As the demand for accessible pediatric healthcare has increased, the North Texas Area Community Health Centers (NTACHC) has hired Dr. Dinesh Gowda, M.D., FAAP, an award-winning pediatric physician, to join its Arlington location.

With more than 15 years of experience in pediatrics and newborn care, Dr. Dinesh Gowda is a board certified pediatrician who graduated from J.J.M. Medical College in India. He completed three years of additional training in pediatrics from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College in India before relocating to the U.S. He completed his internship and residency at Harlem Hospital Center, New York, which is affiliated with Columbia University.

Before joining NTACHC, Dr. Gowda worked as an associate professor of pediatrics and chair of pediatrics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Odessa, Texas. He is a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and has a special interest in pediatric asthma and newborn care. His awards include the Dean’s Educational Innovation Award (2018), Top Pediatrician Award from Patient Reviews (2017), and the Outstanding Teaching Faculty Award (2017). He is a board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a member of the Texas Medical Association and West Texas Physicians Association.

Dr. Gowda said, “My goal is to provide the best, most comprehensive and compassionate care for children from birth to 18 years. By focusing on preventative medicine, I teach children healthy habits that they can use as they grow.”

Gerrie Whitaker, NTACHC chief executive officer, said, “With the addition of Dr. Dinesh Gowda to our Arlington location, we are ready to serve even more patients, especially those children whose healthcare needs may have been delayed during the lockdown. We encourage parents and guardians to make an appointment to take care of their children’s healthcare needs including immunizations, well child exams, physicals and acute visits.” NTACHC is accepting new patients at all three of its centers.

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