One of America's Top Doctors - Castle Connolly Top Doctors

Charles J. Lightdale, MD

One of America's Top Doctors - Castle Connolly Top Doctors
Gastroenterology, Cancer Care, more

Locations and Appointments

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CUIMC/Harkness Pavilion

180 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
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About Charles J. Lightdale, MD

Current research is focussed on Barrett's esophagus. Targeted biopsies using confocal endomicroscopy for more accurate diagnosis. Radiofrequency ablation of Barrett's esophagus. Endoscopic mucosal resection of pre-cancerous lesions and early cancer. Blood tests and biopsy tests for early detection of esophageal cancer. Prevention of esophageal cancer in Barrett's esophagus.

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Specialties & Expertise

  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Esophageal Disease
  • Esophagus Disorder
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Endoscopy Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Disorder
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Second Opinion
  • Swallowing Disorder


  • Fellowship: New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center
  • Residency: New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center
  • Internship: Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Leadership, Titles & Positions

  • Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

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