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Aba Barden-Maja, MD, MS

Aba Barden-Maja, MD, MS Physician

Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Barden-Maja is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Aba Barden-Maja

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2015 - 2017

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007 - 2018

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's May 2018 Top Docs issue

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Penn Medicine.

Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties


  • Internal Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 1996

Description of Clinical Expertise

Preventative health

Womens health

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital
Medical School: Yale University
Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center


Associate Member, American Federation for Medical Research, National Associate Member, American Medical Association, National Fellow, American College of Physicians, National Member, Society of General Internal Medicine, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Barden-Maja is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Barden-Maja A: Physician perceptions of patient adherence influence and care of diabetic patients Society of General Internal Medicine National Meeting : 2003.

Barden-Maja A, Iqbal, N: Unintentional Weight Loss Women's Health Care: Clinical Vignettes : 248-252, Chapter 41,2000.

Barden-Maja A: Preconception Care Women's Health Care: Clinical Vignettes : 395-4000, Chapter 64,2000.

Barden-Maja A: Internal Medicine Practice Questions Internal Medicine Practice Questions Books 1, 2 & 3 : 2000.

Barden-Maja A, Williams S: Managing patients with extreme hypertension Journal Of Critical Illness 14 (5): 245-250,1999.

Barden-Maja A: Gout Internal Medicine 20 (4): 40-41,1999.

Barden-Maja A: Getting the most out of medical consultation Resident and Staff Assistant 45 (12): 1999.

Barden-Maja A: Psychosocial factors and outcomes of hip replacement surgery National Research Service Award : 1997.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Center for Primary Care
MAB Suite 102
39th & Market Streets

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-9990
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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