Irving Waxman, MD

Interventional Endoscopy, Gastroenterology | More

Sara and Harold Lincoln Thompson Professor of Medicine and Surgery

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Irving Waxman, MD, is a leading authority on endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). His work focuses on state-of-the-art endoscopic procedures for esophageal, gastric, pancreatic, lung and rectal tumors.

Dr. Waxman is also director of the Center for Endoscopic Research and Therapeutics (CERT). This center focuses on new imaging modalities for the detection of early gastrointestinal cancer; minimally invasive endoscopic resection of superficial gastrointestinal malignancies; and combined endo-surgical minimally invasive interventions.

Current areas of clinical research include the therapeutic applications of endoscopic ultrasound. He is also conducting ongoing research on endoscopic minimally invasive therapy for esophageal and colonic cancers and in per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM), a minimally invasive endoscopic treatment for achalasia.

Medical Education

  • Universidad de Nacional Autonoma


  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital; National Institutes of Health; University of Amsterdam Faculty of Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1991

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology

Languages Spoken

  • Hebrew
  • Spanish
  • English