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Priyanka Chugh, MD

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Priyanka Chugh, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and practices Gastroenterology & Hepatology. She provides expert and compassionate care in general gastroenterology and hepatology. Her clinical focuses include complex liver diseases, inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer screening, peptic ulcer disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Placing an emphasis on patient experience, she prioritizes making each and every patient feel comfortable and knowledgeable from the moment they call to make an appointment.

Dr. Chugh takes a patient-centered approach to medicine, following a shared decision-making model for patient care. With her background in primary care, she treats patients comprehensively and values robust and cooperative relationships that improve health outcomes overall.

 

Areas of Expertise

  • Psychosocial Medicine
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Women’s Health
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Health Policy and Economics
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy with Biopsy
  • Polypectomy
  • APC
  • Dilatations
  • Hemostasis
  • Stents
  • Colonoscopy with Biopsy
  • PEG/PEJ Tube Placement
  • Capsule Enteroscopy
  • Esophageal and Pyloric
  • Botox Injections
  • Variceal Banding

 

Professional Highlights

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY
  • Physician/Chief Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellow, Westchester Medical Center, a member of WMCHealth, NY
  • Physician, Internal Medicine/Primary Care, Bellevue Hospital and Gouverneur Diagnostic and Treatment Center, New York University, NY

 

Medical Accreditation

  • ABIM Board Certified in Gastroenterology
  • ABIM Board Certified in Internal Medicine
  • Certified in Basic Life Support by the American Heart Association | American Stroke Association
  • Certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support by the American Heart Association | American Stroke Association

 

Honors

  • Gross Anatomy & Embryology Medical Scholar Award, 2013
  • Bridging the Gaps Scholarship Award, 2013
  • J Drexel Merit-Based Scholarship Award, 2005 – 2008
  • Phi Sigma Pi: Gamma XI Chapter Service Award, 2007

 

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the House staff Safety & Quality Council
  • Member of the American College of Gastroenterology
  • Member of the American Gastroenterological Association
  • Member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  • Member of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, Greater New York Chapter


Publications, Abstracts, Posters, and Oral Presentations

  • Gastrointestinal Pathology Seminar. Westchester Medical Center, New York Medical College. Division of Gastroenterology Grand Rounds. December 2016
  • Hepatology Morbidity & Mortality. Westchester Medical Center, New York Medical College. Division of Gastroenterology Grand Rounds. December 2016
  • To Have And To (not)Hold: Pathophysiology and Management of Fecal Incontinence. Westchester Medical Center, New York Medical College. Division of Gastroenterology Grand Rounds. March 2016
  • Chugh, P., Collazo, T., Dworkin, B., Jodorkovsky, D. Ineffective Esophageal Motility Is Associated with Impaired Bolus Clearance but Does Not Correlate with Severity of Dysphagia. Digestive Diseases and Sciences. 64 (3). December 2018
  • Han, S., Obuch, J., Keswani, R., & Hall, M., Violette …. Chugh, P., Shah, A., Cooley, D., Wani, SFactors Leading to Trainee Entrustment in EGD and Colonoscopy: A Prospective Multicenter Study Evaluating Endoscopy Competence in the Era of the Next Accreditation System (NAS). American Journal of Gastroenterology. 113. September 2018. ** Recipient of the Presidential Poster Award: 521**
  • Haq, K.F., Solanki, S., Chugh, P., Farkas, Z.C., Khan, M.A., Farooqui, M.T., Burney, A.H., Frager, S., Mehta, D., Chakinala, R.C., Chawla, L., Wolf, D.C. Toxin And Drug-Induced Hepatitis: A Nationwide Analysis Of Temporal Trends, Cost Of Care And Outcomes. Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology (Am J Gastroenterol). 2017, Jun; Pub Status: Accepted; Oral Presentation. **Recipient of the American College of Gastroenterology Fellows-in-Training Award 2017**
  • Chawla, L., Katchi, T., Chugh, P., Wolf, D. Esophageal Obstruction After Endoscopic Variceal Ligation with Partial Response of Symptoms to Calcium Channel Blocker Therapy. The American Journal of Gastroenterology112(S1):912 · October 2017
  • Biederman B, Chugh P, et al. Is it Time to Transplant Hepatitis C Positive Kidneys in Hepatitis C Negative Patients in the Era of Direct-Acting Antiviral Agents in New York State?. Abstract accepted and poster presented at American College of Gastroenterology Annual
    Meeting, Las Vegas, NV. October 2016.
  • Chugh P, Berg D, et al. A Rare and Fatal Manifestation of Hepatitis C Cryoglobulinemia. Abstract accepted and poster presented at American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV. October 2016
  • Alli O, Chugh P, et al. Liver cirrhosis as a result of secondary iron overload from pyruvate kinase deficiency. Abstract accepted and poster presented at American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV. October 2016.
  • Mehta D, Chugh P, et al. Health Care Utilization and Burden of Acute Pancreatitis Over the Last Decade: A Nationwide Analysis. 2016; Volume 150, Issue 4, Supplement 1, Page S706
  • Augustine M, Strauss H, Levine D, Chugh P, et al., Predictors of adherence to telephone counseling for smoking cessation among Veterans presenting to VA mental health clinics. Society of Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, Annual Meeting, February 2015, Philadelphia, PA


Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Studies (Magna Cum Laude) from Drexel University, Pennoni Honors College, Philadelphia PA (08/2005-08/2008)
  • 7-year accelerated BS/MD Doctor of Medicine from Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia PA where she graduated top 10% of the class (08/2008-05/2012)
  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship from Westchester Medical Center, New York Medical College, Valhalla NY (07/2015-06/2018)
  • Internal Medicine Resident – Primary Care Track at New York University School of Medicine, New York NY (07/2012-06/2015)