Pulmonary Disease and Internal Medicine
​Doctor Ebenstein grew up here in Westchester. At age 11 he was admitted to White Plains Hospital with acute appendicitis and peritonitis and his life was saved by the dedicated surgeons, doctors and nurses at White Plains Hospital.

He went on to graduate from Scarsdale High School and from Columbia University with a major in English Literature and a strong emphasis on the sciences. He received his M.D. from New York Medical College, studied Internal Medicine at Montefirore Hospital in the Bronx and at the Hospital of St. Raphael affiliated with Yale University in New Haven Connecticut, and went on at Yale New Haven Hospital to study the sub-specialty of Pulmonary Medicine.

At Yale he was privileged to participate in scientific research on the origins of lung cancer in smokers. This type of research on "gene expression" in cells on their way to becoming cancer cells was at that time in its infancy, but now, as a result of newer genetic research, is beginning to have major influence on the treatment of cancer.

In the 1980s Dr. Ebenstein turned to clinical medicine to become Chief of Pulmonary Disease at the Baltimore VA Medical Center, a teaching hospital for Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland schools of medicine. In the 1980s Baltimore Veterans of the World War II and the Korean era were in their 50s and 60s and had unfortunately picked up smoking in the service. Baltimore had been a major ship building port, so many of these same veterans 
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were asbestos exposed. Dr. Ebenstein saw a great deal of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ("COPD"), asbestos related lung problems, and lung cancer. He was in charge at the VA Medical Center of the Pulmonary clinic and consultation service, the Medical Intensive Care Unit and of the Pulmonary Function Laboratory.

In 1986 he decided to enter the private practice of internal medicine in New York and came home to Westchester and to White Plains Hospital. For the past 26 years he has been in private practice as an internist in New York. Dr. Ebenstein has found White Plains Hospital to be the perfect place to practice medicine, combining as it does scientific sophistication with a patient friendly, user friendly attitude.

If you need a pulmonologist in New York or just need a new doctor, please call.  I'll be glad to talk to you.