Director of Resident and Medical Student Education
Attending Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Dr. Danialifar is a board certified pediatric gastroenterologist with expertise in caring for infants, children, and young adults with a range of gastrointestinal disorders. Her clinical practice is focused on providing compassionate, comprehensive care centered around each patient as an individual. She combines cutting edge research with clinical experience to provide the highest level of care for her patients. Dr. Danialifar is also committed to supporting and developing the education of future physicians and has an active role within the Keck School of Medicine at USC and the Pediatric Residency Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Danialifar speaks English, Farsi, and Spanish. 

Clinical Interests

Pediatric gastrointestinal motility disorders, including chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction, hirschsprung disease, gastroparesis, chronic refractory constipation,  and encopresis. She specializes in motility testing, including esophageal, gastric, duodenal, colonic, and anorectal manometry testing. Dr. Danialifar also treats a wide range of pediatric gastrointestinal disorders including chronic abdominal pain, reflux,  and inflammatory bowel disease.


Medical School: 

Yale University School of Medicine


Children's Hospital Los Angeles, General Pediatrics


Children's Hospital Los Angeles, General Pediatrics


Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Pediatric Gastroenterology



General Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Memberships: 

North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; American Gastroenterological Association; American Academy of Pediatrics; Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation 


Danialifar TF, Zhou S, Naon H. Infliximab-induced interstitial pneumonitis in a pediatric patient with ulcerative colitis. Practical Gastroenterology; April 2016.

Danialifar TF, Naon H, Liu Q. Comparison of diagnostic accuracy and concordance of Video Capsule Endoscopy and Double Balloon Enteroscopy in children. JPGN December 2015 [epub ahead of print]

Collins BS, Danialifar TF, Kapoor N, Naon H. Is Disaccharidase Deficiency in Pediatric Patients with Graft- Versus-Host Disease (GVHD) a Contributing Cause for Diarrhea? Ann Pediatr Child Health 2015; 3(2): 1038.

Kerkar N, Danialifar T. Changing definitions of successful outcomes in pediatric liver transplantation. Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation 2014; 19:480-485.

Danialifar TF, Ng M, Hunter C, Naon H. Chronic Lead Toxicity from Retained Foreign Body. Consultant for Pediatrics, 2012; 11(10):338-339.

Danialifar T. From Mueller to Miller: Determining standards for decisions regarding critically ill newborns. Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, 2009.

Research Interests: 

The effects of constipation on gastric emptying, Epithelial growth factors in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease

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