About Dr. Melvyn Grovit, DPM, MS, CNS
Dr. Grovit was formerly Adjunct Associate Research Scientist and a clinical nutritionist at Columbia University Medical Center. He is currently in private practice integrating clinical nutrition into the management of diverse clinical disorders. He is Sidney Solid Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM). Dr. Grovit was a Board Certified podiatrist and held numerous leadership positions at NYCPM over his forty- year career at that institution. He was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medical Sciences and Chief of the Foot Clinics of New York (FCNY) as well as Director of the Emergency Response Team at FCNY.
He has received numerous academic and leadership awards during his career including a Leadership Award from the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists, Outstanding Service Award from the American College of Nutrition, NYCPM Award for Contributions to the Advancement of Podiatric Medical Education, Student Leadership and Excellence in Teaching Award at NYCPM, Distinguished Alumnus Award from NYCPM, Stephen Seifer Good Fellow Award from NYCPM, Recognition Award From Jewish Memorial Hospital for Contributions to the Advancement of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Grovit was Chairman of Podiatric Medicine and Podiatric Medical Residency Education at Jewish Memorial Hospital (JMH) in New York City and a member of the JMH Medical Board. Dr. Grovit has served as Chairman of the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists and Board Member of the New York State Board for Dietetics and Nutrition. He is currently a member and former Chairman of the Examination Development Committee for the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists and a member of the New York State Board for Dietetics and Nutrition Peer Panel.
Dr. Grovit developed Crohn's disease as a teenager and because of his extraordinary early life experience with this disease and its complications, he was inspired to develop nutrition protocols targeted to inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.) Early on, Dr. Grovit recognized the significance of optimal nutrition for IBD in the form of personalized diet modifications, targeted nutraceutical and specific probiotic administration. He received an academic grant from the American Podiatric Medical Association for the graduate study of human nutrition. Trained by faculty of the Columbia University Institute of Human Nutrition and the University of Bridgeport Institute of Nutrition, he received his Master of Science degree in Biology with certification in human nutrition in 1986.
Former Adjunct Associate Research Scientist
Columbia University Medical Center
Division of Molecular Genetics
Department of Pediatrics: Metabolism
Board Member and Officer in the American Nutrition Association
National Excellence in Nutrition Science Award Honoree, Presented by Jonathan Emord and Associates at The Sacred Fire of Liberty Gala, Cambridge, Maryland September 2014
Mark A. Bieber Award for Academic Contributions to Nutrition Presented by the
American College of Nutrition at the New York Academy of Medicine October 2010
Appointed to the Credentials Council Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists 2014
Chairman, Examination Development Committee Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists 2009 to 2010
Diplomate, Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists (CNS)
Certified Nutritionist (CN), State of New York
American College of Nutrition
American Dietetic Association
New York State Dietetic Association
Appointed by the Regents to The New York State Board for Dietetics/Nutrition 2000-2010
Appointed by the Regents to the New York State Board of Dietetics/Nutrition Peer Panel 2010-2015
Appointed to the Governing Board of the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists
Appointed to the Examination Committee of the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists
President, Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists 2007- 2009
Appointed to the Board of Directors, American College of Nutrition - 2008
Vice-President, Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists 2006
Invited Member, American College of Nutrition Council on Gastroenterology/Enteral/Parenteral/Nutrition/Surgery
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM)
Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine
American College of Podiatric Orthopedics and Medicine
American Podiatric Medical Association
New York State Podiatric Medical Association
Former Chief, Div. of Primary Podiatric Medicine Foot Clinics of NY
Former Director, Emergency Response Team Foot Clinics of NY
Former Chairman and Sidney Solid Distinguished Professor
Department of Medical Sciences
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
Sidney Solid Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Department of Medical Sciences
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
Graduated in 1961
Jewish Memorial Hospital
Completed in 1965
Marvin Steinberg DPM
Director of Podiatric Medicine
Master of Science In Human Nutrition
Completed in 1986
University of Bridgeport Institute of Nutrition
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Glycogen Storage Disease
Diabetes Type 1
Diabetes Type 2
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
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Aug. 2020 Podcast Interview with David L. Eigen - "A lifelong seeker of medical truths opens up on IBD in the age of Covid."
Important Message About Living With Covid19
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April 2018 Dr. Grovit - Nutritional Treatment of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, Part 1
April 2018 Dr. Grovit - Nutritional Treatment of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, Part 2
Feb. 2013 Dr. Grovit interviewed on WOR Health Talk Radio
Stanley J. Dudrick, MD
Doctor Stanley J. Dudrick passed away on January 18, 2020. He was a dear friend to Dr. Melvyn Grovit. We honor him as a true humanitarian and pioneer inventor of Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN).
Total Parenteral Nutrition is also known as intravenous or IV nutrition feeding and is the best method of obtaining nutrition into the body. The number of lives of children and adults saved by Doctor Stanley J. Dudrick stands at more than 10 million.
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New York City, New York
I first met Dr. Grovit four years ago. I had become so severely ill, I was underweight, I had zero appetite, and I didn't have the strength to get out of bed. I remember going to numerous doctors before finding Dr. Grovit. They all saw me for 10 mins and prescribed medications that made me so much worse. Dr. Grovit does things the way they SHOULD be done. He spoke with me for hours, he detailed every inch of my issues and came up with a plan. Because of him, I did genetic testing and I discovered my mthfr gene mutation. Every day since has been a blessing. Within 6 months on his program I was able to eat what my body desperately needed, I had energy and I felt alive again, after so long feeling my life fade from me. Dr. Grovit saved my life, I truly believe that. I even completed the NYC marathon in 2019. I think about our first meeting when I was so ill, now I am on track again. The only regret you will have is that you didn't contact him sooner. I highly recommend Dr. Grovit.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
I was diagnosed with UC three years ago. Last year I had a relapse and medications did not seem to help. Having heard of Dr. Grovit I traveled all the way from the Middle East to see him. He not only could understand my symptoms and explain them (something no doctor had previously been able to), he was confident in being able to treat me. A few moths later, I am feeling better than ever, out of the relapse. I am on the minimal course of medication. Dr Grovit is an excellent listener & physician!
Cliffside, New Jersey
Dr. Grovit has changed my life. I had surgery for colon cancer and as a result a large portion of my rectum was removed. I was considering surgery to return to having an ostomy. I had little or no control. I traveled with a backpack with extra clothes. He had me do a list of my diet for a couple of weeks and then I started making changes. I add the hydrolyzed white fish tablet and then the coconut macaroons. He took me off some supplements and then he added some for me. When the probiotic manufacturer changed the formula and it caused problems for me, Dr Grovit suggested a new one and that has worked very well. He was very patient as I struggled to drop weight but eventually I dropped 70 lbs. Everything is not 100% perfect all the time but it MANY times better than it was. I can not give a higher recommendation. He walks on water.
Dr. Grovit has been a blessing for us. My son struggled with the Crohn's disease for over two years and nothing seemed to work. Biologics made his condition worse. That is when we turned to Dr. Grovit. We have been seeing him for the past few months and we already see a huge difference. My son is getting his normal life back. Dr. Grovit is very compassionate, a very good listener (which I believe most of the conventional doctors lack), and above all, try to get to the root cause of the disease. He treats the disease, not just the symptoms. Wish we had found him sooner. I would recommend Dr. Grovit without any reservation. He is the best!
Dr. Grovit Is the most wonderful, knowledgeable, and compassionate Doctor we have had. He was instrumental in getting our daughter ( (IBD) into remission with diet and supplements. It's not exaggeration to say that he gave our daughter her life back! We traveled all the way from the west coast to see him. His appointments are thorough and he is incredible at modifying the treatment to address his patients needs! His understanding of autoimmune conditions is incomparable.
When I found Dr. Grovit, I would take 3-5 trips to the bathroom a day, and be in there for 1.5-2 hours. His guidance has changed my life. Whether we are discussing nutrition and insulin ratios for the treatment of my type 1 diabetes, or supplements to support gut health for my celiac disease, Dr. Grovit proves that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. You will not find a more humble, kind, and knowledgeable doctor outside of a Hollywood script. Dr. G is a true hero.
Long Island, NY
For 20+ years my parents took me from doctor to doctor to try and figure out what was wrong with me. By the time I finally went to Dr Grovit I had what appeared to be an advanced case Multiple Sclerosis. Thankfully, Dr Grovit was able to discover the cause of my problems; I had inherited a genetic variant from my parents. This was confirmed by my doctor and he approved the nutrition treatment Dr Grovit suggested. 2 years later I’m off all meds and have none of the problems that I suffered with all those years. Dr Grovit changed my life. He is compassionate and listens, and truly provides patient centered care.
Dr Grovit has been a monumental Influence in my daughters healing journey from Crohn’s Disease. After several failed strategies we reached out to Dr G for help. My Daughter husband and I flew down to see him from Ontario Canada and implemented his protocol right away. No journey is easy and our downturn took years. But after seeing Dr G our uphill climb began. And we have slowly but surly been improving ever since. Dr G has always been available to us when we need him with fast responses. I’ve never had a dr so available and responsive. He’s truly an amazing person who seems to care for his patients. He helps through the ups and downs and My daughter is better then she’s ever been!!
East Brunswick, New Jersey
I can't say enough to explain how grateful I am for Dr. Grovit! He patiently taught me how to live with a colostomy and what is more, to enjoy eating again without any pain! He also taught me in simple terms what my body needs nutritionally and the best way to prepare all foods so as to avoid pain digesting them. I thank God everyday that my primary care doctor recommended I see him. Dr Grovit is a blessing!
When my daughter was diagnosed with UC at age 8, she was refractory to every medication she tried. With Dr. Grovit's expertise, we have been able to get her growing and healthy! While we haven't been able to avoid meds, the medications are working with her strong nutritional foundation!! My daughter is now 13 and thriving. Dr. Grovit is not only brilliant, he is sensitive, empathic and accessible. He has truly been our angel since 2013. There is nobody else like him in the world.
Long Island, New York
Dr Melvyn Grovit is a sensible practitioner and has a vast knowledge of the subject of IBD and knows how to treat it. He is a treasure trove of expert knowledge of the disease and the dietary answers to combat and win the battle against IBD. He is moderately priced for the superb counsel he gives and he spends as much time with you as needed so you understand your situation. He is very kind and passionate on the subject being a survivor himself. In short he is the real deal, cuts through the haze of fake information and designs a treatment plan that has helped me, my son and my wife. My advise; call him and do it now so you can win this battle and get healthy again.
Dr. Grovit was instrumental in my daughter's recovery from a severe case of ulcerative colitis. He not only provides a thorough nutrition and supplement plan but carefully goes through years of bloodwork and test results to identify anomalies and solve them. He is the most compassionate doctor I've ever seen and without him, my daughter would have likely lost her intestine or been on immunosuppressant drugs. My daughter is thriving now and has been in remission for 6 years.
Westcherster, New York
I have suffered with Crohn's disease for the last 22 years since I was 7 years old. I've been through virtually every medication under the sun, I've had multiple surgeries, and I've even left the country for treatment feeling abandoned by traditional western approach. I was doing my best trying to figure out a balance between western medicine and nutrition on my own, but ultimately I still struggled with severe symptoms. Then one day I was introduced by a friend to Dr. Grovit. Dr. Grovit was the first doctor I ever met in America who actually cared about my well being. He has spent his time, for virtually no money, actually getting to know my unique case. He has applied a wealth of knowledge obtained through a life of firsthand experience specific to me. He has been there for me at my lowest, and has given me a sensible nutritional structure that works in conjunction with western theory. He is a breath of fresh air in a corrupted medical/food system, and he saved my life.
Dr Grovit is a master of his craft, always learning about the latest medical discoveries, and never gives up on his patients. His consistent advice and treatment plan put my CFS into remission. If you are dealing with a mystery diagnosis, give his treatment plans a try, and stick with them!
My daughter was dx with UC at age 11. We live in Eastern Canada where the incidence of IBD is one of the highest in the world. We always believed in diet and supplements, so went sought out all the resources we could. As she entered high school, the UC spread to her entire colon, and was considered to be moderate to severe. She was always on the edge of her next flare, her calprotectin was 3000-6000, she was anemic, and bloodwork was not regulating. She was missing a lot of school and sports. We were terrified of stronger meds and side effects. We had tried so many things and just couldn't get the right help. Finally we met Dr Grovit and Lenore and everything they said made so much sense. After 2 visits, with changes to diet and nutriceuticals, and a confident decision to try Remicade as a bridge while Dr G's protocol worked on her, we are thrilled that she has been symptom free for 6 months, she is thriving in her grad year, bloodwork is all normal, and calprotectin is 67!
Massapequa, New York
When I was diagnosed with Crohns disease at age 12, I almost gave up on doctors because nothing they prescribed was working. Dr. Grovit is my guardian angel! He saved my life and because of him I'm finally living it, Thanks to his nutrition protocol.
Just over 2 years ago I began having symptoms involving digestive problems. I was very concerned because I have an ileostomy as well as 1 kidney. For that reason, I flew to another state for a 1-week consultation at a well-known clinic. The results were inconclusive. The clinic’s gastroenterologist told me there were no diet restrictions for me, but I continued having problems. Sometime later, at home, new tests showed positive for Celiac so I was given medicines and was told to go gluten and dairy-free. Nonetheless, I continued having pains after eating. When somebody recommended Dr. Grovit, I flew to N.Y. for a consultation. By now, I had lost 20 pounds and he was my last hope for getting better. Dr. Grovit put me on a special diet and gave me a list of supplements and, a year later, I can say he has given me my life back. His knowledge, generosity, and wiliness to teach others are endless. Thank you, Dr. Grovit, I will be forever grateful that our paths crossed.
Westchester, New York
I went to Dr. Grovit years ago bc I was diagnosed with metabolic syndrome/prediabetes. I knew I didn’t want to get type 2 diabetes, so I hauled my overweight self to MG. I knew of him bc of great help he had given to a friend of ours. He put me in an exercise regimen and supplements and the weight just melted away. I went from a 2X to a size M! Not only have I been able to keep the weight off, but my energy level has never been higher! Dr Grovit has great bedside manner, and clearly knows his stuff. He has released my inner health geek.?? He has also helped my husband who has different issues. As we say in Latin, Ad Multos Annos!
We travelled from Texas to NY to see Dr Grovit and he did not disappoint. He spent 4 hours with us explaining my daughters disease to her and outlining a plan. He has since been available to answer emails or phone calls with a quick response time. We are thrilled that her health has improved as she has learned to manage her symptoms with the tools Dr G taught her.
Buffalo, New York
When my 3yr old son was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease, I was beside myself with heartbreak and worry. I wasn't sure where to turn, but after much research, I found Dr. Grovit. We traveled over 700 miles to see him, and I can honestly say it was one of the BEST decisions I have ever made. My son is doing amazingly well by following Dr. Grovit's nutrition protocol. I could not be more thankful for Dr. Grovit and all he has done (and continues to do) for my family. He has changed our lives!!
Dr Grovit is incredible. After my daughter, who had been sick on and off for 3 years, was diagnosed with Chron's disease, her Gastroenterologist tried out medicine after medicine on her. All of them had terrible side effects and were not successful in treating her debilitating symptoms. Then, after one visit, the doctor decided he didn't want to put her through this any more, and suggested we go see Dr Grovit, who would work with her to treat her Chron's with food and supplements. I'm a big believer in the power of food, so jumped at the chance to get her off the meds and perhaps, learn to control her symptoms with the proper diet. It's now 7 weeks after our first visit to Dr Grovit and I can report that my daughter is SYMPTOM FREE, on no medication and feeling so much better! While her diet has changed dramatically, and its hard work for a 22 year old still in school, she is committed to her health and well being. Thank you Dr Grovit for putting her on the path to HEALTH!
It was by mere chance that I found Dr. Grovit. My sister’s neighbour who has a son with Crohn’s recommended him to help with my autoimmune disease. I live in Ontario, Canada and hesitated at first since I would have to fly to New York to see him. I emailed Dr. Grovit a couple of times and then setup an appointment. Dr. Grovit spent over 4 hours with my partner and I discussing the treatment I would take which involved changes in diet as well as supplements. I’ve been taking the supplements for a year now and I would consider myself in remission. He is not only extremely knowledgable and up to date in his field but is very kind as well. I am very grateful that I found Dr. Grovit as he has changed my life.
Dr. Grovit is an exceptional doctor. Honestly one of the best in the US concerning IBD. We brought our son to Dr. Grovit when he was 10 years old and recently diagnosed with Crohns disease. We were told by a well respected hospital in New York that our son needed immediate treatment after losing 30 lbs in a single month, developing abscess. We prayed and believe God led us to Dr. Grovit. Our son is now 15 and had no health concerns since being on Dr. Grovit custom protcol 5 yr. Brilliant!
A gem in White Plains: Dr. Grovit is one of the most empathic, kind, generous, experienced, knowledgeable, enlightened & educated clinician I met. He tapped into his suffering & personal self-healing journey to craft an effective & safe healing protocol for GI diseases. The depth & breadth of his knowledge is unsurpassed: he keeps current with the medical, pharmaceutical & nutritional supplement research. He is an exemplar of how customized medicine should be practiced. An inspiration to all.
Long Island, New York
In a word- Brilliant! He is a life saver. His knowledge of nutrition is unsurpassed. Most nutritionists are just spouting some information they read somewhere. He has done all of the research and knows how everything you put in your body works, not in generalities but very specific to you. I have Crohn’s disease and he helped me immensely.
Dr. Grovit is the one that have give us hope, the one that have listen to our concerns as parent regarding our son condition. He is guiding us and helping us every day. If we have a question or something to tell him or ask him, he will call us immediately! I really recommend Dr. Grovit to anyone!
While trying to find options to help our very sick daughter with Crohns disease we came across Dr. Grovit. We made the decision to travel all the way from Ireland to New York see him. Besst decision we ever made. We spent about 4 hours with him in his offices and by the time we left we had a detailed and personalised nutritional plan in place which with which to finally start a journey of true healing. For the first time in years we felt hope. Dr. Grovit is an amazing doctor & an amazing person.
Long Island, New York
Thanks to Dr Grovit I can live a normal life with Crohns Disease. Three years ago I was critically ill, 60 cm of my intestine was removed and no one could help me get my life back together, I didn't know what to eat or what to do anymore. Miraculously just by speaking to someone about my illness her Daughter sees Dr Grovit and ever since I started going to him my life has changed for the best. His compassion, knowledge and nutritional advice has helped me live my life again!!!
The adjustment of diet and supplement that Melvyn has helped my beloved son with, has been completely invaluable. Amazing to see the importance of exact correct composition of vitamins, minerals and the right balance of food and energy. Just like everything else, it's the details that makes it. Unbelievable to meet people like Melvyn with such a great commitment, great heart and such a solid knowledge of nutrition and the body's doctrine. Thank you Melvyn, you are our hero, especially Gustavs!
Dr. Melvyn Grovit has given our 14 year old son his life back! When we first met with Dr. Grovit over 2 years ago, we were heartbroken and weary from watching our child suffer the effects of Crohn's Disease. He was the answer to our prayers for healing. We have never felt more care, compassion, competency and hope from a doctor. Dr. Grovit is an expert in clinical nutrition and has proven over and over how one can manage illness and disease with proper nutrition, vitamins and neutraceuticals.
Port Washington, New York
If there were more stars I would add them. Dr. Grovit is first and foremost the most well read, versed and up-to-date scientific-based specialist on nutrition you could find. Dr. Grovit approach is personalized, he takes time to understand your condition by taking careful and specific inventory of your condition and provides nutritional recommendations following you through every step of your therapy with support because he cares. He is amazing. You are in the best hands.
Dr. Grovit has Been a light in the darkness for us. He has always given us hope, guidance, reassurance and sound advice. He has always been there when guidamce is needed. His compassion and level of professionalism is why we sought him out in the first place. It was the testimony of others that lead us to our own experience with Dr. Grovit which has been remarkable. We as a family can not say ENOUGH about how wonderful our experience has been and continues to be with Dr. Grovit.
Massapequa, New York
From the moment we spoke with Dr. Melvyn Grovit, his expertise, knowledge, compassion, and care for our daughter's well-being was life changing! He is a dedicated Doctor that is a true leader in the field of clinical nutrition. Our daughter's Crohn's disease was extremely complicated and severe. However, she has been living a happy and healthy life for the past eight years, utilizing his nutritional plan. I highly recommend Dr. Melvyn Grovit. He is the answer to our prayers!
The goal of The Foundation for Nutrition and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases in Children (NIBD), is to foster research into the clinical significance of nutrition in the management of IBD, and to educate patients in the importance of adhering to a nutritional protocol that has now been well demonstrated to be extremely beneficial for the well being of juvenile IBD patients.
Over-all, nutrition has not played a large part in the management and treatment of IBD. The NIBD Foundation is a non-profit organization that was formed to raise awareness and foster research in the utilization of proper nutrition in the treatment of juvenile IBD.
Preliminary research supported by the Foundation has demonstrated that optimizing nutrition has resulted in marked clinical improvement in the majority of juvenile IBD patients with concurrent significant improvement in their quality of life. Furthermore, inappropriate and inadequate nutrition has been shown to have a perpetuating deleterious effect of the well being, and on the growth and development of children with IBD.
There is increasing evidence that certain foods are detrimental, while other foods and certain nutrient supplements are beneficial to IBD patients. Consequently, it is vitally important for these patients and their families to be nutritionally educated as early as possible. It is extraordinarily essential to have knowledge of the beneficial effects of specific foods, targeted nutraceuticals and probiotics, and most importantly, avoiding the debilitating effects of ongoing exposure to damaging foods and microparticles added to food.
The goal of The Foundation is to foster research into the clinical significance of nutrition in the management of IBD, and to educate patients in the importance of adhering to a nutritional protocol that can now be personalized for the well-being of individual juvenile and adult IBD patients.