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Daniel Popowich, MD, Colon & Rectal Surgery, East Hills, NY, St. Francis Hospital and Heart Center

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Colon & Rectal Surgery East Hills, NY

Director, Colon and Rectal Surgery St. Francis Hospital Catholic Health Systems

Overview of Dr. Popowich

Dr. Daniel Popowich is a General and Colon and Rectal Surgeon in Long Island NY and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including St. Francis Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, St. Catherine's and St. Joe's. He received his medical degree from Sidney Kimmel Medical College. He completed a 7 year General Surgery program at Northwestern in Chicao Il and then completed an advanced Colorectal Fellowship at Mt. Sinai Hospital in NYC. He has been in practice 14 years. He specializes in colon & rectal surgery as well as many general surgical conditions. This includes expertise in Colorectal Cancer, diverticulitis, Inflammatory Bowel disease (Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis), the surgical management of constipation and fecal incontinence, hemorrhoids fissures, abscess/fistula, condyloma, anal cancer amongst others. Within general surgery he performs hernia surgery (ranging from routine to extremely complex), gallbladder surgery, appendectomy, splenectomy amongst others. He has particular expertise in Minimally Invasive surgery. This includes not only laparoscopic surgery, but single incision laparoscopic surgery and Robotic Surgery. This allows patients, even when undergoing major operations, to have minimal pain and quick recovery.

Education & Training

  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Mount Sinai Hospital)
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Mount Sinai Hospital)Fellowship, Colon and Rectal Surgery, 2011
  • Northwestern McGaw/NMH/VA
    Northwestern McGaw/NMH/VA2010
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
    Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson UniversityClass of 2003
  • Emory University
    Emory UniversityB.S., Anthropology, With Honors, 1995 - 1998

Certifications & Licensure

  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2011 - 2025
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 2003 - 2014
  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 2011 - 2014
  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Alpha Omega Alpha 2017
  • Fellow ASCRS American Society of Colorectal Surgeons, 2016
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification eClinicalWorks EHR, eClinicalWorks LLC, 2013
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • "Effect of nitric oxide on neointimal hyperplasia based on sex and hormone status"  
    Hogg ME, Varu VN, Vavra AK, Popowich DA, Banerjee MN, Martinez J, Jiang Q, Saavedra JE, Keefer LK, Kibbe M, Free Radical Biology Medicine, 5/1/2011
  • "Insulin enhances the effect of nitric oxide at inhibiting neointimal hyperplasia in a rat model of type 1 diabetes"  
    Varu, VN, Ahanchi, SS, Hogg, ME, Bhikhapurwala, HA, Chen, AC, Popowich, DA, Vavra, AK, Martinez, J, Jiang, Q, Saavedra, JE, Hrabie, JE, Keefer, LK, Kibbe, MR, American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 9/1/2010
  • "Regulation of Reactive Oxygen Species by p53: Implications for Nitric Oxide-Mediated Apoptosis"  
    Popowich DA, Aalami, OO, Walsh, CP, Rossi, NB, Bhikhapurwala, HA, Jiang, Q, Kibbe, MR, American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 6/1/2010
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Books/Book Chapters


  • Responsible CT Scanning in Crohn's Disease. 
    American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Phoenix, AZ; New England Society of Colon and Rectal - 5/1/2013
  • Update on the management of Diverticulitis. 
    Surgical Grand Rounds, MetroWest Medical Center, Framingham, MA - 4/3/2013
  • Update on Surgery for Colorectal Cancer 
    Medical Grand Rounds, St. Luke's Hospital, New Bedford MA; Oncology Grand Rounds, Milton Hospital, M - 6/19/2012
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Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
    Aetna HMO
    BCBS Blue Card PPO
    BCBS Massachusetts Blue Care Elect PPO
    CIGNA Open Access
    First Health PPO
    Great West PPO
    Harvard Pilgrim HMO
    Multiplan PHCS PPO
    Multiplan PPO
    Tufts Health Plan PPO
    UniCare PPO
    United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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