Meet Dr. Alpern

“My mission is to provide high quality care and comfort to my patients. I emphasize prevention to ensure a healthy life for all.”

- Zvi Alpern, M.D.

Dr. Zvi Alpern is an accomplished physician and teacher with more than 25 years in medicine. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and American Board of Gastroenterology.

After receiving his medical degree from Hebrew University's Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem, Dr. Alpern performed his medical residency at Boston University Affiliated Hospitals in Massachusetts. He later served as Chief Medical Resident at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts. He then went on to win fellowships in gastroenterology at Boston Veterans' Medical Center and the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Dr. Alpern is Attending Physician and Consultant in Gastroenterology at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown, New York. He is also Attending Physician and Consultant in Gastroenterology at Stony Brook University Hospital in Stony Brook, New York, as well as Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Stony Brook University School of Medicine.

Dr. Alpern is a Fellow of the American Gastroenterology Association and member of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.


Dr. Alpern is the author of numerous articles and abstracts on gastroenterology and hepatology:


“Smokers as a High-Risk Group: Data from a Screening Population”
Anderson J.C., Latreille M., Messina C., Alpern Z., Grimson R., Martin C., Hubbard P., Shaw R.D.
Clinical Gastroenterology, 2009

“Body Mass Index: A Marker for Significant Colorectal Neoplasia in a Screening Population”
Anderson J.C., Messina C.R., Dakhllalah F., Abraham B., Alpern Z., Martin C., Hubbard P.M., Grimson R., Shaw R.D.
Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, 2007;

“Utility of a Tapered Prototype Colonoscope in Female Patients: Results of a Randomized Trial”
Anderson J.C., Kahanda R., Walker G., Birk J., Alpern Z.
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 2007;