Originally from Michigan, Dr. Schochet came to Florida 11 years ago for his Colon and Rectal surgery fellowship under Dr. Steve Wexner at Cleveland Clinic Florida where he received a coveted fellowship covering the breadth of colorectal surgery with specific focus of minimally invasive techniques such as laparoscopy and endoscopy. Although double board certified in general and colorectal surgery, Dr. Schochet’s main clinical focus has been on the treatment of HIV and LGBTQ related anorectal disease. Dr. Schochet has developed the only anal dysplasia clinic of its kind in Florida utilizing the anal pap smear and High Resolution Anoscopy (anal colposcopy) in order to identify and treat potentially precancerous intra-anal or perianal lesions.
Dr. Schochet is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. He is the Founder and Captain of the “Happy Hineys” Florida AIDS Walk Team and has raised almost $300,000 for local HIV / AIDS organizations since 2014 and is also a founding board member of the World AIDS Museum in Wilton Manors, Florida.
Dr. Schochet currently has privileges at Holy Cross Hospital and Holy Cross Healthplex in Broward as well as Aventura Hospital and Surgery Center of Aventura in Miami-Dade County.
Colorectal, General Surgery, High resolution anoscopy, HIV-related anal disease and minimally invasive surgery
American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
American Board of Surgery
Residency, Colorectal Surgery - Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston, FL (2008-2009)
Chief Resident, General Surgery - Lehigh Valley Hospital - Allentown, PA (2007-2008)
Residency, General Surgery - Lehigh Valley Hospital - Allentown, PA (2003-2008)
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine - M.D. - East Lansing, MI (2003)
David Shapell College of Jewish Studies - Graduate Studies - Jerusalem, Israel (1998-1999)
Brandeis University - B.A. - Waltham, MA (1997)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
Fort Lauderdale Surgical Society
Southeastern Surgical Society
Northeast Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Stahler-Rex Award for Outstanding Research in Surgery, Lehigh Valley Hospital (2005)
Bosanac Research and Publication Award, Lehigh Valley Hospital (2005)
Runner-up, Overall Poster, Michigan State University CHM Flint Area Research Day (2004)
Best Overall Oral Presentation, Michigan State University CHM Flint Area Research Day (2004)
Best Surgery Poster, Michigan State University CHM Flint Area Research Day (2004)
Best Surgery Poster, Michigan State University CHM Flint Area Research Day (2003)
Kotaiah & Ruckaminamma Kareti Surgery Endowed Scholarship (2003)
Michigan State University CHM Surgical Alumni Endowed Scholarship (2002)
Clinical Honors in Surgery, OB/GYN, Psychiatry and Family Practice Clerkships (2002-2003)
Wilbur Wright Oncology Research Scholarship (2000-2001)
Sigma Alpha Mu Samuel Miller Award for original scientific research (1997, 2002)
Jerusalem Fellowship for Study in Israel (1998)
American Heart Association Student Research Fellowship (1997)
Cum Laude, Brandeis University (1997)
Dean's List, three semesters, Brandeis University (1997)
Sigma Alpha Mu, Brandeis University (1993)
Eric A. Fenkl, PhD, RN, Elie Schochet, MD, Sandra Gracia Jones, PhD, RN, FAAN, Bruno R. da Costa, PhD. Evaluation of an HPV/Anal Cancer Screening Awareness Program for HIV-infected Men Who Have Sex With Men. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. Published Online: February 11, 2015.
Fenkl EA, Schochet E, Jones SG. Pilot evalutation of an anal cancer risk awareness program. Sexual Health. 10(6) 574. November 2013.
Schochet E. You want to stick that where?: a guide to the anal pap smear before, during, and after. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2011 Nov;22(6):502-4.
Schochet E. Questions and answers about anal pap smears. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2011 Nov;22(6):500-1.
Schochet E. Questions and answers about human papilloma virus (HPV). J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2011 Nov;22(6):498-9
Schochet E, ed. Surgical intensive care unit sourcebook. Pub. By Lehigh Valley Hospital. Allentown, PA, 2004
Saha S, Dan AG, Burman B, Wiese D, Schochet E, et al. Lymphazurin 1% v. technetium sulfur colloid for lymphatic mapping in colorectal tumors: a comparative analysis. Ann Surg Oncol 2004;11:21-26
Saha S, Dan AG, Bilchik AJ, Kitagawa Y, Schochet E, et al. Historical review of lymphatic mapping in gastrointestinal malignancies. Ann Surg Oncol 2004;11:245-249
Saha S, Dan AG, Beutler T, Wiese D, Schochet E, et al. Sentinel lymph node mapping technique in colon cancer. Semin Oncol 2004;31:374-381
Dan AG, Saha S, Monson KM, Wiese D, Schochet E, et al. 1% Lymphazurin v. 10% fluorescein for sentinel node mapping in colorectal tumors. Arch Surg 2004;139(1):1180-1184
Saha S, Monson KM, Bilchik A, Beutler T, Dan AG, Schochet E, et al. Comparative analysis of nodal upstaging between colon and rectal cancers by sentinel lymph node mapping: a prospective trial. Dis Colon Rectum 2004;47(11)1767-1772
Schochet E and Khubchandani I. Pathophysiology and treatment of anal fissure. Proceedings of Italian Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery. 2007;15:130-135
Bergamaschi R, Schochet E, et al. Standardized laparoscopic intracorporeal right colectomy for cancer: Short-term outcomes in 111 unselected patients. Dis Colon Rectum. 2008 Sep;51(9):1350-1355. Epub 2008 May 14
Schochet E, Sinnott R, et al. Outcomes of local excision of T1 rectal cancers: open transanal vs endoscopic microsurgical. Surgical Endoscopy 2008 Submitted for publication.
Schochet E, Fenkl EA, Jones SG. 2014. Happy Hiney Health: Efficacy of an anal health and screening awareness program for targeted high risk populations. [Abstract]. 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Colorectal Surgeons. Hollywood, FL.
Fenkl EA, Schochet E, Jones S. 2013. Pilot evalutation of an anal risk awareness program. International Anal Neoplasia Society Inaugural Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA.
Fenkl EA, Jones SG, Schochet E. 2013. Pilot evaluation of an anal cancer risk awareness program among high risk individuals. [Abstract]. Florida Nurses Association FNA 2013 Membership Assembly: Setting the Record Straight. Orlando, FL.
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