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Liviu Schapira, MD, Gastroenterology Fellowship Educational Fund

As a testament to the life’s work of this renaissance teacher-physician, The Liviu Schapira, MD, Gastroenterology Fellowship Educational Fund has been established to support for the educational needs of the post graduate Fellows in the Department of Gastroenterology. This fund will also include arranging for an annual Grand Rounds Lecture to be held in Dr. Schapira’s memory highlighting research that he held so dear.

Dr. Schapira was a member of the Department of Medicine at NYPQ for almost four decades.  He was appointed to the Emeritus Staff and was nominated to be an Honorary Staff Attending.  As a specialist in biliary endoscopy and Director of NYPQ Biliary Endoscopy service, Dr. Schapira was involved in developing and expanding the biliary endoscopy section.  He was a valued teacher of gastroenterology fellows.  Throughout the years, he trained numerous fellows to excel in biliary endoscopy.  He was appointed as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine. 

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Dr. Liviu Schapira (1934-2017), the renaissance teacher-physician, was a pioneer in therapeutic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). He was heavily involved in improving and developing new techniques for biliary endoscopy, such as ERCP via gastrostomy and he devised the needle knife-fistulo-sphincterotomy. He had excellent technical and intellectual skills in all aspects of biliary endoscopy. Dr. Schapira had a superb reputation among his colleagues and was a person of the highest character, respected by physician and patient alike.

As a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, he taught medical students, residents and fellows. As a specialist in biliary endoscopy and Director of NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Biliary Endoscopy service, Dr. Schapira was a valued teacher of gastroenterology fellows. Throughout the years, he trained numerous fellows to excel in biliary endoscopy. He authored and co-authored many articles published in major clinical journals.

In 2014, Dr. Schapira retired from medical practice but continued teaching gastroenterology fellows. For almost four decades, he was a member of the Department of Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. He was appointed to the Emeritus Staff and was nominated to be an Honorary Staff Attending.

We remember Liviu Schapira, MD, who will be missed by all the many whose lives he touched. May his memory be a blessing.