Dr. Joel Lavine, MD

Dr. Joel Lavine, MD

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Pediatric Gastroenterology  |  
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63 y/o
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Dr. Joel Lavine is Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at New York-Presbyterian/ Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. A noted physician-scientist, Dr. Lavine is both Vice Chair and Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center who has devoted his career to helping children with digestive health diseases. Dr. Lavine earned his doctorate in molecular biology in 1980 at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego, in 1984. He trained as a resident in Pediatrics and a fellow in pediatric gastroenterology at the University of California, San Francisco. He went on to join the faculties as an Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Francisco, and then Harvard Medical School before becoming Professor and Vice-Chairman for 15 years at the University of California, San Diego. He also served as Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition there for 15 years. Dr. Lavine's research is in the treatment, natural history, etiopathogenesis, and genetics of fatty liver disease and viral hepatitis in children. He is investigating the role of sex steroid hormones on disease development, and the identification of genetic susceptibility loci. He is also developing noninvasive methods for assessing hepatic inflammation and cellular injury and looking at serum markers to determine more benign or aggressive forms of disease. He serves as National Chair of the NIH Clinical Research Network on this disease, and serves as Chair of multiple NIH study sections, workshops, advisory groups and Data and Safety Monitoring Boards. In the clinical realm, Dr. Lavine sees gastroenterology patients in the outpatient setting for conditions such as celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic malabsorption syndromes, and functional bowel disorders.

Columbia University Medical Center Pediatrics

3959 Broadway # 702

New York, NY 10032
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Group Health Cooperative

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Dr. Lavine's Experience

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  • Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Board certified in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
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Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*
  • Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Constipation
  • Copper Metabolism Disorders
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Pancreatitis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Procedures

  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Liver Biopsy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • University Of California-San Francisco Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • University Of California San Francisco
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • University Of California San Francisco
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Lavine accepts 35 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareOregon
    Medicaid
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • Connecticare
    Connecticare HMO
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Pathway Enhanced Guided Access
    Prism Blue Priority EPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Locals (any local)
  • Medica
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • MVP Health Care
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Medicaid
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty
    PacifiCare HMO
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid

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