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Sameer Lapsia, MD

    • Title:
    • Assistant Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Faculty Appointments:
    • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

    • Additional Certifications:
    • Focus Areas:
      • Celiac disease

      • Inflammatory bowel disease

      • Eosinophilic esophagitis

      • Constipation

      • Gastroesophageal reflux disease

      • Endoscopy and colonoscopy

      • Fecal transplant

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.668.7000

    • Office Location:
    • Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters

    • Undergraduate Education:
    • Graduate Education:
    • Postdoctoral Education:
    • Medical Education:
    • Boston University School of Medicine

    • Residency:
    • Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital

    • Fellowship(s):
    • Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital

    • Board Certification(s):
    • Affiliation(s):
    • Research Interests:
      • Fecal microbial transplantation in patients with medication refractory clostridium difficile and/or ulcerative colitis or indeterminate colitis

      • Effect of immunosuppressive therapy on Epstein-Barr virus lytic activation in patients with inflammatory bowel disease

      • Incidence of Celiac Disease and gluten sensitivity in pediatric migraine patients

    • Primary Specialty:
    • Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

    • Hospital:
    • Courses Taught:
    • Current Projects:
    • Memberships
      • Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America

      • North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition

    • Bio:
    • Dr. Lapsia graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boston University with a dual degree in biology and psychology. He was then accepted into Boston University's Modular Medical Integrated Curriculum and as an undergrad at BU was able to take medical school classes at Boston University's School of Medicine.

      While serving his pediatric residency at Stony Brook University in Long Island, NY, he fell in love with pediatric gastroenterology. He subsequently started fellowship training there and was involved in several research projects and helped introduce fecal transplants into the hospital.

      Dr. Lapsia recently began partaking in a multi-center collaborative under the ImproveCareNow Network that provides quality improvement techniques and tools that enable participating care providers to achieve the model inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) care practices. It is supported by the American Board of Pediatrics, the Alliance for Pediatric Quality, the Centers for Education and Research in Therapeutics, the US Agency for Health Care Quality and Research, the National Institutes of Health, and participating institutions.

      He has presented his research in national meetings and strives to provide excellent care to all his patients.


  • Lapsia S, Meyer R, Abazari A, Usmani K, Gathungu G. Bilateral Central Retinal Vein Occlusion in a patient with Ulcerative Colitis and Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition 2013; (Epub ahead of print).

  • Lapsia S, Neill K, Morganstern J. Eosinophilic Esophagitis in a Boy with Juvenile Polyposis Syndrome: Is there a link? Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition 2013; 57:e37.

  • Lapsia S, Khlevner J, Morganstern J, Chawla A. Rectal Lipoma in a Pediatric Patient With Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology& Nutrition 2013; 56:e36-37.

  • Sobota A, Neufeld EJ, Lapsia S, Bennett CM. Response to mercaptopurine for refractory autoimmune cytopenias in children. Pediatric Blood & Cancer 2009; 52:80-84

  • Pinto JT, Lapsia S, Shah A, Santiago H, Kim G. Antiproliferative effects of garlic-derived and other allium related compounds. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 2001; 492:83-106

Honors & Awards

  • Stony Brook (NY) Pediatric Residents Fellow Teaching Award 2012-2014

  • Stony Brook (NY) Pediatric Residents Senior Resident Teaching Award 2011

  • Citizenship and Collegiality Award from Stony Brook (NY) Department of Pediatrics 2009-2011