Julia J Wattacheril, MD, MPH

Julia J Wattacheril, MD, MPH Specialties: Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology

Julia J Wattacheril, MD, MPH
Specialties: Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
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CUIMC/Presbyterian Hospital and Vanderbilt Clinic
622 West 168th Street
Floor 14
New York, NY 10032

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  • Affinity Health Plan
  • AgeWell
  • Amida Care
  • Capital District Physician Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Emblem/GHI
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  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthplus
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  • Healthfirst
  • Local 1199
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  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • MVP Health Care
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Quality Health Management
  • RiverSpring
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • WellCare

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About Julia J Wattacheril, MD, MPH

Dr. Wattacheril's clinical specialties include all aspects of transplant hepatology, general hepatology and gastroenterology with emphasis on metabolic liver disease and obesity. She specializes in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease as well as all forms of hepatitis, chronic liver disease, and liver cancer in addition to liver transplantation. Her research interests include hepatic steatosis, insulin resistance, gut hormones and metabolic liver disease in adults. Her current research concentrates on the relationship between proteins and lipids that differentiate steatosis from steatohepatitis using an integrated omics approach.

Visit The Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation at columbiasurgery.org/liver

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center


  • Chronic Liver Disease

  • Hereditary Liver Disease

  • Liver Disease

  • Liver Transplantation

  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

  • Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis


  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
  • Residency: Baylor College of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Transplant Hepatology

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

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  • 2003 Alpha Omega Alpha
  • 2000 Glasgow-Rubin Achievement Citation recipient, American Medical Womens Association