About Matthew P. Askin
Long recognized as one of the most prestigious gastroenterology practices in the region, Affiliates in Gastroenterology (AIG) has consistently had physicians among the top-ranked doctors in New Jersey throughout the group’s 49-year history. This premier practice is home to repeat New Jersey Monthly Top Doctors Drs. Matthew Askin, Lawrence Rosenthal, and Robert Schuman. These talented board-certified gastroenterologists work collaboratively with their colleagues, Drs. John Morton, Michael Samach, William Sloan, Lawrence Stein, Carl Wallach, Ellen Rosen, Larry Siu and David Rahni, to bring the most advanced care to thousands of patients each year in the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania region.
The mission of AIG is to provide superior and comprehensive diagnosis and treatment in the kindest, most compassionate manner possible. The doctors use a patient-centered approach to care, aimed at building positive relationships based on trust and mutual respect.With a focus on preventative medicine, the group offers a full range of endoscopic procedures and screenings for colon cancer, as well as treatment of gastrointestinal disorders such as gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel syndrome (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis). Cutting-edge procedures include endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) to diagnose and evaluate gastrointestinal cancers and treat pancreaticobiliary disorders; radiofrequency ablation (RFA) to treat Barrett’s esophagus and reduce the risk of esophageal cancer; and capsule endoscopy to diagnose disorders of the small intestine. The practice also offers banding to treat hemorrhoids.
Throughout their careers, Drs. Askin, Rosenthal and Schuman have had several key roles within the regional medical community. They have held and currently hold prominent hospital leadership positions, including president of the medical staff, chief of gastroenterology and director of advanced endoscopy. They serve on hospital cancer center committees and are active in training medical students and residents at both Morristown Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. They also have served as past presidents of the New Jersey Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Society and have been advisors to the American Cancer Society, which honored the practice for its commitment to preventing colon cancer. These doctors have received numerous honors from area hospitals, including specialist of the year and teacher of the year.
HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS: Morristown Medical Center; Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston.
MEDICAL TRAINING: Dr. Askin: Mount Sinai School of Medicine (MD); New York-Presbyterian Hospital (residency); Mount Sinai Medical Center (fellowship). Dr. Rosenthal: SUNY Downstate College of Medicine (MD); Montefiore Medical Center (residency); Yale New Haven Hospital (fellowship). Dr. Schuman: Duke University School of Medicine (MD); New York-Presbyterian Hospital (residency); New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (fellowships).