Thomas Ciecierega, M.D.
As a pediatrician, I have a chance to care for the whole family and not only the patient. It is the greatest privilege. Being a pediatric gastroenterologist allows me to do what I love the most -- to be able to help children with their ever-challenging gastrointestinal problems. At Weill Cornell, I am a part of a unique institution, where comprehensive patient care, family integration, and pioneering research are driving forces that subsequently help patients and their loved ones to receive best gastrointestinal care.
Dr. Thomas Ciecierega is the Director of the Pediatric Motility Centerat NewYork-Presbyterian Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children's Health. He is also the Director of Pediatric Endoscopy Unit. Dr. Ciecierega is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College and Assistant Attending Pediatrician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Dr. Ciecierega is an expert in pediatric motility, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal motility disorders including esophageal, colonic, and anorectal motility testing. In addition to routine gastroenterology testing, Dr. Ciecierega has an extensive expertise in performing ph Impedance and wireless video endoscopic capsule testing. As a member of the Komansky Center's Pediatric Aerodigestive Center team, Dr. Ciecierega works closely with pulmonology, ENT and surgery specialists, and has developed specialized clinics for children with ano-rectal and esophageal defects, especially congenital esophageal defects such as esophageal atresia and trachea-esophageal fistula. He also has established and co-ordinates other specialized clinics, including an Esophageal Achalasia Task Force, a Chest Pain Clinic and a Constipation Clinic. Because of his extensive expertise, he sees patients who are referred to him by other specialists not only from the local area and from around the country but also from around the world.
Dr. Ciecierega completed his medical degree (M.D.) at the Karol Marcinkowski University of Medical Sciences in Poznan, Poland. He then immigrated to United States in 2003. He went on to train at the Goryeb Children's Hospital in Morristown, New Jersey where he completed a three-year residency in Pediatrics, followed by a Fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Medical College of Wisconsin.
In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Ciecierega is an active researcher and educator. He is involved in the teaching of medical students, residents, fellows, and medical housestaff. He has presented his research and taught at many national and international conferences. Dr. Ciecierega's interests include aerodigestive disorders, congenital ("born with") esophageal and ano-rectal defects, motility disorders, feeding problems, constipation, allergy of gastroenterology system and gastroesophageal reflux disease
Dr. Ciecierega In the News:
- Dr. Ciecierega's interview in The Examiner, where he talks about the benefits and use of capsule endoscopy
- The Wall Street Journal referred to a recent study by Dr. Ciecierega and his colleagues regarding GERD patients