Utpal B. Pajvani, MD, PhD

Board Certifications: 
Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
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Overview

Dr. Utpal Pajvani, Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology at Columbia University, is a physician-scientist with clinical and research focus in Type 2 Diabetes and related metabolic diseases. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a degree in Biology in 1996, then earned M.S. (2001), M.D. (2005) and Ph.D. (Department of Cell Biology, 2005) degrees from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Pajvani completed his internship and residency training and is board certified in Internal Medicine (2007) and fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism (2011), both at the Columbia University Medical Center.

Dr. Pajvani has been on the faculty of Columbia University since 2011. He is a teaching attending on the inpatient and outpatient Endocrinology and General Medicine services of the New York Presbyterian Hospital, and sees patients at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia University. Dr. Pajvani’s research focuses on the role of developmental pathways in the regulation of Type 2 Diabetes and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, and the use of existing therapeutic agents in other scientific areas in novel applications to ameliorate obesity-induced complications including cancer. He has received intramural and NIH support for his research, and has mentored medical and graduate students as well as postdoctoral and clinical fellows.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Diabetes

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Gender

  • Male

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Location(s)

1150 St. Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

Aetna

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  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
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  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

AgeWell

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan

Cigna

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  • Great West (National)
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  • POS
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Emblem/GHI

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Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

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Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
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Health First

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  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Health Plus - Amerigroup

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  • Essential Plan
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Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Traditional Medicare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

United Health Care

  • Columbia Employee POS
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE SelectHealth

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Select Health
  • Special Needs

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Honors & Awards

  • White House Presidential Scholar's Award (1993)
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Medal for Math and Science (1993)
  • Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society Award (1997)
  • Julius Marmur Research Award (2004)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (2005)
  • Keystone Symposium Travel Award (2009)
  • ADA Travel Award (2009)

Research

Dr. Utpal Pajvani's current research focuses on the role of developmental pathways in the regulation of Type 2 Diabetes, and the use of existing therapeutic agents in other scientific areas in novel applications to ameliorate obesity-induced insulin resistance. Dr. Pajvani sees patients at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center, and attends on the inpatient Endocrinology consult service and outpatient General Endocrine clinic at the Columbia University Medical Center.