Larisa Debelenko, MD, PhD

Pathology - Anatomic
Accepting New Patients
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Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Pediatric Solid Tumors
  • Perinatal Pathology
  • Placental Pathology

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Pathology & Cell Biology at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital


  • Russian
  • Ukrainian


  • Female

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Insurance Accepted


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare


  • Multiplan


  • Special Needs


  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, 1983 Kiev A A Bogomolets (Ukraine)
  • PhD, 1986 Kiev A A Bogomolets (Ukraine)
  • Residency: 2001 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: 2002 University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
  • Fellowship: 2004 Children's Hospital - Boston

Board Certifications

  • Pathology - Anatomic
  • Pathology - Pediatric


Research Interests

  • Molecular pathogenesis of pediatric solid tumors.
  • Tumor predisposition syndromes.

Selected Publications

Olson K, Debelenko L, Stringel G, Dong XD. Early onset colon cancer affected by Lynch syndrome. JPS case reports 2018;36:13-15.

Kim F, Desiraju S, Joseph J, Debelenko L, Rubenstein SD. Incidental finding of hydrops fetalis in a full-term infant. Neoreviews 2020 Jun;21(6):e421-e424.

Smithgall MC, Liu-Jarin X, Hamele-Bena D, Cimic A, Mourad M, Debelenko L, Chen X. Third Trimester Placentas of SARS-CoV-2-Positive Women: Histomorphology, including Viral Immunohistochemistry and in Situ Hybridization. Histopathology 2020;77:994-999.

Valk JE, Chong AM, Uhlemann AC, Debelenko L. Detection of SARS-CoV-2 in placental but not fetal tissues in the second trimester. J Perinatol. 2020 Nov 30. doi: 10.1038/s41372-020-00877-8.

Debelenko L, Katsyv I, Chong AM, Peruyero L, Szabolcs M, Uhlemann AC. Trophoblast damage with acute and chronic intervillositis: disruption of placental barrier by SARS-CoV-2. Hum Pathol 2020 Dec 12:S0046-8177(20)30256-2. doi: 10.1016/j.humpath.2020.12.004.