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Ashish Atreja

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Medicine, Gastroenterology
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Specialty

Certifications

  • Gastroenterology

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

  • MBBS, All India Institute of Medical Sciences

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    Cleveland Clinic Hospital

  • Fellowship, Medical Informatics
    Cleveland Clinic Hospital

  • Fellowship, Gastroenterology
    Cleveland Clinic Hospital

Biography

    Ashish Atreja, MD, MPH completed his internal medicine and gastroenterology training at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH and joined Mount Sinai Medical Center in July 2013. He has formal training and experience in public health and informatics. Dr. Atreja's clinical interests are inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, recurrent clostridium difficile infection, diarrhea, upper endoscopy, colonoscopy and fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT), also referred to as stool transplant. Dr. Atreja believes in providing culturally-sensitive, patient-centered care through education, counseling and empowerment. He is currently accepting patients from New York Metropolitan area as well as out-of state referrals for second-opinion. 

Awards

  • 2013 -
    Performed the first fecal microbiota transplantation in Mount Sinai Medical Center
    Received NIH K23 award for improving quality of life and quality of care among patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

  • 2011 -
    Nominated as Editor for Online Education at American Gastroenterology Association (AGA)

  • 2009 -
    Fellow representative to American Gastroenterology Association (AGA) Editorial Board for Online Education.

  • 2008 -
    Invited Presentation at Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) 18th Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, Fl.

  • 2008 -
    Awarded fellowship (FACP ) to American College of Physicians.

  • 2006 -
    Awarded Distinquished poster award at AMIA Spring Meet, Phoenix, AZ

  • 2006 -
    Invited Presentation at Center for Disease Control (CDC) on using electronic health records for infection control and biosurveillance, Atlanta, GA.

  • 2005 -
    Nominated for the top ten papers (distinguished papers) at AMIA Annual Meet, Washinton, DC.

  • 2005 -
    Awarded the best merit paper at ACP-OHIO Annual Meet, Cleveland, OH.

  • 2000 -
    Recipient of National Delta Omega Awards for excellence in Public Health, Chicago, IL.

  • 1993 -
    National award for standig among the top 25 students in India selected for physics Olympiad

  • 1993 -
    First in the State and 7th in the nation in medical entrance examination

  • 1991 -
    National Talent Search Scholarship, Govt. of India

Publications

Atreja 1, Licata AC. . A 51- year-old woman with debilitating cramps 12 years after bariatric surgery.. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine 2003; 70(5): 417-426.

Atreja A, Mehta N, Jain A, Harris M. Computer Alerts for Potassium Testing: Resisting the Temptation of Blanket Approach. . J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2004 June 7;.

Mansour P, Atreja A, ZEIN NN. Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis: Recent data on incidence and treatment.. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine 2004; 71(7): 569-76.

Jain A, Atreja A, Harris M. Responding to the rofecoxib withdrawal crisis: A new model for notifying patients at risk and their health care providers.. Ann Intern Med 2005; 142(3): 182-186.

Atreja A, Bellam N, Levy S. Strategies to Enhance Patient Adherence: Making It Simple. . Medscape General Medicine 2005; 7(1).

Atreja A, Mehta N, Miller D, Moore S, Nichols K, Miller H, Harris C. One Size Does Not Fit All: Using Qualitative Methods to Inform the Development of an Internet Portal for Multiple Sclerosis Patients.. AMIA Annu Sump Proc. 2005; 16.

Atreja A, Gordon S, Pollock D, Olmsted R, Brennan P, A. Opportunities and challenges in utilizing electronic health records for infection surveillance, prevention, and control.. American Journal of Infection Control 2008 April;: S37-46.

Atreja A, Achkar J, Jain A, Harris C, Lashner B. Using Technologiy to promote gastrointestinal outcomes research: A case for electronic health records.. Am J Gastroenterology 2008; 103(9): 2171-8.

Atreja A, Mehta N, Jain A, Harris C, Ishwaran H, Avital M, Fishleder A. Satisfaction with web-based training in an integrated healthcare delivery network: do age, education, computer skills and attitudes matter?. BMC Med Educ. 2008 Oct. 15; 8(1): 48.

Buck M, Atreja A, Bunker C, Jain A, Suh T, Palmer R, Dorr D, Harris C. Potentially inappropriate medication prescribing in outpatient practices: prevalence and patient characteristics based on electronic health records.. AM J Geriatr Pharmacother 2009 April; 7(2): 84-92.

Atreja A, Fu A, Sanaka M, Vargo J. Non-invasive Testing for Helicobacter pylori in Patients Hospitalized with Peptic Ulcer Hemorrhage: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis.. Dig Dis Sci. 2009 July 7;.

Atreja A, Rizk M, Gurland B. A primer on endoscopic electronic medical records. Clin Colon Rectal Surg.. 2010 February; 23(1): 5-9.

Miller D, Moore S, Fox R, Atreja A. Web-based self-management for patients with multiple sclerosis: a practical randomized trial.. JE Health 2011 Jan.-Feb.; 17(1): 5-13.

Atreja A, Bahuva R, Sands B. Biologics in fistulizing Crohn's disease: so near, yet so far.. American Journal Gastroenterology 2011 November; 106(11): 2045-6.

Atreja A, Aggarwal A, Licata A, Lashner B. Low Body Mass Index Can Identify Majority of Osteoporotic Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients Missed by Current Guidelines.. Scientific World Journal 2012;2012;.

Atreja A, Rizk M. Capturing patient reported outcomes and quality of life in routine clinical practice: ready for prime time?. Minerva Gastroenterology Dietol 2012 March; 58(1): 19-24.

Madhwal S, Atreja A, Albeldawdi M, Lopez R, Post A, Costa M. Is liver transplantation a risk factor for cardiovascular disease? meta analysis of observational studies.. Liver Transplant 2012 July, 20;.

Katz L, Gisbert J, Manoogian B, Lin K, Steenholdt C, Mantzaris G, Atreja A. Doubling the infiximab dose versus halving the infusion intervals in Crohn's disease patients with loss of response.. Inflammatory Bowel Disease 2012 January 31;.

Deshpande A, Pasupuleti V, Patel P, Pant C, Pagadala M, Hall G, Hu B, Jain A, Rolston D, Sferra T, Atreja A. Repeat stool testing for Clostridium difficile using enzyme immunoassay in patients with inflammatory bowel disease increase diagnostic yield.. Curr Med Res Opin 2012 August 1;.

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Atreja during 2013 and/or 2014. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Consulting:

  • AbbVie Inc.

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website at http://icahn.mssm.edu/about-us/services-and-resources/faculty-resources/handbooks-and-policies/faculty-handbook. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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