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Ellen J. Scherl, MD

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Ellen J. Scherl, MD is the Director of The Roberts Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, the Jill Roberts Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, and an attending physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Dr. Scherl is a world-renowned expert in inflammatory bowel disease specializing in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Brian Bosworth and Dr. Vinita Jacob are also part of The Roberts Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center and work closely with Dr. Scherl. Dr. Scherl has an active practice and serves as a principal investigator on many clinical trials on Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. As part of Dr. Scherl's comprehensive approach to patient care, she closely collaborates with a world renowned IBD surgical team lead by experts Dr. Fabrizio Michelassi and Dr. Jeffrey Milsom, complimented by Dr. Toyoki Sonoda, and Dr. Sang Lee. The team is known for innovative surgical approaches including laproscopic and endoscopic techniques as well as bowelsparing surgeries. The IBD center also works closely with Dr. Robbyn Sockolow, the director of the Pediatric Gastroenterology Division and who also has an active pediatric IBD practice. Dr. Arun Swaminath, and Dr. Oscar Lebwohl of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center also work closely with Dr. Scherl in her efforts.

The Roberts Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease is exploring ways of intergrating healthcare and IBD research looking forward to achieving preventive and personalized medicine. The IBD Center is committed to the interdisciplinary approach to Inflammatory Bowel Disease focusing on nutrition, osteoporosis, nephrology, dysplasia, and colon cancer screening using novel techniquessuch as narrow band imaging. Dr. Scherl frequently lectures on Inflammatory Bowel Disease at local, regional and national meetings, conferences and seminars.

Currently, Dr. Scherl is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP), American Gastroenterological Associate Fellow (AGAF) and a member of numerous professional societies. She is a Board member and the Education Director for Women and IBD: WE CARE, the chair for the Chapter Medical Advisory Committee for the CCFAb and is on the Advisory Board for the GI Health Foundation, www.ibdcme.tv. She recently received the 2008 AGA award for Outstanding Women In Science and in 2007 was awarded the NYSGE Florence Lefcourt Distinguised Service Award.

Dr. Scherl is an editorial reviewer for the IBD Journal, Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and Gastroenterology and Hepatology. She is also co-editing The Changing World Of IBD and co-authorizing a comprehensive IBD textbook. She is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. A frequent lecturer on Inflammatory Bowel Disease at local, regional, and national meetings, conferences and seminars, Dr. Scherl is exploring ways of integrating healthcare and IBD research looking towards achieving preventive and personalized medicine.

Dr. Scherl serves as a principal investigator on many clinical trials involving innovative and investigational therapies for ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. She has established an IBD tissue bank at Weill Cornell Medical College, has collaborated with researchers at Cornell University to identify a novel E. coli bacteria associated with Crohn's disease, and continues to collaborate with Weill Cornell researchers investigating the immunogenetics and pathobiology of IBD.

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
Primary Specialty
Board Certification
Internal Medicine
Education And Training
1977 New York Medical College
Internship: 1978 Beth Israel Medical Center
Residency: 1981 Beth Israel Medical Center
Fellowship: 1982 Mount Sinai Medical Center
Clinical Expertise
Crohn's Disease
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD)
Ulcerative Colitis
Clinical Research
Insurance Programs
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Aetna [HMO, PPO]
Affinity [Weill Cornell POS]
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, Mediblue (Senior), Pathway (Exchange), PPO]
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Pathway Enhanced]
Health First
Health Plus - Amerigroup
Medicare [Medicare]
Oscar (Exchange)
Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
Rockefeller University - CoreSource


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1315 York Avenue
New York, NY 10021

Phone: (212) 746-5077
Fax: (212) 746-8144
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