Maria Lufrano, MD, is a specialist in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology. At her practice – ML Gastroenterology in Bronxville, New York – she treats disorders of the digestive system, including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), colitis, functional disorders of the gut, and liver disease on a daily basis. Dr. Lufrano grew up in Westchester County and graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism as well a minor in biology and chemistry. She then pursued a Master in Science from New York Medical College in biochemistry and molecular biology. During her post-graduate training, she focused on breast cancer research. Maria continued to be interested in medicine and research and decided to pursue a degree in medicine. In 2002 she graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency in internal medicine and fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at North Shore University Hospital – Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Long Island in 2012. She has remained actively involved in research throughout her career and has published several scientific papers and presented at national scientific meetings. She is double board-certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine. Dr. Lufrano is committed to the highest level of patient care. She employs the latest technology to provide an individualized approach to patient medical needs. Her primary focus is preventive and integrative medicine as well as conventional medicine. She has incorporated the effects of nutrition and diet into the treatment plans of her patients. She understands the importance of treating the body as a whole and the positive impact of treating ailments using an integrative approach. In addition to conventional therapies, she offers nutrigenomics, micronutrient testing, evaluation of the microbiome, and personalized anti-inflammatory dietary plans for patients with IBS, leaky gut, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and dyspepsia. She also has developed an anti-inflammatory weight loss program for her patients.
At ML Gastroenterology, she also helps identify the underlying cause of common gastrointestinal symptoms like abdominal pain and bloating. Dr. Lufrano and the team also perform endoscopy and colonoscopy procedures to evaluate the gastrointestinal tract and colon cancer screenings for those that need them.
She is currently an attending physician at New York-Presbyterian Lawrence hospital and St. John’s Riverside Hospital – Dobbs Ferry Pavilion. She holds professional membership in several national societies, including the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Medical Association. She also plays an active role in multiple societies in her community.
Publication: Sphingosine kinase‑1 mediates endotoxemia‑induced hyperinflammation in aged animals Maria Lufrano, Asha Jacob, Mian Zhou, Ping Wang
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