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James H. Grendell, MD

  • Specialty: Gastroenterology
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 516-663-2066
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About Me

Growing up, I wanted to help people and families. From observing my pediatrician and parents’ internist, I realized that they brought healing, not only through their knowledge, but also by being kind, patient, gentle, and compassionate. I was inspired to emulate the type of physician they both were.

During medical school, I was fascinated by the digestive system and the multiplicity of organs and processes involved in converting what we eat to who we are. I quickly realized that the field of gastroenterology was a natural fit.

I see patients with all types of gastrointestinal problems. I have a special interest and expertise in diseases of the pancreas and nutritional problems related to digestive function. I also serve as a referral specialist for patients with cyclic vomiting syndrome, an uncommon but increasingly recognized and challenging condition. I have one of the greater experiences in the region with direct placement of feeding tubes into the small intestine using scopes. I work with a team of highly skilled specialists to ensure that each patient receives the best possible treatment in a caring and supportive environment.

One of my most important responsibilities is to make sure that patients and families understand the issues involved in their care. Communication is key to developing a partnership in order to inform patients and allow them to become active participants in their care.

My research centers on advances in endoscopic techniques to provide less invasive ways to treat conditions that would otherwise require operative procedures.


Credentials

Positions
  • Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Gastroenterology), 1981
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine, 1978
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, University of California San Francisco, Gastroenterology, 1981
  • Residency, Beth Israel Deaconess Med Ctr, Internal Medicine, 1978
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