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1315 York Avenue, Mezzanine
New York, NY 10021
P: (212) 746-5077 | F: (212) 746-8144
1305 York Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10021
P: (212) 746-5077 | F: (646) 962-0110
Ellen J. Scherl, M.D. is the Director of The Jill Roberts Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease and the Jill Roberts Professor of Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Weill Cornell Medicine. She is currently an Attending Physician at the New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Dr. Scherl is a world-renowned expert in Inflammatory Bowel Disease specializing in Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Dr. Scherl has an active practice and serves as a principal investigator on many clinical trials on Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. As part of Dr. Scherl's comprehensive approach to patient care, she closely collaborates with world renowned IBD surgical team leadby experts Dr. Fabrizio Michelassi and Dr. Jeffrey Milsom, complimented by Dr. Toyoki Sonoda. The team is known for innovative surgical approaches including laproscopic and endoscopic techniques as well as bowelsparing surgeries. Dr. Oscar Lebwohl of The New York-Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Campus also works closely with Dr. Scherl in her efforts.
The Jill Roberts Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease is exploring ways of intergrating healthcare and IBD research looking forward to achievingpreventive and personalized medicine. The IBD Center is committed to the interdisciplinary approach to Inflammatory Bowel Disease focusing on nutrition, osteoporosis, nephrology, dysplasia, and colon cancer screening using novel techniquessuch as narrow band imaging. Dr. Scherl frequently lectures on Inflammatory Bowel Disease at local, regional and nationalmeetings, conferences and seminars.
- Internal Medicine
- Crohn's Disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD)
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Clinical Research
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 [HMO]
- AETNA [PPO]
- Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
- Blue Priority Network
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
- Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
- Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus [CHP]
- Health First
- Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
- Rockefeller University - CoreSource
- UHC Compass
- United Health Care
- M.D., New York Medical College, 1977
Honors and Awards
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America Woman of Distinction 1995
NYSGE Florence Lefcourt Distinguished Service Award January 2007
"Does the Degree of Endoscopic Severeity in Patients with CrohnÂs
Disease Correlate with Pathologic Findings on Mucosal Biopsy
Specimens?" Mendelsohn, R.B., Bramlage, M., Makhoul, Y.,
Scherl, EJ, Yantiss, R., and Bosworth, B.P.
This was presented as a combination of the Division of the Roberts
Center for IBD, the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at
New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center, the
Division of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Staten Island
University Hospital, Staten Island, New York. This received
Honorable mention or poster of distinction by Weill Cornell
Medical Center. May 2007
Jill Roberts Professor of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Weill Cornell Medical College
Adjunct Professor of Clinical Medicine
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
Dr. Scherl has an active practice and serves as a principal investigator on many clinical trials involving innovative and investigational therapies for Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease. She has established an IBD tissue bank at Weill Medical College of Cornell University/New York-Presbyterian Hospital, has collaborated with researchers at Cornell University to identify a novel E. Coli bacteria associated with Crohn's Disease and continues to collaborate with Weill Medical College of Cornell University/New York-Presbyterian Hospital researchers investigating the immunogenetics and pathobiology of IBD. As part of Dr. Scherl's comprehensive approach to patient care , she closely collabrates with Dr. Michelassi, Milsom and Sonoda, who are part of the internationally renowed and innovative IBD group of surgeons.
Dr. Scherl is an editorial reviewer for the IBD Journal, Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Also, she is co-editing The Changing World Of IBD and co-authorizing a comprehensive IBD text-book. She is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.
She recently received the 2008 AGA award for Outstanding Women In Science and in 2007 was awarded the NYSGE Florence Lefcourt Distinguised Service Award.
Currently, Dr. Scherl is a fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP), the American College of Gastroenterologists (FACG), the American Society for Gastroenterologists (FASGE) and the New York Society for Gastroentestinal Endoscopy (FNYSGE). She is also an American Gastroenterological Associate Fellow (AGAF) and a member of numerous professional societies.
Dr. Scherl is also a Board member and the Education Director for Women and IBD: WE CARE, The Chair for the Chapter Medical Advisory Committee for the CCFA and she also is on the Advisory Board for the GI Health Foundation, www.ibdcme.tv. She frequently lectures on Inflammatory Bowel Disease at local, regional, and national meetings, conferences and seminars. She is exploring ways of integrating healthcare and IBD research looking towards achieving preventive and personalized medicine.