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Maxwell M. Chait, MD, FACP

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUMC
Maxwell M. Chait, MD, FACP

ColumbiaDoctors Medical Group is one of the largest multi-specialty practices in New York State, comprised of an experienced group of physicians specializing in Cardiology, Vascular Disease, Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.

The physicians at ColumbiaDoctors Medical Group are specialists in many areas of medicine, including: Congenital Heart Failure, Cardiac Transplantation, Cardiovascular Disease, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, Arrhythmias, Cardiac Catheterization, Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Pulmonary Medicine and Nutrition & Wellness.

ColumbiaDoctors Medical Group physicians are faculty members at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and actively participate in advanced research, in an effort to offer patients with complex illnesses access to therapies not readily available elsewhere.

Some of the current cardiology protocols include: non-surgical treatments for valvular disease, new treatments for atrial fibrillation, methods to avoid use of blood thinners, as well as modalities to treat blood pressure with less medication.

The physicians at ColumbiaDoctors Medical Group practice in several Westchester County locations include Hawthorne, White Plains, Eastchester, Hartsdale, Mount Vernon, Scarsdale, and Somers. Orange County locations include Goshen and Port Jervis New York.

Dr. Maxwell M. Chait completed his MD degree from the University of California School of Medicine at San Francisco. He is a Fellow of several prestigious organizations, including the American College of Physicians, American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He is a practicing gastroenterologist and assistant professor of medicine Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. His practice interests include gastroenterology, gastrointestinal endoscopy and internal medicine. He has authored numerous publications in reputed journals. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Liver Disease and Transplantation and serves on the editorial board of of several international journals including the World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

Departments And Divisions

  • Department of Medicine
    Division of Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Areas of Expertise

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Languages Spoken

  • Yiddish

Education & Training

  • University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
  • University of California - San Francisco
  • Residency: North Shore University Hospital
  • Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center


  • Hartsdale Office

    180 East Hartsdale Avenue
    Suite: 1E
    Hartsdale, NY 10530
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (914) 725-2010
    (914) 725-6488

Practices And Centers

  • ColumbiaDoctors Medical Group (CDMG)

Provider Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Insurance Programs

Please contact the provider's office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

  • Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
  • Affinity [Access (Exchange), Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]
  • Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
  • Emblem/GHI [HMO, Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), NYP Employee Plan, Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Local 1199 [Local 1199]
  • MagnaCare [MagnaCare]
  • Multiplan [Multiplan]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]
  • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare Managed Care, SelectHealth]
  • WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (914) 725-2010

Contact Info

  • Office Phone: 914-725-2010
  • Fax: 914-725-6488

Past Positions

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America Westchester/Fairfield Chapter CMAC-Committee Member
White Plains Hospital Center:
Professional Advisory Committee on Home Care, past Chairman
Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, past chairman
Home Care Committee, past chairman
Physicians Hospital Organization, past board Member
Westchester Health Services Network, past MSO board member
New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, past member of the Executive Council
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America Westchester/Fairfield Chapter, past member of the Board of Directors

Community Service

United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism Commission On Jewish Education, past board member
Westchester Association of Hebrew Schools, president 1992-1994
Community Hebrew High School of Westchester, past chairman of the board
Temple Israel of White Plains – Board of Trustees, past member
Board of Jewish Education of Greater New York, past member of the board of directors
Scarsdale Recreational Dept., former coach in baseball, softball, basketball
Scarsdale Little League, past board member
Scarsdale Union Free Schools District Health, past member Education Advisory Council


    Fellow - American College of Gastroenterology
    Fellow - American College of Physicians
    Fellow - American Gastroenterological Association
    Fellow - American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
    Distinguished Master-American College of Specialists in Geriatrics
    Diplomate - American Board of Geriatric Medicine
    New York Academy of Gastroenterology
    Westchester Academy of Medicine
    Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America
    Medical Society of the State of New York

Global Health Activities

World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Editorial Board member 2011 to present
Journal of Liver Disease and Transplantation Biology Editorial Board, Editor-in-Chief 2012 to present
International Greener Journals, Editorial Board 2013 to present
Greener Journals, Editorial Board member 2014 to present

Honors & Awards

    BA – Magna Cum Laude
    BS – Cum Laude
    Phi Kappa Phi
    Alpha Epsilon Delta
    Phi Eta Sigma
    David Gourley Scholarship Award
    Rudolph J. Taussig Scholarship Award
    American Cancer Society Fellowship 1975-1977
    Marquis Who’s Who in America
    Marquis Who’s Who in the East
    Marquis Who’s Who in American Medicine
    Consumer Research Council Guide to America’s Top Physicians