Faculty Profile

Dr. Nadia Ovchinsky, M.D.

Nadia Ovchinsky, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition)

Professional Interests

Nadia Ovchinsky, MD, MBA is the director of pediatric hepatology and the medical director of pediatric liver transplantation at Children's Hospital at Montefiore. 

Dr. Ovchinsky’s clinical practice focuses on liver disorders of childhood, with a particular emphasis on biliary atresia and cholestatic disorders of childhood, metabolic liver disorders, liver failure, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, autoimmune liver disease, viral hepatitis, and liver transplantation. She is board certified in pediatrics, pediatric gastroenterology, as well as pediatric transplant hepatology

Dr. Ovchinsky received both her medical degree and Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management from the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Dr. Ovchinsky:

  • Completed her pediatric residency and was chief resident at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian.
  • Pursued a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology and received advanced training in pediatric transplant hepatology at Columbia University Medical Center.
  • Received numerous academic honors and awards, teaching awards, and recognitions for humanism in medicine.

Dr. Ovchinsky is a member of leading professional societies, and serves on national and international professional committees.

Dr. Ovchinsky’s research interests include clinical studies of cholestatic liver diseases and  non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in children, improving quality and enhancing the delivery care for children with chronic liver disorders, as well as optimizing long-term outcomes of pediatric liver transplantation.

Selected Publications

Oh PS, Fingeret AL, Shah MY, Ventura KA, Brodlie S; Ovchinsky N, Martinez M, Lobritto S, Cowles R "Improved Tolerance for Enteral Nutrition after Serial Transverse Enteroplasty (STEP) in Infants and Children with Short Bowel Syndrome – A Seven -Year Single-Center Experience" Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 2014 Nov;49(11):1589-92.

Schwimmer JB, Zepeda A, Newton KP, Xanthakos SA, Behling C, Hallinan EK, Donithan M, Tonascia J; Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Clinical Research Network. “Longitudinal assessment of high blood pressure in children with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.” PLoS One, 2014 Nov 24;9(11):e112569

Weiner J, Wu J, Martinez M, Lobritto S, Ovchinsky N, Rohde C, Greisemer A, Kato T. "The use of bi-planar tissue expanders to augment abdominal domain in a pediatric intestinal transplant recipient." Pediatr Transplantation, 2014 Aug;18(5):E174-9

Molleston JP, Schwimmer JB, Yates KP, Murray KF, Cummings OW, Lavine JE, Brunt EM, Scheimann AO, Unalp-Arida A; NASH Clinical Research Network Histological abnormalities in children with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and normal or mildly elevated alanine aminotransferase levels. J Pediatr. 2014 Apr;164(4):707-713

Ovchinsky N “Updates in Pediatric Non-alcoholic Liver Diseases” NJ J Pediatrics. 2014 Feb; 2:11-14

Taylor S, Lobritto S, Orellana K, Novak I, Jan D, Martinez M, Ovchinsky N. “Pyogenic Liver Abscess Masquerading as a Hepatic Neoplasm.J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2013 Dec 16  PMID: 24345844

Hoofnagle JH, Van Natta ML, Kleiner DE, Clark JM, Kowdley KV, Loomba R, Neuschwander-Tetri BA, Sanyal AJ, Tonascia J; Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis Clinical Research Network (NASH CRN). “Vitamin E and changes in serum alanine aminotransferase levels in patients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis.Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2013 Jul;38(2):134-43

Ovchinsky N, Lavine JE “A Critical Appraisal of Advances in Pediatric Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease” Semin Liver Dis, 2012 Nov; 32(4):317-324

Radhakrishnan K, Bishop J, Jin Z, Kothari K, Bhatia M, George D, Garvin JH, Martinez M, Ovchinsky N, Lobritto SJ, Petrillo K, Elsayed Y, Satwani P “The risk factors associated with liver injury and the impact of liver injury on transplant related mortality in pediatric recipients of allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation” Biol Blood Marrow Transplant, 2013, 2013 Jun;19(6):912-7

Ovchinsky N, Lefkowitch J, Lavine JE “The Liver Biopsy in Modern Clinical Practice: A Pediatric Poin-of-View” Advances in Anatomic Pathology, 2012 Jul; 19(4):250-62

Nelson JE, Brunt EM, Kowdley KV; Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Clinical Research Network. “Lower serum hepcidin and greater parenchymal iron in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease patients with C282Y HFE mutationsHepatology. 2012 Nov;56(5):1730-40.

Suzuki A, Abdelmalek MF, Schwimmer JB, Lavine JE, Scheimann AO, Unalp-Arida A, Yates KP, Sanyal AJ, Guy CD, Diehl AM; Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Clinical Research Network “Association between puberty and features of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease” Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2012 Jul;10(7):786-94.

Patel N, Ovchinsky N “Deja Review, Pediatrics, 2nd Edition: Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology Section” McGraw Hill, 2011

Ovchinsky N, “Conjugated bile acids as potential early markers of parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease” J Parenter Enteral Nutr, 2010 Sep-Oct;34(5):473-4.

Ovchinsky A, Ovchinsky N, Rosenfeld MR.  “Placebo Response and Otitis Media Outcomes” Otolaryngology-HNS, 2004; 131(3):280-287

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