Dr. Saleh Named Clinical Professor of Medicine
| Jean W. Saleh, MD
This February, Jean W. Saleh, MD,
a prominent gastroenterologist and Director of the Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Center
at St. Luke’s Hospital, was promoted to Clinical Professor of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Dr. Saleh has been an attending physician in the Division of Gastroenterology at St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals (SLR) since 1973 and an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Columbia’s medical school since 1989. A highly skilled clinician and educator, he has played a key role in training medical students at SLR, which is an academic affiliate of the College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Dr. Saleh has lectured nationally and internationally on gastrointestinal (GI) disorders and the practice of GI laparoscopy. He authored an innovative book on laparoscopy in 1988. Dr. Saleh has also provided clinical insights to GI fellows and attending physicians during grand rounds and conferences as well as in the endoscopy unit and outpatient clinics. He received the “Distinguished Educator Award” by the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in 2006.
“We are happy that Dr. Saleh’s contributions to the field of gastroenterology have been recognized by the university,” says Dr. Donald Kotler, Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology.
In addition to directing the IBS Center, Dr. Saleh sees patients at University Medical Practice Associates (UMPA), the outpatient clinical practice of SLR’s Department of Medicine.