Greta Taitelbaum, MD CM FRCP(C) FACG
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    Greta Taitelbaum, MD
    CM FRCP(C) FACG
    Dr. Taitelbaum joined Greater Boston Gastroenterology, PC in 2004 after 18 years at Brigham and Women's Hospital, where she was Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard University. A national expert on emerging technologies in endoscopy, she served on the technology committee of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and was a committee member and president of the New England Endoscopy Society. Dr. Taitelbaum also completed a year of additional training in inflammatory bowel disease at Massachusetts General Hospital--an area in which she maintains a career-long interest. Dr. Taitelbaum is doubly recognized for exceptional contribution to medicine and GI as a fellow of both the American College of Gastroenterology and the Royal College of Physicians (Canada). Published in the fields of endoscopic technology and feeding tube complications, Dr. Taitelbaum is a frequent lecturer on these and other topics for physician and other health professionals. Dr. Taitelbaum is trained in pill camera technology, interventional endoscopy, and colonoscopy. She completed her undergraduate degree and attended medical school at McGill University. She is fluent in French. Dr. Taitelbaum is accepting new patients and participates in all insurance plans.

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Honors:
  • 2003
    Interviewed for ASGENews, Volunteer Spotlight
  • 2001 - 2004
    Assistant Professor of Medicine Harvard University
  • 2000 - 2001
    President New England Endoscopy Society
  • 2000
    Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology
  • 1999
    Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates - Key Contribution Award
  • 1994
    Harvard Community Health - Key Contribution Award
  • 1992
    Harvard Community Health - Key Contribution Awar
  • 1990
    Harvard Community Health - Peer Recognition Award
  • 1985 - 2001
    Instructor in Medicine Harvard University
  • 1985
    Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada
  • 1984 - 1985
    Instructor in Medicine Harvard University
  • 1983
    Medical Research Council of Canada Fellowship
  • 1979
    Campbell Keeham Memorial Prize in Clinical Surgery
  • 1976
    Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Besner Prize in Medicine
  • 1976
    McGill University Summer Scholarship
  • 1975
    Rhoda Summer Scholarship
  • 1974
    Dr. William H. Hatcher Prize in Chemistry
  • 1972 - 1979
    McGill University Scholarship

Committees:
Francis Scott Key Medical Center John Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • 1984-1985:Pharmacy Committee-member
Harvard Medical School, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates (formerly Harvard Community Health Plan)
  • 1991-1992: Dyspepsia Algorithm Team-member Clinical Guidelines Department
  • 1992:Participatory Management Charter Work Group-member Physicians Council
  • 1993: Focus Group on Quality Management-member
  • 1994:Dyspepsia Algorithm Team-member Clinical Guidelines Department
  • 1993: Quality, Ethics and Care Delivery Committee-member Physician's Council
  • 1995:Quality Assurance Subcommittee-member Clinical Policy and Coordination Group
  • 1996: Provider Advisory Group for the Merger-member Harvard Community Health Plan
  • 1997: Enteral Task Force-member Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • 1998-2000: Palliative Care Committee-member

Hospital Appointments:
  • 2008
    Provisional Staff — Marlborough Hospital
    Marlborough, MA
  • 1984-1985: Instructor in Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • 1985-2000: Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • 2001-2004: Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • 1984-1985: Staff Physician, Francis Scott Key Medical Center (now Bayview Medical Center), Baltimore Maryland
  • 1985-1996: Staff Physician, Parker Hill Hospital (closed 1986), Boston MA
  • 1985-2004: Staff Physician, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates (formerly Harvard Community Health Plan Hospital), Boston MA
    Staff Physician, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston MA
    Staff Physician, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (formerly Beth Israel Hospital), Boston MA
  • 1995-2004: Courtesy Staff, Mt. Auburn Hospital, Cambridge MA
  • 2001-2004: Staff Physician, Faulkner Hospital, Boston MA
  • 2001: Staff Physician, Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, Boston MA
  • 2004-present: Staff Physician, MetroWest Medical Center, Framingham Union Hospital, Framingham MA and Leonard Morse Hospital, Natick MA
  • 2005-present: Staff Physician, Kindred (formerly Northeast Specialty Hospital), Natick MA
  • 2005-present: Staff Physician, Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital, Natick MA

Past Research:
  • 1973: Teratogenic Studies in Mice with Dr. Daphne Trassler, Human Genetics Division. McGill University.
  • 1974: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in Human Genetics Division with Dr. Fraser. McGill University.
  • 1975: Retrograde Coronary Perfusion during Coronary Bypass with Dr. R. Chin. Thoracic Surgery Division, McGill University.
  • 1983-1984: Monoclonal Antibodies to Glycoproteins in Inflammatory Bowel Disease with Dr. Daniel Podolsky, Massachusetts General Hospital. Harvard University.
  • 1984-1985: Colon Motor and Myoelectric Activity in Scleroderma with Dr. W. Whitehead and Dr. M. Shuster Johns Hopkins University.
  • 1991-1992: Open Labeled Study of Asacol in the Induction and/or Maintenance of Remission of Inflammatory Bowel Disease with Dr. F. Farraye Harvard University.
  • 1991-1992: Efficacy of Zileutin in the Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis with Dr. J. Wolf and Dr. F. Farraye Harvard University.
  • 1998- Prospective Trial of endoscopic Clips vs. Combination Therapy in Upper GI Bleed (PROTECCT_UGIB) with John Saltzman, Christopher Huang, Benjamin Merrifield, Peter Banks, David Carr-Locke, Sonia Friedman, Martha Vander Vliet, Johan Kauffman, Iliac Scotiniotis, Chinweike Ukomadu, Sapna Syngal, Edward Lew, Richard Blumberg, James Piper, Charles Buzanis, Yvona Trnka, Lisa Strate, John Poneros, Sarathchandra Reddy, Shelley Walsh, Harvard University.

Publications:
  1. Solorzano J, Taitelbaum G, Chiu CRS. Retrograde Coronary Sinus Perfusion for Myocardial Protection During Coronary Bypass. Ann Thorac Surg 1978;201-205.
  2. Taitelbaum G., Hinchey EJ, Herba MJ, Lough J. Giant Hemangioma of the Liver. Can J of Surg 1982;25:656-660.
  3. Whitehead WE, Taitelbaum G, Wigley F, Shuster MM. Systemic Sclerosis: Colon Motor and Myoelectric Activity. Gastro 1986;91:1071.
  4. Whitehead WW, Taitelbaum G, Wigley F, Shuster MM. Rectosigmoid Motility and Myoelectric Activity in Progressive Systemic Sclerosis. Gastro 1989;96:428-432.
  5. 5. Tham TCK, Taitelbaum G, Carr-Locke, D. Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomies: Are They Being Done For the Right Reason? QJ Med 1997;90:495-496.
  6. 6. Wald A, Modlin IM, Floch MH (editors). Yale University Workshop Report--The Irritable Bowel Syndrome. J Clin Gastro. 2002;35:1, S1-S70. (discussant at workshop)
  7. 7. Ginsberg GG, Barkun AN, Bosco JJ, Isenberg GA, Nguyen CC, Petersen BT, Silverman WB, Slivka A, Taitelbaum G. Wireless Capsule Endoscopy—Technology Status Evaluation Report for American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc 2002;56:621-624.
  8. 8. Bosco JJ, Barkun AN, Isenberg GA, Nguyen CC, Petersen BT, Silverman WB, Slivka A, Taitelbaum G Ginsberg GG. Endoscopic Enteral Nutritional Access Devices--Technology Status Evaluation Report for American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc 2002;56:796-802.
  9. 9. Isenberg GA, Ginsberg GG, Barkun AN, Bosco JJ, Nguyen CC, Petersen BT, Silverman WB, Slivka A, Taitelbaum G. Virtual Colonoscopy--Technology Status Evaluation Report for American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc 2003;57:451-454.
  10. 10. Ginsberg GG, Barkun AN, Bosco JJ, Isenberg GA, Petersen BT, Nguyen C, Silverman WB, Slivka A, Taitelbaum G. Endoscopic Repair by Original Equipment Manufacturers and Independent Service Organizations--Technology Status Evaluation Report for American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc 2003;57:639-642. (author list originally misprinted by publisher who used previous committee membership list—author list corrected by an errata by the publisher Gastrointest Endosc 2003;58:166 describing the error)
  11. 11. Slivka A, Bosco JJ, Barkun AN, Isenberg GA, Nguyen CC, Peterson BT, Silverman WB, Taitelbaum G, Ginsberg GG. Electrosurgical Generators--Technology Status Evaluation Report for American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc 2003;58:656-660.
  12. 12. Bosco JJ, Barkun AN, Isenberg GA, Nguyen CC, Peterson BT, Silverman WB, Slivka A, Taitelbaum G, Ginsberg GG. Gastrointestinal Endoscopes--Technology Status Evaluation Report for American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc 2003;58:822-830.
  13. 13. Taitelbaum G, Petersen BT, Barkun AN, Chotiprasidhi P, Chuttani R, Liu J, Silverman WB, Carpenter ST, Hussain N, Ginsberg GG. Tools for endoscopic stricture dilation—Technology Status Evaluation Report for American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.. Gastrointest Endosc 2004;59:753-760.
  14. 14. Silverman WB, Chotiprasidhi P, Chuttani R, Liu J, Petersen BR, Taitelbaum G, Barkun AN, Carpenter S, Hussain N, Ginsberg GG. Monitoring equipment for endoscopy—Technology Status Evaluation Report for American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc 2004;59:761-765.
  15. 15. Petersen B, Barkun A, Carpenter S, Chotiprasidhi P, Chuttani R, Silverman W, Hussain N, Liu J, Taitelbaum G, Ginsberg GG. Tissue adhesives and fibrin glues. Gastrointest Endosc 2004:60:327-333.
  16. 16. Barkun A, Lui J, Carpenter S, Chotiprasidhi P, Chuttani R, Ginsberg G, Hussain N, Silverman W, Taitelbaum G, Petersen BT. Update on endoscopic tissue sampling devices. Gastrointest Endosc 2006:63;741-745.
  17. 17. Chuttani R, Barkun A, Carpenter S, Chotiprasidhi P, Ginsberg G, Hussain N, Lui J, Silverman W, Taitelbaum G, Petersen BT. Endoscopic clip application devices. Gastrointest Endosc 2006:63;746-750.

Education
1974
— McGill University, Diploma of Collegiate Studies

1979
— McGill University, M.D., C.M.


Internships and Residencies

1979 - 1980
Intern in Medicine, Montreal General Hospital, McGill University - Montreal

1980 - 1982
Internal Medicine Residency, Montreal General Hospital, McGill University - Montreal

1982 - 1983
Gastroenterology Fellowship, McGill University - Montreal

1983 - 1984
Gastroenterology Research Fellowship, Mass General - Harvard University


Licensure and Certification:


1980 - 2001
Quebec, Canada

1983 -
Massachusetts

1984 - 1985
Maryland

1982
Board Certified, Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

1983
Board Certified and became a Fellow, Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

1983
Board Certified, Internal Medicine, Corporation of Physicians in Quebec

1985
Board Certified, Gastroenterology, Royal College of Physicians of Canada

1985
Board Certified, Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine


Professional Societies:


1979-1990 American College of Physicians
1979- Corporation Professionelle Des Medecins Du Quebec
1983- American Gastroenterology Association
1983- Royal College of Physicians of Canada
1984-1985 Maryland Endoscopy Society
1984-1985 Baltimore Gastroenterology/Liver Group
1985- New England Endoscopy Society
1985- National Foundation of Ileitis and Colitis
1985- Boston Intercity Liver Group
1985- American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
1990- American College of Gastroenterology
1998-2003 New England Endoscopy Society
2000- American College of Gastroenterology
2005- American Liver Foundation
2005- American Association for the Study of Liver Disease
2005- Massachusetts Medical Society