The mission of the Dr. Henry D. Janowitz Division of Gastroenterology is excellence in the delivery of patient care, research, and education in diseases of the GI tract. The Division is heir to a great tradition. Eminent physicians, surgeons, radiologists, hepatologists, and pathologists have provided a rich body of knowledge in the diagnosis and management of inflammatory bowel disease, peptic ulcer disease, esophageal disorders, gastrointestinal cancer, and liver, biliary, and pancreatic diseases.

To achieve our mission, the division is developing digestive disease centers of excellence that will eventually include:  the new IBD Center, the Swallowing Center, the Anorectal Disorder Center, the High Risk GI Cancer Center, the Advanced Endoscopy Pancreatic-Biliary Center, the Neuroendocrine Tumor Center, the Center for Advanced Polypectomy, and the Comprehensive GI Center. Each center, with its distinct quality and performance metrics, is supported by a common technology platform for medical record keeping, scheduling, and metrics dashboards, as well as endoscopy— a common resource needed across gastroenterology.

When Mount Sinai, Beth Israel and St. Luke’s and Roosevelt merged even greater opportunities arose to strengthen and expand the way care was delivered, particularly by combining specific and similar interests, resources and facilities — in other words “like with like.”  Shared specialties across the Mount Sinai Health System include IBD, geriatrics, motility, advanced endoscopy, and nutrition. This exciting new capacity holds the promise of balancing demand with the delivery of the highest quality GI services with the most prominent leaders in the field reaching across the entire system.

Researchers in The Division of Gastroenterology are working toward narrowing the gap between bench science and patient care.