November 14, 2018 – Samuel Bae, MD, a gastroenterologist who specializes in GI cancers, has joined the Englewood Health Physician Network and Englewood Hospital, expanding the availability of GI medical care in the community. Dr. Bae’s clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal cancers, including colon, stomach, liver, and pancreatic cancer; esophageal disease; fatty liver disease; inflammatory bowel disease; irritable bowel syndrome; and cancer prevention. He joins the Park Medical Group and welcomes new patients to its practice locations in Bergenfield, Fort Lee, and Tenafly.
“One of the most important aspects of medical care is the communication between physician and patient. I strive to provide highly compassionate care and to engage in an open dialogue with my patients,” says Dr. Bae. “The Englewood Health Physician Network has a strong focus on the diagnosis and treatment of GI cancers and other disorders. I’m pleased to bring my 20 years of experience in gastroenterology to The Lefcourt Family Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center, where together we will advance care for patients with gastrointestinal cancers and ensure the availability of specialized care for our community.”
Dr. Bae joins Englewood Health from Regional Gastrointestinal Consultants of Yardley, PA, where he served as interim chief medical officer. Prior to that, he was a senior partner and chair of the quality assurance committee at Hunterdon Gastroenterology Associates in Flemington for more than 17 years. He is former chief of the division of gastroenterology at Hunterdon Medical Center and was a member of that hospital’s cancer care committee for almost two decades.
Dr. Bae is board certified in gastroenterology. He received his MD from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine and did his internal medicine residency at Montefiore Medical Center, followed by a gastroenterology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where he was co-chief fellow.
“We are very excited to welcome Dr. Bae to our team of renowned specialists and providers. Dr. Bae’s expertise in gastroenterology will help meet an important need in our community,” said Dr. Stephen Brunnquell, president of the Englewood Health Physician Network. “As our network continues to grow, we remain focused on ensuring that our patients have access to leading care right here, in their own backyard.”
A co-author of several scientific publications on GI cancers, including hereditary pancreatic cancer and metastatic colorectal cancer, he is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterological Association, and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. In addition to English, he speaks Korean and Spanish.