Gastroenterology Providers

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Richard I. Findling, MD

Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

Dr. Richard Findling is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He attended medical school at Sackler, SUNY-Tel Aviv in Israel, and then completed his Internship, Residency, and Chief Residency in Internal Medicine at Bronx Municipal Hospital Center, which is affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Findling also completed a Fellowship and served as Chief Fellow in Gastroenterology at St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University.

Previously, Dr. Findling held the position of Assistant Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine Hospital, as well as a Director of Endoscopy in a private practice. Currently, Dr. Findling is an Assistant Professor of medicine at Columbia university Medical Center.

Dr. Findling provides expertise in Gastroenterological and Liver Disorders, having previously educated Interns, Residents, and Fellows, the principals of these conditions. Dr. Findling is an active member of the American College of Gastroenterology, and is fluent in Hebrew.

David Kauvar, MD

David Kauvar, MD


Dr. David Kauvar, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.

Dr. Kauvar obtained his Medical Degree from the University of Colorado and completed his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California-San Diego. His Fellowships in Gastroenterology were completed at the University of Colorado, Denver and Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. Dr. Kauvar holds memberships in the American Society of Gastroenterology, and American of Gastrointestinal Motility.

*Dr. Kauvar is a member of NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Westchester

Shireen A. Pais, MD, FACG, AGAF, FASGE


Dr. Shireen Pais graduated from St John’s Medical College in Bangalore, India. She completed her internal medicine training at St Luke-Roosevelt Hospital/Columbia University in New York City. She completed her Fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at University of Southern California and continued to complete an advanced Fellowship in Endoscopic Ultrasound at Indiana University, Indianapolis. Dr. Pais also served as junior faculty during her year at Indiana at the University Hospital and the Roudebush VA. On completion of her training, she served as Assistant Professor and then Associate Professor/Director of Endoscopic Ultrasound at New York Medical College, Westchester Medical Center from 2006 till 2017. She also serves on numerous local and national committees of NYSGE, ACG and ASGE.

Dr. Pais’s clinical interests are in Barrett’s esophagus, pre-cancerous and cancerous lesions of the gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach, small intestine, ampulla, colon, pancreas and bile ducts), pancreatic and biliary diseases. She specializes in advanced diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures, including endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), fine needle aspiration (FNA), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), luminal stent placement (esophagus, gastroduodenal, colonic), endoscopic mucosal resection(EMR), radiofrequency ablation (RFA), enteroscopy and complex polypectomy. Her research focuses on endoscopic sedation, Barrett’s esophagus, esophageal cancer, pancreatic cysts and pancreatic cancers, with a particular interest in early detection, diagnosis and treatment of these lesions. Dr. Pais is also focused on post-surgical complications and bariatric endoscopy. She is currently performing endoscopic suturing, a low-risk alternative to other revision bariatric surgeries that requires no incisions and is done endoscopically.

Frank Turchioe

Frank J. Turchioe, MD


Frank J. Turchioe, MD is a Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. After receiving his Diploma of Physicians and Surgeons in Mexico, Dr. Turchioe then completed a Medical Program at New York Medical College which later advanced his education, completing his Residency and Gastroenterology Fellowship at St. Vincent’s Hospital in NY.

In addition to serving as Clinical Director of the Gastroenterology Department at NYP Medical Group/Hudson Valley, Dr. Turchioe previously educated others as a Clinical Professor at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, and held Directorship of a GI Clinic in Yonkers. He has a special interest in Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Hepatitis, medical weight loss and gastrointestinal motility disorders

Dr. Turchioe provides extensive knowledge and experience in caring for his patient’s gastroenterological needs. Whether it’s caring for patients in a private practice, clinic, or large medical group, Dr. Turchioe provides each patient and their family with the dedicated focus they need. He is also fluent in Spanish, and has a working knowledge in Italian.