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Dr. Tenner’s Background


Scott Tenner, MS, MD, MPH (Director) educational background brings together multiple graduate degrees in clinical medicine, basic science, epidemiology and biostatistics. After undergraduate training at The George Washington University, Dr. Tenner attended three graduate schools at that institution: The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences: Cell Biology, The School of Public Health: Epidemiology and Biostatistics and The School of Medicine. By the time he began my Residency Training in Internal Medicine, I had completed a Master Degree in Cell Biology (MS), Master Degree in Public Health (MPH) and Doctorate in Medicine (MD).

Dr. Tenner performed a significant amount of research in pancreatic disease, publishing multiple papers on the diagnosis and treatment of acute pancreatitis, including a distinguished Medical Progress Review in the New England Journal of Medicine. Most of his work at Brigham and Women’s Hospital focused on Endoscopy, Colon Cancer Prevention, Liver and Pancreatic Disease. During the three years at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dr. Tenner helped develop the Center for Pancreatic Disease at Harvard Medical School, performed basic science research in a laboratory focused on Acute Pancreatitis in Rat/Mice models, published dozens of peer reviewed papers, chapters and abstracts on research topics in Acute Pancreatitis. The laboratory work which was conducted at Harvard Medical School focused on the mechanisms in which alcohol induced toxic injury to Rat and Murine pancreatic acinar and ductal cells.

After completing his Fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Tenner was appointed Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology at Maimonides Medical Center, and Associate Professor of Medicine to the State University of New York Health Sciences Center. Over the past decade as Division Chief and Director of Medical Education and Research,

Dr. Tenner has been responsible for the medical education of dozens of fellows in gastroenterology, medical residents and medical students. Under his leadership, the Division maintained an active Clinical Research Program, publishing over 100 abstracts, papers, books, and book chapters. The majority of the work had been in the fields of Endoscopy, Colorectal Cancer Prevention, Liver and Pancreatic Disease. The research papers have received great recognition, often presented at the distinguished Plenary Sessions and many papers/presentations have received scientific awards.

Dr. Tenner has served on both the Research and Grant Committee and well as the Educational Affairs Committee for the American College of Gastroenterology. The American College of Gastroenterology has recognized Dr. Tenner as one of their top experts in Acute Pancreatitis. The American College of Gastroenterology has requested his services for reviewing research, abstracts, and presentations and speaking at the Annual Scientific Meeting on Acute Pancreatitis. Often the Chair of scientific programs at the National Meetings in Gastroenterology, Dr. Tenner also has been asked to represent the American College of Gastroenterology at multiple International Meetings in the field of Gastroenterology, including the Pan American Gastroenterology Conference in Ecuador and the India Gastroenterology Meetings in Calcutta and Chandigrah. During the past 3 years, Dr. Tenner has served as a Visiting Professor to teach Acute Pancreatitis at the Lahey Clinic, University of Rochester, and University of Connecticut.

Dr. Tenner has served as Chair of the National Affairs Committee for the American College of Gastroenterology, and continues to serve both that committee and the Health and Public Policy Committee for the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Dr. Tenner also serves on the Practice Management Committee for the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. As part of his many duties for these societies and committees, Dr. Tenner is actively involved in the evaluation of public policy, FDA regulations, CMS (Medicare and Medicaid) policy.

Dr. Tenner has worked with key congressional offices for the purpose of education of issues affecting the medical profession, especially gastroenterology and endoscopy. Given his expertise in Endoscopy and Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Dr. Tenner serves on the Governing Board for the Association for the Accreditation for Ambulatory Surgical Centers (AAAHC), assists in Surveys and participates in the development of standards set forth by this organization. Dr. Tenner often speaks on issues affecting the practice of medicine, Gastroenterology and Endoscopy at National Meetings. Focusing on issues in the Healthcare Reform (ACA) Bill, Dr. Tenner is actively involved with the implementation of the policies on both a State and National level.

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