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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 employed by Penn Medicine.

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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
  • 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 Crohn's Colitis Foundation of America, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Buchner is employed by Penn Medicine.

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, Wallace MB: Endomicroscopy and Molecular Tools to Evaluate Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 26 (4): 657-68,2016.

Buchner AM, Gene M, Kener C, Ginsberg GG, Lichtenstein GR: Chromoendoscopy-guided probe based confocal laser endomicroscopy: A Novel Approach for dysplasia evaluation in IBD surveillance Gastroenterology Supplement : 2016.

Buchner AM: Challenges in detection and real-time diagnosis of dysplasia in Crohn's colitis: the search still continues. Gastrointest Endosc. 83 (5): 972-4,2016.

Buchner AM, Lichtenstein GR: How to Assess and Document Endoscopies in IBD Patients by Including Standard Scoring Systems. Inflamm Bowel Dis. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2016 Apr;22(4):1010-9. 22 (4): 1010-9,2016.

Buchner AM, Lichtenstein GR: Evaluation and Detection of Dysplasia in IBD: the Role of Chromoendoscopy and Enhanced Imaging Techniques. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 14 (1): 73-82,2016.

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.

Academic Contact Info

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

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

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