Language: English
Gender: Male
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Personal Statement

Dr. Amir Soumekh received his undergraduate degree with honors from Columbia University.  He received his medical degree and subsequently completed internship and residency training in Internal Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Soumekh then completed fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical College.

Dr. Soumekh is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, within the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health.

In addition to general gastroenterology and liver disease, Dr. Soumekh has clinical expertise in gastrointestinal motility, defecatory disorders and gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD). He performs several procedures in this subspecialty: reflux testing (including wireless capsule reflux testing), high-resolution esophageal manometry, and high-resolution anorectal manometry. Dr. Soumekh also has expertise and subspecialty training in benign, premalignant and malignant esophageal disorders, including Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Barrett’s Esophagus and Esophageal Cancer and performs advanced techniques including confocal endomicroscopy, radiofrequency ablation, cryotherapy and endoscopic mucosal resection for the identification and treatment of these disorders.

As part of the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health, Dr. Soumekh also specializes in gastrointestinal cancers, including colon cancer, small bowel cancers and inherited (genetic) cancer syndromes. He performs surveillance of gastrointestinal cancers in average- and high-risk patients, endoscopic mucosal resection of advanced colonic polyps as well as video capsule endoscopy.

Specialties & Expertise


  • Gastroenterology


  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
  • Esophageal Disease
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Achalasia
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer Prevention
  • HNPCC (Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer) Syndrome
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Upper Endoscopy
  • Anorectal Disorder
  • Esophageal Manometry
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Anorectal Manometry
  • Colonoscopy

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X Enhanced
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - NYPH Employees Only
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare


Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology

Clinical & Academic Positions

Assistant Attending Physician
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Linda Horowitz Cancer Research Foundation Clinical Scholar in Gastroenterology
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 2007
  • B.A., Columbia University, 2003