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Jennifer Woo Baidal, MD, MPH

Board Certifications: 
Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatrics
Expertise in: 
Gastroenterology
Accepting New Patients
Treats Children
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Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatrics

Clinical Expertise

  • Childhood Obesity
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Pediatric Nutrition
  • Weight Management

Education & Training

  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Internship: Children's Hospital - Los Angeles
  • Residency: Children's Hospital - Los Angeles
  • Fellowship: Boston Children's Hospital

About Jennifer Woo Baidal

Jennifer Woo Baidal is Director of Pediatric Weight Management and an attending physician in the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at Columbia University Medical Center. She is also Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University.

Dr. Woo Baidal is a practicing pediatric gastroenterologist in the Comprehensive Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Program. She is also an ECRIP Scholar (Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program supported by New York State Department of Health) and is helping to develop a new pediatric weight management program for children with obesity. Her research focuses on early life prevention of racial/ethnic and socioeconomic health disparities in obesity and related complications. She has expertise in longitudinal epidemiologic studies and childhood obesity prevention interventions in clinical and community settings. She has completed health services research projects to explore family perceptions of obesity prevention interventions and to identify gaps in practice resources for nutritionists in the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), and is currently planning an evaluation in the WIC-arm of an ongoing multi-sector childhood obesity prevention intervention. She is also working on research to validate noninvasive technologies to detect and grade pediatric nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, which is a common complication of childhood obesity.

Academic Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Administrative Positions

  • Director, Pediatric Weight Management

Committee/Societies/Council Memberships

  • The Obesity Society
  • NASPGHAN
  • American Gastroenterology Association
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Disease
  • Academic Pediatric Association

Hospital Affiliations

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

Gender

  • Female

Insurance Accepted

For billing questions, please call (212) 304-7250.

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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Research

Dr. Woo Baidal is a pediatric weight management provider and health services researcher. Her research focuses on prevention of racial/ethnic and socioeconomic health disparities in obesity and related complications. Her research program translates clinical, community, and epidemiologic findings into population-level interventions during pregnancy, infancy, and early childhood to prevent childhood obesity and chronic diseases. She has experience in longitudinal data analysis; randomized and natural experiments; and qualitative research methods. Her current research projects funded through NIH, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation target prevention of early life risk factors for obesity and its liver complications in vulnerable populations.

Research Interests

  • Childhood obesity prevention and weight management
  • Early life approaches to reduce racial/ethnic and socio-economic health disparities
  • Pediatric nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
  • pediatric nutrition