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Keith Benkov

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Pediatrics, Gastroenterology
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Certifications

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology

  • American Board of Pediatrics

Clinical Focus

Education

  • MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

  • Residency, Pediatrics
    Mount Sinai Hospital

  • Residency, Pediatrics
    Mount Sinai Hospital

  • Fellowship, Pediatrics Gastro
    Mount Sinai Hospital

Biography


    Keith J. Benkov, M.D., is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Along with his extensive clinical practice, his main interest has been the outcome analysis of children and adolescents with various types of inflammatory bowel disease, based on a large database of over 1500 patients seen in the last 15 years in the Mount Sinai's Children's IBD Program. He has written on topics that have included genetic aspects of Crohn’s disease and the unique clinical phenotype on young children presenting with inflammatory bowel disease. He has also written on various aspects of therapy and has been interested in interplay of normal intestinal flora and mucosal immunity and the inflammatory response. He has been a frequent contributor for various projects involving banked specimens from children with Crohn’s disease. His current projects included analysis of growth outcomes in just 800 children with Crohn’s disease. He is also embarking on of the first clinical trials of a Chinese herbal preparation for children with Crohn’s disease. He has been funded by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) to study the role of anxiety and disease activity. He has been honored by the both the Greater New York Chapter and the Westchester chapter of the CCFA for the work he has done for them, including being the medical director for their summer camp program.



    Watch a video of Dr. Benkov and Team Mount Sinai running in the 2008 NYC Marathon raising money and awareness for  IBD Kids. 

Awards

  • 2009 -
    Best Doctor in America
    Castle-Connely

  • 2009 -
    Best Doctors
    New York Magazine

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Dr. Benkov did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2014 and/or 2015: 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.

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

Insurance Information

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5 East 98th Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10029

Tel: 212-241-5415
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  • Wednesday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
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The Susan & Leonard Feinstein IBD Clinical Center

17 East 102nd Street
5th Floor East
New York, NY 10029

Tel: 212-241-5415
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  • Thursday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
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Address

350 Engle Street
Englewood, NJ 07631

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Fax: 212-831-7974
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Office Hours:
  • Monday 
  • Tuesday 
  • Wednesday 
  • Thursday 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Friday 
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Address

495 Central Park Avenue
Scarsdale, NY 10583

Tel: 212-241-5415
Fax: 212-831-7974
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Office Hours:
  • Friday 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Languages:
  • Spanish
Insurance Plans
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS EPO
  • BCBS HMO
  • BCBS PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Empire United Health Care / Empire Plan
  • Oxford Freedom
  • United Health Care - Mount Sinai Top Tier
  • United Health Care Commercial
Payment Methods
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  • Visa
  • American Express
  • Personal Check
  • Cash