Dr. Singh’s passion for medicine and healthcare equality led him to pursue a Master in Public Health in addition to his Medical Degree. He strongly believes in treating a patient as a whole, not just the disease. This involves being very detail oriented and patient — meticulously considering the patient’s circumstances and surroundings and communicating effectively with the family.
“Input from all caregivers is very important to a child’s care — to understand the complete picture and implement treatments effectively.”
It is also important to Dr. Singh to speak directly to and connect with his young patients. “Children are incredibly smart and impressionable. My treatment plans often include therapies that address diet and lifestyle, and these work best when you reach the child at their level.”
Dr. Singh treats numerous diseases that affect the digestive tract, including inflammatory bowel disease, eosinophilic esophagitis and failure to thrive, with a special focus on celiac disease. “Early detection and treatment of celiac disease are key to optimize a child’s growth potential, avoid nutritional deficiencies, allow faster intestinal healing, as well as reduce the risk of other autoimmune conditions from developing.”
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Singh also routinely performs endoscopies, which enable him to directly visualize the digestive tract to help with accurate diagnosis and implement local treatments.
He is also involved in numerous research initiatives aimed at furthering our understanding of celiac disease and developing new therapies for his patients. “We are increasingly unraveling the role of the human genome and microbiome in digestive conditions. The large patient base we serve at CHOP and our commitment to research put us at the forefront of medical breakthroughs, and I am so excited to be a part of it.”
Education and Training
MD - Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
Social Pediatrics - Children's Hospital at Montefiore - Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition - Columbia University Medical Center - New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY
MPH - Jefferson College of Population Health, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
Titles and Academic Titles
Departments and Services
Singh A, Lusman S: Peritonitis. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult. LWW, 8, 2018
Posters and Presentations
Sattar A, Bierly P, Verma R, Fahey L, Hlywiak K, Feigenbaum K, Singh A. Evolution of Body Mass Index and Obesity in Children with Celiac Disease. North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Annual Meeting, October 2018.
Borlack R, Singh A, Green P, Reilly N: “Persistent Villous Atrophy is Common in Children with Treated Celiac Disease.” Digestive Diseases Week, April 2017
Singh A, Borlack R, Green P, Reilly N: “Comparing the Therapeutic Response in Eosinophilic Esophagitis between Children with and without Celiac Disease.” North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Annual Meeting, November 2017.
Singh A, Do C, Bhagat G, Green P, Lavine J, Tycko B: A Combined Genetic-Epigenetic Strategy for Identifying Celiac Disease Susceptibility Loci, Poster Presentation. World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Poster Presentation October 2016.
Singh A, Picoraro J, Jain P, Demirdag Y, Martinez M, Khlevner J: “Spectrum of Immunodeficiency in Gastrointestinal Atresia and TTC7a Mutation” North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Annual Meeting Poster Presentation October 2015.
Awards and Honors
2017 Oberfield Research Award in Translational Science – Department of Pediatrics, Columbia University Medical Center
2017, Sanofi Innovations Award Grant Recipient - Co-Investigator
2016, Research Poster of Distinction - World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology
2015-2017, Seidenberg Family Foundation Training Stipend - Funding for Celiac Epigenetics Research
2014, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Travel Award
2014, Chairman's Award for Distinction in Research, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore - Albert Einstein College of Medicine
2012, Teaching & Tomorrow Program Travel Grant, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
2010-2011, Hobart Amory Hare Honor Society, Jefferson Medical College
Editorial and Academic Positions
2015-present, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Pediatrics
2015-present, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Public Health
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
2014-Present, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) (Member, Committee of Public Affairs and Advocacy, 2015-2017)
2015-present, North American Society for the Study of Celiac Disease (NASSCD)
2010-present, American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI)
2011-present, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
2015-present, American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)
2016-present, American Gastroenterology Association (AGA)