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Zachary Gleit, M.D. Surgeon
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Zachary L. Gleit, MD

Surgery, General (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Languages: Spanish
Office Phone: (212) 305-0319


Zachary L. Gleit, MD, has served as Assistant Professor of Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center since 2001 and Director of Surgery at the Allen Hospital since 2008. After completing his undergraduate education at Harvard College, he received his medical degree at Harvard Medical School/ Harvard/MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, followed by surgical training at NewYork-Prsebyterian/Columbia. He traveled to Ethiopia in 1998 as part of a humanitarian mission with Doctors Without Borders. Dr. Gleit’s surgical practice in the Hernia Center and in the Division of General Surgery includes hernia repair, gall bladder surgery, colorectal surgery, appendectomy, and splenectomy.

Area of Expertise

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Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, NYP Employee Plan, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]

Affinity [Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]

Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]

Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]

Emblem/GHI [Medicare Managed Care, PPO]

Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Access (Exchange), EPO, Gatekeeper (Exchange), HMO, Medicare Managed Care, Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]

Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Leaf (Exchange), Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Local 1199 [Local 1199]

MagnaCare [MagnaCare]

Medicare [Traditional Medicare (NY)]

Multiplan [Multiplan]

MVP Health Care [MVP Health Care-Hudson Health Plan]

Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]


UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, The Empire Plan (NYSHIP)]

VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare Managed Care, SelectHealth]

WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]


Harvard Medical School

Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital


  1. Fuchimoto Y, Gleit ZL, Huang CA, Kitamura H, Schwarze ML, Menard MT, Mawulawde K, Madsen JC, Sachs DH, "Skin-specific alloantigens in miniature swine," Transplantation 72, July 15, 2001, pp. 122-6.
  2. Douhan J 3rd, Brown JA, Gleit ZL, David CS, Glimcher LH, "Regulation of the E beta gene in vivo: lessons from E beta d transgenic mice," International Immunology 8, February, 1996, pp. 255-65.
    Gleit ZL, Goldfarb W, “Characters and Fixed Points in Provability Logic,” Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 31, Winter, 1990, pp. 26–36.
  3. Lima B, Gleit ZL, Cameron AM, Germana S, Murphy MC, Consorti R, Chang Q, Down JD, LeGuern C, Sachs DH, Huang CA, “Engraftment of quiescent progenitors and conversion to full chimerism after nonmyelosuppressive conditioning and hematopoietic cell transplantation in miniature swine,” Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation 9, September, 2003, pp. 571-582.
  4. Gleit ZL, Fuchimoto Y, Yamada K, Melendy E, Scheier-Dolberg R, Monajati L, Coburn RC, Neville DM, Sachs DH, Huang CA, "Variable Relationship Between Chimerism and Tolerance After Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Without Myelosuppressive Conditioning," Transplantation 74, December 15, 2002, pp. 1535-1544.
  5. Gleit ZL, Cameron AM, Fuchimoto Y, Melendy E, Monajati L, Coburn RC, Sachs DH, Huang CA, "Persistent Chimerism Despite Antidonor MHC In Vitro Responses in Miniature Swine Following Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation," Transplantation 74, November 15, 2002, pp. 1260-1266.
  6. Huang CA, Fuchimoto Y, Gleit ZL, Ericsson T, Griesemer A, Scheier-Dolberg R, Melendy E, Kitamura H, Fishman JA, Ferry JA, Harris NL, Patience C, Sachs DH, "Posttransplantation lymphoproliferative disease in miniature swine after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation: similarity to human PTLD and association with a porcine gammaherpes virus," Blood 97, March 1, 2001, pp. 1467-73.

Allen Hospital

5141 Broadway
Suite 3-170
New York, NY 10034

Phone: (212) 305-0319

Fax: (212) 932-4328

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Herbert Irving Pavilion

161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

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Assistant Professor of Surgery at CUMC

  • National Research Service Award, National Institutes of Health, 1999-2001
  • Daland Fellowship, American Philosophical Society, 1999-2001
  • Johnson and Johnson Health Science and Technology Research Fund, Johnson and Johnson, Inc., 1990-1992
  • Rotary Foundation Scholarship, For Study of Philosophy at University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa, 1989
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1987

Transit Advisory Notice

Starting Jan. 5, 2019, 1 trains will bypass the 168th Street subway station at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center until early 2020.