"I was looking for a place where children are truly the focus of attention and where multidisciplinary teams could easily collaborate. I found that here at CHKD and I'm elated to be part of the GI family here."
Dr. Sameer Lapsia
American Board of Pediatrics
Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Residency: Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital
Fellowship: Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital
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.
- 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
Honors & Awards
- Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc" 2016
- Stony Brook (NY) Pediatric Residents Fellow Teaching Award
Stony Brook (NY) Pediatric Residents Senior Resident Teaching Award 2011
Citizenship and Collegiality Award from Stony Brook (NY) Department of Pediatrics
- Crohn's and Colitis
Foundation of America
North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and
- 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
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.