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Stanley Weiselberg,M.D.

Dr. Weiselberg joined Digestive Disease Medicine in 1984.

Graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Weiselberg pursued his Medical Degree from New York School of Medicine in 1979, before becoming an Resident at Lenox Hill Hospital from 1979-1982. He then went on and completed his fellowship in 1984 at New York Medical College. For 2 years, he was a Clinical Instructor of Medicine at the New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY.

Dr. Weiselberg is licensed to practice in the State of New York and is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American College of Gastroenterology, and American College of Physicians.

He is married with 4 children. His running accomplishments include 9 marathons and 22 Boilermakers.


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Norman Neslin,M.D.

Dr. Norman Neslin joined Digestive Disease Medicine in July 1987. He received his Bachelors Degree with distinction in Mechanical Engineering- Biomedical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg, VA in 1978. He later obtained his Medical Degree in 1982 from Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY. Dr. Neslin completed his residency in Internal Medicine in 1985 at SUNY Upstate Medical Center before going on to become an Assistant Instructor in medicine at Brown University Medical School. During this time, he completed a Clinical Research fellowship in Gastroenterology at Rhode Island Hospital.

Dr. Neslin holds his license in the State of New York and is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the American College of Physicians, American Society for Endoscopy, AMA, American Gastroenterological Association, and the American College of Gastroenterology, Medical Society of New York. He is an active member of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, as well as the Medical Advisor for the Central New York Celiac Society.

Dr. Neslin has been an active Staff member of Faxton- St. Lukes Healthcare, St. Elizabeth Medical Center, and Oneida Healthcare Center since 1987.


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Robert Pavelock,M.D.

Dr. Robert Pavelock joined Digestive Disease Medicine in 1991. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in 1980 from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He went on to the Nicholas Copernicus Academy of Medicine in Cracow, Poland through the SUNY Stony Brook Medical Exchange program, where he earned his Medical Degree in 1984. He completed a clerkship at the VA Medical Center in Northport, NY in 1985, an Internship in Internal Medicine as well as a Residency in Internal Medicine at SUNY Stony Brook University Hospital. He became the Chief Fellow in Gastroenterology/Hepatology in 1991 at SUNY Stonybrook University Hospital and the VA Medical Center in Northport, NY.

He is currently licensed to practice in the State of New York and is board certified in Gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Pavelock is an Associate of the American College Of Physicians, a Member of the American Medical Association, and a Member of the American Gastroenterological Association.

He has co-written a publication on Multiple Gastrointestinal Tract Diverticula.



Richard Cherpak, M.D.

Dr. Richard Cherpak joined Digestive Disease Medicine in 1993 with a patient focus of Consultation, Endoscopy including ERCP and Nutritional Support.

Dr. Cherpak received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from Cornell University in 1984 and a Doctor of Medicine Degree from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn in 1988. He completed his Internal medicine residency at the State University of New York Health Science Center at Stony Brook and a fellowship at Long Island College Hospital in 1993.

He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine- Gastroenterology. Dr. Cherpak is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterology Association, American College of Physicians and American Medical Association.

He is licensed to practice in the State of New York with Hospital privileges at Faxton-St.Luke’s Healthcare, St. Elizabeth Medical Center and Oneida Healthcare Center.


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Bradley Sklar,M.D.

Dr. Sklar joined Digestive Disease Medicine in 1993 with a patient focus on gastroenterology.

He received his Bachelors degree in Psychobiology from Hamilton College in 1984 before pursuing his Medical Degree at New York University School of Medicine, graduating in 1988. Dr. Sklar completed both his residency in Internal Medicine and his Fellowship, at New York University.

Dr. Sklar holds his license to practice in the State of New York and is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the American Medical Association, American Gastroenterology Association, Medical Society of New York, and the American College of Gastroenterology. He has completed numerous research activities and co- published several articles over a period of 9 years.

He is an active staff member at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare, St. Elizabeth Medical Center, and Oneida Healthcare Center. Dr. Sklar is the current Medical Director at Mohawk Valley Endoscopy Center.


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Brett Gandhi, M.D.

Dr. Brett Gandhi received his Master of Science Degree in Experimental Pathology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 1984. He  continued at Chapel Hill, earning his Medical degree in 1989. He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine and Primary Care at the University of Rochester, and a Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY.

Prior to joining Digestive Disease Medicine in 2003, Dr. Gandhi was the attending Physician at Bassett Healthcare Digestive Disease Unit and also worked in New Hampshire.

Dr. Gandhi holds his license in the State of New York and is board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine- Gastroenterology. He holds a position on the Blood Transfusion Committee, and Operative and Invasive Procedures Committee. He has patient privileges at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare, St. Elizabeth Medical Center and Oneida Healthcare Center.

In his free time, he enjoys being with his wife Bonita, and their two daughters Almira and Jaina.


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Garth Garramone, D.O., F.A.C.P

Dr. Garth Garramone joined Digestive Disease Medicine in July 2003. He received his Bachelors of Science of Human Studies at Utica College of Syracuse University in 1992. He then went on to University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine receiving his Medical degree. He completed his residency and internship at the University of Massachusetts/Memorial Hospital. In 2003, he completed a 3 year Fellowship in Gastroenterology at SUNY StonyBrook/Nassau University Medical Center where he was awarded the honor of Fellow of the Year.

Dr. Garramone holds a license to practice in the State of New York and is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterology Association, Medical Society of Central New York, and American College of Physicians. He has completed numerous research papers, abstracts, and had pieces published in several journals.

He is an active staff member at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare, St. Elizabeth Medical Center and holds courtesy privileges at Oneida Healthcare Center. He also held the position of Medical Director at Mohawk Valley Endoscopy Cente,r from prior to its opening in 2011 until January 2013.

Dr. Garramone resides with his wife Valerie, and their 2 children. He is dedicated to the community and sponsors many organizations; such as Upstate Cerebral Palsy.