Dr. Shilpa Ravella

M.D. Assistant Professor Medicine, Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases, Division of Abdominal Organ Transplantation, Columbia University Medical Center 

Dr. Shilpa Ravella, M.D., is a gastroenterologist with expertise in nutrition and an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University Medical Center where she directs the Adult Small Bowel Program. Dr. Ravella holds a B.S. in Biology from MIT and an M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.  She has a strong background in intestinal disease, including advanced training in nutrition and inflammatory bowel disease.

Dr. Ravella offers an integrative approach to patient care with a focus on optimizing nutrition. She is interested in the interactions between food, the microbiome and the immune system, especially the potential of nutritional therapy to prevent and treat disease. She speaks and writes regularly on food, health and wellness and has written for a variety of national media including The Atlantic, New York Magazine, Slate, Discover, USA Today, PBS and TED-Ed. She has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Food and Wine, Glamour, Prevention, Women's Health and many other outlets.