Dr. David Robbins, MD

Dr. David Robbins, MD

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Dr. David Robbins, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in New York, NY. He has been practicing for 68 years.Read his story

100 E 77th St Fl 2

New York, NY 10075

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
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Stomach Diseases
more than 85% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
more than 83% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
more than 83% of peers

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Dr. Robbins' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Robbins "Dr. David Robbins' medical career began in high school at the age of 16 when he studied to become an emergency medical technician (EMT) and joined the volunteer ambulance corps that eight months earlier had rescued him after a bad fall during an ice storm. His passion for medicine was born out of his experiences as the youngest ambulance driver in the sleepy suburban town where he attended high school. As an undergraduate at Columbia College, where he studied the history of medicine, David went on to become a director for the student-run university volunteer ambulance service and worked with a renowned surgeon at Harlem Hospital on community outreach projects to reduce urban pediatric trauma. Shortly before graduating from Columbia, his dream of becoming a physician was realized when he got his acceptance letter to the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. After completing his third year of medical school, David was invited to be one of nine medical students in the nation to participate in the newly formed Clinical Research Training Program and spent a year as a research fellow developing novel anti-cancer drugs for rare leukemias. He earned his M.D. degree with Distinction in Research and was inducted into the prestigious national honor medical society, AΩA. Dr. Robbins completed his residency in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, one of the country's top medical centers. The defining moment in his budding career as a gastroenterologist occurred during his internship year at HUP, when his father was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. Dr. Robbins returned to the top-ranked Mount Sinai Hospital in New York for a fellowship in digestive diseases and undertook additional training during a speciality fellowship in advanced, therapeutic endoscopy in Charleston, South Carolina. He also completed a master's degree (M.Sc.) in clinical research and biostatistics from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Robbins is a board-certified gastroenterologist practicing on the upper east side in Manhattan at Lenox Hill Hospital and is the fellowship director for the training program in gastroenterology at Lenox Hill. He is also the medical director for Manhattan's largest endoscopy center and oversees a large team of gastroenterologists, nurses, technicians and physician trainees. Dr. Robbins is an expert in both routine endoscopic procedures (such as endoscopy and colonoscopy) and complex, therapeutic procedures (endoscopic ultrasound, fine-needle aspiration and early cancer therapies). He has a special interest in gastrointestinal cancer screening, diagnosis and staging as well as routine digestive disorders. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the NYU School of Medicine and enjoys a diverse career as a clinician, researcher and educator.Dr. Robbins has been inducted as a fellow in the three major professional societies, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the American Gastroenterological Association, and the American College of Gastroenterology. He has been repeatedly recognized as a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly and a Best Doctor by New York Magazine. He lectures nationally and internationally on ways to improve the quality of healthcare and directs academic courses across the country for physicians and nurses. Dr. Robbins has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, editorials and book chapters. He frequently contributes his expertise to print and television media and has been featured as a medical expert for the major television networks and news outlets. See. Dr. Robbins in action In The Press at www.davidrobbinsmd.com Dr. Robbins is probably best known for his reassuring bedside manner, clinical competence, and sense of humor. You may read patient reviews of Dr. Robbins' work at zocdoc.com and healthgrades.com. Read Dr. Robbins' favorite editorial, "Unsedated colonoscopy: just add water?"."


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  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders


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  • Anoscopy
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Esophageal Stenting
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Screening Colonoscopy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Columbia University / College Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1950
  • Mount Sinai School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1950
  • University Penn Hosp Of University Penn
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1950
  • Mount Sinai Hosp Med Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1950
  • Columbia University / College Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Other Education | Completed 1950

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Robbins has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Robbins' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Robbins to family and friends
based on 10 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Robbins' Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

in New York |
Since my gastroenterologist stopped excepting any insurances, my experience with G.I. doctors went from a Dr. Clueless Hothead, to a Dr. I Don't Care 'Cuz You're Hopeless... Finally I met another Dr. Solve my Tummy Problems!! Dr. R just listens & explains clearly just like the one who rejected all...more
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New York, NY |
I found him to be a bit unprofessional, he also thinks very highly of himself. Saw him a couple of times, but never warmed up to him, I'm definitely not going back.
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in New York, NY |
Very Efficent & thorough
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Dr. Robbins accepts 37 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Connecticare
    Connecticare HMO
  • Coventry Health Care
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Fidelis Care
    Fidelis Care HMO
  • Health Net
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthPlus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Locals (any local)
  • MagnaCare
    MagnaCare PPO
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Meritain Health
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • SelectHealth
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty
  • Wellcare of Georgia

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Hospitals where Dr. Robbins has admitting privileges

Lenox Hill Hospital
100 E 77th St
New York, NY 10075
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