Stephanie Lovinsky-Desir, MD

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

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

Chronic Cough, Pediatric Pulmonary Diseases, Pediatric Asthma, Pediatric Bronchoscopy, Restrictive Lung Diseases, Chronic Lung Disease of Infancy

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Stephanie Lovinsky-Desir is an attending physician in the Division of Pediatric Pulmonology at Columbia University Medical Center and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University. She specializes in the treatment of children with respiratory disorders, particularly pediatric asthma. She is actively engaged in the clinical asthma program at Columbia and in pediatric asthma research. Dr. Lovinsky-Desir's research is focused on understanding the environmental factors that put children at risk of developing asthma and having worse asthma symptoms in urban communities. She is currently leading research studies to understand how exercise in polluted communities affects children with asthma. In addition, she works closely with the Inner City Asthma Studies research consortium.

Hospital Affiliations

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

Gender

  • Female

Schedule an Appointment

Phone Appointments

New and Existing Patients:
212-305-5122

Location(s)

CUMC/NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
3959 Broadway
New York, NY 10032
Primary

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, New York Medical College
  • Residency: Albert Einstein Medical Center
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Pediatrics

Honors & Awards

2018    Early Career Investigator Award, Pediatric Research – Official Journal of the Society for Pediatric Research, the American Pediatric Society and the European Society for Paediatric Research

2016    Society for Pediatric Research, elected member

2012    Junior Investigator Award – Children’s Environmental Health Network Research Conference

2011    Comparative Effectiveness Research – Summer Training in Applications and Techniques Scholarship Award for the Columbia Summer Research Institute (CSRI)

2010    Chairman’s Award for Distinction in Research – Social Medicine at Montefiore

2007    Dr. Lester J. Schultz Memorial Scholarship Award – New York Medical College

Research

Grants

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND DOSE OF AIR POLLUTION IN PEDIATRIC URBAN ASTHMA:IMPACT OF MINUTE VENTILATION (Federal Gov)

Apr 15 2018 - Mar 31 2022

EXERCISE IN URBAN POLLUTED ENVIRONMENTS AND C (Private)

Jul 1 2017 - Jun 30 2021

INSTITUTIONAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT CORE (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2016 - May 31 2021

BLACK CARBON EXPOSURE, DNA METHYLATION, AIRWAY INFLAMMATION IN PEDIATRIC ASTHMA (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2011 - Oct 31 2016

CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE AWARD (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2006 - Jun 30 2016

INNER CITY ASTHMA CONSORTIUM (ICAC3): CORE (Federal Gov)

Aug 1 2014 - Jul 15 2015

URBAN TREE CANOPY EXPOSURE, DNA METHYLATION, AND ALLERGIES IN PEDIATRIC ASTHMA (Private)

Sep 1 2014 - Jan 31 2015

THE STONY WOLD - HERBERT FUND TRNING FELLOWSHIP (Private)

Jul 1 2013 - Jun 30 2014

Selected Publications

Lovinsky-Desir S, Lawrence J, Jung KH, Rundle AG, Hoepner LA, Yan B, Perera F, Perzanowski MS, Miller RL, Chillrud SN. Air Pollution, Assessment of exposure to air pollution in children: Determining whether wearing a personal monitor affects physical activity. Environmental Research. 2018, 166:340-3.

Lovinsky-Desir S, Jung KH, Jezioro, JR, Torrone DZ, dePlanell-Saguer M, Yan B, Perera FP, Rundle AG, Perzanowski MS, Chillrud SN, Miller RL. Physical Activity, Black Carbon Exposure and DNA Methylation in the FOXP3 Promoter. Clinical Epigenetics. 2017, 9: 65.

Lovinsky-Desir S, Jung KH, Rundle AG, Hoepner L, Bautista J, Perera FP, Chillrud SN, Perzanowski MS, Miller RL. Physical Activity is Associated with Greater Black Carbon/Soot Exposure and Lower Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide in a Cohort of Adolescents Living in New York City. Environmental Research. 2016, 151: 756-62.

Lovinsky-Desir S, Miller RL, Bautista J, Gil EN, Chillrud SH, Yan B, Perera FP, Jung KH. Differences in ambient polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon concentrations between streets and alleys in New York City: Open space vs semi-closed space. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health. 2016, 13: 127.

Lovinsky-Desir S, Ridder R, Torrone D, Maher C, Narula S, Scheuerman M, Kattan M, DiMango E, Miller RL. DNA methylation of the allergy regulatory gene, interferon gamma, varies by age, sex, and tissue type in asthmatics. Clinical Epigenetics; 2014, 6(9).

Lovinsky-Desir S, Folch C, Jung KH, Torrone D, Gil E, Perera F, Miller RL, Chillrud SN. Urban adolescents readily comply with a complicated asthma research protocol. Clinical Medicine Insights: Circulatory, Respiratory and Pulmonary Medicine; 2014, Mar 23 (8):5-9.

Lovinsky-Desir S, Miller RL. Epigenetics, asthma and allergic diseases: A review of latest advancements. Current Allergy and Asthma Reports; 2012, Jun; 12(3):211-20.