Mark Bennett Pochapin

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Mark Bennett Pochapin, M.D.

Sholtz/Leeds Professor of Gastroenterology; Dir Div of Gastroenterology Dept of Medicine
Department of Medicine (Gastro Div)

Clinical Addresses

Ambulatory Care Center
240 EAST 38TH STREET
23RD FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10016
Hours: Wed. 8 - 5
Handicap Access: yes
Phone: 212-263-3095
Fax: 212-263-3096

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Medical Specialties

Gastroenterology

Medical Expertise

Rectal Cancer, Lynch Syndrome, Colon Cancer Screening, Colonoscopy, Advanced Endoscopy, Pancreatic Disease, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancers, Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR), Fecal Microbial Transplant, C difficile Infection, Colon Polyps, Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colorectal Cancer (HNPCC), Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Cysts, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Breath Test, H pylori Infection, Peptic Ulcers Disease (PUD), Endoscopy

Dr. Mark B. Pochapin is the Sholtz/Leeds Professor of Gastroenterology and Professor of Medicine at the NYU School of Medicine, and Director of the Division of Gastroenterology at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Pochapin is widely known for his dedication to the advancement of clinical excellence, to humanism in patient care, and to the education of medical students and physicians in both the science and art of medicine.

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Board certified in Gastroenterology, Dr. Pochapin's patient practice is focused primarily on advanced gastrointestinal endoscopy, and the prevention, early detection, and treatment of gastrointestinal cancers including colorectal, pancreatic, and stomach cancers. His research interests have been centered on innovative endoscopic technologies; prevention of colorectal polyps and cancer; early identification and treatment of pancreatic cysts; and the diagnosis and staging of pancreatic cancer.

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Dr. Pochapin received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian /Weill Cornell Medical Center and his fellowship in Gastroenterology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine / Montefiore Medical Center.

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Currently serving on the Board of Trustees of the American College of Gastroenterology, Dr. Pochapin is also a fellow of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and American College of Physicians. He is the author of What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Colorectal Cancer.

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Dr. Pochapin was formerly the Director of The Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health and Chief of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College, where he was recognized with over 25 teaching awards. He also received the Inaugural Physician of the Year Award from the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital's Department of Nursing and the Voices Award from the Colon Cancer Alliance for national leadership and advocacy. Dr. Pochapin was presented twice with the prestigious Elliot Hochstein Teaching Award, considered the highest faculty award given by vote of the graduating medical school class to a faculty member, for "the qualities of compassion, skill, and distinction as a physician and teacher." In addition, he received the Humanism in Medicine Award in recognition of "compassion, sensitivity, respect, and cultural competence in the delivery of care to patients and their families." Dr. Pochapin has been named eight times to New York Magazine's Best Doctors in New York.

Languages

Spanish

Insurance

EBCBS EPO, EBCBS HLTHY NY, EBCBS HMO, EBCBS INDEMNITY, EBCBS MEDIBLUE, EBCBS POS, EBCBS PPO, Medicare, NY MEDICAID, NYS EMPIRE PLAN, Railroad Medicare, UHC MEDICARE, UHC TOP TIER

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Board Certification

2004 — Ab Internal Medicine (Gastroenterology)

Education

1984-1988 — Cornell University Medical College, Medical Education
1991-1993 — Montefiore Medical Center (Gastroenterology), Clinical Fellowships