Nikhil A Kumta

Nikhil A Kumta, MD, MS

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Medicine, Gastroenterology

Specialty:

Gastroenterology

Nikhil A. Kumta, MD, MS is the Director of Surgical and Bariatric Endoscopy, an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Henry D. Janowitz Division of Gastroenterology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Attending Physician at Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Kumta completed an accelerated BS/MD program, receiving his undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University and his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. He subsequently trained in Internal Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical Center. He remained at Cornell for fellowship training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, during which time he served as Chief Gastroenterology Fellow and also obtained a Masters Degree in Patient-Oriented Research from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. He then completed an additional year of subspecialty fellowship training in advanced endoscopy at Cornell.

Dr. Kumta specializes in pancreatic disease, biliary tract disease, pre-cancerous and cancerous lesions of the gastrointestinal tract, surgical endoscopy, and endoscopic management of reflux and obesity. He performs advanced diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures, including endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM), endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), endoluminal stent placement, endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), complex polypectomy, transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF), and endoscopic treatment of obesity with intragastric balloon placement and endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG). He has clinical and research interests in minimally invasive endoscopic procedures and device innovation.

Dr. Kumta is dedicated to his patients first while staying committed to teaching and research. He is a highly sought after speaker whose research has been recognized internationally and published in numerous high impact journals.

Certifications

Gastroenterology

American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Focus


Education

MD, Jefferson Medical College

MS, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Residency, Internal Medicine, New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medical Center

Fellowship, Gastroenterology, New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medical Center

Fellowship, Advanced Endoscopy, New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medical Center

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