300 Community Drive Levitt Building, 4th Floor Manhasset, NY 11030
Phone: (516) 562-4281
It is the mission of the Digestive Disease Institute 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 are heavily involved in attending in clinic and supporting of the teaching program. Recently, two members of the retired voluntary faculty have assumed honorary teaching positions of a full-time faculty.
The Digestive Disease Institute, 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 six positions. The program also accepts residents and students for elective rotations.
In concert with the institutions under its umbrella, The Digestive Disease Institute 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 and the liver
- Career advancement for its staff
- Quality measurements to achieve higher standards of care