Amy Tsou, M.D., Ph.D.
Pediatric Gastroenterology
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Amy Tsou, M.D., Ph.D.

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Gender: Female
Language: English
Insurance: 34 accepted  View

Credentials

Specialties

  • Nutrition

Expertise

  • Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Crohns Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Qualifications

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics

Clinical & Academic Positions

  • Assistant Attending Pediatrician - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Instructor in Pediatrics - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2011
  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2010
  • B.S., Rice University, 2004

Research

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Personal Statement

Specializing in pediatric gastroenterology has allowed me to do the things I find most rewarding: touching the lives of individual children through clinical care and pursuing research that advances our understanding of the mechanisms of gastrointestinal diseases, thereby leading to improvements in existing treatment options and development of novel therapeutics. I was drawn to Weill Cornell Medicine because of its focus on high quality patient- and family-oriented clinical care and to the Jill Roberts Institute for Research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) because it is at the forefront of basic and translational research in IBD. I strongly believe that close collaborations between clinicians and researchers are crucial to advancing impactful biomedical research and ultimately, improving the lives of our patients. 

Biography

Dr. Amy Tsou is an Instructor in Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine and an Assistant Attending Pediatrician at New York-Presbyterian Phyllis and David Komansky Children's Hospital at Weill Cornell Medical Center. She is also affiliated with the Jill Roberts Institute for Research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

After receiving a B.S. in Bioengineering at Rice University, Dr. Tsou earned her MD and PhD degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. Her thesis research was in the field of microbiology, and she studied the intestinal pathogen, Vibrio cholerae. She then trained in the Boston Combined Residency Program at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center and completed the Harvard Medical School Fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at Boston Children’s Hospital.

While Dr. Tsou cares for children with a wide range of gastrointestinal disorders, she has a specific interest in IBD from both a clinical and research perspective. The goal of her current research program is to understand how the community of bacteria in our intestines, also known as the gut microbiota, protects against or contributes to the development of intestinal disease. Her research utilizes both mouse models and patient samples, and she is collaborating with other institutions both within the US and abroad to study patients with very-early-onset IBD and primary immunodeficiencies.

 

Insurance

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - HMO
  • AETNA - PPO
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Blue Priority Network
  • CIGNA
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X Enhanced
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • United Health Care
  • VNSNY CHOICE - HMO
  • WellCare Health Plans

Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

2000

Samuel T. Sikes, Jr. Scholarship in Engineering

Rice University

2000

Louis J. Walsh Scholarship

Rice University

2004

Tau Beta Pi

Rice University

2004

Phi Beta Kappa

Rice University

2004

Dr. and Mrs. David M. Mumford Health Professions Leadership Award

Rice University

2004

Rice Department of Bioengineering Outstanding Senior

Rice University

2011

Richard K. Root Prize for Infectious Disease Research

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

2011

Stuart Mudd Award in Microbiology

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

2012

North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Teaching and Tomorrow Travel Grant

North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

2013

Fred Lovejoy House-staff Research and Education Award

Boston Children’s Hospital

2014

Von L. Meyer Traveling Fellowship Award

Boston Children’s Hospital

2017

AGA-GRG Fellow Abstract Prize

American Gastroenterological Association

2017

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Research Fellowship Award

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation