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Delivering Digestive Disease Care with Compassion 

Preeti Mehta, MD

Preeti Mehta, MD  -  New Hyde Park, Flushing, Forest Hills, NYBoard-Certified Gastroenterologist

BOARD CERTIFICATION: Gastroenterology & Hepatology,  American Board of Internal Medicine
LICENSURE: New York State Physician 
FELLOWSHIP TRAINING: • Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship in Endoscopic Ultrasound,  University Hospital of the State University of New York, Syracuse, NY • Clinical Fellowship in Gastroenterology & Hepatology,  University Hospital of the State University of New York, Syracuse, NY
RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP: Hepatology, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Rockefeller University, New York, NY
INTERNSHIP & RESIDENCY: Internal Medicine, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY
MD: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
MEMBER: American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American College of Gastroenterology, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, American Gastroenterology Association

“I chose gastroenterology because it is a procedure-intense specialty that requires manual dexterity and the ability to solve problems analytically.
“I am friendly, down-to-earth and have a great blend of cognitive skills and manual skills to provide the best possible care and outcomes for my patients. Because I consider my patients as my family, I make myself accessible and I make a personal commitment to each one. I hope to give them prompt, effective, compassionate care and relief from their discomfort.
“I am a mother of three and love spending time with my kids. Family time is very important to me.” 

Nilesh Mehta, MD

Nilesh Mehta, MD  -  New Hyde Park, Flushing, Forest Hills, NYBoard-Certified Gastroenterologist

BOARD CERTIFICATION: Gastroenterology & Hepatology,  American Board of Internal Medicine
LICENSURE: New York State Physician
FELLOWSHIP TRAINING: Clinical Fellowship in Gastroenterology & Hepatology, University Hospital of State University of New York, Syracuse, NY
RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP: Gastroenterology & Hepatology, State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
INTERNSHIP & RESIDENCY: Internal Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, Harlem Hospital Center, New York, NY
MBBS: Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, Indore, India
MEMBER: American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy,  American College of Gastroenterology, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America

“I counted many physicians among my family members when I was young, so I had early exposure to the life of a physician. I was often able to join them at work in the hospital and learn from them. I was extremely fascinated with gastroenterology as a medical student and as a resident in internal medicine. The work of many clinicians and researchers in gastroenterology is a constant source of inspiration to me. It combines an analysis of procedures and medical knowledge that is unique.
“Today, I most enjoy the basic scientific research and clinical trials that will advance not only our knowledge of gastroenterology but the quality and effectiveness of our patient care. I believe in delivering nothing but the best care and service for everyone. Patients need the warmth and comfort of being treated by someone they can trust.”

In his spare time, Dr. Mehta enjoys tennis, ping-pong, family time and photography.

Susan Ramdhaney, MD, AGAF

Susan Ramdhaney, MD  -  New Hyde Park, Flushing, Forest Hills, NY

Board-Certified Gastroenterologist

BOARD CERTIFICATION: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
LICENSURE: New York State Physician
FELLOWSHIP TRAINING: Gastroenterology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
RESIDENCY: Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
MD: St. George's University School of Medicine
MEMBER: American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American Gastroenterology Association, American College of Gastroenterologists

“Gastroenterology fascinates me. It’s a multi-organ specialty in one system and a great opportunity to mix clinical care and academics. I enjoy providing specialized care in an area where disease is prevalent and saving lives with colorectal cancer screening.

“I treat patients like they are my family members. I am very caring, personable, happy and love to educate patients about their conditions and treatment options. My goal is to give my patients the best possible care.”

Dr. Ramdhaney’s primary interests include colon cancer screening, EGD, hemorrhoid treatment (she is certified in the CRH O’Regan hemorrhoid banding system) and capsule endoscopy. She also has a special interest in GI health for women and minorities. 

In her spare time, Dr. Ramdhaney volunteers in underserved countries to assist with screening colonoscopy programs.

Biju Abraham, DO, FACG

Biju Abraham, DO  -  New Hyde Park, Flushing, Forest Hills, NY

Board-Certified Gastroenterologist

BOARD CERTIFICATION: Gastroenterology & Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
LICENSURE:New York State Physician
FELLOWSHIP TRAINING: Gastroenterology, Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY
RESIDENCY: Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook, NY
DO: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
MEMBER: American College of Gastroenterology, American College of Physicians

“I chose gastroenterology because it allows me to practice preventive patient care and manage acute and chronic gastrointestinal disorders. I enjoy doing procedures that help screen for potentially fatal disease.

“I follow the path of Sir William Osler, who advised physicians to 'listen to your patient, for he is telling you the diagnosis.' My priority is to carefully listen to and examine each patient in order to establish a correct diagnosis, which provides reassurance for the patient and leads to better results.”

Dr. Abraham's primary interests include colon cancer screenings, endoscopy and capsule endoscopy.

In his free time, Dr. Abraham enjoys reading, computers and technology, martial arts and spending time with family.

Alan Sandberg, MD

Alan Sandberg, MD  -  New Hyde Park, Flushing, Forest Hills, NY

Board-Certified Gastroenterologist

BOARD CERTIFICATION: Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine
LICENSURE: New York State Physician
FELLOWSHIP TRAINING: Gastroenterology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, NY
INTERNSHIP & RESIDENCY: Internal Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, NY
MD: State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY
MEMBER: American College of Gastroenterology, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American Gastroenterology Association

“I knew at an early age that medicine was the perfect blend of science and human interaction that I needed for a meaningful and challenging career.

“The technical skills I've acquired performing colonoscopy and endoscopy for over 30 years is just one of the many skills required for comprehensive patient care. The greatest satisfaction I get as a physician is taking the time to know my patients as people. Behind every patient is a person – with real fears and anxieties, families, jobs and multiple other facets of their lives. Without knowing the person, you cannot fully heal the patient. I want each of my patients to feel that I treated them as I would want my family and loved ones to be treated.

“Gastroenterology, above all other fields in medicine, presents the greatest diversity of both disease and chance for healing. The vast spectrum of illness in gastroenterology presents a never-ending challenge – and opportunity to both learn as a clinician and heal as a physician.

“Personally, I enjoy a lifelong love of the outdoors, especially scuba and underwater photography as well as reading crime novels. My family is an extremely important part of my life and a source of great pride and joy.”

Sakina Farhat, MD

Sakina Farhat, MD  -  New Hyde Park, Flushing, Forest Hills, NY

Board-Certified Gastroenterologist

LICENSURE: New York State Physician
FELLOWSHIP TRAINING: Gastroenterology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
RESIDENCY: Internal Medicine, North Shore University Hospital, Forest Hills, NY
MD: Deccan College of Medical Sciences
MEMBER: American Gastroenterological Association, American
College of Gastroenterology, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, European Association for the Study of Liver, Asian Pacific Association for the Study of Liver, American College of Physicians, Medical Society for the State of New York

“Gastroenterology is very hands-on, and dealing with a variety of medical emergencies makes it very exciting and gratifying for me. I enjoy being able to play a significant role in my patients' lives.
“I believe in considering every patient's input seriously, being compassionate, valuing their wishes in the decision-making process and working together with them at every level. I hope to promote a healthy lifestyle for my patients by focusing on health education.
“I try to be very explanatory about patients' medical condition and provide them with a clear understanding and the best available options. My patients love this and are greatly appreciative about this aspect of my care.
“With three years of ob/gyn training, I am able to better understand and diagnose women's health problems when they involve abdominal and pelvic issues.”
Dr. Farhat's primary medical interests include all endoscopic interventions, such as upper endoscopy, colonoscopy and capsule endoscopy studies. In her free time, she loves working out, practicing yoga, traveling, writing and artistic pursuits such as watercoloring, fabric painting, oil painting and sketching.

Merajur Rahman, MD

Merajur Rahman, MD  -  New Hyde Park, Flushing, Forest Hills, NY

BOARD CERTIFICATION: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
LICENSURE: New York State Physician
FELLOWSHIP TRAINING: Gastroenterology, Hofstra Northwell Health (North Shore LIJ), Manhasset, NY
INTERNSHIP & Residency: Internal Medicine, Hofstra Northwell Health (North Shore LIJ), Manhasset, NY
MD: State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY
MEMBER: American College of Physicians, New York Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

“Growing up, I experienced gastrointestinal problems first hand. Understanding the interactions between the different aspects of these diseases sparked my curiosity in the field of gastroenterology. What I enjoy most about gastroenterology is the balance between decision-making and therapeutic intervention.

“Gastrointestinal problems are often chronic and require a long-term treatment plan. My philosophy of care is to give the patient a voice in creating a treatment plan that will be most beneficial to them. By giving patients a voice, we can establish a long-term relationship with the patient while developing a personalized treatment strategy.

“I believe in creating an authentic rapport with my patients. By giving them the individual attention they deserve, I am able to gather further information to enhance my treatment options and help educate them about their illnesses. I hope to provide all my patients with excellent and comprehensive care in a compassionate, comforting environment.

“Personally, I enjoy spending time with my family, watching movies and playing football.”

Find great doctors at Digestive Disease Care. Call 516-437-9000 in Nassau County or 718-480-6000 in Queens. Or use our convenient Request an Appointment form. Our gastroenterology doctors welcome patients from New Hyde Park, Flushing, Forest Hills, Jamaica and Jackson Heights.

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