Reem Z. Sharaiha, M.D., MSc

Reem Sharaiha





Dr. Reem Sharaiha is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College and Attending Physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Meedical Center. 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.

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


Reviews, Chapters and Editorials

2009                        Sharaiha RZ, Swaminath. A Review of Delayed-Release MMX Mesalamine: It’sUse in the Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis. Clinical Medicine: Therapeutics 2009:1; 45-51

2010                        Sharaiha RZ, Wu,        Swaminath. An Unusual Case of Diarrhea. GastrointestEndosc. 2010 Aug;72(2):436-7; discussion 436-7

2011                        Julian A. Abrams, RZ. Sharaiha, L.     Gonsalves, CJ.                           Lightdale, AI. Neugut  Dating the Rise of  Esophageal Adenocarcinoma: Analysis of Connecticut TumorRegistry Data, 1940-2007 Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. Jan;20(1):183-6


2011                        Reem Z. Sharaiha, Karim J. Halazun, Farooq Mirza, Jeffrey L. Port, Paul C. Lee, Alfred I. Neugut, Nasser K. Altorki, Julian A. Abrams

Elevated Preoperative Neutrophil:Lymphocyte Ratio as a Predictor of Post- Operative Disease Recurrence in Esophageal Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2011


 2012                       Sharaiha RZ, Lebwohl B, Reimers L, Baghat G, Green PH, Neugut AI.Increasing Incidence of Enteropathy-associated T Cell lymphoma in the United States (1973-2008). Cancer. 2011 Dec 13. doi: 10.1002/cncr.26700.


2012                         Sharaiha, Reem Z.;Kalloo A, Khashab Mouen A.  EUS-guided hepatoesophagostomy for transesophageal biliary drainage (with video). Gastrointest Endosc. 2012 Jul;76(1):227-8.


2012                        Khashab MA, Kim KJ, Tryggestad EJ, Wild AT, Roland T, Singh VK, Lennon AM, Shin EJ, Ziegler MA, Sharaiha RZ, Canto MI, Herman JM Comparative analysis of traditional and coiled fiducials implanted during EUS for pancreatic cancer patients receiving stereotactic body radiation therapy. Gastrointest Endosc. 2012 Nov;76(5):962-71. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2012.07.006.


2013                        Khashab MA, Sharaiha RZ, Saxena P, Law JK, Singh VK, Lennon AM, Shin EJ, Canto MI, Aguila G, Okolo PI 3rd, Stavropoulos SN, Inoue H, Pasricha PJ, Kalloo AN.  Novel technique of auto-tunneling during peroral endoscopic myotomy (with video).  Gastrointest Endosc. 2013 Jan;77(1):119-22. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2012.09.011.

2013                        Khashab M, Alawad AS, Shin EJ, Kim K, Bourdel N, Singh VK, Lennon AM, Hutfless S, Sharaiha RZ, Amateau S, Okolo PI, Makary MA, Wolfgang C, Canto MI, Kalloo AN. Enteral stenting versus gastrojejunostomy for palliation of malignant gastric outlet obstruction. Surg Endosc. 2013 Jan 9. [Epub ahead of print]

2013                        Khashab MA, Saxena P, Sharaiha RZ, Chavez YH, Zhang F, Kord A, Aguila G, Canto MI, Pasricha PJ, Kalloo AN. A novel submucosal gel permits simple and efficient gastric endoscopic submucosal dissection. Gastroenterology. 2013 Jan 10. doi:pii: S0016-5085(13)00011-5. 10.1053/j.gastro.2013.01.005. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.




Honors and Awards

1997 Overall Academic Achievement Award, University of Londong

2003 Graduated with distinction from Unviersity of London

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