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Charles J. Lightdale, MD

Board Certifications: 
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Expertise in: 
Pancreatic Cancer, Cancer Care
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(212) 305-3423

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Credentials & Experience

America's Top Doctor

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Clinical Expertise

  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Cancer Care
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Disorder
  • Swallowing Disorder
  • Second Opinion
  • Esophagus Disorder
  • Esophageal Disease
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Barrett Esophagus
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Endoscopy Procedures
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Cancer Prevention

Education & Training

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Internship: Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Residency: New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center
  • Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Fellowship: New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center

About Charles Lightdale

Current research is focussed on Barrett's esophagus. Targeted biopsies using confocal endomicroscopy for more accurate diagnosis. Radiofrequency ablation of Barrett's esophagus. Endoscopic mucosal resection of pre-cancerous lesions and early cancer. Blood tests and biopsy tests for early detection of esophageal cancer. Prevention of esophageal cancer in Barrett's esophagus.

Academic Titles

  • Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Gender

  • Male

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • Indemnity

Medicare

  • Traditional Medicare (NY)

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

Contact & Locations

1
180 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, New York 10032
Phone:
(212) 305-3423
Fax:
(212) 305-9913
Primary

Research

Gastrointestinal cancer: prevention, early detection, endoscopic treatment. Endscopic ultrasound for diagnosis and staging. Barrett's esophagus: confocal endomicroscopy, radiofrequency ablation, endoscopic mucosal rsection

Grants

HALO PATIENT REGISTRY: ABIATION OF BARRETT''S ESOPHAGUS (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

Dec 1 2009 - Dec 1 2014

ENDOSCOPIC RESECTION OR ABLATION FOR PATIENTS WITH DYSPLASIA OR INTRAMUSCOSAL CANCER REQUIRING TREATMENT OF BARRETT''S ES (Private)

Oct 1 2011 - Sep 30 2012

PHASE IB RANDOMIZED, DOUBLE-BLINDED, PLACEBO-CONTROLLED, DOS E ESCALATION STUDY OF POLYPHENON E IN PATIENTS WITH (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2005 - Sep 29 2012

ABLATION OF INTESTINAL METAPLASIA CONTAINING DYSPLASIA (AIM DYSPLASIA TRIAL), A MULTI-CENTER RANDOMIZED, SHAM-CONTROLLED (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

May 19 2006 - Apr 30 2012

PRELIMINARY LONGITUDINAL VALIDATION OF BIOMARKERS PREDICTIVE OF BARRETT''S ESOPHAGUS PROGRESSION IN SYSPLASIA AND ..... (Federal Gov)

Mar 1 2008 - Feb 28 2011