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Alexandra Livanos, MD, PhD


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About Me

Alexandra E. Livanos, MD, PhD, is an Instructor in the Division of Gastroenterology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Livanos completed her MD and PhD at NYU Grossman School of Medicine during which she was selected for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Medical Research Fellows Program and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honors society. She completed her internal medicine residency at New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center during which she was awarded the Gold Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award. She then completed her gastroenterology fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai where she received the Eric Lemmer Award.

Dr. Livanos specializes in the care of patients with gastrointestinal illnesses with a particular focus on patients with inflammatory bowel disease including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Her PhD work with Dr. Martin Blaser focused on the impact of the gut microbiome on the developing immune system and autoimmunity. Her current research focuses on prediction of inflammatory bowel disease and early events in disease pathogenesis centered on the interactions among the gut mucosal immune system, the epithelium and the stroma.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Medicine, Gastroenterology
Hospital Affiliations
  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
  • Mount Sinai Morningside
  • Mount Sinai Queens
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Mount Sinai West
Research Topics

Antibody Development, Antigen Presentation, Autoimmunity, B Cells, Cytokines, Epithelial Cells, Extracellular Matrix, Immunology, Inflammation, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Integrins, Microbiology, Translational Research

Multi-Disciplinary Training Areas

Immunology [IMM]