Gastroenterologist to know: Dr. Robert Burakoff of Brigham and Women's Hospital

Robert Burakoff, MD, is a gastroenterologist and clinical chief of the division of gastroenterology at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He is also the director of the Center for Digestive Health at the hospital. Dr. Burakoff previously served as chief of the gastroenterology division at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., and chief of the division of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, N.Y.

During his tenure at Washington Hospital Center, Dr. Burakoff organized the first Digestive Disease Center in Washington D.C., which included a center for Crohn's disease and colitis, a GI motility center, a unit for liver disease and a center for pancreatico-biliary disease. His clinical interests include Barrett's esophagus, Crohn's disease, GERD, gastrointestinal disease, general gastroenterology, infectious colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, motility disorders and bacterial overgrowth, motility study, pH monitoring and breath testing. Dr. Burakoff is co-editor-in-chief of the journal Inflammatory Bowel Diseases and a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology and Seminars in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Dr. Burakoff earned his medical degree from Albany (N.Y.) Medical College and completed his residency at the New York-Weill/Cornell Medical Center in New York City. He completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

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