Reem Z. Sharaiha, M.D., MSc


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Biographical Info

Dr. Reem Sharaiha is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and Attending Physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. She is also the Director of Interventional Endoscopy. She is board certified in gastroenterology, internal medicine (in both the United States and UK) and is also an advanced fellowship trained interventional gastroenterologist.

Dr. Sharaiha received her medical degree from the University of London.  She completed her Internal Medicine residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Campus and her fellowship in Gastroenterology at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia Campus, where she also received a masters in patient oriented research. She also completed her Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.

Dr. Sharaiha is dedicated to putting her patients first. She has a special interest in the endoscopic treatment of obesity and the diseases of the pancreas and biliary tract, including pancreatitis, fluid collection, sphincter of oddi dysfunction and pancreatic cancer.  She is grant funded for trials with malignant biliary obstruction. She sees patients for advanced endoscopic procedures, staging of GI cancers, and treatment or removal of early cancer lesions, surveillance and ablation of pancreatic cysts, and for obesity treatment.

For more information on obesity treatment, view the video in the Media section.

Honors and Awards

1997 Overall Academic Achievement Award, University of Londong

2003 Graduated with distinction from University of London

2008 Housestaff Teaching Award, New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell Campus

Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine (Gastroenterology)
Clinical Expertise
Gallstone Pancreatitis
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) of Barrett's Esophagus
Radiation Proctitis
Endoscopic Ultrasound of Pancreas With Biopsy of Pancreatic Lesion
Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Transmural Fine Needle Aspiration of Esophagus
Endoscopic Ultrasound of Pancreas
Endoscopic Ultrasound of Esophagus
Diagnostic Endoscopic Ultrasound Examination of Peritoneum and Biopsy of Intraabdominal Organ
ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
ERCP With Balloon Dilation of Ampulla, Biliary, and Pancreatic Duct
ERCP With Stent Insertion into Bile Duct
Therapeutic Biliary and Pancreatic Endoscopy
Pancreatic Disease
Pancreas Cyst
Stricture and Stenosis of Esophagus
XR Fluoro Guided Endoscopic Insertion of Esophageal Stent
Colon Cancer Screening and Prevention
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Barrett's Esophagus
Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
Endoscopic Suturing
Endoscopic Treatment of Obesity
Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS), Esophagus, Pancreas and Stomach
Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Transmural Fine Needle Aspiration of Esophagus, Stomach and Small Intestine
Endosocopic Mucusoal Resection and Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection
EUS Guided Procedures Including EUS Guided Biliary, Gallbladder and Pancreatic Drainage
Fiducial Placement for Radiation
Photodynamic Therapy
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) of the Bile Duct
  • M.Sc.
    Columbia University, School of Public Health
  • M.B.,B.S.
    St. George's Hospital Medical School, University of London (United Kingdom)
  • B.Sc.
    University of London (United Kingdom)
  • Associate Attending Physician
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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