Gerald A. Villanueva, MD

Physician Profile

Gerald Villanueva, MDDr. Gerald A. Villanueva is Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the NYU School of Medicine and Chief of the Gastroenterology Section at Bellevue Hospital Center.

Dr. Villanueva is Board certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, and is Chairman of the Nutrition Committee at Bellevue. He sees patients with a range of gastrointestinal conditions, and specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of liver disease—including hepatitis, cirrhosis, chronic liver disease, and liver cancer. Dr. Villanueva’s research is also focused on the study of liver disease, particularly in the area of vaccination and treatment for hepatitis infection.

As a teacher and mentor, Dr. Villanueva trains Gastroenterology fellows in endoscopic procedures and performs Teaching Rounds at Bellevue. He has won several NYU Gastroenterology Faculty of the Year Awards.

A former President of the New York Gastroenterological Association, Dr. Villanueva is also a member of the American Association for the Society of Liver Disease, European Association for the Study of Liver, American College of Gastroenterology, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American Gastroenterological Association, and New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

Dr. Villanueva received his medical degree from the SUNY Health Science Center in Brooklyn, New York, and served his internship and residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in the Bronx. He completed his fellowship in Gastroenterology at NYU Langone Medical Center.

Specialty: Gastroenterology

Practice Focus:
General gastroenterology
Chronic liver disease
Fatty liver disease
Hepatic encephalopathy
Liver cancer
Liver disease
Liver transplant

Upper endoscopy (EGD)

Bellevue Hospital Center
462 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Appointments: Dr. Villanueva sees patients who are referred to him through the Gastroenterology Clinic at Bellevue Hospital Center.