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Qualifications and Experience
After graduating Binghamton University with honors, Dr. Blank received his medical degree at SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY. Following medical school, he completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital, located on Manhattan's Upper East Side. He was named Chief Medical Resident after completing his internal medicine residency and continued on at Lenox Hill Hospital as a gastroenterology fellow. After seven years of post-graduate training at Lenox Hill, Dr. Blank went on to Mount Sinai Hospital for an additional year of training, completing a fellowship in Advanced Hepatology.
In July 2004, Dr. Blank joined the faculty practice at St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospital, where he currently is an attending gastroenterolgist. In addition to seeing private patients in the office setting, he also spends time teaching medical residents and GI fellows at the Roosevelt GI clinic, as well as proctoring GI fellows in endoscopy. His duties as medical attending include several months as service attending in internal medicine and gastroenterology at both St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals.
Dr. Blank is on faculty at Columbia University College of Physician and Surgeons as assistant clinical professor of medicine. He lectures at the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at the City College of New York.
His practice involves general gastroenterology, with particular interest in Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and liver abnormalities.
Verified Patient Reviews
I did not have to wait long, which is key. Dr. Blank is always pleasant and very straightforward. I like that as I don't feel "talked down to." I'm very happy with the service I received and will be returning when i need to.
Doctor Blank was knowledgeable, responsive, and very pleasant. Very happy to have him take the time and hear his diagnosis, as well as offer treatment ideas.
Dr. Blank was thorough, helpful and kind. I am so happy I selected him as my gastroenterologist.
Very professional and knowledgeable. A great doctor.
Dr. Blank is very professional. He listened to all of my concerns and put them at ease. I was seen right away. Dr Blank took the time to explain what was going on and also the steps I had to take to get better. His assistant was also extremely kind. I would definitely recommend Dr. Blank.
I received excellent service from everyone I interacted with at the practice from the front desk to the nurse/med tech to Dr. Blank. Great first appointment.
You was friendly and informative
Very professional, yet friendly. Dr Blank is very helpful and caring.
He was clear, personable and caring. I would definitely recommend him.
Very fast appointment, they always are but I can tell he's attentive and concerned about my GI issue.
Dr Blank is very personable, easy to talk to and great at explaining what could be going on with your body.
Helped calm me down and didn't overreact to my symptoms. Was thorough and helped explain what might be going on.
Dr. Blank was very knowledgable and had great bedside manner.
Dr. Blank was helpful and spent his time explaining possible procedures. We scheduled and completed required procedures within a week of first meeting. Thanks for all the help Dr. Blank! Marc
Dr. Blank was great! Good listener. The nurse was also very friendly. Hope my new prescription works!
Sharp and helpful
Dr. Blank is very easy to talk to and answered all of my questions. I have no regrets about choosing him as my GI doctor.
He's great! Very knowledgeable, and nice.
Office was very helpful. Dr. Blank is very helpful and listened to everything I had to say. Wait time minimal - couldn't ask for anything more!
Dr. Blank was very professional and also approachable. He listened to all my concerns, and patiently explained to me what might be the problem and the next course of action.
Great doctor he really helped me after years of suffering thank you!!!
He was kind, and didn't beat around the Bush when it comes to his treatment plan. He took the time to answer all of my questions, and he didn't make me feel rushed through. His medical assistant was great too!
I have been seeing him for a year now including endosocopy and colonoscopy. I felt he got lazy in research in a lack of an attempt to solve my concerns at one point but overall, he is very persistent in finding something that helps. Seems to care. Professional and kind every visit.
Extremely informative and thoroughly listened to my issues. Polite and concerned for his patients.
I highly recommend Dr. Blank and Roosevelt Hospital Doctors' Offices.
I like that Dr. Blank took a more holistic approach when meeting me and addressing my visit there. He asked about diet/lifestyle and didn't recommend any quick fix-it meds to treat symptoms only.
Dr. Blank was great. He clearly listens to his patients and shows genuine concern. You do not feel rushed here. Great experience.
Was fine. Except the difficulty with my prescriptions. "It takes up to 24 hours for your prescriptions to show up at the pharmacy." ?!?!? What?
Dr. Blank was precise and to the point. He was very nice and I was in and out of his office in no time.
This was my first time using Zocdoc and I chose Dr. Blank based on his great reviews. He was great! He listened intently to my 15 year history of sporadic issues and asked a number of questions. Incredibly patient and talked through probably causes with me, and answered all of my questions. He spent a good deal of time with me and wasn't rushed.
Great caring doctor that seems like he really wants to help me get to the bottom of my stomach issues. No wait time and nice staff. Highly recommend!
Dr. Blank is a great listener and he has a great bedside manner. I feel comfortable discussing issues with Dr. Blank and he presents various options for treatment etc. I would highly recommend him as a physician.
Very knowledgeable and pleasant man.
He is very personable and very interested in getting to the root of the problem
Dr. Blank spent a good amount of time addressing my health concerns. I felt comfortable talking to him about was bothering me and he suggested treatment options that would work best.
Dr. Blank is exactly what one wants: he listened to what I had to say, gave careful attention to my symptoms and came up with a plan to address them. His nurse and receptionist were extremely friendly and helpful. This is a very well run office with a great staff.
He was very thorough in his analysis and seemed pretty knowledgeable in his field. He is also very friendly and easy-going.
I would recommend Dr. Blank. He was very thorough in explaining what tests needed to be done. Once my test results came back in he took the time to go over the details with me.
I've never had such a positive experience at a doctor's office before. Everyone, from the receptionists to the nurse to Dr. Blank, was incredibly kind and made me feel at ease. Plus, I was in and out in 30 minutes, which must be some kind of world record. I would feel confident in recommending this practice to anyone.
Dr. Blank was attentive as always and he asks the right questions. However, I have been trying to get a refill of my prescription for 3 weeks and it has not been processed yet. If you need prior authorization for a prescription, keep in mind it will take a long time to get processed here. I am very unhappy with the prescription process as I have been without something I need to take on a daily basis and has caused me discomfort.
He was very kind and attentive. He addressed all of my questions and concerns thoroughly and made me feel comfortable.
Helped me with a gastro issue that I have had for years. Only took 2 visits.
Dr. Blank expressed genuine care and interest in my health and was ready to answer any and all of the questions I wanted to ask him.
Very professional environment and Dr. Blank was very knowledgeable. I wanted to have an endoscopy, which was scheduled for after first appointment and with Dr. Blank's overseeing the procedure it was a very simple experience.
I never rate anything but wanted to write a review. I arrived late and (even though their policy states you can not be seen if late) since they had an opening they saw me. The nurse that took care of me was a pleasure to speak with and very welcoming! Dr. Blank was great he advised me on what may be the issue unlike other doctors he didn't find unnecessary reasons to hit my insurance with a bill. He was welcoming and listened to my concerns attentively.
Very personable and communicative. Fully dicussed his approach and rationale, and did so in a manner that was easy to understand, and help make the conversation comfortable. Seems very knowledgeable and thorough. Lengthy wait time before seeing doctor.
Very professional, friendly staff. Great experience.
Very thorough and helpful
Very personable, respectable and thorough in his examination.
Dr Blank is always professional and patient. I would definitely recommend him.
This was my first ZocDoc pick and it was a huge success. Dr. Blank was such a refreshing change from my more recent experiences with the medical profession. The office was calm, the staff efficient but not harried and Dr. Blank was very easy to interact with. He was friendly, he listened and answered my questions. He was confident but not arrogant and I will certainly stay in his care when I need this specialty of medicine.
I explained symptoms and issues that I'd been experiencing. Dr Blank was patient, listened and then proposed a course of action to really understand what's going on. So, while I didn't walk out with a prescription for something, knowing that Dr Blank didn't dismiss my symptoms but wants to really understand what is going on before deciding what to do next makes me feel that I am with the right doctor.
Ripped me off, ran a bunch of tests that costs a ton of money just so he could up my bill without letting me know beforehand that he was going to run that many tests at that costs. Stay away unless you want to get ripped off, will never go back to this doctor again, very unprofessional.
My visit with Dr. Blank was very good. While he was an hour late to the appointment, he explained that there was an emergency procedure that he had to perform beforehand that he could not have anticipated and apologized for the delay. He was very professional and courteous during my examination.
Dr. Blank explored several avenues to alleviate my issue. Although his methods didn't bring the cure (it was another matter entirely), he was great. He wasn't pushy with medications or procedures, and really listened to all of my issues!
Great service in the office staff, and Dr. Blank was so nice and spent a great deal of time with me. Also, they do blood tests (when needed/prescribed) in-house, which I think is awesome!
Fantastic doctor, best specialist I've ever seen.
Excellent as always.
Rude, condescending, and dismissive. Instead of explaining things, he suggested "I just trust" him. Will not return.
Dr. Blank asked many questions and seemed really engaged in what I had to tell him about my health history and recent symptoms. I felt very comfortable and will definitely be back!
Very professional, organized, and pleasant.
He is very genuine and receptive your needs. He also does not rush your appointment like most doctors in the city.
Excellent MD. Dr. Blank really listens in a compassionate and present way. There are very few doctor's offices as great and well-run as Roosevelt Hospital Doctors offices. I always leave feeling I got the best care.
Quick and easy! Walked in, filled out the couple of forms that were required and was attended by Doctor Blank within 10 min of completing forms. Great bed side manner, nice guy, recommended!
Dr Blank is amazing and a great guy! He is very knowledgable and takes time to hear you out and gives very thorough explanations. I have gone to him a couple times and nothing but the best! Very patient as well and the office is great! He is my permanent Gastro Doc!
I would never go back here again! The reception staff was impolite and unhelpful The dr didn't say much and didn't give me much insight
The office was clean, organized and nice. Dr. Blank was super friendly, upbeat and willing to listen and solve my symptoms. I plan to book another two week appointment with him.
I thought he was an excellent doctor. Thorough, caring and definitely felt he had my best interests at heart. Left his office both diagnosed and reassured. Would recommend him to anyone without a moment's hesitation.
I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Blank. I was a little frustrated when I arrived because I had filled out the paperwork online ahead of the meeting, but the receptionist informed me that ZocDoc was down for them, so I had to redo it. After that though, the appointment was great. Dr. Blank listened to all of my concerns and questions, diagnosed me quickly, and asked for a follow-up appointment for the following week to make sure the medicine he prescribed works. I would definitely recommend him.
he gave me a prescrption for what he thought would remedy my problem and it worked out very well.
Great Doctor and very helpful and kind. The wait in between services with the nurse was a bit long.
Dr. Blank was professional and seemed genuinely interested and engaged during my appointment. My only complaint is the office itself (a bit dated/dingy) and the fact that I had to wait 15 minutes after my scheduled appointment time without any communication from the receptionists as to why there was a wait (and the fact there was a wait to begin with), despite the fact that I showed up 15 minutes early as advised. All in all - 30 minutes I could have saved.
He is kind, patient and willing to work with you to figure out whatever GI mystery you have. I am so glad I found him.
He was GREAT! I went in to him in a panic because I've had stomach pain for a few months now. He totally calmed me down and was able to diagnose it right away. I very highly recommend him.
I was there to set up a routine colon screening and he was very thorough, knowledgeable and professional. Office staff were nice and I was seen right away! I highly recommend Dr. Blank.
Dr. Blank was very kind and took his time in hearing what I had to say and my symptoms. I would highly recommend him to anyone that is looking for a GI doc!
Dr. Blank is the best. He's direct without being cold or dismissive. And I sat for maybe 5 minutes in the waiting room.
Calm, patient, explains it all, isn't intimidating, isn't fast-speaking as other New York docs. Excited to have him as my regular GI.
On time, well-versed, and smart. Highly recommend Dr. Blank.
Great experience. He was very personable and patient. Took the time to explain everything and provided a recommendation for another doctor I could see. Overall would highly recommend him.
I had a great experience with Dr. Blank. He actually saw me 5 minutes BEFORE my scheduled appointment time. I thought he was efficient but thorough. I didn't feel rushed. I felt I had adequate time to get all my questions answered.
Great office! I've been to a few of the dr's and there all very nice and always get you in and out! Dr. Blank is very nice and will talk through everything with you.
I'm surprised by some of the negative reviews. No, Dr. Blank is probably not gonna bring you some warm cocoa and read you Goodnight Moon. But, he also wasn't stone-cold RoboCop either. Nice dude, easy-going, concerned and inquisitive. He checked me out, ordered some meds & even scheduled a pre-emptive endoscopy for the future just in case I needed it. thumbs up.
Dr. Blank was quick, efficient, and reliable during the visit. I had a great experience.
Dr Blank is a awesome doctor! He is really understanding and easy to talk too! He cares about his patients and is very clear and informative! Great personality for the job! If your ever experiencing any type of stomach problems go to him!
Not sure why he received so many 5 star reviews. Makes me question the ZocDoc star ratings. Total time with him was less than 10 minutes. Has a hard time with eye contact . Felt as though I was being "processed" into a procedure. I had to ask him to explain exactly what the procedure was and why I should have it.
Had a great first appointment. Dr. Blank was very straight-forwarded and asked all of the right questions.
The doctor was very attentive during the consult, and the staff at the front desk were very helpful in answering all the questions I had for them.
Thoughtful and a good listener, who was very knowledgeable.
He saw that my problem was beyond his expertise, and got me in to see a specialist immediately. Very easy to relate to, especially for 'embarrassing' problems.
Patient doctor who is very sympathetic.
He is a great doctor.. very comfortable to talk about my problem.. and what I like the most that he didnt order any unnecessary lab tests..
I've been seeing Dr. Blank since 2010. My medical situation is very complicated and he has been patient and helpful always.
He is very professional. He doesn't order unnecessary tests. He is conservative about ordering medicine also. Thank goodness for a proficient and very honest doctor! I highly recommend him. Nahir Barreras
Nice office, nice guy.
I like doctor's offices who respect the value of time. I arrived at my appointment time and they took me right away ...
Very personable and listens well. I am a RN and deal with many docs. I thought he was exceptional!
He was thorough and asked a lot of questions in the initial appointment. Follow up appointment is in a month.
A bit blunt and straightforward, but nice and helpful.
He has an excellent bedside manner and was genuinely interested in making sure all of my questions were answered.
Dr. Blank was attentive and knowledgeable. He was able to schedule a colonoscopy at a convenient date and time.
He was extremely knowledgeable and kind throughout my visit. He provided me with many options and has followed up to ensure I was feeling better.