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New Director of Gastroenterology Appointed at Lenox Hill Hospital

February 15, 2004

Gregory B. Haber, MD, has been appointed Director of Gastroenterology at Lenox Hill Hospital. The appointment, effective February 15, 2004,was announced by Gladys George, President and CEO of Lenox Hill Hospital.

Dr. Haber comes to Lenox Hill Hospital from St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Canada.

Dr. Haber earned his medical degree in 1970 from the University of Toronto. After completing a Gastroenterology fellowship, he was awarded a Medical Research Council of Canada grant to do research in bile duct metabolism in Bristol, England. The research was subsequently published in the British Medical Journal. In 1975, Dr. Haber received specialty certification in Internal Medicine and in 1978 in Gastroenterology.

"Dr. Haber is uniquely qualified to lead Lenox Hill Hospital's new state-of-the-art therapeutic endoscopy unit at Lenox Hill Hospital which will serve as a magnet for the most challenging and difficult cases from the New York metropolitan area, the state and the Northeast. His vision and focus will play a pivotal role in distinguishing Lenox Hill Hospital as a premier provider of therapeutic endoscopic services," said Ms. George.

Dr Haber performed the first endoscopic sphincterotomy and gallstone removal in Canada, as well as, the first stent insertion for malignant obstruction. He became known as the Canadas leading authority in pancreatico-biliary endoscopy, treating patients throughout Canada and the United States.

He instituted an advanced therapeutic fellowship in pancreatico-biliary endoscopy and over the next twenty years, trained advanced fellows from five continents in one of the largest programs of its kind in North America. Dr. Haber serves as the Director of the International Course of Therapeutic Endoscopy, a live annual course presented to over 400 leading endoscopists.

Dr. Haber is the Associate Editor of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the author of more than 100 publications, and serves on the editorial boards of several prestigious journals. He regularly lectures locally, nationally and internationally.

"I am looking forward to building on a very fine tradition of excellence established at Lenox Hill Hospital," Dr. Haber says. "We are entering a new era in which minimally invasive surgery and endoscopy will merge and become a collaborative effort of both the surgeon and the gastroenterologist."

Dr. Haber, his wife and four children will be relocating to Westchester county.

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