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Food Allergy Program

Weill Cornell Medicine Pediatrics exam room

Food allergies or food intolerance can range from mild to severe, and determining the cause can often be challenging.  Our pediatric gastroenterologists specializing in food allergies and intolerances work with a multidisciplinary team of experts who help diagnose young patients and customize a treatment plan for each child.

Services & Programs

Our Pediatric GI specialists provide wellness and support services to help patients and families manage their care.  We have special expertise in conditions such as:

  • Celiac disease
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Food allergies

Diagnosis & Treatment

We help families understand their child’s dietary needs in the context of the family’s daily life.  Our team reviews life strategies for adapting to newly diagnosed conditions, why reactions to certain foods happen, and what to do if a child's symptoms are triggered. Through knowledge and new eating habits, we empower children and their families to understand and master their conditions.

In addition, nutritional counseling can help children and their families learn strategies to ensure their diet includes all required nutrients while eliminating restricted foods.

Elaine Barfield

Elaine Barfield, M.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Associate Attending Pediatrician
Aliza Solomon

Aliza Solomon, D.O.

Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition Fellowship Program
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Associate Attending Pediatrician


Recorded by the Center for Advanced Digestive Care; featuring members of our Pediatric Gastroenterology team

Websites focusing on children and food allergies/intolerance:

Fact Sheets

What Sets us Apart

  • We are affiliated with the Phyllis and David Komansky Children’s Hospital at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, the #1 ranked children’s hospital in New York City in US News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals survey.
  • Our pediatric sub-specialists are part of the Center for Advanced Digestive Care (CADC) at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, one of the nation's leading centers for the diagnosis and treatment of childhood diseases.
Food Allergy Program
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition
Helmsley Medical Tower
505 E. 70th St., Third Floor
New York, NY 10021
(646) 962-3869
(646) 962-0246

Pediatrics Weill Cornell Medicine Appointments & Referrals: (646) 962-KIDS (646) 962-5437 Chair's Office: Weill Cornell Medicine 525 E 68th St.
Box 225
New York, NY 10065 (646) 962-5437