Language: English
Gender: Male
The Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
1305 York Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10021
P: 646-962-4000 | F: 646-962-0110
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Board Certifications
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD) of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy of Esophagus
  • H/O Acute Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystoenterostomy
  • Cholecystoduodenal Fistula
  • Bile Duct Calculus With Acute Cholecystitis and Obstruction
  • Cholecystogastrostomy
  • Cholecystoduodenostomy
  • Relapsing Pancreatitis
  • PRSS1 (Hereditary Pancreatitis)
  • Pancreatitis, Necrotizing
  • Gallstone Pancreatitis
  • Hereditary Pancreatitis
  • Chronic Relapsing Pancreatitis
  • Acute Pancreatitis
  • Pancreatitis Due to Common Bile Duct Stone
  • Resect/Debride Pancreas
  • Placement of Drain Pancreas
  • Biloma of Transplanted Liver
  • Biloma, Extrahepatic
  • Biloma Following Surgery
  • Biloma
  • Pancreatic Necrosectomy
  • Endoscopic Retroperitoneal Pancreatic Necrosectomy
  • Pseudocyst of Transplanted Pancreas
  • Pancreatic Pseudocyst of Pancreas Transplant
  • Endoscopic Transmural Drainage of Pseudocyst
  • Drainage, Endoscopic, Pseudocyst, Pancreas, Transmural
  • Drainage of Pancreatic Pseudocyst
  • Infected Pseudocyst of Pancreas
  • Cyst and Pseudocyst of Pancreas
  • Drainage of Abscess
  • Esophageal Achalasia
  • Intraoperative Biliary Endoscopy
  • Biliary Tract Disease
  • Stents
  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • Gallstones
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Jaundice
  • Gastric Cancer
  • Laser Treatment
  • ERCP With Multiple Biopsies
  • Gastric Restrictive Procedure With Gastric Bypass
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cyst
  • Cryotherapy
  • Cholangitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Biliary Stenting
  • PEG (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy) Adjustment/Replacement/Removal
  • PEGJJ (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrojejunostomy)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • PDT (Photodynamic Therapy)
  • EGD (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy)
  • Endoscopic Ultrasonography (EUS)
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Pancreatic Stones
  • Pancreas Cancer
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Pancreatic Pseudocyst
  • Pancreatitis Chronic

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 Essential
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • 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 [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus [CHP]
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI [CBP]
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Republic
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [Medicare]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]


  • M.D., University of Brussels, Faculty of Medicine (Belgium), 1994

Honors and Awards

1997: Intern of the Year, University of Illinois

1999: Resident Teacher of the Year, University of Illinois

2001: Prize for most original presentation, Belgian Week of Gastroenterology

2005: Faculty Award of Clinical Excellence, University of Virginia

2006: Award of Clinical Excellence, Digestive Health Center,University of Virginia

2007: Faculty Award of Clinical Excellence, University of Virginia

2007: Faculty Award of Excellence in Teaching, University of Virginia

2007: Fellow American College of Gastroenterology

2007: Fellow American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

2008: Comford Named Professor, Mayo Clinic

2011: Fellow American Gastroenterology Association



Attending Physician
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College

Adjunct Professor of Clinical Medicine
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons


Michel Kahaleh, MD, AGAF, FACG, FASGE is the Chief of Endoscopy at Weill Cornell Medical College. Trained in Erasme Hospital, University of Brussels, he led the Pancreatico-Biliary team of endoscopists at the University of Virginia before joining Well Cornell Medical College in July 2011. He is a world renowned endoscopist boarded in both Europe and the United States. He is fluent is French, Spanish and Arabic.

The adjunct use of both Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and Endoscopic Ultrasonography (EUS) has permitted him and his team to successfully treat pancreatic collections and perform newly described procedures that have had a major impact on patient management.

With over 100 publications, Dr. Kahaleh's research has primarily focused on interventional endoscopy. He continually serves as a primary investigator on many clinical trials; including those that involve the use of new devices to diagnose and treat biliary and pancreatic diseases. A major focus of his research is on preventing and treating complications of advanced endoscopic procedures. He is actively analyzing the efficacy of metallic stents in both benign and malignant diseases. Another area of investigation for Dr. Kahaleh is understanding and preventing biliary and pancreatic cancer. The objective is to develop new diagnostic techniques for reducing the mortality associated with those cancers, by detecting them earlier and treating them using novel therapies such as laser therapy, photodynamic therapy and radiofrequency ablation.