Dr. Lavine is a faculty member in Pediatrics who is Chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center.  He is also the Vice Chair of Pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Campus.  His research relates to the etiopathogenesis, genetics, natural history, environmental provocation, biomarker/bioimaging development and treatment of particular pediatric liver diseases, including fatty liver. He is the Co-Chair of the NIDDK Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Clinical Research Network (NASHCRN) Steering Committee, Co-Chair of the NASH CRN Database Committee, Chair of the NASHCRN Pediatric Committee and a member of the Executive Committee. He is Chair of the NIDDK Data and Safety Monitoring Board of the Cholestatic Liver Disease Research and Education Network (ChiLDREN). He was Vice Chairman and tenured Professor at the University of California, San Diego through February, 2010. 


  • University of California, Berkeley, A.B., 1975
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, Ph.D., 1980
  • University of California, San Diego, M.D., 1984

Awards and Honors:

  • A. Baird Hastings Medical Honors Society, UCSD
  • American Gastroenterological Assn. Research Scholar Award
  • American Liver Foundation Research Scholar Award
  • Glaxo Institute for Digestive Health Research Scholar Award
  • Lucille Markey Child Health Fellowship
  • Pediatric Research Prize, American Assn for the Study of Liver Disease
  • Young Investigator Award, North American Society for Pediatric GI
  • Best Doctors in America, 1996-2010
  • Quality, Innovation and Improvement Award
  • American Pediatric Society

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