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Dr. Joseph A. Picoraro MD 
Gastroenterology - Male
ColumbiaDoctors - West 86th Street
21 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024
 ColumbiaDoctors - West 86th Street
 (212) 305-5903
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DOCTOR SUMMARY
 Degrees
Medical Doctor - MD
 Spoken Languages
English
 Years of Experience
N/A
 Insurances Accepted
AETNA
Affinity Health Plan
Amida Care
CIGNA
Emblem/GHI
Emblem/Hip
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthplus
Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Fidelis Care
Healthfirst
Local 1199
Magnacare (National)
Medicare
Multiplan
MVP Health Care
Oxford Health Plans
UnitedHealthcare
VNSNY CHOICE
WellCare
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I am a pediatric gastroenterologist who strives to provide comprehensive care for children in the context of their families. I specialize in conditions that affect the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)—both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis—and eosinophilic esophagitis and eosinophilic GI diseases.

As associate director of the Pediatric IBD Center at Columbia and director of Pediatric GI Inpatient Services at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, I collaborate with a team of experts who regularly tackle the most unique and complex challenges in medicine. If your child is experiencing a routine condition, we will treat it as the most important condition your family has faced. If it is rare, we are prepared to take it on. We combine advanced techniques of diagnosis—in the lab and through state-of-the-art endoscopy and comprehensive imaging—with targeted treatment that includes both medication and advanced procedures.

I am naturally an educator, of children and families and also of medical students, residents, and fellows. As associate course director of Foundations in Clinical Medicine – Tutorials course at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, I help train future doctors.

I also enjoy serving as a leader in local and national efforts to improve the care of gastrointestinal diseases. I am the co-chair of the greater New York chapter Medical Advisory Committee of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation and the vice chair of the Clinical Care and Quality Committee of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. In these roles I collaborate with colleagues across many institutions to make fundamental improvements in medicine across the country.

Finally, I am committed to advancing pediatric medicine and facilitating innovation. My research focuses on improving the ways in which we deliver care, spanning techniques of endoscopy to targeted treatments in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

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