Danielle Ruppert Wendel, MD

Danielle Ruppert Wendel, MD

Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Intestinal Rehabilitation Program, Transplant Center

On staff since August 2015

Children's Title: Director, Solid Organ Transplant Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship

Academic Title: Assistant Professor

"The connection between nutrition and health is my passion. I was drawn to caring for children with intestinal failure by the challenges they face getting the nutrition they need to survive and thrive. Restoring a child's intestinal function is a long and intense journey. Once a child goes home from the hospital, parents are often overwhelmed by the care their child needs to continue making progress. I love helping them from start to finish. They become part of our family in the intestinal rehabilitation program and we become part of theirs. When a child can finally digest their food and absorb nutrients like other children, we all celebrate."

    • Michelle Seattle, Wa 01.05.17

      I WOULD NEVER RECOMMED THIS WOMAN. She is nasty, mean, and just screams at the parent as well as the child. What a B I T C H!

    • Crystal Seattle, WA 12.08.15

      I would not recommend Dr. Wendel. We had two doctors prior to her that diagonsed our baby with GERD. She was not helpful at all, even though we explained all our problems and symtpoms, but said everything opposite of what our other two doctors thought. I feel like she acted we were wasting her time. She also said we should take the baby off the medicine because she thinks babies and children don't mind pain! I was shocked.

    • Chris Everett Wa 12.03.15

      AWEFUL DOCTOR!!! Arrogant and nasty! DO NOT RECCOMEND TO ANYONE TO PUT THEIR PRECIOUS CHILD WITH THIS BAG OF POOP!!!!!!! Was screaming at us the whole time, trying to get her arrogant point across.

    • Marie Everett Washington 12.02.15

      This doctor is the most rude, arrogant, loud and obnoxious doctor I have EVER met. I DO NOT recommend to ANYONE with a chronically ill child. She is belligerent and overwhelmingly rude. She will talk over you, as if her words/voice is more important then the parents or your child's. I have been to A LOT of doctors, and she is BY FAR the worst I have ever seen. Please do me the favor of NEVER going to her, and if you are already with her, then CHANGE!!!! I honestly, no exaggeration do not know how this "doctor" got out of medical school. I DO NOT RECCOMEND FOR YOUR PRECIOUS CHILD!!!!!

  • Other Publications

    • Wendel D, Weber D, Leonard MB, Magge SN, Kelly A, Stallings VA, Pipan M, Stettler N, Zemel BS
      Body composition estimation using skinfolds in children with and without health conditions affecting growth and body composition.
      27121656 Annals of human biology, 2017 March : 44(2)108-120 PMCID:PMC5559202
    • Wendel D, Horslen SP
      Long-term Outcomes in Intestinal Rehabilitation in Children.
      28564518 Clinical transplants, 2016 : 325-11
    • Tsai EA, Grochowski CM, Falsey AM, Rajagopalan R, Wendel D, Devoto M, Krantz ID, Loomes KM, Spinner NB
      Heterozygous deletion of FOXA2 segregates with disease in a family with heterotaxy, panhypopituitarism, and biliary atresia.
      25765999 Human mutation, 2015 June : 36(6)631-7 PMCID:PMC4477513
    • Srinath A, Wendel D, Bond G, Lowe M
      Visual diagnosis: 12-year-old girl with constipation and rectal bleeding.
      24488834 Pediatrics in review, 2014 Feb. : 35(2)e11-4


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Medical/Professional School

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester


Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh


Pediatric Gastroenterology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia