Dr. Esther Jacobowitz Israel MD Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Dr. Esther Israel is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Boston, Massachusetts. She is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 32 years. Dr. Israel accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. She is one of 19 doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital and one of 17 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital who specialize in Pediatric Gastroenterology. She also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish, French, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese and Hebrew.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Pediatric Gastroenterologist: General Pediatric Gasteroenterology

Clinical Interests: Autoimmune disorders, Inflammatory bowel disease, Proctology, Failure to thrive; Celiac disease; Inflammatory bowel disease; Hepatology

Hospital Affiliation

Massachusetts General Hospital
Ranked #17 in Pediatrics: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

Newton-Wellesley Hospital

Education & Medical Training

Johns Hopkins University
Residency, Pediatrics, 1979 - 1981

Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship, Pediatric Gastroenterology, 1981 - 1985

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Class of 1979

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified 30 years in Pediatrics

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified 24 years in Pediatric Gastroenterology

MA State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

MRI predictors of treatment response for perianal fistulizing Crohn disease in children and young adults.
Shenoy-Bhangle, A.,Nimkin, K.,Goldner, D.,Bradley, W. F.,Israel, E. J.,Gee, M. S.

Prospective Evaluation of MR Enterography as the Primary Imaging Modality for Pediatric Crohn Disease Assessment.
Gee, M.S., Nimkin, K., Hsu, M., Israel, E.J., Biller, J.A., Katz, A.J., Mino-Kenudson, M., Harisinghani, M.G.

Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 12-2011. A 9-month-old boy with acute liver failure.
Fearing, M.K., Israel, E.J., Sahai, I., Rapalino, O., Lisovsky, M.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts Blue Care Elect PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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