Youran Gao, MD

Youran Gao, MD

  • Gastroenterology

My goal is to provide patients with the most advanced and compassionate care by treating the person, not the disease.

Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin

Related Practices

  • Englewood Health Physician Network - Cliffside Park
  • The Park Medical Group

Specialties, Procedures &
Conditions Treated

Primary Areas of Practice

  • Gastroenterology


  • BRAVO pH Monitoring
  • Cancer Screening
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colon Cancer Screening and Prevention
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • Fecal Microbiota Transplant
  • Feeding Tube (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy; PEG) Placement
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Hemorrhoid Ablation
  • Stricture Dilation
  • Upper Endoscopy

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acid Reflux
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anemia
  • Angiodysplasias
  • Angioectasias
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Polyps
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis
  • Duodenitis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Disorders
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Gall Stones
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Ileitis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Jejunitis
  • Liver Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Pain
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Small Bowel Bleeding
  • Small Bowel Polyps
  • Small Bowel Tumors
  • Small Bowel Ulcers
  • Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Disorders
  • Stricture Dilation
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Locations &


  • The Park Medical Group

    274 County Road Tenafly, NJ 07670

    Main: 201-568-0493
    Fax: 201-568-0483

  • Englewood Health Physician Network - Cliffside Park

    695 Anderson Avenue Suite 2010 Cliffside Park, NJ 07010

    Main: 551-234-3040
    Fax: 551-234-3034

  • The Park Medical Group

    1555 Center Avenue Fort Lee, NJ 07024

    Main: 201-510-0200
    Fax: 201-482-8198


Insurances Accepted

Below is a list of the insurance plans that your provider participates in. It is very important that you contact your insurance company prior to receiving services or care. Each health insurance plan is different and some provide different levels of coverage: only your health insurance plan can provide complete information regarding your coverage and potential out-of-pocket costs.


  • APWU Health Plan


  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna Supplemental
  • Great-West Healthcare (GWH)
  • Health Partners

Clover Health

  • Clover Health

Empire Plan (NYSHIP)

  • Empire Plan (NYSHIP)

MVP Health Care

  • MVP Health Care PPO


  • NALC Health Benefit Plan


  • UMR


  • AARP
  • Commercial and Marketplace
  • Compass Benefit (Exchange)
  • Medica
  • River Valley
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare StudentResources


  • Wellcare Medicaid Managed Care
  • Wellcare Medicare Managed Care


About Youran Gao

Dr. Gao is board certified in internal medicine and board eligible in gastroenterology. He specializes in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, as well as of the liver and pancreas. His clinical interests include general gastroenterology, prevention and detection of gastrointestinal cancers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and liver disease. Dr. Gao received his MD from Drexel University College of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, where he also did a gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship and was chief fellow. He is a member of the New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and has authored several papers published in peer-reviewed journals. In addition to English, Dr. Gao is fluent in Mandarin; he is conversational in Cantonese and Spanish. 

Teaching Positions

  • Teaching Associate, Zucker School of Medicine, Hofstra University

Professional Memberships

  • New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • Medical Society of the State of New York

Global Health and Community Health Activities

2016-Present: Emergency medicine provider for North Shore Baptist Church, Bayside, New York. Led the implementation of an automatic external defibrillator (AED) program.

Education &

Education & Degrees

MD: Drexel University School of Medicine


  • Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell


  • Zucker School of Medicine, Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine



  • Gao Y, Khan S, Akerman M, Sultan K. Analysis of the clinical indications for opiate use in inflammatory bowel disease. Intest Res. 2017 Jan;15(1):83-89. doi: 10.5217/ir.2017.15.1.83. Epub 2017 Jan 31. PubMed PMID: 28239317; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5323312.
  • Gao Y, Greben C, Duddempudi AT, Lee, T. Pre-emptive embolization for post liver biopsy asymptomatic type 2 hepatoportal fistula. Prac Gastro.2016 Mar;60:52-53
  • Koliani-Pace JL, Singh S, Luo M, Hirten R, Aniwan S,, Kochhar G, Chang S, Lukin D, Gao Y, Bohm M, Swaminath A, Gupta N, Shmidt E, Meserve J, Winters A, Chablaney S, Faleck DM, Yang J, Huang Z, Boland BS, Shashi P, Weiss A, Hudesman D, Varma S, Fischer M, Sultan K, Shen B, Kane S, Loftus EV, Sands BE, Colombel JF, Sandborn WJ, Lasch K, Siegel CA, Dulai P. Changes in Vedolizumab Utilization Across US Academic Centers and Community Practice Are Associated With Improved Effectiveness and Disease Outcomes. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2019 May 3.
  • J. Meserve, S. Aniwan, J.L. Koliani-Pace, P. Shashi, D. Faleck, A. Winters, Y. Gao, K. Sultan, A. Swaminath, N. Gupta, S. Kane, E.V. Loftus, B. Shen, B.E. Sands, J.-F. Colombel, C.A. Siegel, W.J. Sandborn, P.S. Dulai. A Multicenter Cohort Study to Assess the Safety of Vedolizumab for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 Jul;17(8):1533-1540.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2018.09.035. Epub 2018 Sep 27
  • So, B, Gao, Y, Steinberg H. Saccular bronchiectasis: a rare subtype of Mounier-Kuhns syndrom. Chest: Rare and Interesting Cases of Lung Inflammation and Injury, and Infection. May 1, 2014, A5704.
  • Welch K, Gao Y, Patel R, Pereira S. The mysterious dance: a rare case of delayed onset diabetic striatopathy. J. Hosp Med. 2016;11