Dr. Joel Lavine, MD

Dr. Joel Lavine, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology  ·  
Male  ·  
64 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Joel Lavine, MD is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 29 years. He specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology.Read his story

Columbia University Medical Center Pediatrics

3959 Broadway # 702

New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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 (GHC)

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Gastrointestinal Diseases
more than 25% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
more than 24% of peers
Abdominal Pain
more than 20% of peers

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Dr. Lavine's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lavine "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."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lavine "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "

2  Specialties

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric Transplant Hepatology

2  Board Certifications

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

36  Conditions Treated

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4  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • 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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