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Elena L. Tsai, MD

Board Certifications: 
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Accepting New Patients
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New and Existing Patients: 
(914) 337-3500

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Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Clinical Expertise

  • Digestive Disorder

Education & Training

  • MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • 2004 University of Mass. Medical School
  • Residency: University of Massachusetts Medical Center
  • Fellowship: University of Massachusetts Medical Center

About Elena Tsai

Academic Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital

Gender

  • Female

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Affinity

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • 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 Access (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • Gatekeeper (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • 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
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

TRICARE

  • TRICARE

UnitedHealthcare

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

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • 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
3 Michael Frey Drive
Eastchester, New York
Phone:
(914) 337-3500
Primary

Research

Selected Publications

Li H, Fan X, Stoicov C, Liu J, Zubair S, Tsai E, Ste. Marie R, Wang TC, Lyle S, Kurt-Jones E, Houghton J.  Human and mouse colon cancer utilizes CD95 signaling for local growth and metastatic spread to liver.  Gastroenterology 2009; 137:934-44.

Garden GA, Budd SL, Tsai E, Hanson L, Kaul M, D’Emilia DM, Friedlander RM, Yuan J, Masliah E, Lipton SA.  Caspase cascades in HIV-induced neurodegeneration.  J Neurosci 2002; 22:4015-24.

Corbo JC, Deuel TA, Long JM, LaPorte P, Tsai E, Wynshaw-Boris A, Walsh CA.  Doublecortin is required in mice for lamination of the hippocampus but not the neocortex.  J Neurosci 2002; 22:7548-57.

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

PillCam ESO for the detection of esophageal disease in patients presenting to the emergency department with noncardiac chest pain. American College of Gastroenterology, North American Conference of Gastroenterology Fellows, Orlando, FL; February 2010.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Schechter M, Sheikh I, Gorantla S, Briones FCP, Gupta A, Tsai E, Culpepper-Morgan J. Inaccuracy of patient recollection of prior colonoscopy in an inner-city population. Gastroenterology 2012; 142(S1): 407-8

Gupta A, SibaY, Gorantla S, Schechter M, Tsai E, Culpepper-Morgan A. Prevalence of eosinophilic esophagitis in African Americans and Hispanics presenting with dysphagia: A single center retrospective analysis. Gastroenterology 2012; 142(S1):437

Hyatt B, Finkelberg D, Tsai E, and Cave D. Clinical experience with the patency capsule: A single center retrospective review. Gastroenterology 2010; 138(S1):670.

Tsai E, Luckeroth P, Bhattacharya K, and Cave D.  Management of multicentric small bowel carcinoid tumors: Use of video capsule and intraoperative endoscopy.  Am J Gastroenterol 2009; 104(S3): 272

Tsai E and Patwardhan R.  Relapsed follicular lymphoma manifesting as isolated colonic polyps.  Am J Gastroenterol 2009; 104(S3):337.

Tsai E and Wassef W.  Autoimmune pancreatitis mimicking a pancreatic neoplasm [abstract].  J Gen Intern Med 2006; 21(S4):224.

Sturrock P, Tsai E, Pitcher J, Yantiss R, Growney A, Jiang G, Tada H.  Real-time RT-PCR analysis of primary and metastatic colon cancer for the presence of JC virus T-antigen.  Annual Surgical Congress; February 2006, San Diego, CA.

Sturrock P, Tsai E, Pitcher J, Growney A, Tada H.  Expression of JC virus T-antigen in primary colon cancers and synchronous metastases [abstract].  J Surg Res 2004; 121:328

Garden G, Tsai E, Hanson L, Singh S, Torelli R, Tun C, Guo W, Lipton S.  Caspase inhibition prevents CNS injury in the HIV/gp120 transgenic mouse [abstract].  Soc Neurosci Abstr 2001; 27:1746

Garden G, Tsai E, Budd S, Lishnak T, Lipton S.  Caspase-3-like activity in HIV/gp120-induced apoptosis [abstract].  Soc Neurosci Abstr 1999; 25:281