Mount Sinai Medical Center welcomes Dr. Kfir Ben-David, its new Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery and Chief of the Gastroesophageal Division. An expert in foregut surgery, Dr. Ben-David specializes in the treatment of various conditions of clinical interest, such as esophageal and gastric cancer, gastroesophageal reflux, achalasia, paraesophageal and complex hiatal hernias.
Board certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Ben-David has performed more than 500 minimally invasive esophagectomies – the most ever performed in Florida. Because of his extensive experience in this procedure, he has taught more than 75 surgeons throughout the world who seek his expertise in perfecting their technique. In addition to his surgical experience, Dr. Ben-David is an active researcher in the area of esophageal care. He has published scores of peer-reviewed manuscripts and received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a co-investigator on an RO1 research grant, the original grant issued by the NIH.
Dr. Ben-David earned his medical degree in 2001 at the University of Florida (UF) College of Medicine. He completed his general surgery residency in 2006 at the University of Cincinnati’s Department of Surgery, where he was also chief resident. Dr. Ben- David also completed a minimally invasive advanced gastrointestinal surgery fellowship in 2007 at Duke University in North Carolina.
Prior to joining Mount Sinai, Dr. Ben- David was a respected member of the faculty at the University of Florida Collegeof Medicine, where he was a tenured associate professor of surgery. He also served as chief of the minimally invasive gastroesophageal and bariatric service and director of the minimally invasive surgery fellowship and general surgery residency programs.
Because of his dedication to training future physicians and specialists in an academic setting, Dr. Ben-David has earned various awards and honors of merit. Most recently, he received the Shands at the University of Florida Physician Service Key Award, the University of Florida’s College of Medicine Exemplary Teacher Award and the Dragstedt Outstanding Department of Surgery Teaching Faculty Award.
Dr. Ben-David will see patients at Mount Sinai’s main campus, located at 4300 Alton Road in Miami Beach.
For more information, call 305-674-2397 or visit msmc.com.