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Amanda L. Cantor, MD


Abdominal Pain
Acute Liver Failure
Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency
Autoimmune Hepatitis
Autoimmune Liver Disorder
Biliary Atresia
Biliary Disease
Cholestatic Liver Disease
Disorder of Liver
Fatty Liver Disease, Non-Alcoholic
Hepatic Disorders
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
Hepatobiliary Diseases
Hepatobiliary Pancreas Disease
Hepatobiliary Surgery
Inborn Error of Metabolism
Intestinal Transplant
Liver & Abdominal Transplant Surgery
Liver Biopsy
Liver Disease In Children
Liver Fibrosis
Liver Masses
Liver Surgery
Liver Transplant, Pediatric
Liver Transplantation
Liver Tumors
Liver/ Hepatology Disorders
Living Donor Transplantation
Metabolic and Fatty Liver Disease
Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
Pancreatic Disease
Pediatric Gastrointestinal (GI) Endoscopy
Pediatric Liver Cancer
Pediatric Liver Disease-Acute
Pediatric Liver Disease-Chronic
Pediatric Liver Transplant
Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
Portal Hypertension
Primary Biliary Cholangitis
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
Upper Endoscopy


Dr. Amanda Cantor is a transplant hepatologist, specializing in pediatric liver diseases. She graduated from Sackler School of Medicine in 2016 and went on to complete her Pediatric Residency at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore from 2016-2019. She pursued a fellowship at Columbia-MSCHONY from 2019-2022, specializing in Pediatric Gastroenterology. Dr. Cantor further honed her expertise through a dedicated Pediatric Transplant Hepatology Fellowship, also at Columbia-MSCHONY, which she completed in 2023. Her extensive training encompasses the management of various liver diseases in pediatric patients, including neonatal cholestasis, biliary atresia, rare metabolic diseases, viral hepatitis, liver tumors such as hepatoblastoma, and autoimmune liver disease.

With advanced training in the management of pediatric liver and intestinal failure, Dr. Cantor is experienced in providing comprehensive care for patients before and after liver, intestinal, and multi-visceral transplants. She performs a range of procedures, including percutaneous liver biopsy, endoscopy, variceal band-ligation, and colonoscopy, to ensure accurate diagnoses and optimal patient outcomes.

Dr. Cantor’s research interests include acute viral hepatitis, viral-induced liver failure, and the effects of COVID and MISC-C on liver function. During her fellowship, she authored several papers on liver injury associated with both COVID and MIS-C. Dr. Cantor is passionate about transition clinics, employing a methodical, team-based approach to empower adolescents in taking charge of their medical needs while facilitating a smooth transition to adult providers.


Children's Hospital of New York Fellow of the Year, 2020

Gerard Odell Prize for Excellence in Liver Research, NASPGHAN, 2020

CDC Director's Award for work on the 2010 Haitian Earthquake, 2011


Perez A, Cantor A, Rudolph B, Miller J, Kogan-Liberman D, Gao Q, Da Silva B, Margolis KG, Ovchinsky N, Martinez M. Liver involvement in children with SARS-COV-2 infection: Two distinct clinical phenotypes caused by the same virus. Liver Int. 2021 Sep;41(9):2068-2075. a. co-first author

Cantor A, Miller J, Zachariah P, DaSilva B, Margolis K, Martinez M. Acute hepatitis is a prominent presentation of the multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children: A single-center report. Hepatology. 2020 Nov;72(5):1522-1527.

Miller J, Cantor A, Zachariah P, Ahn D, Martinez M, Margolis KG. Gastrointestinal symptoms as a major presentation component of a novel multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children that is related to Coronavirus Disease 2019: A single center experience of 44 cases. Gastroenterology. 2020 Oct;159(4):1571-1574.

Rai A, Cantor A, Kogan-Liberman DL. Visual Diagnosis: Tachypnea and Abdominal Distention in a 5-week-old Boy. Pediatr Rev. 2020 Mar;41(3):e8-e11. doi: 10.1542/pir.2017-0274. PMID: 32123030

Contributing Author to the CDC’s Traveler’s Health Branch’s Yellow Book 2012