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Frank (Francis) G. Gress, MD

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Cancer Care
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Credentials & Experience

America's Top Doctor

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology

Clinical Expertise

  • Cancer Care
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pancreatic Tract Disorders
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatic Cyst
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreas Cancer
  • Pancreas and Spleen Surgery
  • Gall Stone Pancreatitis
  • ERCP With Stent Insertion into Bile Duct
  • ERCP with Spincterotomy
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Endocrine Tumor
  • Diagnostic ERCP
  • Cryotherapy
  • Biliary Stenting
  • Barrett Esophagus
  • Gastroenterology

Education & Training

  • MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Internship: New York Hospital Queens
  • Residency: Montefiore Medical Center
  • Fellowship: The Brooklyn Hospital Center

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow, American College of Gastroenterology 1997
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians 1997
  • Fellow, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)  
  • Fellow, American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) 2008
Professional Honors
  • “Advanced Endoscopic Training Scholarship” Award by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 1993
Recent Committee Memberships and Professional Societies
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Gastroenterology Association
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Long Island Gastrointestinal Association
  • New York Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

About Frank (Francis) Gress

Dr. Gress is one of the pre-eminent endoscopists in the country, known for his expertise in ERCP and EUS as well as thermal ablation for Barrett's esophagus. He has made important advances in endoscopy training, pioneered new endoscopic techniques, and is widely regarded for his broad clinical expertise in the management of the most challenging and complex digestive and endoscopic conditions. Dr. Gress will build upon our great tradition of innovation in digestive care and further develop our endoscopy program, now the largest and most distinguished in the New York region, performing over 12,000 procedures annually.

As chief of our internationally recognized Therapeutic Endoscopy Program, Dr. Gress plans to streamline the referral process, provide same-day appointments for office visits and procedures and prompt response to our referring physicians. The endoscopy program offers the latest advancements and highest quality GI treatment, which applies a multidisciplinary team approach and has access to clinical trials offered only at the nation's leading medical centers. Dr. Gress previously served as Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn.

He also served as Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University and Director of its Endoscopic Research Program. While at Duke, Dr. Gress was a clinical faculty member of the Pancreatobiliary Service and The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Duke University Medical Center. He also served as Clinical Chief for the Gastroenterology Section at the Durham VA Medical Center. Dr. Gress completed his medical school training at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, his residency in internal medicine at Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, and a gastroenterology fellowship at the Brooklyn Hospital Center and Methodist Hospital.

He was subsequently awarded the prestigious American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Advanced Endoscopy Scholarship, which supported further training at Indiana University Medical Center, where he joined the faculty as Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of Endoscopic Ultrasound. Dr. Gress also has served as Director of Endoscopy and Chief of Endoscopy Services at Winthrop University Hospital, a major teaching affiliate of the State University of New York and Stony Brook University Hospital.

Dr. Gress has published more than 60 articles on original research and contributed to textbooks on clinical gastroenterology, pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, advanced endoscopy, training simulators for endoscopy, and the clinical applications of EUS. He is also the co-author of several textbooks: Endoscopic Ultrasonography, a popular teaching text for EUS, The Atlas of Endoscopic Ultrasonography, and Curbside Consultation of the Pancreas.

Academic Titles

  • Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Administrative Positions

  • Chief, Division of Digestive Diseases

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell


  • Male

Insurance Accepted


  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health


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

Amida Care


  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • 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
  • 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


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

Local 1199




Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care



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


  • SelectHealth

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Contact & Locations

161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
United States


  • Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
  • High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU)
  • Acute and chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer
  • Endoscopy training simulators
  • New endoscopic technology for treating pancreatic cancer
  • Developmental endoscopy
  • Ablation therapy for Barrett’s and early esophageal cancer
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) of ampullary lesions

Selected Publications

Koezka CP, Hindy P, Goodman A, Gress F F. Strongyloidiasis: A diagnosis more common than we think. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2012 Jul; 24(7):860-2.

Hindy P, Parvin R, Hanna K, Andrawes S, Gress F F, Goodman A. An isolated neurofibromal polyp of the colon. Case Rep Gastoenterol. 2012 Jan; 6(1):58-62.

Hindy P, Parvin R, Hanna K, Gress F F. Strongyloidiasis presenting as duodenal obstruction in a patient infected with human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1. Gastrointest Edosc. 2011 Aug; 74(2):439-41.

Nguyen KD, Blain SW, Gress F F, Treem WR. Inflammatory Mediators of Esophagitis Alter p27 Kip1 Expression in Esophageal Epithelial Cells. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2010 Nov; 51(5):556-62.

Nayar DS, Guthrie WG, Goodman A, Lee Y, Feuerman M, Scheinberg L, Gress F F. Comparison of propofol deep sedation versus moderate sedation during endosonography. Dig Dis Sci. 2010 Sep; 55(9):2537-44.

Reviews, Chapters and Editorials

Azarm A, Lukolic I, Shukla M, Concha-Parra R, Gress F F. Endoscopic Management of Barrett’s Esophagus: advances in Endoscopic Techniques. Dig Dis Sci. 2012 Sep; (4).

Goodman A, Gress F F. Invited Review: The endoscopic management of pain in chronic pancreatitis. Gastroenterol Res Pract., 2012. Mar; 5.

Goodman A, Gress F F. Invited Editorial: Endoscopic Ultrasound Guided Enthanol Therapy for Pancreatic Cyst Ablation – Not ready for Prime Time? Gastrointest Endosc, 2010. Oct; 72(4): 867-869.

Gress F F. Endoscopic Management of Barrett’s Esophagus. Clinical Update, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 2009; Vol. 16, No. 3.

Gress F F. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided celiac plexus neurolysis. Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y). 2007 Apr; 3(4):279-81