Ajay S. Gulati, MD


UNC Health Provider

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Pediatric Gastroenterology
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMClosed Today Closed Today

Location Information

UNC Hospitals Children's Specialty Clinics in Chapel Hill at Carolina Pointe II
6013 Farrington Road
Suite 201
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Handicap Accessible


Day of the WeekHours
Monday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

About the Provider


  • Pediatric Gastroenterology

Provider Details

Type: Clinician, Researcher
Gender: Male

About Ajay S. Gulati, MD

Medical School

  • Baylor College of Medicine, 2000


  • Baylor College of Medicine, 2004 - 2007
  • Area: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Residency and Chief Residency

  • Baylor College of Medicine, 2000 - 2004


  • Pediatrics, Board Certified, 2003
  • Pediatrics-Pediatric Gastroenterology, Board Certified, 2010
Pediatric inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis); and intestinal epithelial repair responses in inflammation-induced gut injury.Cr+LfCr+LfMy research is interested in understanding how the normal bacteria in the gut, known as the intestinal microbiota, can be used to improve the health of the intestines in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). To do this, my research group study how the microbiota affects the function of different cells in the lining of the intestine. The laboratory is particularly interested in a cell type known as the Paneth cell, which produces natural antibiotics that protect the gut against infections. This knowledge may help us learn new ways to manipulate to microbiota to treat IBD in a safe and effective manner, without the need for medications that suppress the immune system.

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Commercial Plans (Other than Aetna Whole Health)
  • Aetna Whole Health (Tier 2)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage Plans (Other than Aetna Prime HMO)
  • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina Medicaid
  • BCBSNC Commercial Plans
  • North Carolina State Employees Health Benefit Plan (Active employees)
  • BCBSNC Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance
  • BCBSNC Medicare Advantage (Other than Experience Health)
  • Healthy Blue Medicaid
  • Carolina Complete Health Medicaid (Centene)
  • Cigna Commercial Plans (Other than Cigna Connect)
  • Cigna Secure Medicare Advantage
  • Contigo Health Plan (WakeMed employees only)
  • Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Humana Medicare Private Fee-for-Service
  • North Carolina State Employee Health Benefit Plan (Medicare Advantage for retirees)
  • Liberty Advantage Medicare Advantage
  • MedCost PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Commercial Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage
  • UnitedHealthcare Exchange (ACA) Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
  • WellCare of North Carolina Medicaid
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