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Jennifer M. Vittorio, MD

Board Certifications: 
Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
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Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatrics
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatric Transplant Hepatology

Clinical Expertise

  • Cholestatic Liver Disease
  • Liver Disease In Children
  • Pediatric Transplant Hepatology

Education & Training

  • MD, 2006 Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Internship: Georgetown University Hospital
  • Residency: Georgetown University Hospital
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Honors & Awards

  • 2015 - 2017 New York Times Magazine Top Doctors Rising Star. Awarded to the best up and coming physicians selected by their peers as the best in their field
  • 2013 - 2014 AASLD Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Award
  • 2013 SPLIT Annual Meeting Travel Award Recipient
  • 2010 - 2011 Fellow of the Year Award, Columbia University Medical Center
  • 2008 Teaching and Tomorrow Program NASPGHAN/CDHNF Conference
  • 2008 - 2009 String of Pearls Resident Teaching Award, Georgetown University Hospital
  • 2001 Phi Beta Kappa, Fairfield University Chapter
  • 2001 Alpha Sigma Nu, National Jesuit Honor Society
  • 2001 Pi Mu Epsilon, National Mathematics Honor Society
  • 2001 Alpha Mu Gamma, National Foreign Language Honor Society (Spanish)
  • 2001 Psi Chi, National Psychology Honor Society
  • 1999 - 2001 Vice President of the Fairfield University Neuroscience Society
  • 1997 - 2001 Fairfield University Fellows Scholarship
  • 1997 - 2001 Fairfield University Honors Program

About Jennifer Vittorio

Jennifer M. Vittorio, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in Pediatric Hepatology at Columbia University Medical Center and an Assistant Attending Pediatrician at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. Prior to her faculty appointment, Dr. Vittorio earned a degree in Neuroscience from Fairfield University. She completed her medical education, internship and residency at Georgetown University Hospital. She then went on to pursue a fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and an Advanced Transplant Hepatology fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). Having completed a dual residency in both internal medicine and pediatrics, Dr. Vittorio has a particular interest and specializes in the transition of adolescent and young adult liver transplant recipients from pediatric to adult health care services. She is the founder and director of the PLATINUM (Pediatric Liver to Adult Transition) Program at CUMC. This program is focused on the enhancement of self-management behaviors and transition readiness in pediatric liver transplant recipients through a structured, multidisciplinary approach to transition planning.

Her other clinical and research interests include pediatric transplant hepatology, acute liver failure, and cholestatic liver disease in children.

Dr. Vittorio is board certified in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Transplant Hepatology.

Academic Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in Surgery at CUMC

Administrative Positions

  • Director PLATINUM (Pediatric Liver to Adult Transition) - Health Care Transition Program for Liver Transplant Recipients
  • Associate Director Pediatric Advanced Transplant Hepatology Fellowship
  • Core Faculty Member Pediatric Residency Program

Committee/Societies/Council Memberships

2012 – Present American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

2010 – Present North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN)

2010 – 2014 American College of Gastroenterology (AGA)

2006 – Present American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

2006 – Present National Med-Peds Residents' Association (NMPRA)

2011 – 2013 Selected to NASPGHAN Fellows Committee

2009 – 2010 Antibiotics Utilization Committee Member (Georgetown University Hospital)

2005 – 2007 American College of Physicians (ACP)

2003 – 2005 Georgetown University Student Admissions Advisor (Georgetown University Medical Center)

2002 – 2006 American Medical Association (AMA)

Hospital Affiliations

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

Gender

  • Female

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

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

Affinity

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

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

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

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

Fidelis Care

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

Healthfirst

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

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

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

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

UnitedHealthcare

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

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs Plan

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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Research

Research Interests

  • Outcomes in pediatric liver transplant recipients after transition to adult health care services
  • Serotonin as proinflammatory mediator, effects on liver in murine model of necrotizing enterocolitis

Grants

7/2010 – Present

Columbia University Medical Center
Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Michael D. Gershon

  • Project: Serotonin promotes periportal inflammation and fatty infiltration of the liver in a murine model of necrotizing enterocolitis.
  • Accepted for oral presentation at American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Annual Meeting on November 11, 2012.
  • Abstract selected for presentation at 2013 Annual SPLIT Meeting on September 26, 2013.

2013 – 2014

AASLD Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Award Recipient

  • Direct support funds awarded by AASLD
  • Present support

MRX-502 RANDOMIZED DOUBLE BLIND PLACEBO CONTROLLED PHASE 3 STUDY TO EVAULATE EFFICAY AND SAFETY OF MARALIXIBAT IN THE TREATMENT OF SUBJECTS WITH PROGRESSIVE FAMILIAL INTRAHEPATIC CHOLESTASIS (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

Jul 17 2019 - Jul 17 2024

AN OPEN-LABEL EXTENSION STUDY TO EVALUATE LONG-TERM EFFICACY AND SAFETY OF A4250 IN CHILDREN WITH PROGRESSIVE FAMILIAL INTRAHEPATIC CHOLESTASIS TYPES 1 AND 2 (PEDFIC 2) (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

Jun 19 2019 - Jun 19 2024

ADOUBLE-BLIND, RANDOMIZED, PLACEBO-CONTROLLED, PHASE 3 STUDY TO DEMONSTRATE EFFICACY AND SAFETY OF A4250 IN CHILDREN WITH PROGRESSIVE FAMILIAL INTRAHEPATIC CHOLESTASIS TYPES 1 AND 2 (PEDFIC 1) (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

Mar 18 2019 - Mar 18 2024