Neeraj Kaushik, M.D., FASGE, AGAF

Dr. Neeraj Kaushik is the founder of LI Gastroenterology Endoscopy PC a premier Gastroenterology practice in Long Island, NY.

He is also the Director of Gastroenterology at St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn NY, ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a top national program in Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Surgery.

Dr. Kaushik has been recognized for his professional achievements and dedication to the field of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy. He has been awarded Fellowship by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). He is a member of the New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (NYSGE) and American College of Gastroenterology (ACG). Dr. Kaushik has been recognized as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor 2021.

His state of the art office in Long Island, NY offers a completely new Endoscopy Unit with the latest equipment for performing office based endoscopy and colonoscopy in a safe and convenient setting.

At St. Francis Hospital he leads a dynamic endoscopy unit and has an expertise in performing advanced endoscopic procedures such as:

  • Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR)
  • Endoscopic Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR) of Large and Complex Polyps
  • Drainage of Pancreatic Pseudocysts
  • Ablation of Barrett’s Esophagus
  • Endoscopic Treatment and Palliation of Gastrointestinal Cancers
  • Esophageal and Intestinal Stent Placement
  • Closure of Fistulas
  • Endoscopic Suturing
  • Spyglass Cholangioscopy for Evaluation and Treatment of Large and Complex Bile duct Stones and Strictures
  • Debridement of Pancreatic Necrosis
  • Dilation and Endoscopic Treatment of Strictures
  • Removal of Ampullary Polyps (Ampullectomy)

Dr. Kaushik was the Director of Endoscopy and EUS at North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) in Manhasset, NY 2006-2010. He completed his Gastroenterology fellowship including training in advanced endoscopy at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, a Top GI Program. He was selected as the Chief GI Fellow at this prestigious fellowship and served in this position from 2003 to 2005. After completing his GI fellowship he served as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in the GI division at UPMC from 2005 to 2006.

Since 2006 Dr. Kaushik has developed a busy clinical practice in Long Island focusing on general and therapeutic endoscopy. He has trained several fellows in general and advanced endoscopy. He is an active member of the multidisciplinary tumor board at St. Francis Hospital.

Dr. Kaushik has authored or co-authored more than 25 articles in peer review journals. He has presented his research at local and national meetings and has been invited as a speaker at medical, surgical and oncologic grand rounds at many local hospitals and has been an invited faculty at local and regional GI conferences.

Dr. Kaushik loves to play tennis, spend time with his family and volunteer his time teaching and organizing wellness workshops for physicians, health care providers and the general public utilizing breathing and meditation techniques through the Art of Living Foundation.

Benjamin Stern, D.O.

Board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology

Dr. Benjamin Stern is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology with specialized training in Advanced Endoscopy. He completed his Internal Medicine residency, Gastroenterology and Hepatology fellowship, and an additional fellowship in Advanced Endoscopy at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

Dr. Stern has expertise in the latest techniques to diagnose and treat pre-malignant and malignant conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, classify and remove large and complex polyps, and diagnose and treat diseases of the gallbladder, biliary system, and pancreas. In addition, he has a strong interest in colon cancer prevention. While his practice encompasses all aspects of Gastroenterology, he performs a wide range of advanced endoscopic procedures including:

 Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
 Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
 Endoscopic Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
 Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR) of Large and Complex Polyps
 Drainage of Pancreatic Pseudocysts
 Debridement of Pancreatic Necrosis
 Ablation of Barrett’s Esophagus
 Endoscopic Treatment and Palliation of Gastrointestinal Cancers
 Esophageal and Intestinal Stent Placement
 Closure of Fistulas
 Endoscopic Suturing
 Spyglass Cholangioscopy for Evaluation and Treatment of Large and Complex Bile Duct Stones and Strictures
 Dilation and Endoscopic Treatment of Strictures
 Double Balloon Enteroscopy

Dr. Stern’s research interests have included colorectal cancer syndromes, esophageal dysmotility, and fatty liver disease, among others. He has numerous publications on these topics and has presented at multiple national and regional conferences. He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE).

Dr. Stern is excited to be returning home to Long Island and joining LI Gastroenterology Endoscopy PC, a premier gastroenterology practice. He will also be seeing patients and performing endoscopic procedures at St. Francis Hospital, a nationally ranked Gastroenterology program. In his spare time, Dr. Stern most enjoys spending time with family including his wife and son.

Michelle Chung PA-C

Michelle Chung is a board-certified Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management at Baruch College. She then attended CUNY School of Medicine where she majored in Physician Assistant studies and graduated in 2017. She has over 5 years of clinical experience in Internal Medicine, Hematology/Oncology, and Gastroenterology. She enjoys being a Physician Assistant as this role offers the opportunity to develop meaningful connections with patients while serving as a critical member of the healthcare team. She is committed to providing compassionate, attentive, and comprehensive care.