James David Lax, MD

Gastroenterology (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Internal Medicine (Board Certified)
Office Phone: (212) 988-5740


Dr. Lax received his Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College.  He pursued his medical studies at New York University School of Medicine.  He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital.  Subsequently, he completed his fellowship training in gastroenterology at St. Luke’s as well.

He is currently a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Gastrointestinal Association, and the American College of Gastroenterology.

Area of Expertise

Please contact the doctor's office to verify that your insurance is accepted.

Aetna [HMO, Medicare, PPO]

Aetna [Weill Cornell Employee Plan]


Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, Mediblue (Senior), Pathway (Exchange), PPO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Pathway Enhanced]



Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Advantage]

Oxford Health Plans [Metro/Core/Charter (HMO)]


Rockefeller University - CoreSource

UnitedHealthcare [Compass (Exchange), EPO, HMO, Medicare, POS, PPO]


1981 New York University School of Medicine

Internship: 1982 St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center

Residency: 1984 St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center

Fellowship: 1986 St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center


160 East 72nd Street
New York, NY 10021

Phone: (212) 988-5740

Fax: (212) 988-0462

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Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell Univ