Amanda L. Cantor, MD

Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
Liver & Abdominal Transplant Surgery
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Dr. Amanda Cantor is a transplant hepatologist, specializing in pediatric liver diseases. She graduated from Sackler School of Medicine in 2016 and went on to complete her Pediatric Residency at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore from 2016-2019. She pursued a fellowship at Columbia-MSCHONY from 2019-2022, specializing in Pediatric Gastroenterology. Dr. Cantor further honed her expertise through a dedicated Pediatric Transplant Hepatology Fellowship, also at Columbia-MSCHONY, which she completed in 2023. Her extensive training encompasses the management of various liver diseases in pediatric patients, including neonatal cholestasis, biliary atresia, rare metabolic diseases, viral hepatitis, liver tumors such as hepatoblastoma, and autoimmune liver disease.

With advanced training in the management of pediatric liver and intestinal failure, Dr. Cantor is experienced in providing comprehensive care for patients before and after liver, intestinal, and multi-visceral transplants. She performs a range of procedures, including percutaneous liver biopsy, endoscopy, variceal band-ligation, and colonoscopy, to ensure accurate diagnoses and optimal patient outcomes.

Dr. Cantor’s research interests include acute viral hepatitis, viral-induced liver failure, and the effects of COVID and MISC-C on liver function. During her fellowship, she authored several papers on liver injury associated with both COVID and MIS-C. Dr. Cantor is passionate about transition clinics, employing a methodical, team-based approach to empower adolescents in taking charge of their medical needs while facilitating a smooth transition to adult providers.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acute Liver Failure
  • Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis
  • Autoimmune Liver Disorder
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Disease
  • Cholangitis
  • Cholestatic Liver Disease
  • Disorder of Liver
  • Fatty Liver Disease, Non-Alcoholic
  • Hepatic Disorders
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatobiliary Diseases
  • Hepatobiliary Pancreas Disease
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Hepatoblastoma
  • Hepatology
  • Inborn Error of Metabolism
  • Intestinal Transplant
  • Jaundice
  • Liver/ Hepatology Disorders
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Disease In Children
  • Liver Fibrosis
  • Liver Masses
  • Liver Surgery
  • Liver Transplant, Pediatric
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Liver Tumors
  • Living Donor Transplantation
  • Metabolic and Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pediatric Gastrointestinal (GI) Endoscopy
  • Pediatric Liver Cancer
  • Pediatric Liver Disease-Acute
  • Pediatric Liver Disease-Chronic
  • Pediatric Liver Transplant
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Upper Endoscopy

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital


  • Female

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Insurance Accepted


  • 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


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


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

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • 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
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care


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

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare


  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

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

Quality Health Management

  • Quality Health Management


  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford HMO
  • Oxford Liberty
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs


  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

World Trade Center Health Plan

  • World Trade Center Health Plan

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Tel Aviv University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Children's Hospital at Montefiore
  • Fellowship: Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital/NYP-Coumbia University

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics

Honors & Awards

  • Children's Hospital of New York Fellow of the Year, 2020
  • Gerard Odell Prize for Excellence in Liver Research, NASPGHAN, 2020
  • CDC Director's Award for work on the 2010 Haitian Earthquake, 2011


Selected Publications

  • Perez A, Cantor A, Rudolph B, Miller J, Kogan-Liberman D, Gao Q, Da Silva B, Margolis KG, Ovchinsky N, Martinez M. Liver involvement in children with SARS-COV-2 infection: Two distinct clinical phenotypes caused by the same virus. Liver Int. 2021 Sep;41(9):2068-2075.
     a. co-first author
  • Cantor A, Miller J, Zachariah P, DaSilva B, Margolis K, Martinez M. Acute hepatitis is a prominent presentation of the multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children: A single-center report. Hepatology. 2020 Nov;72(5):1522-1527.
  • Miller J, Cantor A, Zachariah P, Ahn D, Martinez M, Margolis KG. Gastrointestinal symptoms as a major presentation component of a novel multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children that is related to Coronavirus Disease 2019: A single center experience of 44 cases. Gastroenterology. 2020 Oct;159(4):1571-1574.
  • Rai A, Cantor A, Kogan-Liberman DL. Visual Diagnosis: Tachypnea and Abdominal Distention in a 5-week-old Boy. Pediatr Rev. 2020 Mar;41(3):e8-e11. doi: 10.1542/pir.2017-0274. PMID: 32123030
  • Contributing Author to the CDC’s Traveler’s Health Branch’s Yellow Book 2012