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Oscar Lebwohl, MD

Board Certifications: 
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
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Credentials & Experience

America's Top Doctor
NY Top Doctor

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Clinical Expertise

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acid Reflux
  • Colitis
  • Colon and Rectal Disease
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening and Prevention
  • Colon Disorder
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colon Polyps
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Disorder of Stomach
  • Endoscopy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Disorder
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD)
  • Intestinal Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Liver Disease
  • Parasitic Infection
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease
  • Second Opinion
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Small Bowel Problem
  • Upper Endoscopy

Education & Training

  • Internship: Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Residency: Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Fellowship: Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Fellowship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY

Honors & Awards

  • Ewig Clinical Scholar, Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, 2010-2011
  • Society of Practitioners at Columbia University Medical Center Alfred Markowitz M.D. award for outstanding service to CUMC, 2013
  • New York Magazine Best Doctors listings
  • Castle Connolly America's Best Doctors annual listings
  • Best Doctors in America annual listings 
  • New York Super Doctors annual listings 

About Oscar Lebwohl

Dr. Oscar Lebwohl is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Medical School. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the Mount Sinai Medical Center. This was followed by a fellowship in Gastroenterology at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and a fellowship in Liver Diseases at Mount Sinai. Dr. Lebwohl returned to Columbia in 1978 and has remained on the faculty since then in the Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases. He is currently the Richard and Rakia Hatch Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center and Vice Chairman of Development in the Department of Medicine at Columbia.

Dr. Lebwohl specializes in Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. In addition to his clinical practice he is actively involved in teaching and training Columbia medical students, residents and fellows. In 2010 he received the Ewig Clinical Scholar Award for outstanding teaching in the Department of Medicine. In 2013 Dr. Lebwohl received the Alfred Markowitz Service Award at the annual dinner of the Society of Practitioners at Columbia University Medical Center for outstanding service to the medical center.

Dr. Lebwohl has been listed annually in the Castle Connolly list of America's top doctors and New York top doctors. He has also been listed in New York Magazine's list of best doctors.

Academic Titles

  • Richard L. and Rakia I. Hatch Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Administrative Positions

  • Clinical Director, Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Vice Chairman, Development, Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center

Committee/Societies/Council Memberships

  • AGA
  • ASGE
  • CCFA

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Hebrew


  • Male

Insurance Accepted


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


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Traditional Medicare

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

United Health Care

  • Columbia Employee POS
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

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

Contact & Locations

180 Fort Washington Avenue
Room 221
New York, New York 10032
51 West 51st Street
Suite 360
New York, New York 10019


Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Inflammatory Bowel Disease