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Pediatric GI

Pediatric Gastroenterologists located in Brooklyn and Elmhurst, NY

Our Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Division offer a wide array of diagnostic and therapeutic services to evaluate and treat infants, children, and adolescents with gastrointestinal disorders.

  • Abdominal pain
  • Allergy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Constipation
  • Cyclic-Vomiting-Syndrome
  • Diarrhea (acute/chronic)
  • Dysfunctional swallowing
  • Eating Disorders
  • Eosinophillic Esophagitis
  • Failure to thrive ("Small for age")
  • Fatty Liver (Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease / Steatohepatitis -NAFLD / NASH)
  • Feeding, obesity, & autism related GI disorders
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER/GERD)
  • Hepatitis (Acute/ Chronic / Viral Hepatitis A/B/C / Auto-immune )
  • Infant reflux ("spitting-up")
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Intestinal Rehabilitation 
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • H. Pylori Disease (gastritis/duodenitis)
  • Malabsorbtion
  • Neonatal Jaundice
  • Nutritional Issues
  • Obesity-related GI disease
  • Pancreatic Diseases
  • Peptic Ulcers
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Recurrent abdominal pain / abdominal "migraine"
  • Reflux (GI)
  • Short-gut-syndrome (SGS/SBS)
  • "Upset Stomach"
  • Wilson Disease
  • Other Diseases.....

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures done by pediatric gastroenterologists include:



•Flexible sigmoidoscopy

•Liver biopsy

•Breath analysis for detecting carbohydrate malabsorption and bacterial overgrowth

•24 hour pH probe study

•Capsule endoscopy

•Secretin stimulation test

•Balloon dilatation

•Esophageal dilatation

•Endoscopic variceal banding



Pediatric Gastroenterology Staff Listed on

 Israel N. Kochin M.D. received his specialty training at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Prior to this fellowship training in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Mount Sinai, he completed an internship and residency in pediatrics after graduating from theAlbert Einstein College of Medicine in 1999.

Dr. Kochin is an author of several recent articles in G.I. diseases publishedin leading medical journals. His pre-medical studies were at Columbia and he received a B.A. cum Laude in Economics in 1995. He is board certified in both gastroenterology and pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics and was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics [F.A.A.P.] in 2002. 

Even prior to his gastroenterology training at Mount Sinai, Dr. Kochin was appointed an Instructor and subsequently promoted to Assistant Professor at the Ross University School of Medicine. He has lectured to medical students in Europe and in North America studying for their U.S. Medical Licensing Exams as a faculty member for The Princeton Review. He is currently the Medical Director of Dr. Kochin is a specialist in gastrointestinal illnesses with a strong interest in how immunological factors, including allergic and nutritional choices, affect children's GI system causing symptoms including abdominal pain, nausea, and constipation. Dr. Kochin is currently on staff at The Mount Sinai Hospital. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kochin for either the Manhattan or Brooklyn office, please call (718)-338-1313.

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It takes a very special person to be a doctor, and even more so to work with sick children. Dr. Kochin fits both titles with compassion and loving care.” A.A. -from facebook

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"For those of you with tummy troubles (Crohn's, Colitis, Celiac, IBS..), check out Dr. Israel Kochin, one of the cities finest doctors." - Tanya Zuckerbrot M.S. R.D. Author: The F-Factor Diet: Discover the Secret to Permanent Weight Loss, (Putnam, 2006) - from facebook

Dr. Kochin's Publications:

Miloh T, Rosenberg H, Kochin I, Kerkar N. Inspissated Bile Syndrome After the Use of Cefotaxime in an Infant.Ultrasound Med 2009; 28:541–544

Kochin I, Magid M, Arnon R, Glasscock A, Kerkar N, Miloh T.Variceal Bleeding in an Adolescent with HIV Diagnosed with Hepatoportal Sclerosis and Nodular Regenerative Hyperplasia. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2010 Mar; 50(3):340-3. 

Kochin I, Miloh T, Arnon R, Iyer K, Suchy F, Kerkar N. Benign Liver Masses and Lesions in Children: 53 cases over 12 years. IMAJ 2011; 13(Sep):542-547.

Dr. Kochin's Accepted Abstracts:

Kochin I, Miloh T, Arnon R, Iyer K, Suchy F, Kerkar N. Benign Liver Tumors in Children: 42 cases over 10 years at a quaternary referral center. Poster presentation at Annual Meeting of The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD). San Francisco, November 2008. AASLD Abstract 1642. Hepatology 2008; 48:1041A DOI:10.1002/hep.22647

 Kerkar N, Kochin I, Miloh T, Arnon R, Suchy F, Annunziato R. A Pilot Study to Assess Quality of Life in Children with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Poster presentation at AASLD Annual Meeting. San Francisco, Nov. 2008. AASLD Abstract 1644. Hepatology 2008; 48:1040A. DOI:10.1002/hep.22647

 Willis A, Kerkar N, Kochin I, MD, Rosenberg H, Suchy F. Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Pancreatic Size in Obese Children. 2009 Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting in Baltimore, May 2009. E-PAS2009:4337.192

Kerkar N, Annunziato R, Kochin I, et al.Depression markers are more prevalent in obese children with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease than in those without. (ID # 1125581) presented at the 2011 AASLD Annual Meeting

 Kerkar N, Annunziato R, Kochin I, et al.Quality of life in children with NAFLD: a longitudinal study (ID # 1129855), to be presented at the 2011 AASLD Annual Meeting

We currently participate with:



Affinity anticipate enrollment 1st quarter of 2012

Americhoice [AKA UHC Community plan]

Blue Cross [AKA "Empire Blue”] 


Emblem PPO (all administered PPO's but no HMO's)

Empire Blue [AKA: Empire Blue Cross ]

Empire Plan


GHI (PPO but not HMO)


Healthplus (which is now part of Amerigroup)

HIP (PPO but not HMO) 




United Commercial (all United administered Commercial plans)

United Medicaid (all UnitedMedicaid plans including Americhoice/UHC)

 (please check with our office staff if your insurance is not listed above)

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