Michael Zenilman, <span>MD</span>

Michael Zenilman, MD

Surgery (Board Certified)


Michael Zenilman, M.D., has joined NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital as chair of the Department of Surgery. He will also serve on the Weill Cornell Medicine faculty, recruited as a professor of surgery.

A specialist in gastrointestinal surgery and expert in geriatric surgery, Dr. Zenilman is a graduate of the College of Medicine at SUNY Downstate. He went on to complete a residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University in St. Louis before becoming professor of surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he was vice chairman and program director of the surgical residency program at Montefiore Medical Center. He then returned to SUNY Downstate as chairman of surgery and program director. He most recently served as vice chair and regional director of surgery at Johns Hopkins.

While at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Zenilman was tasked with developing a healthcare system in the D.C. metro area that integrated community surgeons and hospitals into the Hopkins healthcare system. That background puts him in a unique position to navigate the changes coming to NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist. Healthcare is moving towards comprehensive disease management, he said. That's something we can bring to NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital because all the pieces are here. I'm extremely impressed with the quality of faculty we have here, the dedication of the staff and – most importantly – the way in which everyone interacts, Dr. Zenilman continued. There's a wonderful culture of camaraderie that's pretty unique. 

Area of Expertise


MD, State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine

Residency: Barnes Hospital - Washington University School of Medicine

Fellowship: Barnes Hospital - Washington University School of Medicine