Gregory B. Haber, MD, Director of Gastroenterology at Lenox Hill Hospital was honored recently with the Master Endoscopist Award by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE).
The ASGE Awards symbolize the finest in leadership, research and scientific pursuit. The event recognized the 2008 award and grant recipients who have shared their expertise and strengthened the specialty and the Society.
Dr. Haber heads Lenox Hill Hospital’s new state-of-the-art therapeutic endoscopy unit which serves 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 plays a pivotal role in distinguishing Lenox Hill Hospital as a premier provider of therapeutic endoscopic services.
Dr. Haber performed the first endoscopic sphincterotomy and gallstone removal in Canada, as well as, the first stent insertion for malignant obstruction. He also performed the first double balloon enteroscopies in the United States as well as several endoscopic anti reflux procedures.
Dr. Haber serves as the Director of the Live Case presentations at the New York Society of Gastorintestinal Endoscopy, an annual course presented to over 800 leading endoscopists. He has trained advanced fellows from five continents in one of the largest programs of its kind in North America.
Dr. Haber has been an Associate Editor of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy for 8 yrs and continues to serve as a reviewer. He serves on the editorial boards of several prestigiousjournals and has been the principle author of more than 100 publications.
He regularly lectures locally, nationally and internationally. In particular Dr Haber is asked to demonstrate difficult and innovative endoscopic procedures around the world in live demonstrations to large audiences. Live courses this year include Dusseldorf, Germany, Seoul, Korea, Bogota Colombia, Toronto, Canada and Osaka, Japan as well as several American courses.