Utpal B. Pajvani, MD, PhD

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

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

Diabetes

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

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.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Gender

  • Male

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Phone Appointments

New and Existing Patients:

Location(s)

CUMC/Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion
1150 St. Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY 10032
Primary

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

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

Affinity

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

AgeWell

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs Plan

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

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

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

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

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

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

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

UnitedHealthcare

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

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs Plan

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

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

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine

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. 

Grants

JAGGED-NOTCH SIGNALING IN NASH/FIBROSIS (Federal Gov)

Feb 15 2019 - Jan 31 2023

ROLE OF GAMMA-SECRETASE IN DYSLIPIDEMIA AND ATHEROSCLEROSIS (Private)

Jul 1 2017 - Jun 30 2020

NOTCH, TYPE 2 DIABETES AND NAFLD (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2015 - May 31 2020

NANOPARTICLE NOTCH INHIBITORS TO TREAT OBESITY-INDUCED HEPATIC INSULIN RESISTANCE AND NON-ALCOHOLICSTEATOHEPATITIS (Private)

Jan 1 2019 - Dec 31 2019

UNRAVELING THE ROLE OF NOTCH SIGNALING IN ADULT PANCREATIC BETA CELL (Private)

Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2019

INVESTIGATE THE JAGGED1-NOTCH-OSTEOPONTIN AXIS IN NON-ALCOHOLIC STEATOHEPATITIS AND FIBROSIS (Private)

Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2018

GLYCEMIA REDUCTION APPROACHES IN DIABETES: A COMPARATIVE EFFECTIVENESS (GRADE) STUDY (Federal Gov)

Sep 6 2017 - Jul 31 2018

JAGGED-NOTCH SIGNALING IN NASH/FIBROSIS (Private)

Dec 20 2016 - Dec 19 2017

HEPATOCYLE NOTCH SIGNALING REGULATES NASH (Federal Gov)

Apr 1 2015 - Mar 31 2017

NOTCH AND REGULATORS OF NOTCH SIGNALING IMPACT BOTH GLUCOSE AND LIPID (Federal Gov)

Sep 15 2011 - Jul 31 2016

NOTCH REGULAT4D HEPATIC GLUCOSE AND LIPID METABOLISM (Private)

Oct 1 2012 - Sep 30 2013