Steven H Itzkowitz

Steven H Itzkowitz, MD

  • PROFESSOR | Medicine, Gastroenterology
  • PROFESSOR | Medical Education
  • PROFESSOR | Oncological Sciences



Research Topics:

Aerodigestive Tract, Cancer, Epithelial Cells, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Steven H. Itzkowitz, M.D. is Professor of Medicine and Oncological Sciences, and Director of the GI Fellowship Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is past Chair of the Gastrointestinal Oncology Section of the American Gastroenterological Association, past President of the New York Gastroenterological Association, and immediate past Co-Chair of the New York Citywide Colon Cancer Control Coalition (C5).  He is a recipient of a distinguished Jacobi Medallion from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a Gold Humanism Award.

Dr. Itzkowitz has served as a Study Section member for the National Cancer Institute, Veteran's Affairs Merit Review Board, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, and US-Israel Binational Science Foundation, and as an editor of the International Journal of Colorectal Disease, and Gut and Liver, and associate editor of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and Gastric Cancer.  He spearheaded efforts to secure NCI funding for the East Harlem Partnership for Cancer Awareness: a program based at Mount Sinai, designed to raise awareness in the East Harlem community regarding the risks and treatment for several common cancers including colon cancer.  

Dr. Itzkowitz's research interests are in the field of gastrointestinal cancer.  His laboratory conducts research into the microbiome of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).  Clinical studies have focused on detecting and preventing colon cancer in inflammatory bowel disease, reducing disparities in colon cancer screening, and developing new non-invasive stool DNA tests for colon cancer.

In the News: Dr. Steven Itzkowitz was recently featured in INSIDE MOUNT SINAI for his work in increasing screening colonoscopy rates in NYC with the C5 Coalition.



American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Focus

  • Blood in Stool
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hemorrhoids

Multi-Disciplinary Training Area

Cancer Biology [CAB]


MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Residency, Internal Medicine, Bellevue/NYU Hospital Center

Residency, Internal Medicine, Bellevue/NYU Hospital Center

Fellowship, Gastroenterology, University of Cal. San Francisco

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