NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center has appointed Felice Schnoll-Sussman, MD, Director of its Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health. Dr. Schnoll-Sussman, has served as the Center’s Director of Research since 2007 and Acting Director since 2012. As Director, Dr. Schnoll-Sussman will lead a team of physicians, nurses, and staff to provide comprehensive care for patients with or at risk of developing gastrointestinal cancers, as well as to conduct clinical trials and other research activities.
Dr. Schnoll-Sussman is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Weill Cornell Medical College. Her research interests and expertise include esophageal disorders, screening and surveillance of colorectal cancer in high-risk patients, capsule endoscopy, novel uses of endoscopic ultrasonography, and the biology and management of pancreatic cystic neoplasms.
After receiving her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Schnoll-Sussman completed residency training in internal medicine at NYU School of Medicine, where she served as chief resident, and a fellowship in gastroenterology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
“We are thrilled that Dr. Schnoll-Sussman will be taking on the role as director of the Jay Monahan Center,” said Steven J. Corwin, MD, CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. “Having previously served as Co-Director of Patient Care at our Center for Advanced Digestive Care, Dr. Schnoll-Sussman is ideally suited to lead the Jay Monahan Center and its commitment to provide comprehensive, patient-centered care for people with digestive cancers.”
The Jay Monahan Center was founded in 2004 in honor of the late husband of journalist and talk-show host Katie Couric. The state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary model of integrated patient care focuses on cancers of the colon, rectum, pancreas, stomach, liver, esophagus, and related gastrointestinal organs. ■