Dr. Robert Burakoff, MD

Dr. Robert Burakoff, MD

Gastroenterology  ·  
Male  ·  
73 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Robert Burakoff, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in New York, NY. He specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.Read his story

Weill Cornell Gastroenterology and Hepatology

156 William St Fl 12

New York, NY 10038
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthPlus
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • VNS Choice

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Top Care Areas

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
very high
more than 97% of peers
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Burakoff's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Burakoff "Dr. Burakoff received his medical degree from Albany Medical College of Union University. He completed his residency at New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center, his research fellowship in medicine at Harvard Medical School and his clinical and research fellowship in gastroenterology at Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA. Before joining the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Burakoff served as the Division Chief of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY and Professor of Medicine at SUNY Stony Brook, NY, and then Director of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy and Director of the GI Center of Excellence at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. A long standing leader and innovator in the field of inflammatory bowel disease, Dr. Burakoff was the founding Editor and Co-Editor in Chief of "Inflammatory Bowel Diseases," the first national and international peer-reviewed journal dedicated to original basic and clinical research in IBD. He has served in this capacity for the past 22 years. He has served on the National Scientific Advisory Cabinet of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America since 1985. He has received several awards from the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America for his commitment to patient care, education, and research. His clinical and translational research interests have spanned the fields of inflammatory bowel disease and GI motility disorders. He has published more than 150 original research papers, chapters, and reviews related to these research endeavors. Among his many research activities, he is currently conducting novel and unique translational research using blood-based genetic biomarkers to determine severity of disease in IBD and response to therapies. Furthermore, his interest in GI motility has led to a focus on the role of esophageal reflux and motility disorders in lung transplant patients and chronic lung disease. He is passionate about teaching and mentoring and has served as GI Fellowship Program Director at Winthrop-University Hospital in NY, Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., and at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He has organized and directed multiple GI courses in IBD and general GI as well as CD-ROM GI board review courses. For his dedication to education and mentoring he was nominated for the A. Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award at Harvard Medical School in 2017. In addition, he has had significant interest in public policy and healthcare reform receiving his M.P.H. from Columbia University in Healthcare Policy and Management and has served as Chair of the AGA Advocacy and Public Policy Committee and represented the AGA to the President of the United States during the George W. Bush administration for the Patient Bill of Rights."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Burakoff "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

2  Board Certifications

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

9  Conditions Treated

11  Procedures

  • Diet Counseling
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Esophageal Manometry
  • Esophageal pH Monitoring
  • Esophagogastroscopy
  • Gastrointestinal Procedure
  • Genetic Counseling Services
  • Immunotherapy
  • Medication Management
  • Nutrition Response Testing
  • Nutritional Counseling

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.


  • Albany Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated
  • New York Hospital Cornell Med C
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • New York Hospital Cornell Med C
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Beth Israel Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Burakoff has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Robert Burakoff, MD
After two years and eight different medications for Ulcerative Colitis, I went to Dr. Burakoff and he prescribed Humira, and I have been in remission for three years
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