Jennifer M. Vittorio, MD

Board Certifications: 
Pediatric Transplant Hepatology, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine
Accepting New Patients
Treats Children
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Overview

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

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

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in Surgery at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • 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

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.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

Gender

  • Female

Schedule an Appointment

Phone Appointments

New and Existing Patients:
212-305-3000

Location(s)

CUMC/NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
3959 Broadway
New York, NY 10032
Primary
ColumbiaDoctors Midtown
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • 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

  • Blue Access (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • Gatekeeper (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • 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

  • MVP Health Care-Hudson Health Plan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

TRICARE

  • TRICARE

UnitedHealthcare

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

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

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

Board Certifications

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

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

Research

Research Interests

  • The adherence and medical outcomes in pediatric liver transplant recipients following transition to adult health care services
  • The role of serotonin as a proinflammatory mediator and its effects on the liver in a 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

A DOUBLE-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