Mercedes Martinez, MD

Expertise in: 
Gastroenterology
Board Certifications: 
Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
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Overview

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Mercedes Martinez, MD, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and the Medical Director for the Intestinal Transplant Program at the Center for Liver Disease and Abdominal Organ Transplantation. She provides state-of-the-art care for children with a multitude of liver and intestinal issues, including children with liver and intestinal failure that require transplantation, children with intestinal failure, and for those with intestinal failure associated liver disease. Dr. Martinez is nationally and internationally recognized for her expertise in treating liver tumors and autoimmune liver disorders. Her research interests include liver tumors in children, autoimmune liver diseases, metabolic disorders, nutritional deficiencies associated with liver diseases, and intestinal failure. She has been part of a large multi-center collaborative effort to study the impact of autoimmune liver disorders in children.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Hepatitis
  • Autoimmune Liver Disorder
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal ERCP
  • Gastrointestinal Tumors
  • Hepatic Disorders
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatobiliary Pancreas Disease
  • Hepatology
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Intestinal Transplant
  • Liver Disease In Children
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Liver Tumors
  • Pediatric Liver Cancer
  • Pediatric Liver Disease-Acute
  • Pediatric Liver Disease-Chronic
  • Short Bowel Syndrome

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Medical Director, Adult and Pediatric Intestinal/Multivisceral Transplant Program, Center for Liver Disease and Abdominal Organ Transplantation, NYP
  • Clinical Director, Human Studies Core, Columbia Center for Translation Immunology

Hospital Affiliations

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

Languages

  • Spanish

Gender

  • Female

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Location(s)

622 West 168th Street
PH, Floor 14
New York, NY 10032
25 Rockwood Place
Suite 330
Englewood, NJ 07631
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Insurance Accepted

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

Elderplan

  • Medicare Managed Care

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

Horizon Healthcare of New York

  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield

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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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Higher Institute of Medical Sciences, Santiago De Cuba
  • Internship: Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center Bronx, NY
  • Residency: Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center Bronx, NY
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric Transplant Hepatology

Honors & Awards

  • 2016-2020 New York Magazine Best Doctors
  • 2018 Academy of Clinical Excellence?at Columbia University (ACE)
  • 2015-2016 Faculty Leadership Academy
  • 2015 Honorary Member of the Pediatric Gastroenterology Society in Colombia
  • 2009 Honorary Member of the Pediatric Gastroenterology Society in Dominican Republic
  • 1998 Gold Title for Academic Excellence in Medicine, Higher Institute of Medical Sciences, Santiago De Cuba, Cuba
NY Top Doctor

Research

  • liver tumors in children
  • autoimmune liver diseases
  • metabolic disorders
  • nutritional deficiencies associated with liver diseases
  • intestinal failure

Research Interests

  • Intestinal Transplant Rejection, Transplant Immunology, Immunotolerance

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles
(* indicates senior authorship)

  1. Mohammad S, Sundaram S, Mason K, Lobritto SJ, Martinez M, Turmelle YP, Bucuvalas J, Feng S, Alonso EM. Health Related Quality of Life of the Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients during Immunosuppression Withdrawal: The iWITH Randomized Clinical Trial. Accepted in Liver Transplantation
  2. Chen J, Salerno D, Breslin N, Chowdhury T, Lobritto S, Martinez M, Goldner D, Vittorio J. Concomitant tacrolimus and ketorolac therapy in pediatric liver transplant recipients: teaching old dogma new tricks. Clinic Clin Transplant.?2020 Nov 3;e14141.doi: 10.1111/ctr.14141.?Online ahead of print. PMID: 33145821
  3. Cantor A, Miller J, Zachariah P, Ahn D, Margolis K, Martinez M. Acute hepatitis as part of the multisystem inflammatory syndrome in Children that is temporally related to SARS-CoV-2: discussion of 44 cases. Hepatology. 2020 Aug 18. doi: 10.1002/hep.31526. Online ahead of print. PMID:?32810894
  4. Deneau M, Mack C, Valentino PL, Amir AZ, DiGuglielmo M, Draijer LG, El-Matary W, Furuya KN, Gupta N, Hochberg JT, Horslen S, Jensen MK, Jonas M, Kerkar N, Koot B, Laborda TJ, Lee, CK, Loomes KM, Martinez M, Miethke A, Miloh T, Mogul D, Mohammed S, Ovchinsky N, Perito E, Rao G, Ricciuto A, Sathya P, Schwarz KB, Shah U, Singh R, Smolk, Vitola B, Zizzo A, Guthery S. Oral vancomycin, Ursodeoxycholic acid or no therapy for pediatric primary sclerosing cholangitis: a matched analysis. Hepatology. 2020 Sep 18. doi: 10.1002/hep.31560. Online ahead of print. PMID:?32946600
  5. Fu J, Zuber J, Shonts B, Obradovic A, Frangaj K, Meng W, Rosenfeld A, Waffarn EE, Liou P, Wang Z, Lau SP, Savage TM, Yang S, RogersK, Danzl NM, Ravella S, Satwani P, Iuga A, Ho SH, Griesemer A, Farber DL, Shen Y, Luning Prak ET, Martinez M, Kato T, Sykes M. Promotion of Mixed Chimerism by Lymphohematopoietic Graft-versus-Host Responses in Patients Receiving Intestinal Transplantation. Accepted Journal of Clinical Immunology
  6. Feng S, Bucuvalas J, Spain KM, Lesniak A, Kanaparthi S, Sanchez-Fueyo A, Magee JC, Perito E, Burrell BE, Venkat V, Mazariegos GV, Alonso EM, Bridges NE, Doo E, Gupta NA, Himes RW, Ikle D, Jackson AM, Lobritto SJ, Martinez M, Ng VL, Rand EB, Sherker AH, Sundaram S, Turmelle YP, Wood-Trageser M, and Demetris AJ. Efficacy and Safety of Immunosuppression Withdrawal for Long-term Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients: Moving Towards Personalized Management. Hepatology. 2020 Aug 12. doi: 10.1002/hep.31520. PMID:?32786149
  7. Trevor J. Laborda JT, Ricciuto A, Aumar M, Carman N, DiGuglielmo M, Draijer LG, Furuja KN, Gupta N, Koot BGP, Loomes. KM, Lytvyak E, Martinez M, Miloh T, Montano-Loza A, Periro ER, Sathya, Shah U, Shteyer E, Singh R, Taylor A, Valentino PL, Vitola B, Zerofsky M, Zizzo A, Denau MR. Vedolizumab therapy for children with primary sclerosing cholangitis: data from the pediatric PSC consortium. J. Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr.?2020 Jul 28.doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000002855. PMID:?32740528
  8. Miller J, Cantor A, Zachariah P, Ahn D, Martinez M, Margolis K. Gastrointestinal symptoms as a major presentation component of a novel multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) that is related to COVID-19: discussion of a one center experience of 44 cases. Gastroenterology. 2020 Jun 4;S0016-5085(20)34753-3. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2020.05.079. PMID:?32505742 PMCID:?PMC7270806
  9. Deneau M, Mack C, Valentino PL, Abdou R, Alqoaer K, Amin M, Amir AZ, Aumar M, Auth M, Broderick A, DiGuglielmo M, Draijer LG, Tavares Fagundes ED, El-Matary W, Ferrari F, Furuya KN, Gupta N, Homan M, Horslen S, Iorio R, Jensen MK, Jonas M, Kamath BM, Kerkar N, Kim KM, Kolho KL, Koot B, Laborda TJ, Lee, CK, Loomes KM, Martinez M, Miethke A, Miloh T, Mogul D, Mohammed S, Mohan P, Ovchinsky N, Palle S, Papadopoulou A, Perito E, Rao G, Ricciuto A, Rofrigues Ferreira A, Sathya P, Schwarz KB, Shah U, Shteyer E, Singh R, Smolka V, Tanaka A, Varier R, Vitola B, Woynarowski M, Zerofsky M, Zizzo A, Guthery S. Sclerosing Cholangitis Outcomes in Pediatrics (SCOPE) index: a validated prognostic tool for children. Hepatology. 2020 May 28. doi: 10.1002/hep.31393. PMID:?32464706
  10. Chen J, Ferreira J, Martinez M, Lobritto S, Goldner D., Vittorio J. Role of Budesonide for the treatment of Rejection in Pediatric Liver Transplantation. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2020 May 12. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000002784. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:32404767
  11. El-Matary W, Guthery S, Amir AZ, DiGuglielmo M, Draijer LG, Furuja KN, Gupta N, Hochberg JT, Horslen S, Kerkar N, Koot BGP, Laborda JT, Loomes. KM, Mack C, Martinez M, Miethke A, Miloh T, Mogul D, Mohammmed S, Moroz Stacy Ovchinsky N, Periro ER, Ricciuto A, Sathya, Schwarz K, Shah U, Singh R, Soufi N, Valentino PL, Zizzo A, Denau MR. Colorectal Dysplasia and Cancer in Pediatric-onset Ulcretaive Colitis Associated with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 Apr 29. pii: S1542-3565(20)30600-5. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2020.04.055. PMID: 32360820
  12. Fishman DS, Barth B, Mazziotti MV, Lazar, Brandt ML, Fallon SC, Tsai CM, Orlando SB, Olutoye O, Giefer M, Martinez M, Troendle DM. Same anesthesia session- ERCP and laparoscopic cholecystectomy in pediatric patients: The Pediatric ERCP Database Initiative (PEDI) Experience. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2020 Apr 16. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000002722. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:32304542