Physician’s Profile

Jennifer M. Vittorio, MD

Associate Director, Advanced Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Training Program
Affiliations: 
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
Board Certificates: 
Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrics
Internal Medicine
Expertise: 
Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
Liver Disease In Children
Cholestatic Liver Disease
Honors: 
7/2013-7/2014  AASLD Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Award
9/2013  SPLIT Annual Meeting Travel Award Recipient
2010-2011  Fellow of the Year Award, Columbia University Medical Center
11/2008  Teaching and Tomorrow Program NASPGHAN/CDHNF Conference
2008-2009  String of Pearls Resident Teaching Award, Georgetown University Hospital
2001  Phi Beta Kappa  Fairfield University Chapter   
2001  Alpha Sigma Nu  National Jesuit Honor Society 
2001  Pi Mu Epsilon   National Mathematics Honor Society
2001  Alpha Mu Gamma  National Foreign Language Honor Society (Spanish)
2001  Psi Chi    National Psychology Honor Society
1999-2001  Vice President of the Fairfield University Neuroscience Society
1997-2001  Fairfield University Fellows Scholarship
1997-2001  Fairfield University Honors Program
Grants: 

Project:  Serotonin promotes periportal inflammation and fatty infiltration of the liver in a murine model of necrotizing enterocolitis.

Accepted for oral presentation at American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Annual Meeting on November 11, 2012.

Abstract selected for presentation at 2013 Annual SPLIT Meeting on September 26, 2013.

Direct support funds awarded by AASLD

Present support

Interests: 
The adherence and medical outcomes in pediatric liver transplant recipients following transition to adult health care services
The role of serotonin as a proinflammatory mediator and its effects on the liver in a murine model of necrotizing enterocolitis
About: 

Jennifer M. Vittorio, MD, is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in Pediatric Hepatology and Assistant Attending Pediatrician at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. Dr. Vittorio’s position directly follows completion of her advanced transplant hepatology fellowship and pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center.

Prior to her fellowships, she completed her medical education, internship, and residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Having completed a dual residency in both internal medicine and pediatrics, Dr. Vittorio has a particular interest and specializes in the transition of adolescent liver transplant recipients from pediatric to adult health care services. Her other clinical and research interests include pediatric transplant hepatology, acute liver failure, and cholestatic liver disease in children.

Dr. Vittorio is Board Certified in pediatric gastroenterology and board eligible in transplant hepatology.