Sarah S Lusman, MD

Expertise in: 
Gastroenterology
Board Certifications: 
Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology
Accepting New Patients
Treats Children
Virtual Visits/Telehealth
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Overview

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 Diseases (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

Languages

  • Spanish

Gender

  • Female

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Virtual Visits/Telehealth

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Phone Appointments

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Location(s)

32 Strawberry Hill Court
Suite 6902
Stamford, CT 06902

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

Connecticare

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

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

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

  • 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

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