Hospital (1996-2003), Pediatrics
  • Residency - Driscoll Children's Hospital - GME (2003-2005), Pediatrics
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2005-2008), Pediatric Nephrology
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2008-2009), Nephrology
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Society of Nephrology
  • American Society of Pediatric Nephrology
  • International Pediatric Nephrology Association
  • International Society of Nephrology
  • Society for Pediatric Research
Honors & Awards
  • DFW Child Mom-Approved Pediatric Specialist 2021
  • D Magazine Best Doctor 2017-2022
  • Best Pediatric Faculty Teaching Award 2020, UT Southwestern
  • Top 5 Capstone Projects 2019, UT Southwestern’s Leadership Emerging in Academic Departments Program
Books & Publications
  • Fibroblast Growth Factor 23 and its receptors
  • Fibroblast Growth Factor 23 and cardiovascular disease
  • Tubular Transport

Clinical Focus

  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Cardiorenal syndromes
  • Mineral and bone disorders
  • Dialysis modalities
  • Disorders of phosphate regulation
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome
  • Nephrolithiasis

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