Division of Gastroenterology at North Shore-LIJ
Welcome to the Division of Gastroenterology of North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center.
It is the mission of the Division of Gastroenterology to provide world-class patient care and research to Long Island and New York. The center combines the best clinical, research and administrative practices to achieve recognition as a premier center of excellence. Our physicians integrate their diagnostic skills with the latest medical technologies in order to develop and provide specific therapies tailored to the needs of our individual patients.
The Division of Gastroenterology was founded at the inception of Long Island Jewish Medical Center and was staffed initially by voluntary gastroenterologists. In 1978, a full-time gastroenterologist was hired and since that time the division has expanded to five full-time faculty members and 55 voluntary faculty. The voluntary faculty is heavily involved in attending clinic and supportive of the teaching program. Recently, two members of the retired voluntary faculty have assumed honorary teaching positions of a full-time faculty.
The Division of Gastroenterology which includes a clinical practice and a research program, is fully committed to patient care, teaching and research. Because of the merger with North Shore University Medical Center, combined Grand Rounds between the Divisions at North Shore and LIJ are held in alternate hospitals monthly. The fellowship program is fully credited for 11 elective positions. The program also accepts residents and students for elective rotations.
In concert with the institutions under its umbrella, the Division of Gastroenterology will be committed to:
- Delivering high-quality medical care while treating patients, family members and each other with respect
- The teaching of "best clinical practice" to physicians
- Extending care to family members who may be at risk for disorders of the digestive tract
- Career advancement for its staff
- Quality measurements to achieve higher standards of care
David E. Bernstein, MD