Joel T. Gabre, MD

Gastroenterology
Genetic Counseling
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Overview

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Genetic Screening

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUIMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Gender

  • Male

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Location(s)

161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

AgeWell

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Quality Health Management

  • Quality Health Management

RiverSpring

  • Special Needs

UnitedHealthcare

  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford HMO
  • Oxford Liberty
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

World Trade Center Health Plan

  • World Trade Center Health Plan

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Residency: Central Michigan University
  • Fellowship: The University of Pennsylvania

Board Certifications

  •  Internal Medicine

Research

I use novel 3D organoid cultures to study esophageal development and esophageal adenocarcinoma. I first became interested in the molecular basis of gastrointestinal malignancies as a resident physician in the lab of Yana Zavros, PhD at the University of Cincinnati where I learned advanced 3D cell culture techniques to model gastric metaplasia and gastric carcinogenesis. I also introduced and helped develop a protocol to use patient-derived 3D gastric cancer organoids for personalized medicine. Given this interest and experience in metaplasia and 3D organoid cultures, I joined the lab of Dr. Anil K. Rustgi, Director of the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC) at Columbia University.

I have focused on using 3D esophageal organoids to study mechanisms of cellular plasticity and trans-differentiation. In particular, I seek to understand conserved developmental pathways re-activated during metaplasia using human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) derived esophageal organoids. I have also continued to use patient-derived organoids from patients with esophageal adenocarcinoma for personalized medicine.

I have been recruited to join Dr. Rustgi as an Instructor of Medicine in the Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases at Columbia while I continue as a trainee in his laboratory. The unique opportunities for collaboration with investigators in related domains of esophageal epithelial biology at Columbia make it an ideal environment for my interests in metaplasia and 3D organoid cultures for personalized medicine.

Selected Publications

Mukhopadhyay S, Gabre J, Chabasse C, Bromberg JS, Antalis TM, Sarkar R. Int J Mol Sci 2020 21(5). pii: E1650. doi: 10.3390/ijms21051650. PMID: 32121269

Bertaux-Skeirik N, Wunderlich M, Teal E, Chakrabarti J, Biesiada J, Mahe M, Sundaram N, Gabre J, Hawkins J, Jian G, Engevik AC, Yang L, Wang J, Goldenring JR, Qualls JE, Medvedovic M, Helmrath MA, Diwan T, Mulloy JC, Zavros Y. CD44 variant isoform 9 emerges in response to injury and contributes to the regeneration of the gastric epithelium. J Pathol. 2017 Aug;242(4):463-475. doi: 10.1002/path.4918. PMID: 28497484

Bertaux-Skeirik N, Centeno J, Gao J, Gabre J, Zavros Y. Oncogenic transformation of human-derived gastric organoids. Methods Mol Biol. 2019; 1576:205-213. doi: 10.1007/7651_2016_4. PMID: 27539460