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Arthur J. DeCross, M.D.

Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Clinical Interests

Celiac Disease & Malabsorption; Colon Cancer Screening; Colonoscopy; Endoscopic Therapy for Barrett's Esophagus; General Gastroenterology; Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Upper Endoscopy

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-4711

Fax: (585) 276-0101

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Biography

Professional Background

Dr. Arthur DeCross is a Professor of Medicine at URMC. He attended medical school at Albany Medical College, completed Internal Medicine training at Strong Memorial Hospital-University of Rochester, and completed Gastroenterology fellowship training at the University of Virginia. Dr. DeCross is very involved with educational programs for medical students, medical residents, and gastroenterology fellows. In addition to general gastroenterology, his primary areas of interest and expertise are in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD), including Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis, Celiac Disease, and the specialized nutritional support of gastrointestinal disorders. Dr. DeCross serves on several national committees of the American Gastroenterological Association, primarily in the areas of medical education and training.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1982
| Stuyvesant High School

1986
BS | Rensselaer Polytech Inst
Biomedical Sciences

1988
MD | Albany Medical College
Medicine

1991
| University of Rochester
Internal Medicine Residency

1994
| University of Virginia
Gastroenterology Fellowship

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1988 - 06/30/1991
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

0701/1991 - 06/30/1994
Fellowship in Internal Medicine: Gastroenterology at University of Virginia Medical Center

Awards

2012
Elected to the AGA Academy of Educators

2007
Elected to Fellowship in the American Gastroenterological Association

2007
Fellowship
Sponsor: American Gastroenterological Association

2006
1st Place Medical Student Research Poster Competition
Sponsor: American College of Physicians
Location: New York

2004 - 2005
Lawrence A. Kohn Senior Teaching Fellow in recognition of outstanding teaching faculty within the medical community University of Rochester

2003 - 2004
Lawrence A. Kohn Senior Teaching Fellow in recognition of outstanding teaching faculty within the medical community University of Rochester

2000 - 2000
Physician's Recognition Award American Medical Association

1997 - 1997
Physician's Recognition Award American Medical Association

1994 - 1994
Teaching Award University of Virginia School of Medicine

1994 - 1994
Physician's Recognition Award American Medical Association

1991 - 2009
Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association

1991 - 1991
Physician's Recognition Award American Medical Association

1988 - 1988
Recognition of Exceptional Achievement Dagget Trust Prize

1987 - 1987
Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

1987 - 1987
Elected to Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

1986 - 1986
Elected to Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Society

1986 - 1986
Dean's Certificate for Outstanding Research Endeavors

1986 - 1986
Associated Medical School's Student Research Awards Program

1985 - 1986
First Place, Human Anatomies The Daggert Prize in Anatomy

1985 - 1985
Second Place, Most Outstanding Overall Performance Award

1985 - 1985
Dean's Certificate for Outstanding Research Endeavors

1985 - 1985
New York State Regent's Scholarship (top 25 MCAT scores in NY State)

1985 - 1985
First Place, Neuroscience I Award

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Publications

Journal Articles

2012
Decross AJ Proctor D. "The Process of Applying for Gastroenterology Fellowship, Gastro". 2012; 142(7): 1405-1408.

2012
Decross AJ. "Is Superman Dead?: Should Work-Hour Limitations Apply to Attending Physicians, and Not Just Trainees?". AGA Perspectives. 2012; .

2012
Rivera R, Decross AJ, Kaul V, Whitney-Miller, C. "Primary Gastric Amyloidosis Presenting as an Isolated Gastric Mass". Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2012; 76:1: 186-7.

Books & Chapters

1995
Chapter Title: Peptic Ulcer Disease, in Rakel (ed)
Book Title: Conn's Current Therapy
Author List: DeCross, AJ; Peura, DA
Published By: Elsevier1995

1994
Chapter Title: Chronic Gastritis: Management, in Bayless TM (ed), Mosby- Year Book, Inc.
Book Title: Current Therapy in Gastroenterology and Liver Disease, Fourth Ed
Author List: McCallum RW
Published By: Decross AJ1994 in Philadelphia

1994
Chapter Title: Chronic Gastritis: Management
Book Title: Current Therapy in Gastroenterology and Liver Disease
Author List: DeCross, AJ; McCallum, RW.
Published By: Mosby1994 in Philadelphia

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