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Adrian Greenstein

  • PROFESSOR Surgery
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  • American Board of Surgery


  • MD, Witwatersand University

  • Residency, Surgery
    Johannesburg General Hosp

  • Residency, Surgery
    Boston University Hospital


    Dr. Adrian Greenstein is a world renowned colorectal surgeon with particular expertise in Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis. He is a Fellow of the Royal Colleges of England as well as the American College of Surgeons. His training included stops in South Africa, England and Boston prior to starting a surgical practice at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York where he serves as Professor of Surgery.

    He has particular interest in reconstructive ulcerative colitis surgery- Total Proctocolectomy and construction of J Pouch with Ileoanal anastomosis, as well as complex fistulizing and obstructing Crohn's disease.

    In addition to the extensive surgical experience he has accumulated over a period of more than 30 years, he has contributed over 140 manuscripts to the peer reviewed journals of the medical literature, the majority of which have been on Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

    He continues to practice, and teach surgery at Mount Sinai school of Medicine.

    Dr. Greenstein discusses Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the New York Daily News in The Daily Checkup.

    Watch to see Dr. Greenstein perform a laparoscopic J-pouch creation for ulcerative colitis.



Greenstein AJ, Sachar DB, Pasternack BS, Janowitz HD. Reoperation and recurrence in Crohn's colitis and ileocolitis Crude and cumulative rates. The New England journal of medicine 1975 Oct; 293(14).

Greenstein AJ. Cancer in Inflammatory Bowel disease. Mt Sinai J Med 2000; 67: 227-240.

Heimann TM, Greenstein AJ, Lewis B, Kaufman D, Heimann DM, Aufses Jr AH. Comparison of primary and reoperative surgery in patients with Crohn's disease. Ann Surg 1998; 227: 492-495.

Telem DA, Vine AJ, Swain G, Divino CM, Salky B, Greenstein AJ, Harris M, Katz LB. Laparoscopic subtotal colectomy for medically refractory ulcerative colitis: the time has come. Surgical endoscopy 2010 Jul; 24(7).

Greenstein AJ, Janowitz HD, Sachar DB. The extra-intestinal complications of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis: a study of 700 patients. Medicine 1976 Sep; 55(5).

Greenstein AJ, Sachar DB, Smith H, Janowitz HD, Aufses AH. Patterns of neoplasia in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Cancer 1980 Jul; 46(2).

Almogy G, Sachar DB, Bodian CA, Greenstein AJ. Surgery for ulcerative colitis in elderly persons: changes in indications for surgery and outcome over time. Archives of surgery 2001 Dec; 136(12).

Greenstein AJ, Lachman P, Sachar DB, Springhorn J, Heimann T, Janowitz HD, Aufses AH. Perforating and non-perforating indications for repeated operations in Crohn's disease: evidence for two clinical forms. Gut 1988 May; 29(5).

Greenstein AJ, Sachar DB, Smith H, Pucillo A, Papatestas AE, Kreel I, Geller SA, Janowitz HD, Aufses AH. Cancer in universal and left-sided ulcerative colitis: factors determining risk. Gastroenterology 1979 Aug; 77(2).

Greenstein AJ, Kessler . Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: Severe Colitis and its complications. Acta Endoscopica 1999; 29: 15-21.

Greenstein AJ, Kessler . Inflammatory bowel diseases: Severe colitis and its complications. Acta Endoscopica 1999; 29(3): 221-242.

Greenstein AJ, Sachar DB, Smith H, Janowitz HD, Aufses AH. A comparison of cancer risk in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Cancer 1981 Dec; 48(12).

Green S, Stock RG, Greenstein AJ. Rectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease: Natural history and implications for radiation therapy. Int J Rad Oncology 1999; 44: 835-840.

Greenstein AJ. Cancer in inflammatory bowel disease. The Mount Sinai journal of medicine, New York 2000 May; 67(3).

Almogy G, Sachar DB, Bodian CA, Greenstein AJ. Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis in Elderly Persons: Changes in Indications for Surgery and Outcome over time. Arch Surg 2001; 136: 1396-1400.

Almogy G, Greenstein AJ, Sachar DB. Simultaneous ulcerative colitis and TTP: a complex problem in the management of IBD. J Clin Gastroent 2001; 32: 248-250.

Dave SP, Greenstein AJ, Sachar DB, Aledort L. Bleeding Diathesis in Amyloidosis with Renal Insufficiency Associated with Crohn's Disease: Response to Desmopressin. Am J Gastroenterology 2002; 97(1): 187-189.

Fichera A, Cicchiello LA, Mendelson DS, Greenstein AJ, Heimann TM. Superior Mesenteric Vein Thrombosis After Colectomy For Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A not uncommon cause of postoperative pain. Dis Colon Rectum 2003; 46: 643-648.

Greenstein AJ, Gennuso R, Sachar DB, Heimann T, Smith H, Janowitz HD, Aufses AH. Extraintestinal cancers in inflammatory bowel disease. Cancer 1985 Dec; 56(12).

Heimann T, Kurtz R, Greenstein A, Slater G, Priven N, Rhee S. Significance of delayed healing of ileoanal anastomosis in patients with ulcerative colitis. Am J Gastroenterol 1998; 93: 1689-1692.

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Dr. Greenstein did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2015 and/or 2016: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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