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Bryson Katona, MD, PHD

Bryson Katona, MD, PHD Physician

Director, Acute and Transitional Gastroenterology Program Director, Gastrointestinal Cancer Genetics Program Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Katona is employed by Penn Medicine.

Clinical Specialties


  • Gastroenterology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Gastroenterology, 2014
  • Internal Medicine, 2012

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abdominal Bloating
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bowel Disorders
  • Bowel incontinence (Fecal Incontinence)
  • C. Difficile (Clostridium Difficile Diarrhea)
  • Celiac Disease (Celiac Sprue)
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Colitis
  • Colonoscopy
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Difficulty Swallowing (Dysphagia)
  • Digestive Conditions
  • Diverticulitis (Colonic Diverticulitis)
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)
  • Esophageal Achalasia
  • Esophageal Disorders
  • Esophagitis
  • Esophagus Tumors
  • Fatty Liver Diseases
  • Gallbladder Disorders
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gastroscopy
  • H. Pylori Infection
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Liver Diseases
  • Motility Disorders
  • Pancreatic Cyst
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease (Stomach Ulcers)
  • Rectal Disorders
  • Short Bowel Syndrome (Short Gut Syndrome)
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Stomach Disorders
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Upper GI Endoscopy
  • Zenker's Diverticulum
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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)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • 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
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • 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

Medical School: Washington University
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Association for Cancer Research, National American Chemical Society, National American Gastroenterological Association, National Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer, National North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Katona 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.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Cellular signaling and epigenetic mechanisms of tumorigenesis in colon cancer and gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.

Selected Publications:

Katona Bryson William, Glynn Rebecca A, Paulosky Kayla E, Feng Zijie, Davis Caroline I, Ma Jian, Berry Corbett T, Szigety Katherine M, Matkar Smita, Liu Yuanyuan, Wang Haoren, Wu Yuan, He Xin, Freedman Bruce D, Brady Donita C, Hua Xianxin: Combined menin and EGFR inhibitors synergize to suppress colorectal cancer via EGFR-independent and calcium-mediated repression of SKP2 transcription. Cancer research : 2019.

Katona Bryson W, Stadler Zsofia K, Robson Mark E, Domchek Susan M: RE: BRCA1 and BRCA2 Gene Mutations and Colorectal Cancer Risk: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Journal of the National Cancer Institute : 2019.

Mahmud Nadim, Stashek Kristen, Katona Bryson W, Tondon Rashmi, Shroff Stuti G, Roses Robert, Furth Emma E, Metz David C: The incidence of neoplasia in patients with autoimmune metaplastic atrophic gastritis: a renewed call for surveillance. Annals of gastroenterology 32 (1): 67-72,2019.

Mahmud Nadim, Tomizawa Yutaka, Stashek Kristen, Katona Bryson W, Ginsberg Gregory G, Metz David C: Endoscopic Resection of Duodenal Carcinoid Tumors: A Single-Center Comparison Between Simple Polypectomy and Endoscopic Mucosal Resection. Pancreas 48 (1): 60-65,2019.

McKenna Danielle B, Van Den Akker Jeroen, Zhou Alicia Y, Ryan Lauren, Leon Annette, O'Connor Robert, Shah Payal D, Rustgi Anil K, Katona Bryson W: Identification of a novel GREM1 duplication in a patient with multiple colon polyps. Familial cancer 18 (1): 63-66,2019.

MacFarland Suzanne P, Zelley Kristin, Long Jessica M, McKenna Danielle, Mamula Petar, Domchek Susan M, Nathanson Katherine L, Brodeur Garrett M, Rustgi Anil K, Katona Bryson W, Maxwell Kara N: Earlier Colorectal Cancer Screening May Be Necessary In Patients With Li-Fraumeni Syndrome. Gastroenterology 156 (1): 273-274,2019.

Muller Charles, Lee Sang Mee, Barge William, Siddique Shazia M, Berera Shivali, Wideroff Gina, Tondon Rashmi, Chang Jeremy, Peterson Meaghan, Stoll Jessica, Katona Bryson W, Sussman Daniel A, Melson Joshua, Kupfer Sonia S: Low Referral Rate for Genetic Testing in Racially and Ethnically Diverse Patients Despite Universal Colorectal Cancer Screening. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association 16 (12): 1911-1918.e2,2018.

Katona Bryson W, Yurgelun Matthew B, Garber Judy E, Offit Kenneth, Domchek Susan M, Robson Mark E, Stadler Zsofia K: A counseling framework for moderate-penetrance colorectal cancer susceptibility genes. Genetics in medicine : official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics 20 (11): 1324-1327,2018.

Katona Bryson W, Lynch John P: Mechanisms of GI Malignancies Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract, 6th Edition : 2018.

Rustgi Neil, Shroff Stuti G, Katona Bryson W: Two types of gastric cancer caused by the same underlying condition Gastroenterology : 2018.

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Academic Contact Info

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

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