Dr. Reem Sharaiha is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. She is the director of Interventional and Therapeutic endoscopy, as well as the director of bariatric and metabolic endoscopy. She is an expert advanced endoscopist in pancreaticobiliary disease and in endoscopic (nonsurgical) treatment for weight loss and the improvement of weight-related health conditions. She is board certified in gastroenterology, internal medicine, and obesity (in both the United States and the UK) and is also an advanced fellowship-trained interventional gastroenterologist.
She received her medical degree from the University of London (St George’s Hospital). She completed her Internal Medicine residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Campus and her fellowship at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia Campus, where she received a master’s in patient-oriented research (biostatistics). She completed her Fellowship training in Gastroenterology at Columbia University Medical Center and her Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.
Her research is primarily focused on interventional endoscopy. The major focus of her research is on endoscopic treatment options for obesity, as well as ablation therapies for malignancy and treatment of pancreatic fluid collections. She is also grant-funded.
Her objectives are to develop and understand the new endoscopic techniques for reducing the obesity epidemic and understand the safety and efficacy of such techniques and their impact on comorbidities.