Danielle Ruppert Wendel, MD

Danielle Ruppert Wendel, MD

Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Intestinal Rehabilitation Program, Transplant Center

On staff since August 2015

Children's Title: Medical Director, Intestinal Transplant

Academic Title: Assistant Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

"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."

  • Patient Testimonials
  • Publications

    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/Dentistry, Rochester, NY


Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA