Language: English
Gender: Female
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Personal Statement

Treating children with gastrointestinal and nutritional disorders is extremely rewarding.  My job allows me to work closely with patients and families to improve the health and quality of life of children and adolescents with gastrointestinal disorders.  My main goal in practice is to provide excellent patient care with an emphasis on communication, education and accessibility.  The cohesive nature of our team of colleagues - including our dietician, behavioral psychologist, nurses, social worker and other sub-specialists - results in Weill Cornell being a warm and supportive environment for our patients and families.

Specialties & Expertise

Specialties

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Nutrition

Expertise

  • Fecal Microbiota Transfer (FMT)
  • Celiac Disease
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Constipation
  • Blood In Stool
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Food Allergy
  • Vomiting
  • Jaundice
  • Obesity
  • Feeding Problem
  • Functional Gastrointestinal Disorder
  • Upper Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Ileoscopy
  • Wireless Capsule Endoscopy
  • Suction Biopsy of Rectum
  • Ultrasound Guided Biopsy of Liver
  • Polypectomy
  • Percutaneous Placement of Gastrostomy Tube
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Sclerotherapy

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 - PPO
  • AETNA - HMO
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • CIGNA
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - NYPH Employees Only
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X Enhanced
  • 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 - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • POMCO
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • VNSNY CHOICE - HMO

Qualifications

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology

Clinical & Academic Positions

Assistant Attending Pediatrician
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.D., New York University School of Medicine, 2008
  • B.A., Princeton University, 2004

Honors & Awards

  • Named to 2017 Edition of The Leading Physicians of the World and Top Gastroenterologists in New York, New York

  • 2016, Invited Participant, NASPGHAN Nutrition University (Chicago, IL)
    • 2014, American College of Gastroenterology Presidential Poster Award in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Clinical Vignette Category (Philadelphia, PA)

    • 2012, Invited Participant, 7th Annual Pediatric IBD Academic Workshop (Las Vegas, NV)

    • 2010, Academic Pediatric Association New Century Scholar, (Vancouver)

 

Biography

Dr. Elaine Barfield is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine and an Assistant Attending Pediatrician at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine. She is the Associate Program Director of the Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Fellowship Training Program at Weill Cornell.  She is board-certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology.   

Dr. Barfield 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 Medical Center.  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 manometric testing at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
  
Her clinical interests include home infusions in children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) for recurrent C.difficile infection, IBD, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis (UC), celiac disease, allergic disorders of the GI tract including eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), abdominal pain and constipation.
      
In addition to patient care, Dr. Barfield has a strong interest in education and she is involved in teaching and mentoring medical students, pediatric residents and pediatric gastroenterology fellows in the clinical setting.  Her clinical research focuses on inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, and the evaluation of the practice’s home biologic infusion program for pediatric IBD.


DR. BARFIELD'S VIDEOS:

Biography
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Oz-ckqBWiQ

Lactose Intolerance vs Milk Protein Allergy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsyBfglcKaU

Celiac Disease
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nmOp06_Qdw

Constipation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gg-KUkOGdHM

Gluten Sensitivity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhvtVy2sztc