Lauren Dankner, MD

Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine

Lauren Dankner, MD
Pediatric Gastroenterology
Valley Medical Group
Member, ColigoCare
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VMG - Pediatric Gastroenterology

140 East Ridgewood Avenue
Suite N480
Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone: 201-389-0815
Fax: 201-857-8770

VMG - Pediatric Gastroenterology, Montvale

135 N. Kinderkamack Road
Montvale, NJ 07645
Phone: 201-389-0815
Fax: 201-857-8770



MD, SUNY Upstate Medical University, School of Medicine, 2010 - 2014

BA, SUNY Binghamton University, 2006-2010


Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, 2017-2020

Internship & Residency

Cohen Children's Medical Center, Northwell Health System, 2014-2017

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics

Get to Know Me

What are some of the specific conditions you treat?

Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Celiac disease, Eosinophilic esophagitis, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Failure to thrive, Constipation, Abdominal pain, Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, Cow's milk protein allergy, Feeding difficulties.

What techniques or procedures do you use in your practice?

Colonoscopy, Upper endoscopy, Video capsule endoscopy, Polypectomy, Gastrostomy tube placement, Lactose breath test, Breath test for intestinal bacterial overgrowth.

What would you like patients to know about your approach to care?

As a mother and a physician, I know it can be unsettling when your child doesn’t feel well. Listening to the family/guardian is crucial in making an accurate diagnosis, and shared decision making is vital to maintain everyone's level of comfort.

Publications & Research

Spencer, Elizabeth A*; Jarchin, Lauren*; Rolfes, Priya; Khaitov, Sergey; Greenstein, Alexander; Dubinsky, Marla C. Outcomes of Primary Ileocolic Resection for Pediatric Crohn's Disease in the Biologic Era, Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition: July 20, 2021, Published Ahead of Print.

Jarchin L, Spencer E, Khaitov S, Greenstein A, Jossen J, Lai J, Dunkin D, Pittman N, Benkov K, Dubinsky M. De Novo Crohn’s Disease of the Pouch in Children Undergoing Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis for Ulcerative Colitis: A Tertiary Care Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center Experience. JPGN 2019 (69):4, 455-460.

Gruber CN, Calis JJA, Buta S, Evrony G, Martin JC, Uhl SA, Caron R, Jarchin L, Dunkin D, Phelps R, Webb BD, Saland JM, Merad M, Orange JS, Mace EM, Rosenberg BR, Gelb BD, Bogunovic D. Complex Autoinflammatory Syndrome Unveils Fundamental Principles of JAK1 Kinase Transcriptional and Biochemical Function. Immunity 2020; 53(3):672-684.e11.

Dolinger M, Person H, Smith R, Jarchin L, Pittman N, Dubinsky M, Lai J. Pediatric Crohn’s Disease and Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) and COVID-19 Treated with Infliximab. JPGN 2020; 71(2): 153-155.

Jarchin L, Chu J, Januska M, Merola P, Arnon R. Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia: An Unusual Presentation of Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis in a Pediatric Post-Liver Transplant Patient. Pediatric Transplantation 2018 (22):7, 1-5.


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Patient Ratings & Comments


Comments are gathered from our patient satisfaction surveys.

Dr. Dankner was fantastic
Dr Lauren is the best. We are thankful we found her. She's knowledgeable, kind, friendly & always there to call us back for [...]. Best!!!!!
Dr. Dankner was amazing! Took her time with us answered questions
Dr Dankner was excellent. Showed care and concern and would definitely recommend her.
I was impressed with Dr. Dankner's empathy and she tried hard to find a way to make the follow-up sooner to meet my request.