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Joel Bauer

  • CLINICAL PROFESSOR Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
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  • American Board of Surgery


  • MD, New York University

  • Residency, Surgery
    Mount Sinai Hospital


    Dr. Bauer graduated from the University of Vermont cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa. He received his medical degree from New York University Medical School in 1967. Dr. Bauer went on to complete six years of residency at Mount Sinai in 1973. He was a Major in the United States Air Force and Chief of Surgery at Rickenbacker Air Force Base from 1974 to l975. Dr. Bauer returned to the attending staff at The Mount Sinai Hospital in 1975. Currently Dr. Bauer is Clinical Professor of Surgery. Areas of specialization are gastrointestinal (colorectal) abdominal wall and minimally invasive abdominal surgery.

    In the News

    Dr. Bauer discusses Crohn's Disease in The Daily News feature The Daily Check Up.
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    One Thousand Great Americans
    International Biographical Centre

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    American Biographical Society

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    Top Doctors: New York Metro Area
    Castle Connolly

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    America's Top Doctors
    Castle Connolly

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    Guide to America's Top Surgeons
    Castle Connolly

  • 2003 -
    Physician of the Year Award
    NY Chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America

  • 2003 -
    Robert Paradny Award for Outstanding Surgical Attending
    Teacher selected by Surgical Chief Residents

  • 2002 -
    Top 100 Doctors: Minimally Invasive
    New York Magazine

  • 1999 - 2000
    Best Doctors in New York
    New York Magazine

  • 1963 -
    Kidder Award

  • 1963 -
    Phi Beta Kappa


Taub PJ, Kaiser S, Chao L, Bauer JJ. What A Surgical Clerkship Should Teach Its Students. Current Surgery 1998; 55: 365-369.

DeBord JR, Bauer JJ, Grischkan DM, LeBlanc KA, Smoot Jr RT, Voeller GR, Weiland LH. Short-Term Study on the Safety of Antimicrobial-Agent-Impregnated EPTFE Patches for Hernia Repair . Hernia 1999; 3: 189-193.

Bauer JJ, Harris MT, Kreel I, Gelernt IM. Twelve-Year Experience with Expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene in the Repair of Abdominal Wall Defects. Mt Sinai J Medicine 1999 January; 66: 20-25.

Ellozy SH, Kaiser S, Bauer JJ. Does clinical exposure affect medical student examination performance?. Am J Surg 2000 Apr; 179(4): 282-285.

Gorfine SR, Bauer JJ, Harris MT, Kreel I. Dysplasia Complicating Chronic Ulcerative Colitis: Is Immediate Colectomy Warranted?. Dis Colon Rectum 2000 November; 43(11): 1575-1581.

Cirincione E, Gorfine SR, Bauer JJ. Is Hartmann's Procedure Safe in Crohn's Disease? Report of Three Cases. Dis Colon & Rectum 2000 April; 43(4): 544-547.

Almogy G, Bauer JJ, Venturero M, Present D. Gallstone Ileus & Crohn's Disease Without Biliary-Enteric Fistula. Mt Sinai J Medicine 2000; 67(2): 159-162.

Nilubol N, Taub PJ, Venturero M, Lichtiger S, Bauer JJ. Ulcerative Colitis & Sarcoidosis. Mt Sinai J Medicine 2001; 68(6): 400-402.

Bauer JJ, Harris MT, Gorfine SG, Kreel I. Rives-Stoppa Repair of Giant Incisional Hernias: Experience with 57 Patients. Hernia 2002 September; 6: 120-123.

Ellozy SH, Harris MT, Bauer JJ, Gorfine SG, Kreel I. Early Post-operative Small Bowel Obstruction: A Prospective Evaluation of 242 Consecutive Abdominal Operations. Dis Colon & Rectum 2002 September; 45(9): 1214-1217.

Bauer J, Fischera A , Gorfine SR, Harris MT. Long Term Results of Salvage Surgery for Septic Complications Following Restorative Proctocolectomy. Dis Colorectal Surgery 2003; 46: 1339-1344.

Bauer J, Hazzan D , Fishman E , Heller E , Chapman M . Liver Abscess in Crohn's Disease: A Report of Three Cases. Mt Sinai J Med 2004; 71(5).

Bauer J, Aisenberg J , Legnani PE, Nilubol N , Cobrin GM, Ellozy SH, Hegazi RA F, Yager J , Bodian C , Gorfine SR, Plevy SE, Sacher DB. Are PANCA, ASCA, or Cytokine Gene Polymorphisms Associated with Pouchitis? Long-term Follow-up in 102 Ulcerative Colitis Patients. Am J Gastro 2004; 99: 432.

Bauer J, Delaney CP, Weese JL, Hyman NH, Techner L , Gabriel K , Du W , Schmidt WK, Walin BA. Phase III Trial of Alvimopan, a Novel Peripherally Acting Mu Opioid Antagonist, for Postoperative Ileus After Major Abdominal Surgery. Diseases of Colon and Rectum 2005; 48: 1114-1129.

Bauer J, Cohen Z, Senagore AJ, Dayton MT, Koruda MJ, Beck DE, Wolff BG, Fleshner PR, Thirlby RC, Ludwig KA, Larach SW, Weiss EG, Holmdahl L. Prevention of Postoperative Abdominal Adhesions by a Novel, Glycerol/Sodium Hyaluronate/Carboxymethylcellulose-Based Bioresorbable Membrane: A Prospective, Randomized, Evaluator-Blinded Multicenter Study. Diseases of Colon & Rectum 2005; 48: 1130-1139.

Bauer J, Fazio V , Cohen Z , Fleshman JW, van Goor H , Wolff BG, Corman M , Beart, Jr. RW, Wexner SD, Becker JM, Monson JR T, Kauffman HS, Beck DE, Bailey HR, Ludwig KA, Stamos MJ, Darzi A , Bleday R , Dorzio R , Madoff RD, Smith LE, Gearhart S , Lilliemoe K , Gohl J . Reduction in Adhesive Small-Bowel Obstruction by Seprafilm Adhesion Barrier After Intestinal Resection. Diseases of Colon & Rectum 2006; 49(1).

Bauer J, Mittnacht AJ, Sampson I , Reich DL. Air Embolism during Sigmoidoscopy Confirmed by Transesophageal Echocardiography. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2006; 3(20): 387-389.

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Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Bauer during 2015 and/or 2016. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Scientific Advisory Board:

  • Ethicon, Inc.

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