Matthew Buendia, MD
University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, TN
Pediatrics - Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders, General Pediatric Gastroenterology
Dr. Matthew Buendia is a Pediatric Gastroenterologist and physician-scientist. Upon completion of his clinical fellowship year at Vanderbilt, he joined the lab of Dr. Yash Choksi, where his research focuses on studying the role of oxidative stress in eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), and the role of antioxidants as potential therapeutic agents. Under the mentorship of Dr. Choksi and Dr. Girish Hiremath, he plans to further his research to further identify potential new therapeutic targets in the pathophysiology of eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGIDs).
Dr. Buendia’s research has been recognized and supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Training in Gastroenterology T32 grant, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (NASPGHAN), the Consortium of Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disease Researchers (CEGIR) training award, the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), and the American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders (APFED). Dr. Buendia plans to submit a career development award to expand his current work and improve the treatment and care of children with EGIDs.