Amy R DeFelice, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology
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As a child, whenever I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, my answer was always the same: a pediatrician. My love for gastroenterology developed later, during the first year of my pediatric residency. I was inspired by a very difficult case and the gastroenterologist who helped me solve it. I also developed a special interest in nutrition, which is so important for all children, especially when they are sick.

I treat children with a variety of GI problems, including inflammatory bowel disease, short bowel syndrome, esophageal reflux, and failure to thrive. I have special expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of celiac disease—a disease treated solely with diet. I am one of the first pediatric gastroenterologists to become part of Columbia's Celiac Center, which brings together physicians and scientists to integrate patient care, education, and research involving this disease.

I played an integral part in developing the pediatric nutrition support service at Babies Hospital—now called NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. We provide specialized nutrition services, like parental nutrition, tochildren with acute or chronic illnesses that prevent them from using their gut for nutrition. This service has grown exponentially over the years.

I have also been involved in liver, celiac, and IBD research and I have served on the Data Safety Monitoring Board for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. I am a member of several national committees involved in celiac disease research and policy.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Bowel Problems
  • Celiac Disease
  • Colonoscopy
  • Congenital Anorectal Defect
  • Congenital Anorectal Malformation
  • Constipation
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Diarrhea
  • Digestive Disorder
  • Digestive System Disorder
  • EGD
  • Encopresis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Diseases (EGID)
  • Epstein-Barr Virus Infection
  • Esophageal Atresia
  • Esophageal Disorders
  • Esophagitis
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
  • Failure to Thrive
  • Fatty Liver Disease, Non-Alcoholic
  • Feeding
  • Feeding Problem In Child
  • Feeding Problem In Infant
  • Feeding Tubes
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Gastroesophogeal Reflux / GERD
  • Gastrointestinal Disorder
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Nutrition
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Parasitic Infection
  • Pediatric Crohn's Disease
  • Pediatric Food Allergy
  • Pediatric Gastrointestinal (GI) Endoscopy
  • Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Pediatric Nutrition
  • Pediatric Nutritional Disorders
  • Pediatric Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Rectal Disorders
  • Reflux
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Small Bowel Problem
  • Swallowing Disorder
  • Ulcerative Colitis in Children
  • Ulcer Disorders
  • Upper Endoscopy
  • Weight Management

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Director Nutrition Support Services, CHONY

Hospital Affiliations

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


  • Spanish


  • Female

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51 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019
15 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10601

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


  • 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


  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • 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

  • Universidad de Guadalajara
  • Residency: Beth Israel Hospital
  • Fellowship: Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
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