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Benjamin Lebwohl, MD, MS

Board Certifications: 
Gastroenterology
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Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology

Clinical Expertise

  • Upper Endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Endoscopy Procedures
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colon and Rectal Disease
  • Celiac Disease
  • Colon Cancer Screening and Prevention

Education & Training

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Honors & Awards

  • Phi Beta Kappa honors society, 1999.
  • Alpha Omega Alpha honors society, 2003.
  • Medicine House Staff Award, New York Presbyterian Hospital, 2004.
  • Arnold P. Gold Foundation Circle of Excellence, 2004.
  • Physician of the Year Award, New York Presbyterian Hospital, 2008.

About Benjamin Lebwohl

Hospital's Rate of Detecting Colon Cancer - Dr. Benjamin Lebwohl

Dr. Lebwohl is a graduate of Harvard College, where he majored in music. He received his MD from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2003, and then completed his internship, residency, and chief residency in internal medicine at Columbia. He stayed at Columbia as a fellow in Digestive and Liver Disease, during which time he obtained a Masters in Patient Oriented Research from the Department of Biostatistics at the Mailman School of Public Health. He was a post-doctoral fellow in a National Cancer Institute-funded Training Program in Cancer-Related Population Sciences under the mentorship of Alfred Neugut. He joined the faculty of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University in 2010.

Based at the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, Dr. Lebwohl is collaborating with institutions in the United States and abroad in the areas of the epidemiology, patterns of care, and the natural history of celiac disease. Dr. Lebwohl's second and related research interest is quality of endoscopy, including bowel preparation prior to colonoscopy, improving the detection of colorectal adenomas, and improving the diagnostic yield of biopsy of the small intestine.

Dr. Lebwohl is a Gerstner Scholar (2014-2017), studying the impact of gluten exposure on the microbiome in patients with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. He is also the recipient of the American Gastroenterology Association Research Scholar Award (2014-2017), in which he is collaborating with the Channing Laboratory at Harvard to study risk factors for celiac disease and the health effects of gluten in large cohort studies. He is an associated scholar at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, where he performs population-based research in celiac disease in the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Academic Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Committee/Societies/Council Memberships

  • American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
  • American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Gender

  • Male

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Indemnity
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Affinity

  • Access (Exchange)
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Priority
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Indemnity
  • Medicare (Mediblue)
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Traditional Medicare (NY)

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

POMCO

  • POMCO

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE

  • SelectHealth

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Contact & Locations

1
180 Fort Washington Avenue
Suite 936
New York, New York 10032
Phone: (212) 305-9338
Fax:
(212) 305-3738
Primary
2
51 West 51st Street
New York, New York 10019
Phone: (212) 305-9338

Research

Based at the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, Dr. Lebwohl is collaborating with institutions in the United States and abroad in the areas of the epidemiology, patterns of care, and the natural history of celiac disease. Dr. Lebwohl's second and related research interest is quality of endoscopy, including bowel preparation prior to colonoscopy, improving the detection of colorectal adenomas, and improving the diagnostic yield of biopsy of the small intestine. Prior to his faculty appointment at Columbia, Dr. Lebwohl was a post-doctoral fellow in a National Cancer Institute-funded Training Program in Cancer-Related Population Sciences. He also received a Masters degree in Patient Oriented Research from the Department of Biostatistics at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia.

Research Interests

  • Dr. Lebwohl's research focuses on epidemiology and outcomes in celiac disease. His second area of research is in the field of quality in endoscopy.

Grants

A PHASE 2B, RANDOMIZED, DOUBLE-BLIND, PLACEBO-CONTROLLED DOSE-RANGING STUDY OF THE EFFICACY AND SAFETY OF ALV003 TREATMENT IN SYMPTOMATIC CELIAC DISEASE PATIENTS MAINTAINED ON A GLUTEN-FREE DIET (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

Aug 28 2013 - Aug 28 2018

RISK FACTORS FOR CELIAC DISEASE AND THE HEALTH EFFECTS OF GLUTEN (Private)

Jul 1 2014 - Jun 30 2017

CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE AWARD (KL2) (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2006 - Jun 30 2016

CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE AWARD (KL2) (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2006 - Jun 30 2016

Selected Publications

  • Lebwohl B, Kapel RC, Neugut AI, Green PH, Genta RM. (2011) Adherence to biopsy guidelines increases celiac disease diagnosis. Gastrointest Endosc 74:103-9
  • Lebwohl B, Kastrinos F, Glick M, Rosenbaum AJ, Wang T, Neugut AI. (2011) The impact of suboptimal bowel preparation on adenoma miss rates and the factors associated with early repeat colonoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc 73:1207-14
  • Lebwohl B, Stavsky E, Neugut AI, Green PHR (2010) Risk of colorectal adenomas in patients with celiac disease. Aliment Pharmacol Ther 32:1037-43
  • Neugut AI, Lebwohl B. (2010) Colonoscopy versus sigmoidoscopy screening: Getting it right. JAMA 304:461-2
  • Lebwohl B, Wang TC, Neugut AI. (2010) Socioeconomic and other predictors of colonoscopy preparation quality. Dig Dis Sci 55:2014-20
  • Lebwohl B, Ballas L, Cao Y, Chan G, Grossman R, Sherr DL, Woodhouse S, Neugut AI. (2010) Treatment interruption and discontinuation in radiotherapy for rectal cancer. Cancer Invest 28:289-94.
  • Neugut AI, Lebwohl B (2009) Screening for colorectal cancer: The glass is half full. Am J Public Health :592-4
  • Rundle AG, Lebwohl B, Vogel R, Levine S, Neugut AI. (2008) Colonoscopic screening in average-risk individuals ages 40 to 49 vs 50 to 59 years. Gastroenterology 134:1311-15.
  • Lebwohl B, Deckelbaum RJ, Green PHR. (2003) Giardiasis. Gastrointest Endosc 57:906-13.
  • Lo W, Sano K, Diamond B, Lebwohl B, Green PHR. (2003) Changing presentation of adult celiac disease. Dig Dis Sci 48:395-8.