Dr. Robert Burakoff, Assistant Professor (Interim) of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, has been selected to serve as the Editor-in-Chief of Scientific American Medicine (SAM). Dr. Burakoff has previously served as the section editor for Scientific American Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy. A renowned expert on inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), Dr. Burakoff is the newly appointed Vice Chairman of Ambulatory Services for the WDOM and he also serves as Site Chief for the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital.
Throughout his 35-year career Dr. Burakoff has been recognized as a leader in the treatment and research of the digestive system and liver and will bring a wealth of knowledge to his role as Editor-in-Chief of SAM. SAM is a premier online educational publication that is directed towards the ABIM and CME. Offering content and training tools for all levels of lifelong learning, SAM is one of the most widely used resources worldwide and is continuously-updated on the teaching principles and practices of internal medicine.
Dr. Burakoff was recently recruited to Weill Cornell Medicine from Harvard Medical School where he was a Professor of Medicine. He served at Brigham and Women’s Hospital as Clinical Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and as Director of the Center for Digestive Health. He has served on the National Scientific Advisory Cabinet of the CCFA as Chair of the Editorial Board since 1985 and as Co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. He has published more than 250 peer-reviewed papers, reviews, chapters and abstracts. In 2011, Dr. Burakoff was named Humanitarian of the Year by the NE Chapter of CCFA.