Heather Klavan, M.D.
Board Certified Gastroenterologist
IWMP – Weight Management
Dr. Heather Klavan specializes in Gastroenterology and is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the NYU School of Medicine. She graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Neuroscience from Tulane University. She earned her medical degree with AOA honors from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in NY with a distinction in gastroenterology research. Dr. Klavan then completed an internship in Internal Medicine at New York Presbyterian-Columbia Medical Center followed by a residency in Internal Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital/Yale School of Medicine. She was recruited to stay at Yale for her clinical fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Dr. Klavan has a variety of clinical and research interests. She has a particular expertise in novel endoscopic, nonsurgical weight loss procedures and the medical management of obesity. In her capacity as the head of the Integrative Weight Management Program at Vanguard Medical Group, she hopes to provide this cutting-edge technology to help her patients achieve their weight loss goals. In addition, her special clinical interests include gastroesophageal reflux disease, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, colon cancer screening and prevention, and liver disease (cirrhosis, fatty liver/NASH).
She has numerous peer-reviewed publications in the medical literature in topics including GERD/Barrett’s Esophagus, liver cirrhosis, and a publication in Nature Scientific Reports outlining the discovery of a newly identified anatomic structure in the human GI tract. Dr. Klavan prides herself in providing compassionate and individualized expert care for each of her patients. She performs upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, capsule endoscopy, pH testing, gastric balloon placement and endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) for weight loss.
Qualifications And Experience
Albert Einstein College of Medicine in NY
Internal Medicine at New York Presbyterian-Columbia Medical Center
Internal Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital/Yale School of Medicine
Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Yale School of Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine