Mark B. Pochapin, MD

  • Specialty: Gastroenterology
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-3095
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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 asked 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

cancer screening, Clostridium difficile infection, pancreatic cancer, colon polyp, colon cancer screening, colonoscopy, pancreatic mass, colorectal cancer screening, pancreatic cyst, rectal cancer, HNPCC, h pylori infection, colon cancer, endoscopic ultrasound, pancreatic diseases, mucosal resection, gastrointestinal 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
  • Director, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine.
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Montefiore Medical Center, Gastroenterology, 1993
  • Residency, New York Presbyterian Hospital - Cornell, Internal Medicine, 1991
  • MD from Cornell University, 1988
Departments

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NYU Gastroenterology Associates

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

Publications

  • The American College of Gastroenterology and the 80% by 2018 Colorectal Cancer Initiative: A Multifaceted Approach to Maximize Screening Rates

    Karlitz, Jordan J; Oliphant, Anne-Louise B; Greenwald, David A; Pochapin, Mark B Karlitz, Jordan J; Oliphant, Anne-Louise B; Greenwald, David A; Pochapin, Mark B
    American journal of gastroenterology. 2017 Aug 8. 112 (9): 1360-1362

  • Gastric Diospyrobezoar Dissolution with Ingestion of Diet Soda and Cellulase Enzyme Supplement

    Chun, Jonathan; Pochapin, Mark Chun, Jonathan; Pochapin, Mark
    ACG case reports journal. 2017 Jul 19. 4: e90-e90 e90

  • G-Eyea,, (sic) High-Definition Colonoscopy Increases Adenoma Detection Rate - a Prospective Randomized Multicenter Study of 1000 Patients [Meeting Abstract]

    Shirin, Haim; Shpak, Beni; Epshtein, Julia; Vilmann, Peter; Hoffman, Arthur; Sanduleanu, Silvia; Testoni, Pier Alberto; Ishaq, Sauid; Reddy, Duvur N; Gross, Seth A; Siersema, Peter D; Neumann, Helmut; Goetz, Martin; Abramowich, Dov B; Moshkowitz, Menachem; Mizrahi, Meir; Hendel, Jakob; Rey, Johannes Shirin, Haim; Shpak, Beni; Epshtein, Julia; Vilmann, Peter; Hoffman, Arthur; Sanduleanu, Silvia; Testoni, Pier Alberto; Ishaq, Sauid; Reddy, Duvur N; Gross, Seth A; Siersema, Peter D; Neumann, Helmut; Goetz, Martin; Abramowich, Dov B; Moshkowitz, Menachem; Mizrahi, Meir; Hendel, Jakob; Rey, Johannes W; de Ridder, Rogier; Viale, Edi; Chaudhari, Hrushikesh; Pochapin, Mark B; Yair, Michael; Shnell, Mati; Yaari, Shaul; Stigaard, Trine; Simantov, Roman; Gluck, Nathan; Israeli, Eran; Sloth, Stine; Matalon, Shay; Vilkin, Alexander; Benson, Ariel; Maliar, Amit; Waizbard, Amir; Hershcovici, Tiberiu; Shachar, Eyal; Tsvang, Eduard; Braverman, Michal; Jacob, Harold; Brachman, Yuri; Karstensen, John G; Teubner, Daniel; Bogie, Roel; Kiesslich, Ralf
    Gastrointestinal endoscopy. 2017 MAY. 85 (5): AB377-AB378
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