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Manisha “Mona” Dave, MD

Dr Mona Dave

Manisha “Mona” Harpavat Dave, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterologist | Digestive Health & Nutrition Specialist

Hello! I’m Dr. Manisha “Mona” Dave, a pediatric gastroenterologist in Frisco, Texas serving the surrounding Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex.
I earned my medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1998 and then pursued specialized training in pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology at the renowned Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. During my time there, I had the privilege of serving as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics from 2004 to 2006.
In 2006, I returned to North Texas, where my family has been committed to caring for generations of children. My mother, Dr. Kiran Harpavat, has been practicing medicine in this area since 1976, and I am proud to continue our family’s legacy of providing exceptional pediatric care to North Texas. My passion lies in delivering top-notch medical care; your child’s well-being is my utmost priority.
Outside of medicine, I enjoy outdoor activities, reading, and, most importantly, spending quality time with my husband and twin girls.

Professional Highlights

  • Private practice pediatric gastroenterologist in North Texas since 2006
  • Member, Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC)
  • Member, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
  • Member, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America
  • Member, Dallas Pediatric Society
  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh 2004-2006

Board Certification

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology, 2005

Education and Training:

Fellowship
Pediatric Gastroenterology, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2001-2004

Internship and Residency
Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh – 1998-2001

Medical School and Undergraduate Education
6-year Accelerated BS/MD program
MD: Medical College of Pennsylvania, 1994-1998
BS Biology: Summa cum laude, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, August 1992 – May 1994

Areas of Clinical Interest

  • Reflux
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal pain
  • Celiac Disease-Gluten intolerance
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Diarrhea
  • Feeding Disorders
  • Poor Growth-Not Gaining Weight
  • Food Allergies

Honors, Awards & Recognitions

  • D Magazine Best Pediatric Specialist in Dallas, 2022, 2020, 2019, 2017, 2017, 2016
  • DFW Child Magazine Mom-Approved Doctor, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2018
  • Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America Career Development Award, 2004-2006
  • World Congress/NASPGHAN Young Investigator Award, 2004
  • Astra Zeneca Young Investigator Award, 2004
  • WE CARE Women’s IBD Society DDW Travel Grant, 2004
  • AGA Centocor Award, 2004-2005
  • Young Investigator Award to attend the First International Symposium on Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease, 2003
  • Neonatology Resident of the Year Award Recipient, 2001
  • CHP Scientific Grant, 2002-2004
  • Annenberg Center for Health Sciences Mentoring Program in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Award Recipient, 2002
  • Emergency Department Diagnostic Dilemma Award Recipient, 2000
  • American Academy of Pediatrics Division on Allergy and Immunology Grant Recipient, Manisha Harpavat Dave, MD, 1999
  • Big Brother/Big Sisters of America, 1997-1998
  • Summa Cum Laude Graduate, 1996
  • Villanova University Scholar, 1996
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 1996
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Medical Honor Society, 1996
  • Medical Student Summer Research Scholar, 1995
  • Villanova Presidential Scholar, 1992-1994
  • Villanova Student Ambassador, 1993
  • Valedictorian Class of 1992, 1992

Peer-reviewed Publications

  1. Harpavat M., Gahtan V., Ierardi R., Kerstein M.D., Roberts A.B. Does Renal Failure Influence Infrainguinal Bypass Grafting? The American Surgeon. 1998 Feb; 64(2):155-9.
  2. Gahtan V., Harpavat M., Ierardi R., Kerstein M.D., Roberts A.B. The Impact of Diabetes on Infrainguinal Bypass Grafting. Journal of Diabetes and Complications. 1998 July-Aug; 12(4):197-200.
  3. Frangos SG, Karimi S, Kerstein MD, Harpavat M., Sumpio B, Roberts AB, Gahtan V. Gender does not impact infrainguinal vein bypass graft outcome. Surgery. 2000 June; 127(6):679-86.
  4. Harpavat M., Bhende M. Index of suspicion. Case 2. Diagnosis: Ludwig’s angina. Pediatrics in Review. 2001 Jul; 22(7):245-50.
  5. Harpavat, M. Pediatric Gastroenterology Section. In a Page Pediatrics. S. Kahan, KO DeAntonis eds. Blackwell Science, 2003.
  6. Harpavat M., Keljo D. Perspectives on Osteoporosis in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Current Gastroenterology Reports. 2003, 5:225-232.
  7. Harpavat M., Keljo D., Regueiro M. Metabolic Bone Disease in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. 2004, 38(3); 218-224.
  8. Harpavat M., Greenspan SL, O’Brien C, Chang J, Keljo D. Altered Bone Mass in Children at Time of Diagnosis of Crohn’s Disease: A Pilot Study. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2005, 40(3).

Abstracts

  1. Harpavat M., Gahtan V., Ierardi R., Kerstein M.D., Roberts A.B. The Impact of Renal Failure on Infrainguinal Bypass Grafting. Delaware Valley Vascular Society, 17th Annual Scientific Meeting. Philadelphia, Pa, September 1995.
    Manisha Harpavat Dave, MD 1. Gahtan V., Weiss J.P., Kerstein M.D., Harpavat M., Robert A.B. Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty in the Treatment of Vein Graft Stenosis. Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society 7th Annual Winter Meeting, Breckenridge, Colorado, January, 1997.
  2. Harpavat M, Keljo DJ, Bowen A, Greenspan SL. Comparison of Dual Energy Xray Absorptiometry and Quantitative Calcaneal Ultrasound in the Evaluation of Bone Mass in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 37:373, 2003 (presented at NASPGHAN, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada 2003).
  3. Harpavat M, Greenspan SL, Bowen A, and Keljo DJ. Altered Bone Mineral Density in Children at Time of Diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 37:373, 2003 (presented at NASPGHAN, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada 2003).
  4. Harpavat M, Greenspan SL, Arslanian S, and Keljo DJ. Bone Mass is Decreased in Steroid Naïve Children with IBD. (accepted for presentation at Digestive Disease Week 2004 and 2nd World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition 2004)
  5. Harpavat M., KeljoDJ, Bowen A, and Greenspan SL. Altered Bone Mineral Turnover in Children at Time of Diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. (accepted for presentation at Digestive Disease Week 2004 and 2nd World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition 2004)

Research Support

  1. CHP Scientific Program Advanced Fellowship Award, 7/2002-6/2004
    Role: PI
  2. GCRC Protocol Number 0416, 10/2002-10/2006
    Role: PI
  3. GCRC CreFF Award Protocol Number 0416, 7/2004-6/2005
    Role: PI
  4. Research Advisory Committee, 1/2005-12/2007
    Manisha Harpavat Dave, MD
    Role: PI
  5. Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America Career Development Award, 7/2004-6/2006
    Role: PI

Pediatric Gastroenterology Specialist

Highly Rated on Google

thomas meyers
July 11, 2023
BEST "bed-side manner" EVER!
Maria Armendariz
June 19, 2023
She is very kind and sweet. Takes time to listen to the patient.
Whitney Gainer
May 13, 2023
Thorough and took time to explain my son’s diagnosis and treatment. I also loved that she listened to me and my knowledge of my son when deciding treatment options. I’m very thankful we found her.
rohan dhavale
May 4, 2023
Dr Dave is very caring and professional. We loved her diagnosis approach for our 3 month old son. She took time to collect all the info and allowed my son to dictate the treatment instead of just treating the slow weight gain symptom. Anyone looking for pediatric gastroenterologist should definitely go to Dr Dave.
Myshel Terry
April 25, 2023
She got me in on quick notice. Got my son set with X-rays and blood work and helped us figure out a plan.
Kim Resnick
April 24, 2023
My daughter has been having GI issues for years. We’ve tried every medication and even after abdominal surgery we were still at a dead end. Dr Dave suggested a more homeopathic approach which was a pleasant surprise. We are working through and hoping it gives her relief. Thanks!
Sravanti Korrapati
April 10, 2023
Dr Dave took time to carefully answer our questions and explained about the diagnoses plan thoroughly. She truly make sure to thoroughly review the case before the visit. I highly recommend her.