Dr. Joel E. Lavine, MD

Dr. Joel E. Lavine, MD

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Pediatric Gastroenterology | Male | 62 years old

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.Read more

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Specialties

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric Transplant Hepatology

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  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric Transplant Hepatology

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

Procedures Performed

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

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1984

  • Internship Hospital
    University of California-San Francisco Medical Center

    Completed in 1985

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of California San Francisco

    Completed in 1986

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of California San Francisco

    Completed in 1989

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Board certified in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
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  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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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.