Reem Z. Sharaiha, M.D., MSc
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Reem Z. Sharaiha, M.D., MSc


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Gender: Female
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Gastroenterology


  • 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
  • Gallstone
  • Therapeutic Biliary and Pancreatic Endoscopy
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreas Cyst
  • Pancreatitis
  • Stricture and Stenosis of Esophagus
  • XR Fluoro Guided Endoscopic Insertion of Esophageal Stent
  • Colon Cancer Screening and Prevention
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Endoscopy
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
  • Colonoscopy
  • Obesity
  • 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


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

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 and Academic Positions

  • Associate Attending Physician - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.Sc., Columbia University, School of Public Health, 2011
  • M.B.,B.S., St. George's Hospital Medical School, University of London (United Kingdom), 2003
  • B.Sc., University of London (United Kingdom), 2001


Insurance Plans Accepted

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

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

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee Managed Care Plan
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • AgeWell New York
  • Amida Care
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • 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)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

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