After graduating Binghamton University with honors, Dr. Blank received his medical degree at SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY. Following medical school, he completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital, located on Manhattan's Upper East Side. He was named Chief Medical Resident after completing his internal medicine residency and continued on at Lenox Hill Hospital as a gastroenterology fellow. After seven years of post-graduate training at Lenox Hill, Dr. Blank went on to Mount Sinai Hospital for an additional year of training, completing a fellowship in Advanced Hepatology.
In July 2004, Dr. Blank joined the faculty practice at St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospital, where he currently is an attending gastroenterolgist. In addition to seeing private patients in the office setting, he also spends time teaching medical residents and GI fellows at the Roosevelt GI clinic, as well as proctoring GI fellows in endoscopy. His duties as medical attending include several months as service attending in internal medicine and gastroenterology at both St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals.
Dr. Blank is on faculty at Columbia University College of Physician and Surgeons as assistant clinical professor of medicine. He lectures at the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at the City College of New York.
His practice involves general gastroenterology, with particular interest in Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and liver abnormalities.
Education & Training
Medical School - State University of New York, Upstate Medical University
Lenox Hill Hospital, Residency in Internal Medicine
Lenox Hill Hospital, Fellowship in Gastroenterology
The Mount Sinai Hospital, Fellowship in Advanced Hepatology