Dr. Sameer Lapsia

(757) 668-7240
Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics

Pediatric Gastroenterology


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. 

Clinical Interests

CHKD Clinical Trials Involving Dr. Sameer Lapsia

Research Areas
  • 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
Honors & Awards
  • Virginia Business Magazine "Top Doc" 2024
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc" 2016-2022
  • 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
  • Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
  • North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
A Note From Dr. Lapsia

"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. Lapsia's published research can be viewed at PubMed.