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quadruple board-certified integrative
gastroenterologist & functional medicine

Education & Credentials

  • Prestigious undergraduate training at Tulane University in New Orleans
  • Holistic medical training at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine focusing on supporting the body’s innate ability to heal itself.
  • Internal Medicine Residency in NYC at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, the most diverse hospital in the world where she learned about Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Preventive Medicine Residency at the NYC Department of Health where she worked with GrowNYC Greenmarkets to educate New Yorkers on healthy cooking
  • Awarded a distinguished Grant from the American Cancer Society to research cancer prevention in NYC
  • Master of Public Health (MPH) from Columbia University
  • Gastroenterology Fellowship at Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC (Northwell Health)
  • Transplant hepatology (liver) training at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC
  • Quadruple board-certified in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterologist, Preventive Medicine and Obesity Medicine
  • Director of Neurogastroenterology & Motility at Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Advanced GI Functional medicine training at the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM)
  • 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Andalusia, Spain and learning about Ayurvedic medicine

Dr. Elena Ivanina

dr. ivanina's approach

In addition to her extensive education and board certifications, Dr. Ivanina has also completed functional medicine training. This training enables her to address the root cause of gut conditions and develop personalized treatment plans for her patients beyond just treating symptoms.

Dr. Ivanina’s approach to gut healing involves a holistic view of the patient, with food as medicine playing a central role in her treatment plans. She believes that the food we eat can significantly impact our gut health and that dietary changes can be a powerful tool in improving gut conditions.

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