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

Specialties, Procedures &
Conditions Treated

Primary Areas of Practice

  • Gastroenterology


  • BRAVO pH Monitoring
  • Cancer Screening
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colon Cancer Prevention/Screening
  • 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
  • Gallstones
  • 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
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Locations &


The Park Medical Group at Fort Lee


1555 Center Avenue Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Phone: 201-510-0200
Fax: 201-482-8198

The Park Medical Group at Tenafly


274 County Road Tenafly, NJ 07670

Phone: 201-568-0493
Fax: 201-568-0483

Gastroenterology at Cliffside Park


695 Anderson Avenue Suite 2010 Cliffside Park, NJ 07010

Phone: 551-234-3040
Fax: 551-234-3034
Friday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Asian Health and Wellness at Englewood Cliffs


910 Sylvan Avenue Suite 110 Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

Phone: 551-501-8989
Fax: 201-541-2173


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Insurances Accepted

Please contact your insurance company directly prior to receiving services or care to confirm your coverage. Although we have made every effort to ensure this list is accurate, only your health insurance plan can provide complete information regarding your coverage and potential out-of-pocket costs.

1199 (SEIU)

  • 1199 (SEIU)


  • Aetna Assure Premier Plus
  • Aetna CCN
  • Aetna CoreSource
  • Aetna Coventry
  • Aetna FIDE-SNP
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Medicare Managed Care
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • Aetna Whole Health HMO
  • Aetna Whole Health PPO
  • Medsolutions
  • Meritan Health


  • AmeriHealth Administrator
  • AmeriHealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth PPO
  • Value Network (Exchange Plan)


  • APWU Health Plan


  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna Supplemental
  • Great-West Healthcare (GWH)
  • Health Partners

Clover Health

  • Clover Medicare Advantage

Consumer Health Network (CHN)


Devon Health Plan

  • Devon Health Plan


  • EmblemHealth EPO
  • EmblemHealth EPO2
  • EmblemHealth FEHB
  • EmblemHealth FEHBP
  • EmblemHealth GHI CBP
  • EmblemHealth GHI PPO
  • EmblemHealth National
  • EmblemHealth PPO1
  • EmblemHealth PPO2
  • EmblemHealth PPO3
  • EmblemHealth Tri-State
  • Vytra

Empire BCBS

  • Blue Priority
  • Empire BCBS EPO
  • Empire BCBS HealthPlus Gatekeeper (prefix VJD)
  • Empire BCBS Indemnity
  • Empire BCBS Medicare Advantage Plus
  • Empire BCBS PPO

Empire Plan (NYSHIP)

  • Empire Plan (NYSHIP)

Fidelis Care NJ

  • Fidelis Care NJ Medicaid Managed Care

First Health

  • First Health


  • GEHA Health Plan

Horizon BCBS

  • Federal Employee Program
  • Horizon BCBS Braven Health
  • Horizon BCBS EPO
  • Horizon BCBS HMO
  • Horizon BCBS Medicare Managed Care
  • Horizon BCBS PPO
  • NJ Carpenters Fund
  • OMNIA Tier 1
  • Traditional

Horizon NJ Health

  • Horizon NJ Health Medicaid
  • Horizon NJ TotalCare (D-SNP)


  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
  • Humana ChoicePOS
  • Humana Gold Choice Network PFFS
  • Humana Gold Choice Network PFFS 23
  • Humana Gold Plus DE-SNP
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Medicare (Employer PPO Plus)
  • Humana Medicare PPO
  • Humana Medicare PPO 2023
  • Humana National Medicare HMO
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana National POS - Open Access Plus


  • Local 825
  • MagnaCare PPO

Mail Handlers

  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)


  • Medicaid NJ


  • Medicare NJ


  • Beech Street
  • MultiPlan Humana
  • MultiPlan Worker's Comp
  • PHCS
  • Pomco

MVP Health Care

  • MVP Health Care PPO


  • NALC Health Benefit Plan

Nippon Life Insurance Co of America

  • Nippon Life Benefits


  • Freedom
  • Garden State Network
  • Liberty
  • Metro
  • Oxford Medicare


  • Choice Care
  • Oscar
  • QualCare EPO
  • QualCare FEHB
  • QualCare GHI PPO
  • QualCare HMO
  • QualCare Humana
  • QualCare PPO
  • QualCare Worker's Comp

Railroad Medicare

  • Railroad Medicare NJ

TRICARE North Region

  • DVA


  • UMR

United Healthcare Community and State

  • Dual Complete
  • UnitedHealthcare Community and State Medicaid (NJ FamilyCare)
  • UnitedHealthcare Community and State Medicare


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

Wellcare NJ

  • Wellcare NJ Ambetter
  • Wellcare NJ Medicare Managed Care


  • Wellpoint Medicaid
  • Wellpoint Medicare Advantage


About Youran Gao

Dr. Gao, part of The Park Medical Group, is board certified in internal medicine and 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 College of Medicine


Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell


Zucker School of Medicine: Gastroenterology

Certifications & Distinctions

  • Gastroenterology (American Board of Internal Medicine)
  • Internal Medicine (American Board of 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