Experts for Media - Gastroenterology

Lawrence J. Brandt, MD, MD, MACG, AGAF, FASGE

Emeritus Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Montefiore Medical Center

Professor, Department of Medicine (Gastroenterology & Liver Diseases)

Professor, Department of Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Brandt's research interests include ischemic and vascular disorders of the gastrointestinal system, inflammatory bowel diseases, colitis, geriatric gastroenterology, AIDS, and endoscopic technique. Amongst his contributions are: the performance of the first non-operative gastric polypectomy; the demonstration that gastrointestinal bacteria produce cobamides from dietary vitamin B12 that may inhibit vitamin B12 absorption; that metronidazole can heal and maintain healing of perineal Crohn's disease; that most cases of newly diagnosed IBD in the elderly are actually ischemic colitis misdiagnosed as ulcerative or Crohn's colitis; the classification of ischemic colitis and description of its natural history; the first demonstration of laser-induced regression of Barrett's epithelium; the development (and U.S. patent) of a cytology balloon [to diagnose infectious esophagitis in AIDS patients]; and use of fecal transplantation to treat chronic and recurring C. difficile colitis. Long-standing major interests are the patient-doctor relationship and the way that a patient's psychologic makeup influences his/her illnesses and treatments.

Areas of Expertise

  • Gastroenterology
  • Fecal transplant
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Colitis
  • C. difficile colitis
  • AIDS

Selected Media Coverage

ABC Local