Dr. Elaine Barfield is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Assistant Attending Pediatrician at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. She is the Associate Program Director of the Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Fellowship Training Program. She is board-certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology.
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. Her clinical interests include allergic disorders of the GI tract including eosinophilic esophagitis, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) for recurrent C. Difficile infection, disorders of motility including chronic constipation, and functional gastrointestinal disorders. In addition to patient care, Dr. Barfield has a strong interest in medical education and research. Her academic pursuits include lecturing to pediatric residents and fellows and educating medical students, residents and fellows in the clinical setting. Her research has focused on inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, and the evaluation of the practice's home infliximab (Remicade) infusion program.