Joel Bauer, MD
Colorectal Surgeon in Manhattan
During his career, Dr. Bauer has become nationally known as one of the
premier surgeons for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. In
addition, Dr. Bauer has been recognized as one of the top laparoscopic
surgeons in the country. He was a co-surgeon on the first laparoscopic
cholecystectomy performed in New York State. He has published extensively
in the areas of inflammatory bowel disease, abdominal wall reconstruction
and minimally invasive intestinal surgery.
His teaching ability was acknowledged by the residents at The Mount Sinai
Medical Center, with the prestigious Robert Paradny Teaching Award in
2003. Dr. Bauer served as Director of Surgical Education at the Mount
Sinai School of Medicine from 1989 to 1999. He served as Vice Chairman
of the Department of Surgery from 1999 to 2008 and was president of the
Medical Board from 1999 to 2000.
In addition to his teaching awards, he was named the “Physician of
the Year” in 2003 by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. He
received the Jacobi Medallion for “distinguished achievement in
the field of medicine” from The Mount Sinai Medical Center in 2005.
Dr. Joel Bauer is currently the senior partner of our practice. He graduated
cum laude from the University of Vermont where he was elected to Phi Beta
Kappa. He also received the Kidder award for the graduating senior who
exemplified the highest character, leadership, and scholarship. Dr. Bauer
continues to give back to his alma mater and has served on the board of
the University of Vermont Honor’s College since 2013. After graduating
from college, Dr. Bauer attended the New York University Medical School,
graduating in 1967.
He completed his six year Surgical Residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital,
which included one year of research in kidney and liver transplantation.
He then fulfilled his commitment to the United States Air Force with two
years of service. In the Air Force, he attained the rank of major and
was Chief of Surgery at Rickenbacker Air Force Base.
Following his work in the military, he returned to New York City and joined
Manhattan Surgical Associates. Currently, he is a Professor of Surgery
in the Department of Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount
Sinai. In addition to his busy practice, Dr. Bauer continues to be extremely
active in hospital administration, quality improvement, resident teaching,
Dr. Bauer has published over 125 peer-reviewed manuscripts and 10 book
chapters covering various topics including Crohn’s disease, ulcerative
colitis, benign anal disease, and colon and rectal cancer. He has published
extensively on abdominal wall reconstruction, and the use of various mesh
products for these repairs. He is also the editor or author of six books
covering various topics in general and colorectal surgery, including
The Atlas of Colorectal Surgery and
The Mount Sinai Handbook of Surgery. He has presented his research and been an invited guest lecturer at multiple
national and international medical conferences.
Dr. Bauer has received multiple awards, including:
“Best Doctors in New York” by
New York Magazine in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008
“Top 100 Doctors: Minimally Invasive” by
New York Magazine in 2002
- “One Thousand Great Americans” by the International Biographical Centre
- “The Lifetime of Achievement One Hundred” by IBC
- “America’s Top Doctors” by Castle Connolly in 2001, 2003,
2004, 2005, and 2008
- “Guide to America’s Top Surgeons” by the Consumer Research
Council of America in 2002, 2003, 2008, 2010, 2014, and 2015
- “Top Doctors: New York Metro Area” by Castle Connolly
He was named to the “Who’s Who in America” in 2004, 2005,
2006, and 2007, was named in “Strathmore’s Who’s Who”
in 2010, National Registry’s Who’s Who in 2012, and was named
to Trademark Who’s Who in 2014. In addition, Dr. Bauer was named
Man of the Year by the American Biographical Institute in 2004 and 2009.
- University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, BA, Cum Laude
- New York University, New York, New York, MD
Residency in General Surgery:
- Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York
US Air Force General Surgery, Rickenbacker Air Force Base
American Board of Surgery
To benefit from Dr. Bauer’s care,
contact Manhattan Surgical Associates at 646.798.4606.