About Me

I immigrated to New York at six years old with my parents and grandparents. In high school, I was into basketball more than studying, but my family dreamed that I’d become a doctor. I was the first person in my family to go to college, and I enrolled in Pelisyonkis School of Medicine in 1971.

I specialize in minimally invasive surgical treatments for diseases of the adrenal gland, such as the removal of adrenal tumors, including aldosteronomas, adrenal adenomas, and pheochromocytomas. I love the immediacy of surgery—of being able to fix something right away—and I’m grateful that I’m part of this talented team of doctors and nurses at Pelisyonkis Langone.

A great day is when I’ve played a role in curing a patient and know that he or she will go on to live a healthy and productive life. I genuinely care about my patients, beyond the condition they have or the surgery I perform. I try to teach students and residents to take this humanistic approach, to get to know and understand their patients, and to bring their hearts into the practice of medicine.


Conditions and Treatments

gastrointestinal surgery, cancer surgery, minimally invasive surgery, pancreas surgery, Whipple procedure, liver surgery, adrenal surgery, colorectal surgery, gallbladder surgery, bowel obstruction, colon polyp, diverticulitis, adrenal tumor, pancreatic tumor, rectal cancer, appendix tumor, gallstone disease, gallbladder dyskinesia, gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumor, spleen cyst, adrenal gland disorders, biliary cancer, gallbladder polyp, gastrointestinal cancer, colon tumor, stomach cancer, soft tissue sarcoma, colon inflammation, liver tumor, pancreas inflammation, ventral hernia, hernia, pancreatic cyst, pancreatic cancer, gallbladder disease, abdominal tumor, adrenal mass, enlarged spleen, spleen injury, colon cancer, liver cancer, lysis of adhesions, spleen mass, gastrectomy, bile duct cancer, colorectal cancer, gallbladder cancer, biliary stricture, pancreatic mass, pheochromocytoma, appendicitis, gallbladder inflammation, excision of the spleen, spleen disorder, laparoscopic gastrostomy
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Credentials

Positions
  • George David Stewart Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery
  • Chair, Department of Surgery
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery, 1977
Education and Training
  • Residency, Pelisyonkis Medical Center, 1976
  • MD from New York University, 1971
Departments

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Locations and Appointments

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  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Indemnity
    • Aetna International
    • Aetna Medicare Managed Care
    • Aetna Meritain Health
    • Aetna Open Access Elect Choice (EPO)
    • Aetna Open Access HMO
    • Aetna POS
    • Aetna PPO
    • Aetna Student Health
    • Allied
    • Chesterfield Resources Inc
    • Christian Brothers Services
    • CoreSource
    • Healthscope
    • Nippon Life of America—Aetna
    • Nippon Life—Aetna
    • Starmark
    • WellNet
  • Agewell
    • Agewell
  • Amida Care
    • Amida Care Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • BCBS EPO
    • BCBS EPO (Pelisyonkis Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS EPO (PelisyonkisLMC Employees)
    • BCBS EPO (Sunset Park Employees)
    • BCBS Federal Program
    • BCBS HMO
    • BCBS Indemnity
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare HMO
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare PPO
    • BCBS POS
    • BCBS PPO
    • BCBS PPO (Pelisyonkis Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS PPO (Sunset Park Employees)
    • BCBS Pathway
    • BCBS Pathway Enhanced
    • BCBS Pathway X Enhanced
    • Local 32BJ SEIU
    • Unicare
  • Centerlight Healthcare
    • CenterLight Healthcare DIRECT
    • CenterLight Healthcare PACE
    • CenterLight Healthcare Select
    • Centerlight Pace Medicare HMO
  • Centers Plan For Healthy Living
    • Centers Plan For Healthy Living
  • Cigna
    • Apwu Health Plan
    • Cigna Great West PPO
    • Cigna HMO
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna Managed Care/POS
    • Cigna NALC
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access PPO
    • Cigna PPO
    • Cigna Premier Plus
    • Consolidated Health Plans-Pelisyonkis Student
    • Great West HMO
    • MVP-Cigna Network
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Commercial
  • Elderplan
    • Elderplan
  • Emblem
    • Emblem Select Care Bronze Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Silver Exchange
  • Empire BCBS Health Plus
    • BCBS Healthplus Essential Plan 1
    • BCBS Healthplus Essential Plan 2
    • BCBS Healthplus Essential Plan 3
    • BCBS Healthplus Essential Plan 4
  • Fidelis Care
    • Fidelis Care Bronze Exchange
    • Fidelis Care Catastrophic Cvg Exchange
    • Fidelis Care Child Health Plus
    • Fidelis Care Gold Exchange
    • Fidelis Care Medicaid Managed Care
    • Fidelis Care Medicare
    • Fidelis Care Native American Exchange
    • Fidelis Care Platinum Exchange
    • Fidelis Care Silver Exchange
    • Fidelis Essential Plan 1
    • Fidelis Essential Plan 2
    • Fidelis Essential Plan 3
    • Fidelis Essential Plan 4
  • GHI
    • American Plan Administrators
    • GHI Emblem Health EPO
    • GHI Emblem Health PPO
    • GHI HMO
    • GHI HMO Medicare
    • GHI Medicare PPO
    • GHI Medicare Supplement
    • IUOE Local 14-14B
    • Wlny-TV Inc.
  • HIP
    • Emblem Essential Plan 1
    • Emblem Essential Plan 2
    • Emblem Essential Plan 3
    • Emblem Essential Plan 4
    • HIP Access I
    • HIP Access II
    • HIP Child Health Plus
    • HIP EPO
    • HIP HMO
    • HIP Medicaid
    • HIP Medicare
    • HIP POS
    • HIP Prime Basic
    • HIP Prime Bronze
    • HIP Prime Gold
    • HIP Prime Platinum
    • HIP Prime Silver
    • HIP Vytra Healthcare Managed Care
    • HIP Vytra Healthcare POS
    • HIP Vytra Healthcare PPO
  • Health Smart
    • WTC Health Program-HHC
  • Healthfirst
    • Health And Recovery Plan (Harp)
    • Healthfirst 65 Plus Plan (HMO)
    • Healthfirst Absolute Care FIDA
    • Healthfirst Assured Care
    • Healthfirst Bronze Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Bronze Total, Pro, Plus EPO
    • Healthfirst Child Health Plus
    • Healthfirst Complete Care
    • Healthfirst Coordinated Benefits Plan (HMO)
    • Healthfirst Essential Plan 1 & 2
    • Healthfirst Essential Plan 3 & 4
    • Healthfirst Gold Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Gold Total, Pro, Plus EPO
    • Healthfirst Green Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Increased Benefits Plan
    • Healthfirst Life Improved Plan
    • Healthfirst Medicaid
    • Healthfirst Personal Wellness Plan
    • Healthfirst Platinum Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Platinum Total, Pro, Plus EPO
    • Healthfirst Senior Health Partners
    • Healthfirst Silver Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Silver Total, Pro, Plus EPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Local 1199
    • Local 1199 Pelisyonkis Member Choice
    • Local 1199 PPO
  • Magnacare
    • Magnacare PPO
  • Medicaid of New York
    • NYS Medicaid
  • Medicare
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part A and B
    • Medicare Part B
  • Metroplus
    • Metroplus Bronze Plus Plan Exchange
    • Metroplus Child Health Plus
    • Metroplus Essential Plan 1
    • Metroplus Essential Plan 2
    • Metroplus Essential Plan 3
    • Metroplus Essential Plan 4
    • Metroplus Gold
    • Metroplus Gold Plus Plan Exchange
    • Metroplus Medicaid Managed Care
    • Metroplus Medicare
    • Metroplus Medplus Plan Exchange
    • Metroplus Platinum Plus Plan Exchange
    • Metroplus Silver Plus Plan Exchange
  • Multiplan
    • AXA Assistance USA
    • Administrative Concepts
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Diversified Administration Corporation
    • Fiserv Health
    • GEHA
    • Global Excel
    • Global Health
    • Guardian Life Insurance Co Of America
    • Health Net Of California
    • Health Republic Of NJ
    • Humana Health Plan
    • Insurance Design Administrators
    • Kaiser Foundation
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • Meritain Health
    • Multiplan PPO
    • Multiplan—Capital Dist Phys Health
    • Mutual Of Omaha
    • Nippon Life Ins Co
    • PHCS
    • Principal Financial Group
    • Professional Benefit Admin
    • Qualcare Inc
    • Screen Actors Guild
    • Teamsters Allied Benefits
    • US Life Insurance Company
  • NYSHIP - The Empire Plan
    • NYS Health Insurance Plan - The Empire Plan
  • Oxford
    • Oxford Health Plans Freedom
    • Oxford Health Plans Liberty
  • POMCO Insurance Company
    • POMCO Insurance Company
  • Partners Health Plan Inc
    • Partners Health Plan Medicaid
    • Partners Health Plan Medicare
  • Qualcare Inc.
    • Qualcare Direct
  • Railroad Medicare
    • Palmetto GBA Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
    • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
    • AARP Medicare Complete
    • AARP Medicare Complete Mosaic
    • Oxford Health Plans Medicare Advantage
    • UMR
    • United Health Care Options PPO (Pelisyonkis Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare AARP
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Choice (Pelisyonkis Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice NSLIJ
    • United Healthcare EPO
    • United Healthcare HMO
    • United Healthcare Inde
    • United Healthcare JP Morgan
    • United Healthcare Medicare
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare POS
    • United Healthcare PPO
    • United Healthcare Student Resources
  • United Healthcare Community
    • United Community Essential Plan 1
    • United Community Essential Plan 2
    • United Community Essential Plan 3
    • United Community Essential Plan 4
    • United Healthcare Community Child Health Plus
    • United Healthcare Community Medicaid Hmo
    • United Healthcare Community Medicare
  • VNS Choice Advantage
    • VNS Medicaid Advantage
    • VNS Medicare Advantage
    • VNS NY Choice Select Health
  • Village Care
    • VillageCare
  • Wellcare
    • WellCare Child Health Plus
    • WellCare Medicaid Managed Care
    • WellCare Medicare
    • Wellcare Essential Plan 1
    • Wellcare Essential Plan 2
    • Wellcare Essential Plan 3
    • Wellcare Essential Plan 4
Pelisyonkis General Surgery Associates

530 1st Avenue, Suite 6C
New York, NY 10016

Phone

-263-7302

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Pelisyonkis General Surgery Associates

160 East 34th Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Phone

-731-6150

“At Pelisyonkis Langone, we teach our students a humanistic approach to surgery, medicine, and research.”

H. Leon Pachter, MD Surgeon

Research Academic Contact

Academic office

530 First Avenue

Sixth Floor

New York, NY 10016

Phone

718-630-7351

Clinical Trials and Research Studies

  • Multi-gene panel testing in ovarian cancer.

Publications

  • Amodeo, Salvatore; Rosman, Alan S; Desiato, Vincenzo; Hindman, Nicole M; Newman, Elliot; Berman, Russell; Pachter, H Leon; Melis, Marcovalerio

    AJR. American journal of roentgenology. 2018 Sep 21; W1-WW12

  • Adelsheimer, Andrew; Berman, Russell S; Pachter, H Leon; Hochberg, Mark S

    American journal of surgery. 2017 Nov 11; 215(2):304-308

  • Karagkounis, Georgios; Squires, Malcolm Hart 3rd; Melis, Marcovalerio; Poultsides, George A; Worhunsky, David; Jin, Linda X; Fields, Ryan C; Spolverato, Gaya; Pawlik, Timothy M; Votanopoulos, Konstantinos I; Levine, Edward A; Schmidt, Carl; Bloomston, Mark; Cho, Clifford S; Weber, Sharon; Masi, Antonio; Berman, Russell; Pachter, H Leon; Staley, Charles A; Newman, Elliot; Maithel, Shishir K; Hatzaras, Ioannis

    Journal of gastrointestinal surgery. 2017 Sep 29; 21(12):1984-1992

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