Lawrence J. Brandt, MD is Chief Emeritus of Gastroenterology at Montefiore Medical Center and Professor of Medicine and Surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is well recognized in the field of gastroenterology and has given more than 500 lectures nationally and internationally, and authored or edited more than 350 scientific publications and six books, including Sleisenger and Fordtran’s Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease, 9th Edition, the definitive text in gastroenterology. Dr. Brandt’s research interests include ischemic and vascular disorders of the gastrointestinal system, inflammatory bowel diseases, colitis, geriatric gastroenterology, AIDS, and endoscopic technique.
Dr. Brandt is a Master of the American College of Gastroenterology and served on the organization’s Board of Trustees and as President. He also served as a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine subspecialty section in Gastroenterology. He is an honorary member of the Argentine and Dominican Republic’s Societies of Gastroenterology.
Dr. Brandt has been a first prize recipient in the British Medical Association’s Medical Book Competition. Among his other awards and honors, are the Distinguished Educator Award of the American Gastroenterological Association, the Distinguished Educator Award of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the Clinical Achievement Award of the American College of Gastroenterology and the William Dock M.D. Master Teacher Award of the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Brandt has been listed every year in Best Doctors in America since 1994 and he has been in Who’s Who in America since 1998.