Dr. Ellen Scherl, MD

Dr. Ellen Scherl, MD

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Gastroenterology  ·  
Female  ·  
65 y/o
(40)

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Dr. Ellen Scherl, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 29 years. She specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.Read her story

Jill Roberts Center for InflammatoryBowel Disease

1315 York Ave # Mezzanine

New York, NY 10021
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • HealthFirst

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Scherl performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Ulcerative Colitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Diarrhea
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Scherl's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Scherl's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Scherl "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."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Scherl "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. "

2  Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

79  Conditions Treated

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3  Procedures

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.

Education

  • New York Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Beth Israel Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Beth Israel Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Scherl has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Scherl is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Scherl's Reviews

3.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Scherl to family and friends
40 total reviews (21 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (40)

  • 5
    (23)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (15)

Dr. Scherl's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (21)

I wouldn’t recommend her. On my first visit I had to wait 30 minutes because she went to lunch. After seeing her I was somewhat optimistic since she promised to diagnose a bowel problem. I had a colonoscopy and waited for 2 hours because I was told she’d come out and give preliminary results. That...more
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I’ve been a patient of Dr Scherl for over16 years. She has been caring, compassionate n responsive to my needs n emergencies. I’m not being dramatic to say she has saved my life on several occasions n has made living with severe Crohn’s disease as easy as possible. She is highly regarded in the...more
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Dr. Scherl is clearly smart and capable. Based on one office visit, and a number of interactions, I, unfortunately, determined that her time is in such demand and her office is so chaotic that I do not believe it is possible to have good care. I was scheduled for a procedure but the office failed...more
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Dr. Scherl is an expert in the field of gastroenterology and I have full confidence in her judgment. She is not only knowledgeable, but a kind and compassionate physician who exhibits genuine concern for my health and well-being. She responds to my correspondence in a timely manner and has, on...more
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Terrible experience. She has the attention span of a gnat. Continually gave me bad information. When the going got tough, she basically gave up. I went to another doctor at Mt. Sinai who got me stabilized. I would not recommend her to anyone.
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