Jessica G. Davis, M.D.

Medical Genetics
Jessica Davis

As a clinical geneticist, I am concerned with the diagnosis, cause and treatment of individuals and their families who present with a range of medical genetic problems. These include birth defects, chromosomal disorders, single gene disorders, and biochemical genetic problems. I have a particular interest in disorders of connective tissue including Marfan syndrome, Ehlers Danlos syndrome, the skeletal dysplasias and osteogenesis imperfections, as well as the genetics of hearing loss anddevelopmental disabilities.

Dr. Jessica Davis is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College and Associate Attending Pediatrician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and the Hospital for Special Surgery.  An accomplished clinician and researcher, Dr. Davis attended Wellesley College, where she received her B.A. before completing a summer fellowship at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, Massachusetts.   Her medical training (M.D.) was completed at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University in New York City. 
After receiving her M.D., Dr. Davis remained in New York City, completing an internship in pediatrics at St. Luke's Hospital. She followed this with two postdoctoral research fellowships at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Department of Genetics and the Department of Pediatrics, where she focused on Cytogenetics. She went on to complete a clinical fellowship, also at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in the Department of Pediatrics regarding Management of the Handicapped Child.


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 [Medicare]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Essential
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI [CBP]
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Health Republic
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • United Health Care
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]


Recent Publications

  1. Minkis K, Aksentijevich I, Goldbach-Mansky R, Magro C, Scott R, Davis JG, Sardana N, Herzog R. Interleukin 1 Receptor Antagonist Deficiency Presenting as Infantile Pustulosis Mimicking Infantile Pustular Psoriasis. Arch Dermatol. 2012
    Mar 19. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22431714.
  2. Carter EM, Montuori L, Davis JG, Raggio CL. The Kathryn O. and Alan C. Greenberg Center for Skeletal Dysplasias: an interdisciplinary approach. HSS J. 2008 Sep;4(2):112-6. Epub 2008 May 28. PubMed PMID: 18815853; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2553170.
  3. Chervenak FA, McCullough LB, Sharma G, Davis J, Gross S. Enhancing patient autonomy with risk assessment and invasive diagnosis: an ethical solution to a clinical challenge. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Jul;199(1):19.e1-4. Epub 2008 Mar 20. Review. PubMed PMID: 18355783.
  4. Manzini MC, Gleason D, Chang BS, Hill RS, Barry BJ, Partlow JN, Poduri A, Currier S, Galvin-Parton P, Shapiro LR, Schmidt K, Davis JG, Basel-Vanagaite L Seidahmed MZ, Salih MA, Dobyns WB, Walsh CA. Ethnically diverse causes of Walker-Warburg syndrome (WWS): FCMD mutations are a more commn cause of WWS outside of the Middle East. Hum Mutat. 2008 Nov;29(11):E231-41. PubMed PMID: 18752264; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2577713.
  5. Offit K, Kohut K, Clagett B, Wadsworth EA, Lafaro KJ, Cummings S, White M, Sagi M, Bernstein D, Davis JG.: Cancer genetic testing and assisted reproduction. Oct 10; 24(29): 4775-82. 2007.
  6. Carter EM, Davis JG, Raggio CL.: Advances in understanding etiology of achondroplasia and review of management. Current Opinion in Pediatrics. Feb; 19(1): 32-7. 2007.
  7. Sills ES, Burns MJ, Parker LD, Carroll LP, Kephart LL, Dyer CS, Papenhausen PR, Davis JG. Further phenotypic delineation of subtelomeric (terminal) 4q deletion with emphasis on intracranial and reproductive anatomy. Feb 12;2:9. 2007.
  8. Giampietro, P.F., Raggio, C., Davis, J.G.: Marfan Syndrome: orthopedic and genetic review. Current Opinion in Pediatrics 14(1): 35-41, 2002.
  9. Kauff, N.D., Scheuer, L., Robson, M.E., Glogowski, E., Kelly, B., Barakat, R., Heerdt, A., Borgen, P.I., Davis, J.G., Offit, K.: Insurance reimbursement for risk-reducing mastectomy and oophorectomy in women with BRCA1 or BRCA 2 mutations. Genetics in Medicine, 3(6):442-5, 2001.
  10. Wajnrajch, M.P., Gertner, J.M., Huma, Z., Popovic, J., Lin, K., Verlander, P.C., Batish, S.D., Giampietro, P.F., Davis, J.G., New, M.I., Auerbach, A.D.: Evaluation of growth and hormonal status in patients referred to the International Fanconi Anemia Registry. Pediatrics, 107(4): 744-54, 2001.
  11. Davis, J.G., Berkwitz, R., Stern, K.: Genetics for Primary Health Care Professionals. Text and Disc., Weill-Cornell Publication, 2000.
  12. Do, T., Giampietro, P.F., Burke, S.W., Davis, J.G., Raggio, C., Schneider, R., Boachie-Adjei, O., Brill, P.: The incidence of protrusio acetabuli in Marfan syndrome and its relationship to bone density. Journal of Pediatric Orthopedic, 20(6): 718-21, 2000.
  13. Davis, J.G.: ACMG's continuing medical education program: a new initiative. Genetics in Medicine, 1(4)127-9, 1999.
  14. Giampietro, P.F., Auerbach, A.D., Elias, E.R., Gutman, A., Zellers, N.F., and Davis, J.G.: A new recessive syndrome characterized by increased levels of chromosome breakage and several features which overlap with Fanconi Anemia. American Journal of Medical Genetics, 70: 70-75, 1998.
  15. Davis, J.G.: Population screening for hemochromatosis: The evolving role of genetic analysis. Annals of InternalMedicine, 129: 905, 1998.
  16. Davis, J.G.: Cancer and the Environment. Predictive Genetic Tests: Problems and Pitfalls. Ann. NY Acad. of Sciences,, 883: 42-46, 1997.
  17. Touchette, N., Holtzman, N.A., Davis, J.G., Feetharn, S.: Toward the 21st Century Incorporating Genetics in to Primary Health Care. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 1997.
  18. Giampietro, P.F., Verlander, P.C., Davis, J.G., and Auerbach, A.D.: Diagnosis of Fanconi Anemia in patients without congenital malformations: an International Fanconi anemia registry study. Am. J. Med. Genet., 68:58-61, 1997.

Honors and Awards

  1. Voted one of New York Magazine's Top Doctors, 2008
  2. Award for Teaching Excellence-Weill Cornell Medical College, 2000
  3. Service and Committment Award-Marfan Syndrome, National Marfan Foundation
  4. Co-chair, Bioethics committee-March of Dimes Foundation