Dr. Weiselberg joined Digestive Disease Medicine in 1984.

Graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Weiselberg pursued his Medical Degree from New York University School of Medicine in 1979 before becoming a Resident at Lenox Hill Hospital from 1979-1982. He then went on and completed his fellowship in 1984 at New York Medical College. For two years, he was a Clinical Instructor of Medicine at the New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY.

Dr. Weiselberg is licensed to practice in the State of New York and is board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American College of Gastroenterology, and American College of Physicians.

He is married with four children. His running accomplishments include nine marathons and twenty-eight Boilermakers.

Dr. Norman Neslin joined Digestive Disease Medicine in July 1987. He received his Bachelor’s Degree with distinction in Mechanical Engineering- Biomedical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg, VA in 1978. He later obtained his Medical Degree in 1982 from Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY. Dr. Neslin completed his residency in Internal Medicine in 1985 at SUNY Upstate Medical Center before becoming an Assistant Instructor in medicine at Brown University Medical School. During this time, he completed a Clinical Research fellowship in Gastroenterology at Rhode Island Hospital.

Dr. Neslin holds his license in the State of New York and is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the American College of Physicians, American Society for Endoscopy, AMA, American Gastroenterological Association, and the American College of Gastroenterology, Medical Society of New York. He is an active member of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation and the Medical Advisor for the Central New York Celiac Society.

Dr. Neslin has been an active Staff member of Faxton- St. Lukes Healthcare, St. Elizabeth Medical Center since 1987. Most recently, Dr. Neslin was Medical Director of Mohawk Valley Endoscopy Center.

Dr. Robert Pavelock joined Digestive Disease Medicine in 1991. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in 1980 from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He went on to the Nicholas Copernicus Academy of Medicine in Cracow, Poland, through the SUNY Stony Brook Medical Exchange program, where he earned his Medical Degree in 1984. He completed a clerkship at the V.A. Medical Center in Northport, NY, in 1985, an Internship in Internal Medicine, as well as a Residency in Internal Medicine at SUNY Stony Brook University Hospital. In 1991, he was Chief Fellow in Gastroenterology/Hepatology at SUNY Stonybrook University Hospital and the V.A. Medical Center in Northport, NY. He is currently licensed to practice in the State of New York and is board-certified in Gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Pavelock is an Associate of the American College Of Physicians, a Member of the American Medical Association, and a Member of the American Gastroenterological Association.


PUBLICATIONS:
Multiple Gastrointestinal Tract Diverticula.

Dr. Sklar joined Digestive Disease Medicine in 1993 with a patient focus on gastroenterology.

He received his Bachelors degree in Psychobiology from Hamilton College in 1984 before pursuing his Medical Degree at New York University School of Medicine, graduating in 1988. Dr. Sklar completed his residency in Internal Medicine and his Fellowship, at New York University.

Dr. Sklar holds his license to practice in the State of New York and is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the American Medical Association, American Gastroenterology Association, Medical Society of New York, and the American College of Gastroenterology. He has completed numerous research activities and co- published several articles over a period of 9 years.

He is an active staff member at Faxton-St, Luke’s Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Medical Center. 


Publications:

Gardner, E.P., Sklar, B.F.: Discrimination of the Direction of Motion on the Human Hand: A psychophysical study of stimulation parameters. Journal Neurophysiology, 1994, June; 71(6l:) 241-29

Weinshel, E.H.; Sklar, B.F., Raicht , R.F., Ma, T.Y. and Hollander, D.: Intestinal Permeability Is Not Increased in HIV Positive Patients. Gastroenterology, April 1994 , Vol. 106, No. 4, Pt. 2, A792 Abstract.

Goodman, s., Rubier, s., Br yk, H., Sklar, B.F. and Glasser,L.: Arm Exercise Testing with Myocardial Scintigraphy in Asymptomatic Patients with Peripheral vascular Disease. Chest , 1989, Apr; 95(4l): 740-6

Gardner, E., Sklar, B.F. : Factors Influencing Discrimination of Motion on Human Hand. soc. Neurosci Abst. , 1986 Vol. 12, Pt 2. 798

Gescheider , G., Sklar, B.F.: Vibrotactile Forward Masking: Psychophysical Evidence for a Triplex Theory of cutaneous Mechanoreception. J. Accust, Soc. Amer. , 87(2), Aug. 1985.


Research Activities:

Clinical Research – Intestinal Permeability Gastroenterology Department – New York V.A. Medical center, New York, New York (1992-1993)

Clinicopathologic Research – Malabsorption comparison of the clinical history with the histologic appearance of small bowel mucosa of adults with malabsorption. Department of Surgical Pathology, NYU-Tisch Hospital (1989-1991)

New York University Honors Program:
Clinical Research – Arm exercise Stress Testing Department of cardiology, Veterans Hospital of Manhattan (1986-1988)

Clinical Research – Mechanoreception
Dept. of Physiology and Biophysics, New York University (Results presented at society of Neuroscience convention, Washington, D.C.) (1985-1986)

New York university Honors Program:
Basic Research· Extracellular recording in somatosensory cortex in monkeys
Department of Physiology and Biophysics, New York University (1984-1985)

Clinical Research – Mechanoreception
Institute for Sensory Research – Syracuse, NY Department of Psychology, Hamilton College, Clinton , NY (1982-1984)


PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Gastroenterology Association
  • American College of Gastroenterolgy

Dr. Richard Cherpak joined Digestive Disease Medicine in 1993 with a patient focus of Consultation, Endoscopy and Nutritional Support.
Dr. Cherpak received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from Cornell University in 1984 and a Doctor of Medicine Degree from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn in 1988. He completed his Internal medicine residency at the State University of New York Health Science Center at Stony Brook and a fellowship at Long Island College Hospital in 1993.
He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine- Gastroenterology. Dr. Cherpak is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterology Association, American College of Physicians, and American Medical Association.
He is licensed to practice in the State of New York with Hospital privileges at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare, St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

Dr. Allen is Board Certified for Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine who believes in the practitioner research model of care. He believes in incorporating the model where science and practice work together ensures the best outcomes for his patients. His clinical interests are Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative) and Colon Cancer.

Dr. Allen is certified in Gastric Balloon (ORBERA non-surgical weight loss system), Small bowel capsule endoscopy, Esophageal manometry/24 hr Ph probe, and CHR O’Regan System painless hemorrhoidal banding. In addition, Dr. Allen is the Director of Endoscopy and Director of the Esophageal Manometry Laboratory at St Luke’s Hospital. He is also the Medical Director of the Mohawk Valley Endoscopy Center. He is licensed to practice in the State of North Carolina, Georgia, and New York. He has hospital privileges at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare, St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

He is a member of the American Gastroenterology Association, The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American Medical Association, American College of Gastroenterology, National Medical Association and Crohn’s Foundation.

A past member of the Winston-Salem City Advisory Board for the Boy Scouts as well as an Executive Board Member of the YMCA of the USA and a member of its National Medical Advisory Committee.

Dr. Allen is a four year NCAA All American in Swimming, Olympic Trial Qualifier, and Captain of the Johns Hopkins University Varsity Swimming Team, North Carolina AAU Swimmer, State Champion, and Record Holder. In 2020, Dr. Allen was inducted into The Johns Hopkins Swimming Hall of Fame.

When Dr. Allen is not working in the field, he enjoys playing golf and swimming with his family.


Research Activities:

NIH Research Grant
Dr. Martin Luther King/Charles R. Drew Medical Center
“Phagocytosis of Autologous Lymphocytes and Cervical Preneoplastic and Neoplastic Cells”
Published, 1988, Natural Immunity and Cell Growth Regulation.

“Natural Killer Cell Activity and Tumor Development of Age-Related Variation to 3-methycholanthrene”
Published, 1988, Journal of Natural Killer Cell and Host Defense.

Current area of study, Natural killer Cell Activity as Early Serum Marker in Colon Cancer, Mamdooh Ghonoum, Ph.D., Primary Investigator. (1989)

Laboratory Assistant, Johns Hopkins University
Department of Environment Chemistry
“Purification, Preparation and Amino Acid Analysis of Pheomelanin.” (1982-1983)

In 2019 Mohawk Valley Endoscopy Center welcomed Dr. Mark Pinkhasov as part of their team. Dr. Pinkhasov attended St John’s University College of Pharmacy from 2000-2006 receiving his Doctor of Pharmacy Degree. Dr. Pinkhasov returned to school in 2007 attending Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine where he earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree in 2011. He was an Internal Medicine resident in the SUNY Downstate Medical Residency program and completed a Fellowship in Hepatology at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School as well as a Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Hackensack University Medical Center.

Dr. Pinkhasov is board certified by The American Board of Internal Medicine in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He holds a license in both the State of New York and the State of New Jersey.
He is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Pinkhasov practiced in Hackensack, New Jersey prior to moving to New Hartford, NY, where he now lives with his wife and three children.