I don't mind sharing :) It's Fabrizio Michelassi. He built me an AWESOME pouch with no surgical complications and I hope ks's experience with the next two surgeries are the same!
I agree about Mt Sinai. I did a consult there and while I liked the surgeon very much (he was actually more personable than Michelassi IMO), Cornell's GI ward is just unparalleled. The nurses are amazing, especially the WOCNs, and the facilities are really nice and super clean. Recently several IBD GIs from Mt Sinai have moved over to Cornell, too... it seems a bit like the mantle might be shifting as far as what is the 'best' hospital for IBD in NYC.
NYP Cornell's GI ward is super comfortable, it's just a really nice atmosphere were as Mt Sinai seemed very institutional to me. I agree with everything that Pluot said above.
One of the GI's that moved over from Mount Sinai was the GI that I used (Steinlauf) for 8 years, that's how I ended up at NYP Cornell. I'm happy that I ended up there. Also the nice thing about
NYP Cornell is that the GI's and Surgeons take many insurance plans, at Mt Sinai many of them did not accept insurance when I was going to Mount Sinai.
If anyone in the North East needs a j-pouch you can't go wrong considering Dr Michelassi and NYP Cornell.