Mark B. Pochapin, MD

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Sholz-Leeds Professor of Gastroenterology, NYU School of Medicine | Director of the Division of Gastroenterology, NYU Langone Medical Center

Mark B. Pochapin, MD, 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.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.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.

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.

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.