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Ugo Iroku, MD, MHS

Ugo Iroku, MD, MHS


Board Certification

Seeing patients at
311 E 79th Street New York, NY 10075
1 Pierrepont Plaza, 300 Cadman Plaza West, 18th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Performing endoscopies at
The Endoscopy Center of New York

Languages spoken

Medical School
Harvard Medical School

New York Presbyterian Hospital - Cornell University

New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia University

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Ugo Iroku, MD, MHS

Why did you choose to specialize in gastroenterology?

Gastroenterology is a unique field in medicine with two major aspects. The first involves being willing to care for people through very challenging intestinal symptoms and diseases. This requires demonstrating compassion, thoughtfulness, thoroughness and advocacy towards making sure all issues are adequately understood and then addressed. I enjoy this immensely and the long-term collaborative relationships with my patients that this allows. The second aspect of gastroenterology involves the use, when appropriate, of cutting-edge technology and procedures like upper endoscopies and colonoscopies to diagnose internal illnesses and in some cases, to treat them on the spot. This requires procedural expertise which I greatly enjoy as well.

What are your areas of special interest and expertise within gastroenterology?

I have training in a broad spectrum of gastrointestinal disorders including colon cancer prevention and screening, acid reflux and ulcers, hemorrhoids, gas and bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea and constipation, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), irritable bowel syndrome, diverticular disease, gastrointestinal bleeding, gallbladder diseases, and liver diseases. Additionally, I am very interested in public health issues in gastroenterology including empowering my patients and the general population to make informed health choices.

Do you have any special honors, recognition, or achievements in your medical career that you would like to share?

  • Aesculapian Club Inductee, Harvard Medical School.
  • Harvard-Tuskegee HIV and Bioethics Fellow, Harvard AIDS Institute
  • Founding Board Member of the Association of Black Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists

What do you and your family enjoy doing during your spare time?

Swimming, traveling, reading and following the exploits of Chelsea Football Club.

Dr. Iroku adovocates for preventive colorectal cancer screening

Office Location

Upper East Side

311 E 79th Street
Suite 2A
New York, NY, 10075

Phone: (212) 996-6633
Fax: (212) 996-6677
Text: (646) 419-4947

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Brooklyn Heights

1 Pierrepont Plaza, 300 Cadman Plaza West
18th Floor
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Phone: (718) 280-0020
Fax: (718) 280-0025
Text: (646) 419-4947

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Ugo Iroku, MD, MHS‘s Reviews

The front desk staff was super friendly and I was seen right away. The doctor listened and took notes and got me into a follow up procedure right away
Very professional and efficient and knowledgeable will recommend him to anyone.
Great doctor very thorough. Highly recommend.

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