September 6, 2019 — Gastroenterology and hepatology specialist Youran Gao, MD, has joined the Englewood Health Physician Network and Englewood Hospital. His clinical interests include general gastroenterology, prevention and detection of gastrointestinal cancers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and liver disease. He joins Englewood Health Physician Network-The Park Medical Group and welcomes new patients to his practice in Tenafly and Fort Lee.
“My approach is to treat the person, not the disease,” says Dr. Gao. “I believe this allows for improved communication and enhances my ability to help patients cope with and manage their illnesses. My philosophy is to treat each patient the way I would want a provider to treat me or my family—by providing the most compassionate and effective care possible.”
Adds Dr. Gao, “I’m thrilled to join the Englewood Health Physician Network, where I will bring my training and experience in gastroenterology, endoscopy, and clinical research to benefit patients with GI and hepatobiliary diseases. These patients often need to see multiple specialists, and being able to communicate and better coordinate medical care through a shared electronic medical record is a big plus.”
“We are very excited to welcome Dr. Gao to our team of renowned specialists and providers. His expertise in gastroenterology and hepatology 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.”
Dr. Gao is board certified in internal medicine and board eligible in gastroenterology. After receiving his MD from Drexel University College of Medicine, he completed his internal medicine residency at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, where he also did a gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship and was chief fellow. For the past several years, he has volunteered as an emergency medicine provider for North Shore Baptist Church in Bayside, New York, where he led the implementation of an automatic external defibrillator (AED) program.
Dr. Gao is a member of the New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and has authored several papers published in peer-reviewed journals. In addition to English, he is fluent in Mandarin; he is conversational in Cantonese and Spanish.