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Elaine M. Pereira, MD

Board Certifications: 
Pediatrics, Clinical Genetics and Genomics (MD)
Accepting New Patients
Treats Children
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Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Clinical Genetics and Genomics (MD)

Clinical Expertise

  • 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Birth Defects
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Clinical Genetics
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Hearing Loss
  • Pediatric Genetics Specialist

Education & Training

  • MD, Albert Einsein College of Medicine
  • BA, 2003 New York University (NYU)
  • Internship: The Children's Hospital at Montefiore
  • Residency: The Children's Hospital at Montefiore

Honors & Awards

2014-2016 New York Super Doctor, Rising Star
2012 Leo M. Davidoff Society, Outstanding Achievement in Teaching Medical Students Award, Medical Genetics, Montefiore Medical Center

About Elaine Pereira

As a clinical geneticist, I help children and adults uncover a genetic cause for their symptoms. With information from genetic testing, I can help my patients understand a diagnosis, provide important information to the rest of their medical team, and potentially help other family members with their evaluations. An important lesson about clinical genetics is that a diagnosis affects a whole family. My goal is to work hand in hand with my patients and their family members so that their questions are answered.

Genetic testing and information continuously evolve. If clinical testing does not find the answer we are looking for, I work with my patients and families to learn about research opportunities, and I follow up at regular intervals in case new clinical tests become available. My main areas of interest are the genetic causes of congenital heart disease, congenital hearing loss, and Marfan syndrome.

My research interests include discovering more about rare genetic disorders, improving patient care, and increasing the quality of that care. Our clinical genetics team is constantly working to make genetic testing available and testing results easier for patients to understand. I am also interested in understanding rarer genetic conditions in greater detail, working with international teams on specific cases to see if more information can be learned from a group of individuals with the same rare genetic finding. I also work with our CHONY residents and fellows improving genetic literacy through regular case conferences and lectures

Academic Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

Gender

  • Female

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Health First

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Health Plus - Amerigroup

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Traditional Medicare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

United Health Care

  • Columbia Employee POS
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE SelectHealth

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Select Health
  • Special Needs

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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