Chairman, Surgery, Co-Director, Center for Digestive Health

Dr. Martin Karpeh joined Beth Israel Medical Center and the Continuum Cancer Centers of New York in July 2007 from Stony Brook University Medical Center, where he served as Chief of Surgical Oncology.  Previously at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center he practiced with distinction on the Gastric and Mixed Tumor service in the Department of Surgery.  Board-certified in surgery and with special expertise in surgical oncology, he is known nationally and internationally for his expertise in the treatment of cancers of the stomach and esophago-gastric junction.  A prominent academic surgical oncologist, Dr. Karpeh has held faculty appointments at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Stony Brook University.

Dr. Karpeh received his medical doctorate from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and subsequently completed his general surgical residency training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  He spent a year doing cancer research on a at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia after receiving fellowship training grant and later completed a Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering before being asked to join the staff there and the surgical faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Karpeh has authored hundreds of peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, abstracts and guest lectureships and has held numerous research grants, including several from the National Institutes of Health.  He is a member of numerous professional societies, including the New York Cancer Society, the New York Surgical Society, the International Gastric Cancer Association, the American Surgical Association, the American College of Surgeons and the Society of Surgical Oncology.

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