Dr. Pelavin completed a bachelor of arts degree in molecular biology summa cum laude at Princeton University in 1996. He received his master of science degree in cell and molecular biology (2000) and his medical degree (2002) from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed an internship and residency in pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine in 2005 and a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center in 2008.
Throughout his training, Dr. Pelavin has been engaged in basic and clinical research, including studies at Rockefeller University and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He has had several research projects published in medical journals and presented at annual meetings of the Endocrine Society. Dr. Pelavin is currently a co-investigator on a study of the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in children and adolescents at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
He has received a number of awards and honors, including Phi Beta Kappa and the George Khoury ’65 Senior Prize for Academic Excellence from Princeton; and the Irving Weinstein Lectureship in Nutrition and Disease Prevention Abstract Award and the 2006-2007 Pediatrics Teaching Fellow of the Year from New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center. His special interests include pediatric obesity and nutrition, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, vitamin D and bone metabolism, and electronic medical records. He is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology.