Division of Gastroenterology

Meet the administrative staff of the Division of Gastroenterology. 

Administration

  • Anil K. Rustgi, MD
    Chief, Division of Gastroenterology
  • David C. Metz, MD
    Associate Chief for Clinical Affairs, Division of Gastroenterology
    Clinical Director, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine (PCAM)
  • Jesse Green, MD
    Clinical Director, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC)
  • David L. Jaffe, MD
    Clinical Director, Penn Medicine at Radnor (PMR)
  • Nabeel Khan, MD
    Director of GI, Philadelphia VA Medical Center
  • Jan-Michael Klapproth, MD
    GI Fellowship Director
  • Frederick A. Nunes, MD
    Clinical Director, Pennsylvania Hospital (PAH)
  • Gary Wu, MD
    Associate Chief of Research

Endoscopy Leadership & Administration

  • Gregory G. Ginsberg, MD
    Executive Director, Endoscopic Services
  • Nuzhat A. Ahmad, MD
    Associate Medical Director of Endoscopy, HUP and PCAM
  • Jesse Green, MD
    Medical Director of Endoscopy, PPMC
  • David L. Jaffe, MD
    Medical Director of Endoscopy, PMR
  • Frederick A. Nunes, MD
    Medical Director of Endoscopy, PAH

Program Directors

  • Nuzhat Ahmad, MD and Shivan Mehta, MD, MBA, MSHP
    Co-Directors, GI Quality (QUIDS) 

  • Gary W. Falk, MD, MS and David C. Metz, MD
    Co-Directors, Esophogology, Swallowing and GI Physiology Center

  • Laurel Fisher, MD
    Co-Director, Women in GI Committee

  • Kimberly Forde, MD, MHS
    Co-Director, Women in GI Committee

  • Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD
    Director, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) Center

  • James Lewis, MD, MSCE
    Associate Director, IBD Center
    Director, Gastroenterology/Hepatology Clinical Research Program

  • Mark T. Osterman MD, MSCE
    Associate Director, IBD Center Translational Research

  • K. Rajender (Raj) Reddy, MD
    Director of Hepatology
    Medical Director of Liver Transplantation
    Director, Viral Hepatitis Center

  • Octavia Pickett-Blakely, MD, MHS
    Director of the GI nutrition, Celiac Sprue and Obesity program (NCOP)

  • Christina Twyman-St.Victor, MD
    Director, Diversity in GI Committee

Clinical Staff

Mary Ipri
Clinical Division Administrator, Division of Gastroenterology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
215-349-8222
215-349-5915 (fax)
mary.ipri@uphs.upenn.edu

Chenda Neth
Division Program Mananger, Division of Gastroenterology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
215-349-8222
215-349-5915 (fax)
chenda.neth@uphs.upenn.edu

Monica Rollerson
Coordinator, Division of Gastroenterology Fellowship Program Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
215-349-8222
215-349-5915 (fax)
monica.rollerson@uphs.upenn.edu

Research Staff

Michele Fitzpatrick
Staff Assistant to Anil K. Rustgi, MD Chief of Gastroenterology
Faculty Coordinator, Division of Gastroenterology
421 Curie Boulevard
950 Biomedical Research Building II/III
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-898-0154
215-573-5412 (fax)
mfitzp@upenn.edu

Kim Meyers-McCombs
Manager, Administration & Finance, Division of Gastroenterology and The Center for Molecular Studies in Digestive and Liver Diseases
954 Biomedical Research Building II/III
215-573-4264
215-898-0573 (fax)
kimmeyer@upenn.edu

Vincent Simonetti
Grants Coordinator, Division of Gastroenterology
918 Biomedical Research Building II/III
215-898-9881
215-898-0573 (fax)
jvince@upenn.edu

April Weakley
Penn CHOP Microbiome Program
Program Coordinator, Division of Gastroenterology
918 Biomedical Research Building II/III
215-573-4970
215-573-2024 (fax)
aweakley@upenn.edu

Marielle Kent
Administrative Assistant, Division of Gastroenterology
950 Biomedical Research Building II/III
215-898-0850
215-573-5412 (fax)
makent@upenn.edu

Nicholas Crivaro
Research Administrative Assistant to Gary D. Wu, MD
Division of Gastroenterology
914 Biomedical Research Building II/III
215-573-4117
215-573-2024 (fax)
ncrivaro@upenn.edu

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