Dr. Elaine Barfield M.D.
Dr. Elaine Barfield is a Board-Certified Pediatric Gastroenterologist and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City. She received her B.A. in Psychology at Princeton University and earned her medical degree at New York University School of Medicine. She completed both her pediatric residency and pediatric gastroenterology fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine. During her fellowship training she was selected as an American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS) Scholar and trained in the diagnosis and management of pediatric motility disorders including chronic constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, fecal incontinence, gastroparesis, rumination syndrome and esophageal dysmotility at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
Her clinical interests include , Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis (UC), celiac disease, allergic disorders of the GI tract including eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) and Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) for recurrent C.difficile infection. In addition to patient care, Dr. Barfield has a strong interest in diversity and serves as a leader on several committees working to promote recruitment and retention of diverse individuals, especially faculty, at the institution. Her clinical research focuses on non-hospital infusions of biologics in pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In 2019 she was inducted as a Fellow into the New York Academy of Medicine.
Areas of interest/expertise: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), celiac disease, Reflux, Constipation, Failure to Thrive, Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT)
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