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Winthrop University Hospital

Stavros N Stavropoulos, MD

Chief of Endoscopy Director, Program in Advanced GI Endoscopy (PAGE)

Faculty Appointment:

Adjunct Professor of Clinical Medicine, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons


Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy


Area of Clinical Expertise:

Biliary Obstruction, Choledocholithiasis, Pancreatobiliary Malignancy, Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Barrett’s Esophagus

Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS), Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), Cholangiopancreatoscopy, Small Bowel Enteroscopy, Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR), Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD), Novel Endoscopic Therapies

Practice Locations:


Winthrop Gastroenterology Associates, PC

222 Station Plaza North, Suite 428

Mineola, NY 11501

(516) 663-2066

Gastroenterology – Endoscopy Center

Winthrop University Hospital

259 First St., First Floor

Mineola, NY 11501

To schedule a procedure, please call (516) 663-2066


Internal Medicine 1997

Gastroenterology, 2002


Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons

Educational Background:

Medical School: Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons
Internship: Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons
Residency: Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons
Interim Research Year: Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons
Fellowship: Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons
Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship: Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY



American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

New York Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

American College of Gastroenterology

American Gastoenterology Association

American College of Physicians

Research Interests:

Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy, Cholangiopancreatoscopy, Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection

Relevant Publications:

J. Widmer, M. Harris, T. Pitea, D. Friedel, J. Grendell, and S.N. Stavropoulos. Prospective evaluation of a protocol for direct peroral cholangioscopy using gastroscopes. An “as big as fits” approach to cholangioscope selection. Gastrointest Endosc. 2011 Apr; (Vol. 73. Issue 4. Pages AB112-113). DDW 2011 Oral Presentation

S.N. Stavropoulos, T.C. Pitea, J.L. Widmer, M.D. Harris, M.E. Khalife, J.H. Grendell. Switching it up. EUS-Guided Antegrade Clearance of Biliary Stones in “Duodenal Switch” Surgically Altered Anatomy. Gastrointest Endosc. 2011 Apr (Vol. 73, Issue 4, Page AB102). DDW 2011 Oral Presentation.

J.P. Babich, J.H. Grendell, S.N. Stavropoulos. Same Session, Single-Operator EUS-Assisted Cholangiopancreatography (EUSCP) After Failed ERCP: Expanded Experience. Gastrointest. Endosc. 2011 Apr (Vol 73, Issue 4, Page AB 263).

J.M. Buscaglia, S. Ho, A. Sethi, C.J. Dimaio, S. Nagula, S.N. Stavropoulos, T.A. Gonda, J.M. Poneros, P.D. Stevens. Fully covered self-expandable metal stents for benign esophageal disease: a multicenter retrospective case series of 31 patients. Gastrointest Endosc. 2011 Jul; 74(1):207-11.

J. Widmer, S.N.Stavropoulos, and D. Friedel. Duodenal perforation by an IVC filter.Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 2011: 9(4): A18.

S. Iqbal, S. Shah, V. Dhar, S.N. Stavropoulos, P.D. Stevens. Is there any difference in outcomes between long pigtail and short flanged pancreatic duct stents? Dig Dis Sci. 2011 Jan;56(1)260-5.

S. N. Stavropoulos, M.D. Harris, S. Hida, C. Brathwaite, C. Demetriou, J. Grendell. Endoscopic submucosal myotomy for the treatment of achalasia (with video). Gastrointest Endosc. 2010 Dec;72(6):1309-11

J.A. Flug, S.N. Stavropoulos, D.J. Garnet, R. Gidwaney, J. Widmer, D.S. Katz, J. Babich, G.A. Irwin, and M.A. Abbas. Advanced endoscopic procedures: indications, imaging findings, and implications for the radiologist. Presentation at Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, November 2010.

S.N. Stavropoulos, B. Abraham, D. Friedel, J.H. Grendell. Feasibility of quantitative dilution of pancreatic cyst fluid obtained by EUS. Submitted to Endoscopy. October 2010.

E.C. Verna, C. Hwang, P.D. Stevens, H. Rotterdam, S.N. Stavropoulos, C.D. Sy, M.A. Prince, W.K. Chung, R.I. Fine, J.A. Chabot, and H. Frucht. Pancreatic cancer screening in a prospective cohort of high-risk patients: a comprehensive strategy of imaging and genetics. Clin Cancer Res. 2010 Oct 15;16(20):5028-37

P.S. Francisco, T.A. Gonda, M. P. Glick, P.D. Stevens, S.N. Stavropoulos. Performance Characteristics of K-RAS and LOH Mutation Patterns in Predicting Mucinous Pancreatic Cyst Histology. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy April 2010 (Vol. 71, Issue 5, Page AB294)

A. Raizner, K. Matthes, A.J. Goodman, S. Ho, D.H. Robbins, S.N. Stavropoulos, F.G. Gress, W. Guthrie, Y. Lee Evaluation of Novel Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) Training Simulator (the EASIE-R Simulator) for Teaching Basic and Advanced EUS: A Prospective Assessment of EUS Skills Using Objective Performance Criteria. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy April 2010: Vol. 71, Issue 5, Page AB296.

G.Y. Im, J.H. Grendell, G.K. Turi, P.F. Malet, Z. Jlayer, S.N. Stavropoulos. Feasibility of Same Session EUS-Guided Liver Biopsy After Negative EUS in Patients Referred for Abnormal Liver Enzymes and Suspected Biliary Obstruction. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy April 2010 (Vol. 71, Issue 5, Page AB132). DDW 2010 Oral Presentation.

D. Friedel, B. Abraham, S.N. Stavropoulos, J.H. Grendell, N. Georgiou, D. Katz. Review: Pancreatic cystic neoplasms. South Med J. 2010 Jan; 103(1):51-7. Review.

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