Albany Gastroenterology Consultants, P.C.


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Dr. Joseph M. Polito

Dr. Polito is a graduate of Georgetown University and received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. He completed his Internal Medicine internship and residency requirements at Boston University Medical Center. He subsequently served as Chief Medical Resident at University Hospital in Boston. He completed a Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Johns Hopkins Hospital Ė Johns Hopkins University where he published and conducted research on Crohnís Disease. He was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at SUNY Stonybrook before joining Albany Gastroenterology Consultants in 1996. Dr. Polito has a specialized interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and serves on the board of the St. Peterís Surgery and Endoscopy Center as well as the CCFA Northeast NY Board of Directors as Chief of the Medical Advisory Committee.  In addition, he is a member of the Capital District Physicianís Health Plan Board of Directors. Dr Polito was recognized as Physician of the Year in 2007 by the Capital District Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. He was formerly Chief of Gastroenterology at St. Peterís Hospital for 8 years.  Dr Polito has been President of Albany Gastroenterology Consultants since 2012.


Hospital Positions

St. Peter's Hospital
Albany Memorial Hospital
Albany Medical Center
St. Peter's Surgery and Endoscopy Center


Internal Medicine - 1991
      (recertified in 2000)
Gastroenterology - 1995
      (recertified in 2000)

Professional Society Memberships

Alpha Omega Alpha
American College of Physicians
American College of Gastroenterology
American Gastroenterological Association
Crohnís and Colitis Foundation of America
Medical Advisory Board Capital District CCFA

Managing Inflammatory Bowel Disease - WMHT interview with Banita Zahn

Hepatitis C - News Channel 13 interview with Dr. Polito

Albany Gastroenterology Consultants, P.C.
 William M. Notis, M.D.
 Edward S. Orris, M.D.
 Nina Feltman Sax, M.D.
 Alan M. Samuels, M.D.
 Vittorio Fiorenza, M.D.
 Richard Clift, M.D.
 Joseph M. Polito II, M.D.
 Carla Fernando-Gilday, M.D.
 Bora Gumustop, M.D.
 Matthew Ben, M.D.
 John Buhac, M.D.
 Sean Sheehan, M.D.
 Joseph D. Choma, M.D.
 James Puleo Jr., M.D.
 Jeffrey Gerson, M.D.
Paramedical Staff     
 Yvonne Fuller, FNP-C
 Brian Murphy, FNP-C
 Deborah Randaisi, RPA-C
 Patricia Nevinger, FNP-C
 Philip N. Sternklar, RPA-C
 Ari Fisher, RPA-C
 Laura Weiland, RPA-C
 Karen Patnode, FNP
 Anita Farry, FNP
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