Physician’s Profile

Zachary L. Gleit, MD

Director of Surgery, Allen Hospital
Colorectal Surgery
Gallbladder Surgery
General Surgery
Hernia Repair
Laparoscopic Surgery
Surgery, General

Zachary L. Gleit, MD, has served as Assistant Professor of Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center since 2001 and Director of Surgery at the Allen Hospital since 2008. After completing his undergraduate education at Harvard College, he received his medical degree at Harvard Medical School/ Harvard/MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, followed by surgical training at NewYork-Prsebyterian/Columbia. He traveled to Ethiopia in 1998 as part of a humanitarian mission with Doctors Without Borders. Dr. Gleit’s surgical practice in the Hernia Center and in the Division of General Surgery includes hernia repair, gall bladder surgery, colorectal surgery, appendectomy, and splenectomy.


National Research Service Award, National Institutes of Health, 1999-2001

Daland Fellowship, American Philosophical Society, 1999-2001

Johnson and Johnson Health Science and Technology Research Fund, Johnson and Johnson, Inc., 1990-1992

Rotary Foundation Scholarship, For Study of Philosophy at University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa, 1989

Phi Beta Kappa, 1987

Gall bladder disease
Fuchimoto Y, Gleit ZL, Huang CA, Kitamura H, Schwarze ML, Menard MT, Mawulawde K, Madsen JC, Sachs DH, "Skin-specific alloantigens in miniature swine," Transplantation 72, July 15, 2001, pp. 122-6.
Douhan J 3rd, Brown JA, Gleit ZL, David CS, Glimcher LH, "Regulation of the E beta gene in vivo: lessons from E beta d transgenic mice," International Immunology 8, February, 1996, pp. 255-65. Gleit ZL, Goldfarb W, "Characters and Fixed Points in Provability Logic," Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 31, Winter, 1990, pp. 26-36.
Lima B, Gleit ZL, Cameron AM, Germana S, Murphy MC, Consorti R, Chang Q, Down JD, LeGuern C, Sachs DH, Huang CA, "Engraftment of quiescent progenitors and conversion to full chimerism after nonmyelosuppressive conditioning and hematopoietic cell transplantation in miniature swine," Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation 9, September, 2003, pp. 571-582.
Gleit ZL, Fuchimoto Y, Yamada K, Melendy E, Scheier-Dolberg R, Monajati L, Coburn RC, Neville DM, Sachs DH, Huang CA, "Variable Relationship Between Chimerism and Tolerance After Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Without Myelosuppressive Conditioning," Transplantation 74, December 15, 2002, pp. 1535-1544.
Gleit ZL, Cameron AM, Fuchimoto Y, Melendy E, Monajati L, Coburn RC, Sachs DH, Huang CA, "Persistent Chimerism Despite Antidonor MHC In Vitro Responses in Miniature Swine Following Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation," Transplantation 74, November 15, 2002, pp. 1260-1266.
Huang CA, Fuchimoto Y, Gleit ZL, Ericsson T, Griesemer A, Scheier-Dolberg R, Melendy E, Kitamura H, Fishman JA, Ferry JA, Harris NL, Patience C, Sachs DH, "Posttransplantation lymphoproliferative disease in miniature swine after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation: similarity to human PTLD and association with a porcine gammaherpes virus," Blood 97, March 1, 2001, pp. 1467-73.