Aliva De, MD

Board Certifications: 
Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatrics
Accepting New Patients
Treats Children
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Overview

My interest in pediatric pulmonology stems from my early pediatric training, where I first learned about the wide spectrum of respiratory diseases that affect children. I recognized the unique opportunity I would have as a pulmonologist to make a difference in young people's lives. During a pediatric pulmonology fellowship at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, I developed a strong foundation in a variety of respiratory issues, and in my current practice I diagnose and treat children of all ages with lung conditions including asthma, chronic lung disorders of infancy, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, interstitial lung diseases, pulmonary hypoplasia, obstructive sleep apnea, obesity-related pulmonary diseases, and pulmonary dysfunction in musculoskeletal disorders. My patients come from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds and I strive to provide culturally sensitive and evidence-based clinical care.

At Columbia, I am part of a team with unique expertise with performing pulmonary function and exercise physiology tests to assess our patients. We also work closely with other specialties to manage children and adolescents with complex conditions.

I am also involved in research and educational activities. I have studied long-term pulmonary complications in children with sickle cell disease and congenital diaphragmatic hernia, as well as in those who are undergoing cancer therapy or stem cell transplantation. I am member of national committees and networks of experts who study rare lung disorders. I am engaged in clinical trials of new drug therapies for children with interstitial lung diseases, and am also actively engaged in pediatric asthma research. Additionally, I lead the pulmonology fellowship training program here at Columbia, through which we teach and train the next generation of physicians to become future leaders in pediatric pulmonology.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Asthma
  • Chronic Lung Disease of Infancy
  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Neonatal Lung Disease
  • Pediatric Pulmonary Diseases

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

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

Languages

  • Bengali

Gender

  • Female

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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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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Residency: St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, NJ
  • Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Los Angeles

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Pediatrics

Research

Selected Publications

  1. De A, Manwani D, Rastogi D. Airway Inflammation in Sickle Cell Disease-A Translational Perspective. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2018 Jan 4. PMID:29314737
  2. De A*, Shah P*, Jacqueline Szmuszkovicz J, Bhombal S, Azen S, Kato RM. Retrospective Review of Infants Receiving Sildenafil. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther 2018 Vol. 23 No. 3.
  3. De A*, Waltuch T*, Gonik NJ, Nguyen-Famulare N, Muzumdar H, Bent JP, Isasi C, Sin S, Arens R. Sleep and Breathing the First Night after Adeno-tonsillectomy in Obese Children with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome. J Clin Sleep Med. 2017 Jun 15;13(6):805-811 PMID: 28454600
  4. De A, Mascarenhas L, Kamat S, LaRiviere A, Goodarzian F, Keens TG, Venkatramani R, M.D . Pilot Feasibility Study of Comprehensive Pulmonary Evaluation Following Lung Radiation Therapy. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2015 Oct; 37(7):e412-8. PMID: 26241727
  5. De A*, Kamath S*, Wong K, Olch AJ, Malvar J, Sposto R, Mascarenhas L, Keens TG, Venkatramani R. Correlation of Pulmonary Function Abnormalities with Dose Volume Histograms in Children Treated with Lung Irradiation. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2015 Jun; 50(6):596-603. PMID: 24644268
  6. De A, Guryev I, LaRiviere A, Kato R, Wee CP, Mascarenhas L, Keens TG, Venkatramani R. Pulmonary Function Abnormalities in Childhood Cancer Survivors Treated with Bleomycin. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2014 Sep; 61(9):1679-84. PMID: 24789770