Sarah S. Lusman, MD

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

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

Abdominal Pain, Constipation, Diarrhea, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD), Celiac Disease, Failure to Thrive, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Cystic Fibrosis

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Program Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship
  • Associate Program Director, Pediatric Residency

Dr. Lusman is a pediatric gastroenterologist who treats children with all types of digestive problems. She earned her bachelor's degree from Brown University. She received her medical degree from Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed her residency and fellowship training at Columbia University Medical Center. She is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and an Attending Pediatrician at Columbia University Medical Center / Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian, and an Attending Physician at Stamford Hospital. She is board-certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology. Dr. Lusman serves as the Associate Director of the Pediatric Residency Program and the Director of the Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship Program. She oversees the residents’ scholarly work and is interested in learner assessment, the transition from generalist to specialist and the process of seeking and providing consultative care.

Her major clinical interests are in nutrition, food allergies and cystic fibrosis. She received additional training through the Developing Innovative GastroEnterologic Specialty Training (DIGEST) Program of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and actively participates in clinical and translational research in the Cystic Fibrosis Center at Columbia University. 

Hospital Affiliations

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

Languages

  • Spanish

Gender

  • Female

Schedule an Appointment

Phone Appointments

New and Existing Patients:
212-305-5903

Location(s)

CUMC/NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
3959 Broadway
New York, NY 10032
Primary
Stamford, CT Office
32 Strawberry Hill Court
Stamford, CT 06902

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

Connecticare

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Passage (Exchange)
  • POS
  • POS (Exchange)

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

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

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

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

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

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatrics

Honors & Awards

HONORS AND AWARDS

2018                            Castle Connolly Top Doctor

2012 – present              American Gastroenterological Association Academy of Educators

                                    Member

2010, 2011                   Nominee, Teaching Fellow of the Year

2009                            Honorable Mention, Teaching Fellow of the Year

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND SOCIETIES

Memberships and Positions

2014 – present              Association of Pediatric Program Directors

                                    Member

2010 – present              American Gastroenterological Association

                                    Member, Academy of Educators, 2011 -

2008 – present              North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

                                    Member, Training Committee, 2013-

                                    Co-Director, Medical Student Research Program 2013-2016

Member, Fellows Committee, 2008-2011

2005 – present              American Academy of Pediatrics

                                    Member

Research

Grants

CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE AWARD (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2016 - May 31 2021

GROW-IP-16 (Private)

Jun 1 2017 - May 31 2018

A LONG TERM PROSPECTIVE OBSERVATIONAL STUDY OF THE INCIDENCE OF AND RISK FACTORS FOR FIBROSING COLONOPATHY IN US PATIENTS WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS TREATED WITH PANCREATIC ENZYME (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

Jan 8 2013 - Jan 8 2018

ADVANCEMENT OF GI CARE FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS WITH CF (Private)

May 15 2014 - May 14 2017