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Gastroenterology & Hepatology Faculty

Our Faculty & Staff

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Care and understanding are part of the job.

Our outstanding faculty has extensive clinical and research experience.

Our physicians also serve as department chiefs at major medical centers and teaching hospitals, and as officers, council members and committee chairmen of national GI organizations.

A number of our doctors have been nationally recognized by Castle Connolly, Consumers' Research Council of America and the Best Doctors in America.

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Ayse Aytaman, MD, FACG, AGAF, FAASLD

Clinical Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
VA NY Harbor Health Care System – Brooklyn Campus

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Daniel DiLeo, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director of Hepatology
VA NY Harbor Health Care System – Brooklyn Campus

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David Frank, MD, FACP

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program
VA NY Harbor Health Care System – Brooklyn Campus

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Evan Grossman, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director of Medical Nutrition
Chief of Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, NYC Health + Hospitals / Kings County

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Yaniuska Lescaille, MD, MPH

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director of Service
NYC Health + Hospitals / Kings County

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Laura A. Martello-Rooney, PhD

Director of GI Research, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

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Manuel Martinez, MD, FACG, FASGE

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director of Endoscopy
VA NY Harbor Health Care System – Brooklyn Campus

Kohtaro Ooka, MD

Kohtaro Ooka, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director of Service
NYC Health + Hospitals / Kings County

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Safak Reka, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

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Savanna Thor, DO, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Assistant Program Director, GI Fellowship Program

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Rajesh Veluvolu, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director of Service
NYC Health + Hospitals / Kings County

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Eliezer Weiss, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director of Research, Gastroenterology Fellowship Program
VA NY Harbor Health Care System – Brooklyn Campus

Qi Yu, MD

Qi Yu, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director of Service
NYC Health + Hospitals / Kings County

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  • Phone: (718) 270-4772
  • Fax: (718) 270-7201