Jonathan LaPook

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Jonathan LaPook, M.D.

Professor; Mebane Professor of Gastroenterology;
Departments of Population Health and Medicine (Gastro Div)

Clinical Addresses

Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men's Health
555 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Handicap Access: yes
Phone: 646-754-2000

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Medical Specialties


Dr. Jon LaPook is the Mebane Professor of Medicine at the NYU School of Medicine and an internist and gastroenterologist at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. LaPook is the chief medical correspondent for the "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley."

In the area of teaching, Dr. LaPook is particularly interested in weaving media and the arts into the medical training curriculum, with the goal of improving the interaction of health professionals and patients. He has also done extensive work in the field of medical computing, including helping to develop an electronic textbook of medicine and writing a medical practice management software package that he sold in 1999 to a company that was later acquired by Emdeon Corporation, the parent company of WebMD.

Since 2006, he has done more than 600 segments for CBS News, including pieces for "CBS This Morning," "CBS Sunday Morning," and "Face The Nation." He has reported from Haiti on the effects of the 2010 earthquake, interviewed President Obama in the White House about healthcare reform, and covered a wide range of medical news stories. He has won two Emmy awards: for his coverage in 2012 of the national shortage of drugs, and for team coverage in 2013 of the Boston Marathon Bombing.

Born in Mineola, New York, Dr. LaPook graduated with honors from Yale University and received his M.D. from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he was elected into AOA, the national medical honor society. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowships in Gastroenterology and Medical Informatics at Presbyterian Hospital, New York City.



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Board Certification

1983 — Ab Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine
1985 — Ab Internal Medicine (Gastroenterology)


1976-1980 — Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Medical Education
1980-1981 — Columbia Presbyterian Med Ctr (New York, NY) (Internal Medicine), Internship
1980-1983 — Columbia Presbyterian Med Ctr (New York, NY) (No Value Specified), Internship
1981-1983 — Columbia Presbyterian Med Ctr (New York, NY) (Internal Medicine), Residency Training
1983-1986 — Columbia Presbyterian Med Ctr (New York, NY) (No Value Specified), Clinical Fellowships

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All data from NYU Health Sciences Library Faculty Bibliography — -


Proposal of an international case-report database
LaPook, J D
2000 Jul;356(9224):169-170, Lancet
— id: 538922, year: 2000, vol: 356, page: 169, stat: Journal Article,

Sheep, watercress, and the Internet
LaPook, J D; Magun, A M; Nickerson, K G; Meltzer, J I
2000 Jul;356(9225):218-218, Lancet
— id: 538912, year: 2000, vol: 356, page: 218, stat: Journal Article,

A macroregenerative nodule containing multiple foci of hepatocellular carcinoma in a noncirrhotic liver
Theise ND; Lapook JD; Thung SN
1993 Jun;17(6):993-996, Hepatology
— id: 35162, year: 1993, vol: 17, page: 993, stat: Journal Article,

Disseminated Pneumocystis carinii infection in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
Grimes, M M; LaPook, J D; Bar, M H; Wasserman, H S; Dwork, A
1987 Mar;18(3):307-308, Human pathology
— id: 538932, year: 1987, vol: 18, page: 307, stat: Journal Article,

1986 ;:211-234, Gastroenterology
— id: 538942, year: 1986, vol: , page: 211, stat: Journal Article,