For Immediate Release
March 22, 2021
Contact Emily Walsh – [email protected] 

Internationally recognized gastroenterologist joins the Brooklyn-based Medical Center from Johns Hopkins University 

Dr. Kalloo is the author of more than 200 peer-reviewed medical publications

Brooklyn, NY – Maimonides Medical Center announced today that Dr. Anthony Kalloo will begin serving as the new Chair of the Department of Medicine starting on April 1. Dr. Kalloo will become the Department of Medicine’s 39th Chair since the founding of Maimonides Medical Center in 1911.

“We are fortunate to welcome Dr. Kalloo to Maimonides, where he will bring a wealth of knowledge and a global reputation for his skilled work in the fields of gastroenterology, in particular therapeutic endoscopy and internal medicine,” said Maimonides Medical Center President and CEO Ken Gibbs. “We are excited to see him get to work as he will drive further recognition of Maimonides as a national leader in patient results and the advancement of medical knowledge.”

Prior to joining Maimonides, Dr. Kalloo, was an internationally recognized gastroenterologist at Johns Hopkins University, where for more than 15 years he served as both Division Chair and Professor of Medicine in Gastroenterology & Hepatology. He is a world-renowned specialist who has achieved thousands of successful clinical outcomes in endoscopy, including his pioneering work in performing incisionless gallbladder surgery. He has an international reputation among physicians as well as patients, many of whom have traveled around the world specifically to seek his care.

“It is an honor to join the team at Maimonides Medical Center and I am looking forward to getting to work with their skilled group of medical professionals,” Dr. Kalloo said. “This is an important point in time for healthcare and Maimonides has shown it is a leader in getting positive results for patients and growing the accessibility of healthcare in our diverse Brooklyn community. I came to Maimonides because of their commitment to clinical excellence and the quality of their expertise and accomplishments in a diverse array of advanced medical specialties.”

Dr. Kalloo is the author of more than 200 peer-reviewed original articles, review articles, books, and chapters, and is a frequently invited guest speaker at international conferences. He has over 100 issued patents.

As a leader of the Department of Medicine, Kalloo will be responsible for more than 70 faculty and 250 staff physicians in 13 divisions and interdisciplinary centers. He earned his medical degree at the University of West Indies Medical School, Mona, Jamaica and completed his residency in internal medicine at Howard University Hospital, Washington D.C. He is fellowship-trained and boarded in gastroenterology/hepatology.

“As we welcome Dr. Kalloo into the Maimonides family, we also take this opportunity to remember the remarkable legacy of his predecessor, Dr. Stephan L. Kamholz, who bravely worked on the front lines during the height of the pandemic last year and ultimately died of COVID-19 in June,” Gibbs said. “Dr. Kamholz represented the best of what medicine has to offer and I know that Dr. Kalloo understands the significance of this role and what it means to our Brooklyn community.


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