Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

10/16/08: Cancer Screening and Surveillance: Deconstructing the New Guidelines

Cancer Screening and Surveillance: Deconstructing the New Guidelines

Einstein-Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, October 16, 2008

8:00 AM
First Floor Lecture Hall, Forchheimer/Einstein

12:15 PM
Cherkasky Auditorium/Montefiore Medical Center 


David Greenwald, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship Program
Associate Director, Division of Gastroenterology

Dr. Greenwald received his BA degree from Wesleyan University, and his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He did a residency in internal medicine, followed by a gastroenterology fellowship, at Columbia-Presbyterian. 

Dr Greenwald is a past president of the New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and currently serves as that organization’s Education Director.  He is the Governor of the Southern New York region for the American College of Gastroenterology, and was recently named the Vice Chair of the Board of Governors. He has been active in many ASGE Committees, including Technology Assessment, Training, Infection Control, Public Relations and Membership, and has had a similarly active role in ACG Committees, including Patient Care, Membership and Nominations.  He served for many years as the Chairman of the Subcommittee on GI Endoscopy for the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM).

Dr. Greenwald was recognized by the ASGE with a Master Endoscopist Award in 2006. His interests in endoscopy include new technology, reprocessing and infection control in endoscopy, training, sedation, patient preparation, GERD, colon cancer and capsule endoscopy.


After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe current data concerning the efficacy of the various available modalities in screening for colorectal cancer
  2. Discuss the underlying pathophysiology in the adenoma to carcinoma sequence in the development of colorectal cancer 
  3. Understand the indications for and limitations of fecal occult blood testing, barium enema, stool DNA testing, colonoscopy and CT colonography in the screening and surveillance of patients for colorectal cancer


Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


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