Physician’s Profile

Jennifer M. Vittorio, MD

Director PLATINUM (Pediatric Liver to Adult Transition) - Health Care Transition Program for Liver Transplant Recipients
Associate Director Pediatric Advanced Transplant Hepatology Fellowship
Core Faculty Member Pediatric Residency Program
NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
Board Certificates: 
Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
Pediatric Gastroenterology
Internal Medicine
Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
Liver Disease In Children
Cholestatic Liver Disease

2015 - 2017 New York Times Magazine Top Doctors Rising Star. Awarded to the best up and coming physicians selected by their peers as the best in their field

2013 - 2014  AASLD Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Award

2013  SPLIT Annual Meeting Travel Award Recipient

2010 - 2011  Fellow of the Year Award, Columbia University Medical Center

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

Community Service: 

Transplant experts from UNOS, ASTS focused on best practices for successful transition of transplant patients


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

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

Jennifer M. Vittorio, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in Pediatric Hepatology at Columbia University Medical Center and an Assistant Attending Pediatrician at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. Prior to her faculty appointment, Dr. Vittorio earned a degree in Neuroscience from Fairfield University. She completed her medical education, internship and residency at Georgetown University Hospital. She then went on to pursue a fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and an Advanced Transplant Hepatology fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). Having completed a dual residency in both internal medicine and pediatrics, Dr. Vittorio has a particular interest and specializes in the transition of adolescent and young adult liver transplant recipients from pediatric to adult health care services. She is the founder and director of the PLATINUM (Pediatric Liver to Adult Transition) Program at CUMC. This program is focused on the enhancement of self-management behaviors and transition readiness in pediatric liver transplant recipients through a structured, multidisciplinary approach to transition planning.

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 Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Transplant Hepatology.