Mark B. Pochapin, MD

  • Specialties: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-3095

About Me

People often ask why I became a gastroenterologist. It’s because the gastrointestinal system plays a critical role in virtually every aspect of our health. It is essential not only to digestion and nutrition but also to immunity, metabolism, and the regulation of vital body systems. I am privileged to be a part of the gastroenterology profession, where I feel I can make a difference in both the treatment and prevention of gastrointestinal disease.

In my clinical practice, I focus primarily on the prevention, detection, and diagnosis of gastrointestinal cancers and on performing state-of-the-art endoscopic procedures—like colonoscopy, upper endoscopy, and endoscopic ultrasound. These procedures help us to diagnose cancer and identify potentially precancerous growths or changes in the colon, pancreas, stomach, esophagus, and other areas of the digestive system. 

In my research, I am interested in the bacteria of the gut, their effect on the development and prevention of disease, and the way in which advances in technology can be used to improve our ability to detect and treat precancerous and cancerous growths in the gastrointestinal system. 

My greatest passion is working with my patients to protect their health and improve their lives. Throughout the years, when I’ve ask my patients what they think is important in a doctor, they have all consistently cited the same three things: a doctor who listens to them, cares about them, and provides them with hope. I strive to achieve this every day.


Conditions and Treatments

colorectal cancer screening, endoscopic ultrasound, gastrointestinal cancer, colon polyp, pancreatic diseases, mucosal resection, h pylori infection, pancreatic cyst, colon cancer, HNPCC, Clostridium difficile infection, colonoscopy, rectal cancer, cancer screening, pancreatic cancer, endoscopic surgery
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Credentials

Positions
  • Sholtz/Leeds Professor of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine
  • Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Dept of Medicine
  • Dir Div of Gastroenterology Dept of Medicine
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Montefiore Medical Center, Gastroenterology, 1993
  • Residency, New York Presbyterian, Weill-Cornell Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 1991
  • MD from Cornell University, 1988
Departments

Locations and Appointments

20 Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Indemnity
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Cigna EPO/POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield MediBlue
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathways, Enhanced
  • HealthSmart (WTC)
  • Medicare
  • NY Medicaid
  • NYS Empire Plan
  • Railroad Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare Top Tier
*Insurance listed above may not be accepted at all office locations. Please confirm prior to each visit. The information presented here may not be complete or may have been changed.
NYU Gastroenterology Associates

240 East 38th Street, 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10016

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Publications

  • Deep enteroscopy with a conventional colonoscope: initial multicenter study by using a through-the-scope balloon catheter system

    Ali, Rabia; Wild, Daniel; Shieh, Frederick; Diehl, David L; Fischer, Monika; Tamura, Wataru; Rubin, David T; Kumbhari, Vivek; Okolo, Patrick; Storm, Andrew; Halpern, Zamir; Neumann, Helmut; Khara, Harshit S; Pochapin, Mark B; Gross, Seth A
    Gastrointestinal endoscopy. 2015 Jun. ?-?

  • Comparison of adenoma detection and miss rates between a novel balloon colonoscope and standard colonoscopy: a randomized tandem study

    Halpern, Zamir; Gross, Seth A; Gralnek, Ian M; Shpak, Beni; Pochapin, Mark; Hoffman, Arthur; Mizrahi, Meir; Rochberger, Yosef S; Moshkowitz, Menachem; Santo, Erwin; Melhem, Alaa; Grinshpon, Roman; Pfefer, Jorge; Kiesslich, Ralf
    Endoscopy. 2015 Mar. 47 (3): 238-244

  • Comparison of adenoma detection and miss rates between a novel balloon colonoscope and standard colonoscopy: a randomized tandem study

    Halpern, Zamir; Gross, Seth A; Gralnek, Ian M; Shpak, Beni; Pochapin, Mark; Hoffman, Arthur; Mizrahi, Meir; Rochberger, Yosef S; Moshkowitz, Menachem; Santo, Erwin; Melhem, Alaa; Grinshpon, Roman; Pfefer, Jorge; Kiesslich, Ralf
    Endoscopy. 2015 Apr. 47 (4): 301-301

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