HealthTap is excited to present Dr. David Stein, a Leading ClubMD Medical Expert. Dr. Stein is a double board certified surgeon who specializes in the diseases of the intestines and the anorectum, the laparoscopic treatment of colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Stein currently practices as chief of the Colorectal Surgery Division of Drexel University College of Medicine. In addition to his practice, he also serves as an Associate Professor and Director of Drexel’s Mini-Medical School Program, and as a consultant for Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Merck, and Health Partners. He lectures nationally and internationally, and has been featured in dozens of papers, abstracts, and peer-reviewed publications. He is also the Surgeon Champion for the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, which is responsible for reviewing general surgery cases and developing new ways to improve their outcomes. Among the numerous awards he has won, he has been named Castle Connolly’s Top Doctor for Cancer, one of Philadelphia Magazine’s Top Doctors for Colorectal Surgery three years in a row and has recently been named Physician of the Year from the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.
Dr. Stein believes in a “partnership of caring” between the surgeon and the patient. He says, “Upfront, I am a surgeon–I’m going to be performing surgery. But we partner in your care.” He is an advocate for patient education, having done lectures to the community as well as writing articles about gastro-intestinal health on the website Better Bowel. Dr. Stein often reaches out to younger patients, educating them about prevention strategies and identification factors for such diseases. We commend Dr. Stein for his dedication and outreach.