Benjamin Lebwohl

Benjamin Lebwohl

Benjamin Lebwohl

Herbert Irving Associate Professor
Medicine and Assistant Professor Epidemiology


180 Fort Washington Avenue, Suite 936
New York NY USA 10032


Dr. Lebwohl is a graduate of Harvard College, where he majored in music. He received his MD from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2003, and then completed his internship, residency, and chief residency in internal medicine at Columbia. He stayed at Columbia as a fellow in Digestive and Liver Disease, during which time he obtained a Masters in Patient Oriented Research from the Department of Biostatistics at the Mailman School of Public Health. He was a post-doctoral fellow in a National Cancer Institute-funded Training Program in Cancer-Related Population Sciences under the mentorship of Alfred Neugut. He joined the faculty of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University in 2010.



MS, 2010, Mailman School of Public Health
MD, 2003, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons
BA, 1999, Harvard College

Other Affiliations

Member, American Gastroenterological Association
Member, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Member, American College of Gastroenterology

Honors & Awards

Medicine House Staff Award, New York Presbyterian Hospital, 2004.
Arnold P. Gold Foundation Circle of Excellence, 2004.
Physician of the Year Award, New York Presbyterian Hospital, 2008.

Areas of Expertise

Cancer Colon, Cancer Screening

Select Urban Health Activities

Citywide Colon Cancer Control Coalition (C5): Dr. Lebwohl is a member of the C5 Quality Benchmarking Group. The mission of this group is to improve the effectiveness of colonoscopy screening in New York City through benchmarking colonoscopy quality indicators city-wide.

Select Global Activities

Population-based research in celiac disease, Sweden: Dr. Lebwohl is collaborating with the Clinical Epidemiology Unit at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, where he is studying risk factors and outcomes in celiac disease.

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