Health and Wellness Center
199 Mt. Eden Parkway
Bronx, NY 10457
(718) 590-1800 (main)
As Chairman of Bronx-Lebanon's Department of Surgery, Dr. Brian Gilchrist is eager to make an important and positive difference for his patients and the community. Dr. Gilchrist is moving aggressively to develop new programs and initiatives, as well as reinforce and expand existing services with the overall goal of surgical excellence.
Dr. Gilchrist takes special pride in the Breast Care Center he initiated in 2014, which offers the benefit of a one-stop shopping approach for exam, imaging, and biopsy. "It will potentially alleviate the plight of those in the community suffering from late stage breast cancer, through early detection and treatment," stated Dr. Gilchrist. For children and adolescents, pediatric surgery is being performed at the highest level. Dr. Gilchrist is a board-certified pediatric surgeon, widely acknowledged for his expertise in the field. Dr. Gilchrist was also actively involved in the establishment of a weight reduction and bariatric surgery program which is addressing the growing childhood obesity problem.
For Dr. Gilchrist, surgery is at the core of his existence. Both his father and grandfather were surgeons, and his mother was a surgical nurse. This calling was fulfilled through Dr. Gilchrist's medical education and extensive training in general surgery, pediatric surgery, and transplantation surgery. He attended Tufts Medical School, and following graduation, continued his specialty education at Harvard University and Brown University.
Prior to joining Bronx-Lebanon, Dr. Gilchrist served as an Attending Surgeon and Chief at the Tufts Floating Hospital for Children. He was also a co-founder of the New Hampshire Hospital for Children, and an Attending Surgeon for 10 years at Eliot Hospital (also in New Hampshire). It is noteworthy that Dr. Gilchrist served in Iraq during Operation Desert Storm. There, he was responsible for a combat hospital, performing surgery on more than fifty wounded soldiers. Dr. Gilchrist is also widely published and speaks throughout the world on topics in pediatric surgery and trauma.
"My life's work is the patients I treat and striving for perfection in surgical care," stated Dr. Gilchrist.