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Dr Kinisha Patel

Dr. Kinisha Patel

She is the first Paediatric gastroenterologist and hepatologist in Gujarat who is a trained liver transplant physician. Dr. Kinisha Patel has completed her MD Paediatrics in 2017 from Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Pune under the guidance of Dr. Sharad Agarkhedkar. She has done her observership in the department of Paediatric Gastroenterology at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital under Dr. Vishnu Biradar.

She has completed her extensive training in Paediatric Gastroenterology & hepatology – fellowship of ISPGHAN under the leadership of Dr. Ashish Bavdekar from K.E.M Hospital, Pune in 2019. Further she has also completed her fellowship training for paediatric hepatology and paediatric liver transplantation- in Pediatric Transplant Hepatology from Dr. Rela institute & Medical Centre, Chennai under leadership of Dr. Naresh Shanmugam in 2020.


She got appropriate experience in diagnosing and managing of liver, gastrointestinal and nutritional problems of neonatal to 18 years old children. As children’s disease conditions are unique than adults so she caters management of below given conditions:

  • Neonatal cholestasis
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Metabolic liver disease
  • Unexplained jaundice in neonates & children
  • Unexplained hepatomegaly/raised transaminases/ascites
  • Acute liver failure
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Liver tumors
  • Portal hypertension /shunt procedures
  • Food allergy like celiac disease, cow’s milk protein allergy
  • Constipation
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Recurrent or chronic vomiting
  • Feeding difficulties
  • Blood in stool or vomiting
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Acute /Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Unexplained failure to thrive

Dr. Kinisha has expertise in doing liver biopsies and endoscopies (diagnostic & therapeutic) in children.

She has been treating more than 100 critical children with advanced liver disease condition pre and post liver transplantation period at Dr. Rela institute. We have a successful pediatric liver transplant programme at our centre.


Kimmaya kidz liver & gastro care is an advanced children’s gastroenterology clinic, which is an outreach clinic of Dr. Rela institute & Medical Centre, Chennai (International medical facility, special focus on critically ill and multi organ transplantation). We have a dedicated team of Pediatric hepatologist, trained & expert pediatric intensivist team, pediatric surgeons, HPB & transplant surgeons (Head Prof. Mohamed Rela), liver anesthesia team at Dr. Rela Institute, Chennai.

Academic Qualifications

  • MBBS

S.S Institute of medical science & Resesrch centre, Davangere, Karnataka (Rajiv Gandhi University)

  • D Pediatrics

Dr. D Y Patil Medical College & Research centre, Pune (DPU Deemed University)

  • Fellowship ISPGHAN (Indian society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition)

K.E.M hospital, Pune

  • Fellowship in Pediatric transplant Hepatology (Pediatric hepatology and liver transplant)

Dr. Rela Institute & Medical Centre, Chennai


  • Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP)
  • Association of Pediatrics, Ahmedabad (AOP)
  • Indian Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition (ISPGHAN)

Oral presentations:

  • Renal involvement in Wilson’s disease (ISIEM 2019)
  • Living donor liver Transplantation – A safe and definitive alternative to lifelong Nitisinone for hereditary tyrosinemia Type 1 in the real world setting (ISPGHAN 2020)


  • Pleural effusion and ascites: Rare complications of Hepatitis A infection. Dr. Kinisha R. Patel, Dr. Manoj G. Patil. Indian journal of applied research : Volume-8 | Issue-1 | January- 2018
  • Uncommon presentation of a recurrent diaphragmatic hernia after pediatric liver transplantation. Ramkiran Cherukuru, Jagadeesh Menon, Kinisha Patel, Ravikumar Thambidurai, Komalvalli Subbiah,, Naresh Shanmugam, Mettu Srinivas Reddy, Mohamed Rela. Pediatric Transplantation 2020-12-17 DOI: 1111/petr.13790
  • Primary tuberculosis of the graft masquerading pyogenic liver abscess in a pediatric liver recipient. Jagadeesh Menon, Bhushan Miraje, Kinisha Patel, Mukul Vij, Abdul Hakeem Vidyalakshmi Devarajan, Naresh Shanmugam, Mettu Srinivas Reddy, Mohamed Rela. Transplant Infectious Disease 2020-12-06. DOI: 1111/tid.13533
  • Double superior vena cava in Alagille syndrome: Left is not the right choice. Jagadeesh menon, Naresh Shanmugam, Kinisha Patel, Srinivsan Kalyansundaram, Narendra kumar, Mohamed Rela. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition: February 16, 2021. DOI: 10.1097/MPG 0000000000003081

Poster presentation:

  • Case series of Tyrosinemia type 1 – Clinical presentation and outcome – single centre experience. (ISIEM 2019)
  • Niemann pick disease – Clinical presentation and outcome. (case series) (ISIEM 2019)
  • Central Pontine Myelinolysis post liver transplant in an adolescent child with Wilson disease (MCLD 2020)