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Three New Gastroenterologists Join NYU Langone

New Faculty Provides Expertise in Digestive Diseases, Advanced Endoscopic Techniques and the Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

NYU Langone Medical Center announced today the appointment of three new faculty to the medical center’s Division of Gastroenterology. Sophie M. Balzora, MD, Lea Ann Chen, MD and Seth A. Gross, MD bring advanced expertise across a variety of gastrointestinal diseases, conditions and therapies.

“We are delighted to welcome Drs. Balzora, Chen and Gross to the NYU Langone Medical Center family,” said Andrew Brotman, MD, senior vice president, vice dean for clinical affairs and strategy, and chief clinical officer at NYU Langone. “The experience and expertise of each of these physicians is outstanding and will help ensure that we continue to offer the most advanced gastrointestinal care available today to our patients.”

The new faculty members are:

Sophie M. Balzora, MD is an attending gastroenterologist at NYU Langone Medical Center and her primary clinical focus is on digestive diseases and conditions. She received her medical degree from The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, DC and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center.

Lea Ann Chen, MD specializes in treating inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and has published several papers on topics such as inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer screening and gastrointestinal bacteria. Dr. Chen received her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. She completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, and her fellowship in gastroenterology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.

Seth A. Gross, MD specialties include the diagnosis and treatment of small bowel disease and the prevention, detection, staging and treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies, such as esophageal cancer, colorectal cancer and pancreatic cancer. He has published numerous manuscripts and abstracts on advanced endoscopic techniques.  Dr. Gross received his medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine-NY State American Program. He completed his internship and residency at North Shore University Hospital and his gastroenterology fellowship at Mayo Clinic.

Since its creation in 1964, the Division of Gastroenterology has been dedicated to advancing knowledge of digestive disease and hepatology through an active program in clinical and basic research.

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