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Anna Buchner, MD, PhD

Anna Buchner, MD, PhD Physician

Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Buchner is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Gastroenterology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Gastroenterology, 2009

Clinical Expertise:

  • Anal Cancer
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Liver Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer (Gastric Cancer)

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • 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
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • 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

Education and Training

Medical School: Wroclaw Academy of Medicine
Residency: Medical University of Wroclaw
Graduate School: Wroclaw Academy of Medicine
Residency: University of Illinois Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Miami Hospital and Clinic
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic


American College of Gastroenterology, National American Gastroenterology Association, National American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Buchner is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

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


Selected Publications:

Buchner AM, Chandrasekhara V, Concha Parra R, Ahmad A.: Interobserver agreement and accuracy of probe based endocytoscopy (pEC) in predicting colorectal neoplasia among endoscopists Gastrointestinal Endoscopy : 2015.

Buchner AM, Ahmad NA, Chandrasekhara V, Concha Parra R, Oranu A, Riff B, Ma G, Ni J, Rivera C.: The Learning Curve for in vivo Probe based Endocytoscopy (pEC) for Prediction of Colorectal Neoplasia. Gastroenterology : 2015.

Buchner AM, Wallace MB: In vivo microscopy in the diagnosis of intestinal neoplasia and inflammatory conditions Histopathology 66 (1): 137-46,2015.

Buchner AM: Optical imaging technologies in inflammatory colitis AGA Perspectives 9 (6): 10-11,2014.

Buchner AM, Blonski W, Lichtenstein GRL .: The impact of Video Capsule Endoscopy (VCE) on the diagnosis and management of known and suspected Inflammatory Bowel Disease Am J Gastroenterology : 2014.

Blonski W, Buchner AM, Lichtenstein GR: Treatment of ulcerative colitis Current Opin Gastroenterology 30 (1): 84-96,2014.

Buchner AM and Lichtenstein GR: The role of diet and nutrition in ulcerative colitis Medical Managment of Ulcerative colitis : 2014.

Blonski W, Buchner AM, Aberra FM, Lichtenstein GR: Teduglitide in Crohn's disease Expert Opinion Biol Ther 13 (8): 1207-14,2013.

Lin Ming Valerie, Blonski Wojciech, Buchner Anna M, Reddy K Rajender, Lichtenstein Gary R: The influence of anti-TNF therapy on the course of chronic hepatitis C virus infection in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Digestive Diseases and Sciences 58 (4): 1149-56,2013.

Buchner AM, Rex DX: Endoscopic imaging of colorectal polyps and neoplasia Editor Prateek Sharma : 2013.

Academic Contact Info

3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
7 South Pavilion

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 349-8222
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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