Dr. Ellen J. Scherl, MD

Dr. Ellen J. Scherl, MD

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Gastroenterology | Female | 64 years old

Ellen J. Scherl, M.D. is the Director of The Roberts Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, The Jill Roberts Professor of Clinical Medicine, Sanford I. Weill College of Cornell University - New York Presbyterian Hospital. She is currently an Attending Physician at the New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Dr. Scherl is a world-renowned expert in Inflammatory Bowel Disease specializing in Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Dr. Scherl has an active practice and serves as a principal investigator on many clinical trials on Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. As part of Dr. Scherl's comprehensive approach to patient care, she closely collaborates with world renowned IBD surgical team leadby experts Dr. Fabrizio Michelassi and Dr. Jeffrey Milsom, complimented by Dr. Toyoki Sonoda. The team is known for innovative surgical approaches including laproscopic and endoscopic techniques as well as bowelsparing surgeries. Dr. Oscar Lebwohl of The New York-Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Campus also works closely with Dr. Scherl in her efforts. The Roberts Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease is exploring ways of intergrating healthcare and IBD research looking forward to achievingpreventive and personalized medicine. The IBD Center is committed to the interdisciplinary approach to Inflammatory Bowel Disease focusing on nutrition, osteoporosis, nephrology, dysplasia, and colon cancer screening using novel techniquessuch as narrow band imaging. Dr. Scherl frequently lectures on Inflammatory Bowel Disease at local, regional and nationalmeetings, conferences and seminars.Read more

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based on 28 total surveys (11 with reviews)
Dr. Scherl's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Reviews (11)
Woodmere, NY |
I have been a patient of Dr. Scherl for several years and am so glad I found her! She is the rare combination of deep clinical expertise, commitment to her patients and empathy. Having a "complicated" case, I have always felt that I was in the best hands and that she truly cared about finding the right solution for me. She takes a holistic approach to wellness - combining the best of medical interventions, diet, lifestyle, etc. I could not recommend her more highly.
in New Jersey |
I have been seeing Dr. Scherl for about 10 years. When I first saw her for my consultation, she spent several hours with me going over my complicated Crohn's Disease medical history. She really investigated my medical past and developed a plan to help get me healthy again. The staff at the office is professional and always helpful and friendly. Dr. Scherl is a wonderful and caring doctor who will go out of her way to help you and get to know you. I highly recommend seeing her.
in New York, NY |
What an extraordinary and caring physician! And what a difference a skilled doctor can make! Five years ago, another gastroenterologist in the same hospital could not complete a colonoscopy, which led to another preparation and a virtual colonoscopy shortly thereafter. Recently, Dr. Scherl, in the very professional endoscopy unit of New York Hospital, completed the procedure without any issues. A week later, she reviewed all of the photographs and biopsy reports with me. Brilliant!
in New York, NY |
Dr. Scherl is a magnificent gastroenterologist. She has literally saved my life.my Crohn's disease has improved significantly under her care. Her knowledge is extraordinary as is her commitment to her patients. In my judgment, she is at the very top of her field.
in Secaucus, NJ |
My first visit with Dr. Scherl was during a 5 month Crohn's flare & after a 3 hour consult it was immediately apparent that hope was in sight. I am so grateful for her clinical expertise, compassion, ability to truly listen as well as provide a thorough explanation to all questions asked of her. Dr. Scherl exhibited a passion, concern & true interest in my challenging case.
in Huntington NY |
Dr. Scherl spent a long period of time with me on my initial visit and I could not have been more impressed with her thoroughness, her knowledge, and her care and concern for me.
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Dr. Scherl is literally the best doctor I have ever seen. She doesn't just proclaim to be cutting edge...she is! Her expertise is evident and her diagnoses are accurate. Her ability to treat is a gift one doesn't get very often. She has been my doctor for 7yrs. She has given me the ability to have a great quality of life while dealing with crohns disease. People may complain about the wait but it's worth it! A true lifesaver!!!!!
in Crompond, NY |
Dr. Scherl seems to be a well intentioned doctor. However, she is so overloaded with patients and has a particularly incompetent and undertrained staff (a PA who needs to be educated on basics of physiology and pharmacology, nursing staff turnover, surley office staff), and inefficient office practices that it has made it nearly impossible to establish a productive doctor patient relationship. As a healthcare provider myself, I consider this to be the epitome of bad healthcare delivery.
in Crompond, NY |
Dr. Scherl seems to be a well intentioned doctor. However, she is so overloaded with patients and has a particularly incompetent and undertrained staff (a PA who needs to be educated on basics of physiology and pharmacology, nursing staff turnover, surley office staff), and inefficient office practices that it has made it nearly impossible to establish a productive doctor patient relationship. As a healthcare provider myself, I consider this to be the epitome of bad healthcare delivery.
in Stuart, FL |
Dr. Scherl saved my husbands life and gave us back a quality of life we had not known for years due to Crohns disease. She is brilliant and she considers the entire patient and the family in all decisions. We are blessed to have found her. She is incredibly busy as she is one of the best in the world (literally!) and you sometimes wait a bit but it is so worth it.We sincerely recommend her and her entire team.She is caring and definitive about your care and the results are astounding.
in Astoria, NY |
I have and will continue to recommend Dr Scherl to my family and friends. She's is compassionate, spends the time and takes a comprehensive approach to complex problems. She is a leader in the field of CRohns and Colitis
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Ellen J. Scherl, M.D. is the Director of The Roberts Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, The Jill Roberts Professor of Clinical Medicine, Sanford I. Weill College of Cornell University - New York Presbyterian Hospital.  She is currently an  Attending Physician at the New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

Dr. Scherl is a world-renowned expert in Inflammatory Bowel Disease specializing in Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Dr. Scherl has an active practice and serves as a principal investigator on many clinical trials on Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.  As part of Dr. Scherl's comprehensive approach to patient care, she closely collaborates with world renowned IBD surgical team leadby experts Dr. Fabrizio Michelassi and Dr. Jeffrey Milsom, complimented by Dr. Toyoki Sonoda. The team is known for innovative surgical approaches including laproscopic and endoscopic techniques as well as bowelsparing surgeries. Dr. Oscar Lebwohl of  The New York-Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Campus also works closely with Dr. Scherl in her efforts. 

The Roberts Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease is exploring ways of intergrating healthcare and IBD research looking forward to achievingpreventive and personalized medicine. The IBD Center is committed to the interdisciplinary approach to Inflammatory Bowel Disease focusing on nutrition, osteoporosis, nephrology, dysplasia, and colon cancer screening using novel techniquessuch as narrow band imaging. Dr. Scherl frequently lectures on Inflammatory Bowel Disease at local, regional and nationalmeetings, conferences and seminars.

Dr. Scherl's Care Philosophy

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. 

Dr. Scherl's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Gastroenterology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Malnutrition
  • Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Nausea
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pinworm
  • Pouchitis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Education

  • Medical School
    New York Medical College

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    Beth Israel Medical Center

    Completed in 1978

  • Residency Hospital
    Beth Israel Medical Center

    Completed in 1989

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Mount Sinai Medical Center

    Completed in 1989

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures