Jennifer A Woo Baidal, MD

Specialties:
Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatrics
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Overview

Jennifer Woo Baidal is Florence Irving Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is the inaugural Director of the Pediatric Obesity Initiative in the Department of Pediatrics. As Director of Pediatric Weight Management in the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, she leads a multidisciplinary program for children and adolescents seeking medical weight management. She directs the Child Research in Obesity Prevention (CROP) program.

Dr. Woo Baidal obtained her Bachelor’s degree at University of California Los Angeles. After post-baccalaureate research training at National Institutes of Health, she graduated from Harvard Medical School. She completed pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition at Boston Children’s Hospital. She is a graduate of the Harvard-wide Pediatric Health Services Research fellowship and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.


Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Childhood Obesity
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Pediatric Nutrition
  • Weight Management

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Administrative Titles

  • Director, Pediatric Weight Management

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

Gender

  • Female

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Aetna

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  • Medicare Managed Care
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  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

Affinity Health Plan

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  • Medicaid Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs

Cigna

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  • Select Care (Exchange)
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Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
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Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
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Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
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Healthfirst

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  • Leaf (Exchange)
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Local 1199

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MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare

Multiplan

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MVP Health Care

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Oxford Health Plans

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UnitedHealthcare

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  • Special Needs

WellCare

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Internship: Children's Hospital - Los Angeles
  • Residency: Children's Hospital - Los Angeles
  • Fellowship: Boston Children's Hospital

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatrics

Research

Dr. Woo Baidal’s research focuses on achieving child health equity, with a focus on reducing racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in obesity. Her research program translates clinical, community, and epidemiologic findings into population-level interventions during pregnancy, infancy, and early childhood to prevent childhood obesity and chronic diseases. As the Principal Investigator on several projects funded through National Institutes of Health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Dr. Woo Baidal is leading action-oriented research to address social determinants of health, food and health care systems, and interventions for obesity and its adverse health consequences among vulnerable populations.

Research Interests

  • Childhood obesity prevention and weight management
  • Early life approaches to reduce racial/ethnic and socio-economic health disparities
  • Pediatric nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
  • pediatric nutrition