Dr. Alexander J Greenstein specializes in minimally invasive Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's and esophageal surgery. Prior to joining our faculty, Dr. Greenstein completed a surgical residency at Mount Sinai Hospital and a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. In addition, Dr. Greenstein completed a residency in General Preventative Medicine and attained a Masters in Public Health at The Mount Sinai Medical School. Dr. Greenstein graduated from Cornell Medical College (NY, NY) Alpha Omega Alpha after completing his bachelor's degree in Economics Cum Laude with distinction at Yale University (New Haven, CT).
Dr. Greenstein is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). He has first or co-authored over 40 peer reviewed manuscripts and has presented his work at both regional and national surgical meetings. Additional research engagements include experiences at the National Institute of Mental Health, the Memorial Sloan Kettering Medical Center and the Brazilian Ministry of Health. He is a recipient of the David A. Dreiling Award for Scholarly Excellence from the Mount Sinai Department of Surgery. Dr. Greenstein is an active member of multiple surgical societies (ACS, SSAT, SAGES) and has editorial responsibilities at several journals.
His interests include minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery, esophageal motility disorders and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Greenstein also has research interest in health policy, preventive medicine and the role of surgery within the public health sphere.
Dr. Greenstein discusses Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the New York Daily News in The Daily Checkup.
Watch Dr. Greenstein perform a Minimally Invasive J-pouch for Ulcerative Colitis and a Laparoscopic Ileocolic Resection for Crohn's Disease.
New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medical Center, 2005, Surgery
American Board of Surgery
Honors or Awards
Cum Laude with Distinction in the Major
Surgical Residents Scholarship Award
Alpha Omega Alpha
David A. Dreiling Award for Scholarly Excellence
Greenstein AJ, Byrn J, Zhang L, Swedish K, Jahn A, Divino CM. Risk Factors for the Development of Fulminant Clostridium Difficile. Surgery 2008 May; 143(5): 623-629.
Greenstein AJ, Nguyen SQ, Buch KB, Chin E, Weber KJ, Divino CM. Recurrence after Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair: A Prospective Pilot Study of Suture versus Tack Fixation.. Am Surg 2008 March; 74(3): 227-231.
Grams J, Tong W, Greenstein AJ, Salky B. Comparison of Intracorporeal Versus Extracorporeal Anastamosis in Laparoscopic Hemicolectomy. Surg Endosc 2010 August; 24(8): 1886-1891.
Greenstein AJ, Litle VR, Swanson SJ, Divino CM, Packer S, Wisnivesky JP. Prognostic significance of the number of lymph node metastases in esophageal cancer. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2008 Feb; 206(2).
Greenstein AJ, O'Rourke RW. Abdominal pain after gastric bypass: suspects and solutions. American journal of surgery 2011 Jun; 201(6).
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