The Division of Hepatology is a multifaceted program that offers the latest clinical treatment and research in one hospital system. We are patient-centric and need to be. With over 70 million Americans who have chronic liver disease, the number of advanced liver diseases being diagnosed is increasing and, as a result, so is the cost of effective healthcare delivery. In response to this need, substantial advances in treatment options and research have been made. Our division integrates all available options into our practice and, where possible, we draw from our research.

The Division of Hepatology is committed to providing state-of-the-art, high-quality medical care to the diverse population we serve. Our division has a robust clinical faculty and our members are proud of their proven record of patient satisfaction and high rate of excellent clinical outcomes. We strive for excellence in clinical care, translational research, and medical education. Residents benefit from seeing a broad spectrum of hepatological cases and are led by highly skilled attending physicians. 

Clinical services

Our region’s growing population of patients with liver-related conditions is underserved, and there is a shortage of providers nationwide. We are addressing this challenge at scale with a Center for Liver Disease to provide comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services and serve as the hub for satellite practices throughout our region. The division is expanding screening and prevention programs, extending care to people who may be at risk. Over 20 clinical trials are in progress, some exploring the margins where diseases of the liver intersect with other diseases.

Clinical practice

The division provides medical, procedural, and pre- and post-transplantation services to patients with all diseases of the liver. The faculty treats patients with liver diseases including hepatitis C, hepatitis B, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, hereditary liver disease, drug-induced liver disease, and cirrhosis and those in need of liver transplantation. Faculty members are actively involved in clinical and outcomes research and collaboration with regional institutions and practices.

The Division of Hepatology provides inpatient and outpatient consultative services at North Shore University Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Plainview Hospital, and Syosset Hospital.

Specialized services

  • Treatment of Hepatitis B and C
  • Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Clinical Trials Program in Liver Disease
  • Pre- and Post-Liver Transplantation Evaluation and Care
  • Management of Liver Cancer
  • Treatment of Fatty Liver Disease


Division of Hepatology
North Shore University Hospital
300 Community Drive, 4 Levitt
Manhasset, NY 11030
(516) 562-4281

LIJMC Medical Group
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
410 Lakeville Road, Suite 107
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
(516) 562-4281


David Bernstein, MD

  • Chief of Division - Hepatology of Medicine,
    Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Chief of Division - Hepatology of Medicine,
    North Shore University Hospital
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