I am a board-certified gastroenterologist, internist, and nutritionist with a particular interest in cancer prevention, including the roles that screening and nutrition play in the prevention and development of cancer. I joined Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in 1981 and am Director of Clinical Nutrition for the Center and past director of the Cancer Prevention and Wellness Program, which I established in 1997. I am also a professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College.
My research focus is cancer prevention through nutrition and screening. Through many clinical studies I have examined screening for colorectal cancer and the role that diet and specific dietary factors play in the stages of cancer development. My research also includes studies on ways to best provide nutrition support in cancer patients.
With fellow gastroenterologist, Sidney Winawer, I wrote the book Cancer Free: The Comprehensive Cancer Prevention Program. I am also the author of more than 120 research studies.
- Clinical Expertise: Gastroenterology; Gastrointestinal Cancers; Nutritional Aspects of Cancer and Gastrointestinal Diseases; Endoscopic Gastrostomy and Other Gastrointestinal Endoscopies; Cancer Prevention
- Languages Spoken: English
- Education: MD, Tel Aviv University School of Medicine
- Residencies: Mount Auburn Hospital (Cambridge, Massachusetts); Toronto Western Hospital
- Fellowships: University of Toronto
- Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Gastroenterology; Nutrition
As home to one of the world’s top cancer research centers, Memorial Sloan Kettering is typically involved in more than 900 clinical trials at a given time. Currently, clinical trials focused on the conditions I treat are enrolling new patients. If you’re interested in joining a clinical trial, click to learn about the trial’s purpose, eligibility criteria, and how to get more information.Learn more