Elaine Barfield, MD

Elaine Barfield, MD Specialties: Pediatric Gastroenterology

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Elaine Barfield, MD
Specialties: Pediatric Gastroenterology
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505 East 70th Street
Helmsley Tower, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10021

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  • Aetna - NYP
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield Healthplus
  • GHI
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

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About Elaine Barfield, MD

Dr. Elaine Barfield is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine and an Associate Attending Pediatrician at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine. She is board-certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology. She has been inducted as a Fellow into the New York Academy of Medicine in 2019.

Dr. Barfield received her B.A. in Psychology at Princeton University and earned her medical degree at New York University School of Medicine. She completed both her pediatric residency and pediatric gastroenterology fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. During her fellowship training she was selected as an American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS) Scholar and trained in the diagnosis and management of pediatric motility disorders including chronic constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, fecal incontinence, gastroparesis, rumination syndrome and manometric testing at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She received a Certificate in Business Excellence from Columbia Business School. In 2019, she was inducted as a Fellow into the New York Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Barfield's clinical interests include treating children with inflammatory bowel disease (aka Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis), celiac disease, constipation, abdominal pain, reflux, poor weight gain/failure to thrive, allergic disorders of the GI tract including eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), and performing fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) for recurrent C.difficile infection. In addition to patient care, Dr. Barfield has a strong interest in diversity and serves as a leader on several committees working to promote recruitment and retention of diverse individuals at the institution. Her clinical research focuses on non-hospital infusions of biologics in pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Dr. Barfield originally hails from Ann Arbor, Michigan and has resided in NYC for 18 years. She is passionate about health care equity and working to eliminate healthcare disparities and has held several elected positions in the local and regional chapters of the National Medical Association.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children's Hospital


  • Abdominal Pain

  • Blood In Stool

  • Celiac Disease

  • Colonoscopy

  • Constipation

  • Crohn's Disease

  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis

  • Esophageal Stricture

  • Fecal Microbiota Transfer (FMT)

  • Feeding Problem

  • Food Allergy

  • Functional Gastrointestinal Disorder

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

  • Ileoscopy

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (ibd)

  • Jaundice

  • Obesity

  • Percutaneous Placement of Gastrostomy Tube

  • Polypectomy

  • Sclerotherapy

  • Suction Biopsy of Rectum

  • Ulcerative Colitis

  • Ultrasound Guided Biopsy of Liver

  • Upper Endoscopy

  • Vomiting

  • Wireless Capsule Endoscopy

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics