Bachelor’s Degree – Queens College, Queens, NY
Medical Degree – Sackler School of Medicine, New York State/American Program, Tel Aviv, Israel
Internship – Cornell Cooperating Hospitals
Residency – Cornell Cooperating Hospitals
Fellowship – Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
Board Certifications – Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology/Hepatology
Dr. Abittan is proud to serve on the Medical Executive Board, the Ethics Committee and Blood Utilization Committee at St. Francis Hospital. He is an active member of several professional societies including the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterological Association, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. Chaim is continuously involved in peer education and gives several lectures a year on the foremost treatments for gastrointestinal ailments.
In 2010, he was appointed an honorary New York City Police Surgeon and is honored to care for law enforcement officers and their families.
In addition to being a physician, Dr. Abittan is an ordained Orthodox Rabbi who is a board member of the Sephardic Congregation of Long Beach. He lives on long island with his wife, Lisa, and their children.
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