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Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
505 East 70th Street, Helmsley Tower, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10021
P: (646) 962-3869 | F: (646) 962-0246
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Personal Statement


Named 2014 Woman of the Distinction in Medicine by the Greater New York Chapter of the Crohn's  & Colitis Foundation of America
Voted one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors, 2014
Voted one of Castle Connelly's America's Top Doctors, 2015
New York "Super Doctor," 2015

Woman of Distinction in Medicine, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America 2014

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Board Certifications
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Nutrition
  • Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD)
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Celiac Disease
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

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 Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus [CHP]
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans [Metro/Core/Charter]
  • 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]


  • M.D., New York Medical College, 1986

Honors and Awards

1989, Chairman's Recognition Award for Contributions made to the Department of Pediatrics

1999-2011, Castle Connolly, Top Doctor Awards

2006, Young Investigator's Award. International Conference on Capsule Endoscopy, Boca Raton, Florida

2007. Distinguished Physician Award, Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, Long Island Chapter

2008-2010, New York Super Doctors The New York Times Magazine

2009, Castle Connolly, Top Pediatrician Award

2011, American Gastroenterology Association Fellow, AGA

2014, 2013, 2012, New York Magazine's Best Doctors



Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Weill Cornell Medical College

Associate Attending Pediatrician
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital


Dr. Robbyn Sockolow is Director of Gastroenterology and Nutrition and Associate Attending Physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Phyllis and David Komansky/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College. She is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology and is also a certified Physician Nutrition Specialist. In 2011, she was selected for New York Magazine's Top Doctors, Castle Connelly's America's Top Doctors, and as a New York "Super Doctor."

A pioneer in making capsule endoscopy more user-friendly for children with her "jellybean test," Dr. Sockolow's clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) (Crohn's and ulcerative colitis), celiac disease, capsule endoscopy, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and GI disease related to Autism Spectrum Disorders.
After receiving two B.A.s at Emory College in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Sockolow completed her medical degree (M.D.) at New York Medical College. She continued her medical training at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City, where she completed her residency in Pediatrics. She followed this with the completion of two fellowships in pediatric gastroenterology at Mount Sinai Hospital (New York City) and Montefiore.

Related Links:
WCBS-TV: 'Pill-Cam' Helps Diagnose Disease In Children
NYP-YouTube: Dr. Sockolow on Capsule Endoscopy in Pediatric Patients
NYP-YouTube: Dr. Sockolow on Treating the "Total Child"
NYP-YouTube: Dr. Sockolow on the Center for Advanced Digestive Care
NYP-YouTube: Dr. Sockolow - Biography