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-Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases, Dept of Medicine
-The Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University

Insurance Plans
Empire BC/BS

Hospital Affiliations
New York Presbyterian - Columbia

Benjamin Lebwohl, MD, MS

Research Summary
Dr. Lebwohl's research focuses on epidemiology and outcomes in celiac disease. His second area of research is in the field of quality in endoscopy.

Research Activities
Based at the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, Dr. Lebwohl is collaborating with institutions in the United States and abroad in the areas of the epidemiology, patterns of care, and the natural history of celiac disease.

Dr. Lebwohl's second and related research interest is quality of endoscopy, including bowel preparation prior to colonoscopy, improving the detection of colorectal adenomas, and improving the diagnostic yield of biopsy of the small intestine.

Prior to his faculty appointment at Columbia, Dr. Lebwohl was a post-doctoral fellow in a National Cancer Institute-funded Training Program in Cancer-Related Population Sciences. He also received a Masters degree in Patient Oriented Research from the Department of Biostatistics at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia.

Positions & Appointments
2011-present Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine and Epidemiology Columbia University Medical Center New York, NY
2010-2011 Instructor in Clinical Medicine, Dept. of Medicine Columbia University Medical Center New York, NY

Education and Training
1995-1999 AB: Music Harvard College, Cambridge, MA
1999-2003 MD: Medicine Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
2003-2006 Residency, Internal Medicine Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
2006-2007 Chief Residency, Internal Medicine Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
2007-2010 Fellowship, Gastroenterology Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
2008-2010 Fellowship, Cancer Epidemiology Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
2008-2010 MS: Biostatistics Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

Honors and Awards
Phi Beta Kappa honors society, 1999.
Alpha Omega Alpha honors society, 2003.
Medicine House Staff Award, New York Presbyterian Hospital, 2004.
Arnold P. Gold Foundation Circle of Excellence, 2004.
Physician of the Year Award, New York Presbyterian Hospital, 2008.

Committees and Society Memberships
American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)
North American Society for the Study of Celiac Disease (NASSCD)

Special Interests
Celiac Disease
Gluten Sensitivity
Colorectal cancer screening
Quality in endoscopy/colonoscopy
Bowel preparation prior to colonoscopy

Favorite Websites

Selected Publications:
1. Lebwohl B, Granath F, Ekbom A, Montgomery SM, Murray JA, Rubio-Tapia A, Green PH, Ludvigsson JF. (2013) Mucosal healing and mortality in coeliac disease. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 37:332-9

2. Lebwohl B, Green PH, Murray JA, Ludvigsson JF. (2013) Season of birth in a nationwide cohort of coeliac disease patients. Arch Dis Child 98:48-51

3. Lebwohl B, Tennyson CA, Holub JL, Lieberman DA, Neugut AI, Green PH. (2012) Sex and racial disparities in duodenal biopsy to evaluate for celiac disease. Gastrointest Endosc 76:779-85

4. Lebwohl B, Capiak K, Neugut AI, Kastrinos F. (2012) Risk of colorectal adenomas and advanced neoplasia in Hispanic, black and white patients undergoing screening colonoscopy. Aliment Pharmacol Ther 35:1467-73

5. Lebwohl B, Hassid B, Ludwin S, Lewis SK, Tennyson CA, Neugut AI, Green PH. (2010) Increased sedation requirements during endoscopy in patients with celiac disease. Dig Dis Sci 57:994-9

6. Lebwohl B, Kapel RC, Neugut AI, Green PH, Genta RM. (2011) Adherence to biopsy guidelines increases celiac disease diagnosis. Gastrointest Endosc 74:103-9

7. Lebwohl B, Kastrinos F, Glick M, Rosenbaum AJ, Wang T, Neugut AI. (2011) The impact of suboptimal bowel preparation on adenoma miss rates and the factors associated with early repeat colonoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc 73:1207-14

8. Lebwohl B, Neugut AI, Stavsky E, Villegas S, Meli C, Rodriguez O, Franco C, Krauskopf MS, Rosenberg R. (2011) Effect of a patient navigator program on the volume and quality of colonoscopy. J Clin Gastroenterol 45:47-53

9. Lebwohl B, Stavsky E, Neugut AI, Green PH. (2010) Risk of colorectal adenomas in patients with coeliac disease. Aliment Pharmacol Ther 32:1037-43

10. Neugut AI, Lebwohl B. (2010) Colonoscopy vs sigmoidoscopy screening: getting it right. JAMA 304:461-2

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