About Our Board Certified Physicians

The more you know about the founders of Palmadessa & Brodsky Gastroenterology Associates, the better you’ll feel about working with our staff to take charge of your GI health!

Donald Palmadessa, MD

palmadessaDonald J. Palmadessa is the founding member of Palmadessa & Brodsky Gastroenterology Associates. He prides himself in the personal touch to medical care. Dr. Palmadessa formerly served as director of Gastroenterology at Flushing Hospital Medical Center where he headed the Quality Assurance Program for better patient care, in addition to his teaching and patient care responsibilities. He actively participates in teaching medical residents and gastroenterology fellows in both North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset and New York Hospital Queens. His interests include colon cancer screening, inflammatory bowel diseases, peptic ulcer disease and pancreatic disease.

Dr. Palmadessa graduated summa cum laude & Phi Beta Kappa from Fordham University, which he was attending on full scholarship. He attended medical school at the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center and subsequently performed his residency in internal medicine at Downstate University Hospital/Kings County Medical Center. He performed his Gastroenterology Fellowship at the State University of New York, Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York. He is board certified in both Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine and is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterology Association, the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the American College of Physicians and the Medical Society of the State of New York.

Neil Brodsky, M.D.

brodskyNeil M. Brodsky, MD is board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. He is an Attending Physician at North Shore University Hospital/Manhasset, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and New York Hospital/Queens, and is actively involved in the teaching of gastroenterology fellows at these institutions. He holds a faculty appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He is the Medical Director at the state-of-the-art Queens Endoscopy ASC, located in Fresh Meadows, NY.

Dr. Brodsky’s clinical interests include colorectal cancer screening, peptic ulcer disease, inflammatory bowel disease, as well as the care and treatment of patients with liver disease. He performs endoscopy, colonoscopy, capsule endoscopy, and treatment of esophageal varices and strictures.

After receiving his B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College, Dr. Brodsky received his M.D. from the New York University School of Medicine. He completed his Gastroenterology fellowship at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and an advanced Hepatology fellowship at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. His internal medicine training was at both New York University Medical Center, and NYH/Queens, where he was selected as chief medical resident.

Dr. Brodsky is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association, the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, the New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the Medical Society of the State of New York. He is proud to have been elected a Fellow in both the American Gastroenterological Association, as well as the American College of Physicians.

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