Ricardo Medina-Centeno, M.D., received his medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico. He completed his pediatric residency at the University of Florida College of Medicine and his pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition fellowship at UT Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center. During his fellowship, he trained with prominent experts in the field of neurogastroenterology and motility disorders at UTSW and Boston Children’s Hospital (Harvard University). His clinical and research interests include bowel management, anorectal malformations, aerodigestive disorders, pediatric motility disorders, motility testing (esophageal, antroduodenal, colonic, and anorectal manometry), and severe constipation. In addition, he developed the biofeedback program for pediatric patients with chronic constipation.

Dr. Medina-Centeno is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UTSW and provides medical care at Children’s Health in Dallas and Children’s Health in Plano.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine (2007-2011)
  • Residency - University of Florida College of Medicine (2011-2014), Pediatrics
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2014-2017), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society
  • North America Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN)
  • Texas Medical Association
Honors & Awards
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology Clinic Provider of the Month 2016, Children's Health/UT Southwestern
  • Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Academic Workshop Education/Travel Grant Recipient 2015
Books & Publications
  • Anorectal malformations
  • Bowel management
  • Motility disorders
  • Neurogastroenterology
  • Volvulus

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