Welcome to the Division of Gastroenterology (GI). We hope you find our commitment to excellence to resonate with you.
The nationally renowned Division of Gastroenterology provides comprehensive resources for the diagnosis and therapy of diseases of the digestive tract (esophagus, stomach, small intestine and colon), pancreas and liver. Our mission is to facilitate the development of and advances in patient care, education, and research programs in digestive, liver and pancreatic diseases.
Clinical programs benefit from the largest group of specialists in digestive, liver and pancreatic diseases in the greater Philadelphia region, bringing a breadth of expertise that ensures comprehensive and innovative care. Discoveries into the pathogenesis and therapy of digestive, liver and pancreatic diseases are facilitated by a large research base at the university and NIH Digestive Disease Research Center. Funding through the National Institutes of Health and other sources is the largest in GI in the country, totaling $17 million a year.
The Raymond and Ruth Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine opened in 2008 and has expanded since. It is a state-of-the-art, 600,000+ square foot outpatient facility adjacent to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. It is the home of the gastroenterology outpatient clinics and endoscopy unit. Also, we coordinate our clinical practice at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Penn Medicine at Radnor, Pennsylvania Hospital, and the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. In aggregate, we conduct 45,000 office visits per year and 40,000 procedures per year. We are committed to the education and training of students, residents and GI Fellows as future leaders.
We hope you found our website helpful and informative. We welcome your feedback as well. On behalf of our nearly 70 GI faculty members, 25 GI fellows and nearly 250 staff members, we welcome you.
Anil K. Rustgi, MD
Chief of Gastroenterology