Sarah S Lusman, MD

Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatrics
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I am what some people would call a “Columbia lifer”. I came here for medical school in 2001, completed my residency in pediatrics and fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition, and then stayed on as faculty.

I provide the full spectrum of digestive care to children of all ages, ranging from babies with reflux and feeding problems, to school-aged children with abdominal pain and constipation, to adolescents with irritable bowel syndrome. My primary practice is located in Stamford, Connecticut, where I see patients in the office and also perform procedures such as endoscopies and colonoscopies. My practice also includes many children with celiac disease, food allergies, and inflammatory bowel disease. I value working closely with families and their pediatricians, as well as other subspecialists, to provide compassionate and coordinated care for my patients. I really enjoy serving the families of Fairfield and Westchester counties and beyond.

I also have special expertise in the gastrointestinal manifestations of cystic fibrosis. I completed the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Developing Innovative GastroEnterology Specialty Training (DIGEST) Program, and I serve as the gastroenterology representative on the Program Planning Committee for the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference. I see patients with cystic fibrosis at the main Columbia campus as well as in Stamford.

I am also very involved in graduate medical education. As the director of fellowship training for the Department of Pediatrics, I oversee all of the fellowship programs within pediatrics and have established the Pediatric Fellows’ Academy, a shared curriculum that promotes the professional development of pediatric fellows.I am also the director of the Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship Training Program at Columbia. I am a member of the Training Committee of the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) through which I have been involved in many educational initiatives for pediatric residents and gastroenterology fellows. I recently served as the co-chair of NASPGHAN’s Teaching and Tomorrow program for pediatric residents who are interested in gastroenterology. I am also the editor of PREP® GI, a peer-reviewed online education program administered by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

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

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Director of Fellowship Training, Department of Pediatrics
  • Director, Fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Hospital Affiliations

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


  • Spanish


  • Female

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32 Strawberry Hill Court
Suite 6902
Stamford, CT 06902

Insurance Accepted


  • HMO
  • NY Signature
  • PPO
  • Student Health

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • HMO - Connecticut Services
  • Medicare Managed Care - Connecticut Services
  • Passage Exchange - Connecticut Services
  • POS - Connecticut Services


  • 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

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


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


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs


  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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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

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology

Honors & Awards


2018 Castle Connolly Top Doctor

2012 – present American Gastroenterological Association Academy of Educators


2010, 2011 Nominee, Teaching Fellow of the Year

2009 Honorable Mention, Teaching Fellow of the Year


Memberships and Positions

2014 – present Association of Pediatric Program Directors


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