Dr. llan Weisberg, a leading gastroenterologist and hepatologist who specializes in the management of complex liver disease, has been named chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Dr. Weisberg is also an assistant professor of clinical medicine (interim) at Weill Cornell Medicine.
In his new role, Dr. Weisberg will expand and enhance NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital’s world-class gastroenterology and hepatology services, providing patients with convenient access to outstanding care and leading specialists right in their community. The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology offers coordinated, comprehensive health care services across a broad range of digestive and liver conditions.
Dr. Weisberg was previously the training program director for the gastroenterology fellowship at Mount Sinai’s Beth Israel, Morningside and West locations, and a member of the medical faculty at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
“Dr. Weisberg is an exceptional leader and physician in the treatment of digestive and liver diseases,” said Dr. Robert S. Brown, Jr., chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine. “His dedication to his patients and trainees makes him the ideal choice for the position, and I look forward to working with him as we continue to expand our comprehensive digestive and hepatology health care services in Brooklyn.”
“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Weisberg to NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital to lead our growing gastroenterology and hepatology program,” said Robert Guimento, president of NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. “Dr. Weisberg is an outstanding clinician and mentor whose dedication to the field is driven by his desire to help his patients, and we look forward to his contributions to our patients and the communities we serve.”
“I’m thrilled to be joining NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine and have the opportunity to work in Brooklyn and serve a global community of patients,” said Dr. Weisberg. “I am excited to be working with the team to expand our services across Brooklyn, reach more patients in need of our care, and train the next generation of physicians.”
As chief of gastroenterology and hepatology, Dr. Weisberg will focus on growing the program’s subspecialty care in fatty liver disease, obesity management, endoscopy, pancreatic care, surgery, gastrointestinal motility, inflammatory bowel disease, and more. He will also oversee efforts to enhance colorectal cancer screening across Brooklyn and increase access to care for underserved communities.
Dr. Weisberg’s research interests focus on cirrhosis, viral hepatitis, Wilson’s Disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disasese, and alcohol-associated liver diseases, with a particular interest in health care disparity and outcomes research. He has been recognized by his students, patients, and colleagues with multiple teaching and clinical practice awards. He has spoken across the country as a visiting professor and guest lecturer and has been a mentor to dozens of physicians new to gastroenterology and liver disease. Dr. Weisberg has authored many peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, and book chapters and has served as a reviewer for multiple gastroenterology and hepatology journals.
Dr. Weisberg received his bachelor’s degree with honors from Cornell University, followed by a master’s degree in molecular genetics from McGill University and a medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Weisberg’s new role marks a return to NewYork-Presbyterian: he completed his residency at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in transplant hepatology. He went on to complete an additional fellowship in gastroenterology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
“I was always very proud to work here at NewYork-Presbyterian and jumped at the opportunity to return and join NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital during this exciting time of growth,” said Dr. Weisberg.