Steven J. Lobritto, MD

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC
  • Associate Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Current Administrative Positions

  • Medical Director, Pediatric Liver Transplantation, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (212) 305-3000

This provider sees pediatric patients

Steven J. Lobritto, MD

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric Transplant Hepatology

Areas of Expertise

  • Abdominal Organ Transplantation
  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • Autoimmune Liver Disease
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Complications of Liver Transplantation
  • Fatty Liver Disease in Children
  • Hepatic Masses
  • Immunosupression Management
  • Intestinal Failure Associated Liver Disease
  • Liver Disease In Children
  • Liver Transplant, Pediatric
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Liver Tumors
  • Living Donor Transplantation
  • Multivisceral Transplantation
  • Pediatric Gastrointestinal (GI) Endoscopy
  • Pediatric Metabolic Liver Disease
  • Pediatric Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Viral Hepatitis Management in Children
  • Wilson's Disease

Education and Training

  • New York Medical College, NY
  • MD, 1988 New York Medical College
  • Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center


  • CUMC/NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

    3959 Broadway
    BHN 726; BHN 1003
    New York, NY 10032
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-3000
    (212) 305-7082
    (212) 342-2996
  • White Plains, NY - 15 North Broadway Office

    15 North Broadway
    White Plains, NY 10601
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-3000

Provider Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

Insurance Programs

Please contact the provider's office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

  • Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NYP Employee Plan, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
  • Affinity [Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]
  • Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
  • Elderplan [Medicare Managed Care]
  • Emblem/GHI [Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO, Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Leaf (Exchange), Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Local 1199 [Local 1199]
  • MagnaCare [MagnaCare]
  • Medicare [Traditional Medicare (NY)]
  • Multiplan [Multiplan]
  • MVP Health Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty]
  • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare Managed Care, SelectHealth, Special Needs Plan]
  • WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Committees / Societies / Memberships

  • COAP committee member
  • Clinical Competence Committee and Program Evaluation Committee MemberPediatric Gastroenterology, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Access/Outreach Committee –Transplantation
  • Liver Transplant Leadership Cabinet Member
  • Liver QA Committee
  • Transplant Service Line Executive Council
  • Formulary & Therapeutics Committee
  • Length of Stay Committee Advisor
  • Executive Transfusion Committee
  • Scientific Advisory Board,Studies in Pediatric Liver Transplantation (SPLIT)
  • American Society of Transplant Physicians–member
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases –member
  • North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition-member
  • American Medical Association–member

Honors and Awards

  • 2016-Present Academy of Clinical Excellence at Columbia University (ACE)
  • 2008-Present New York Magazine Best Doctors
  • 2018 Annual Honoree - Fairy Godmother Foundation of NY
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society


    Peer-Reviewed Articles
    1. Goldner D, Vittorio J, Barrios DM, McGuire J, Brodlie S, Brown J, Lobritto S, Martinez M. Bone Fractures in Children With Cholestatic Liver Disease May MimicThose Seen in Child Abuse. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2019 Jan 21. doi:10.1097/PEC.0000000000001740. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30672906.
    2. Leung DH, Wirth S, Yao BB, Viani RM, Gonzalez-Peralta RP, Jonas MM, LobrittoSJ,Narkewicz MR, Sokal E, Fortuny C, Hsu EK, Del Valle-Segarra A, Zha J, Larsen L, Liu L, Shuster DL, Cohen DE, Rosenthal P. Ombitasvir/Paritaprevir/RitonavirWith or Without Dasabuvir and With or Without Ribavirin for Adolescents With HCV Genotype 1 or 4.Hepatol Commun. 2018 Oct 5;2(11):1311-1319. doi:10.1002/hep4.1250. eCollection 2018 Nov. PubMed PMID: 30411078; PubMed CentralPMCID: PMC6211326.
    3. Elfar W, Järvinen E, Ji W, Mosorin J, Sega AG, Iuga AC, Lobritto SJ,Konstantino M, Chan A, Finel M, Lakhani SA. A Novel Pathogenic UGT1A1 Variant in a Sudanese Child with Type 1 Crigler-Najjar Syndrome. Drug Metab Dispos. 2019 Jan;47(1):45-48. doi: 10.1124/dmd.118.084368. Epub 2018 Nov 1. PubMed PMID:30385458.
    4. Feng S, Bucuvalas JC, Demetris AJ, Burrell BE, Spain KM, Kanaparthi S, MageeJC, Ikle D, Lesniak A, Lozano JJ, Alonso EM, Bray RA, Bridges NE, Doo E, GebelHM, Gupta NA, Himes RW, Jackson AM, Lobritto SJ, Mazariegos GV, Ng VL, Rand EB,Sherker AH, Sundaram S, Turmelle YP, Sanchez-Fueyo A. Evidence of ChronicAllograft Injury in Liver Biopsies From Long-term Pediatric Recipients of LiverTransplants. Gastroenterology. 2018 Dec;155(6):1838-1851.e7. doi:10.1053/j.gastro.2018.08.023. Epub 2018 Aug 23. PubMed PMID: 30144432; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6279538.
    5. Arterbery AS, Yao J, Ling A, Avitzur Y, Martinez M, Lobritto S, Deng Y,Geliang G, Mehta S, Wang G, Knight J, Ekong UD. Inflammasome Priming Mediated via Toll-Like Receptors 2 and 4, Induces Th1-Like Regulatory T Cells in De Novo Autoimmune Hepatitis. Front Immunol. 2018 Jul 19;9:1612. doi:10.3389/fimmu.2018.01612. eCollection 2018. PubMed PMID: 30072988; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6060440.
    6. Bull LN, Pawlikowska L, Strautnieks S, Jankowska I, Czubkowski P, Dodge JL,Emerick K, Wanty C, Wali S, Blanchard S, Lacaille F, Byrne JA, van Eerde AM,Kolho KL, Houwen R, Lobritto S, Hupertz V, McClean P, Mieli-Vergani G, Sokal E,Rosenthal P, Whitington PF, Pawlowska J, Thompson RJ. Outcomes of surgicalmanagement of familial intrahepatic cholestasis 1 and bile salt export proteindeficiencies. Hepatol Commun. 2018 Mar 30;2(5):515-528. doi: 10.1002/hep4.1168.eCollection 2018 May. PubMed PMID: 29761168; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5944593.
    7. Lobritto SJ. Transplantation's cooperative future. Liver Transpl. 2018Jun;24(6):729-730. doi: 10.1002/lt.25192. PubMed PMID: 29729118.
    8. Narkewicz MR, Horslen S, Hardison RM, Shneider BL, Rodriguez-Baez N, AlonsoEM, Ng VL, Leonis MA, Loomes KM, Rudnick DA, Rosenthal P, Romero R, Subbarao GC, Li R, Belle SH, Squires RH; Pediatric Acute Liver Failure Study Group. A LearningCollaborative Approach Increases Specificity of Diagnosis of Acute Liver Failure in Pediatric Patients. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Nov;16(11):1801-1810.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2018.04.050. Epub 2018 Apr 30. PubMed PMID: 29723692; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6197895.
    9. Bernstein DL, Lobritto S, Iuga A, Remotti H, Schiano T, Fiel MI, Balwani M.Lysosomal acid lipase deficiency allograft recurrence and liver failure-clinicaloutcomes of 18 liver transplantation patients. Mol Genet Metab. 2018May;124(1):11-19. doi: 10.1016/j.ymgme.2018.03.010. Epub 2018 Mar 27. Review.PubMed PMID: 29655841.
    10. Quillin RC 3rd, Bongu A, Kasper V, Vittorio JM, Martinez M, Lobritto SJ,Griesemer AD, Guarrera JV. Roux-en-Y enterolith leading to obstruction andischemic necrosis after pediatric orthotopic liver transplantation. PediatrTransplant. 2018 May;22(3):e13160. doi: 10.1111/petr.13160. Epub 2018 Apr 1.PubMed PMID: 29607581.
    11. Sorensen LG, Neighbors K, Hardison RM, Loomes KM, Varni JW, Ng VL, SquiresRH, Alonso EM; Pediatric Acute Liver Failure Study Group. Health Related Quality of Life and Neurocognitive Outcomes in the First Year after Pediatric Acute LiverFailure. J Pediatr. 2018 May;196:129-138.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2018.01.030.Epub 2018 Mar 16. PubMed PMID: 29551316; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5933443.
    12. Elnaggar AS, Griesemer AD, Bentley-Hibbert S, Brown RS Jr, Martinez M,Lobritto SJ, Kato T, Emond JC. Liver atrophy and regeneration in noncirrhoticportal vein thrombosis: Effect of surgical shunts. Liver Transpl. 2018Jul;24(7):881-887. doi: 10.1002/lt.25024. Epub 2018 Apr 6. PubMed PMID:29377486.

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