Dr. Alexander Perelman
Dr. Alexander Perelman is board-certified in Internal Medicine, and board-eligible for Gastroenterology. He earned his medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine graduating in the top 15 percent of his class. Dr. Perelman then completed residency in Internal Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital/Yale School of Medicine, followed by fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at University of Connecticut Health Center/University of Connecticut School of Medicine.
Dr. Perelman focuses on esophageal disease, inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer screening and prevention, irritable bowel syndrome, and liver disease (cirrhosis, fatty liver/NASH). He has a particular interest in diagnosis and management of gastroesophageal reflux, dysphagia, eosinophilic esophagitis and Barrett’s esophagus.
Dr. Perelman has a variety of clinical and research interests, including medical education, endoscopic interventions, and quality improvement. He continues to publish abstracts, present at national conferences and partner with colleagues on research articles. He has published a chapter on esophageal disease in patients with HIV. Aside from clinical work, Dr. Perelman is passionate about patient centered care and devotes time to quality improvement projects aimed at patient access and outcomes.
Dr. Perelman performs upper endoscopy with diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for strictures, Barrett’s esophagus, eosinophilic esophagitis, BRAVO placement for pH monitoring, esophageal variceal banding, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy placement, colonoscopy and capsule endoscopy. He is also trained in interpretation of esophageal high resolution manometry.