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Daniel T. Dempsey, MD

Daniel T. Dempsey, MD Surgeon

Assistant Director, Peri-Operative Services, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Chief, Gastrointestinal Surgery Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Dempsey is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Daniel T. Dempsey

Recognized in Philadelphia  magazine's annual Top Docs issue from 2010 - 2017

Recognized by America's Top Doctors annually since 2004

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003, 2013 - 2018

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.

The 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

Patient Comments

Clinical Specialties


  • Gastrointestinal Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 1987

Clinical Expertise:

  • Anal Cancer
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Surgery
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Surgery
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis (Colonic Diverticulitis)
  • Esophageal Achalasia
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Strictures
  • Esophagectomy
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal Surgery (Cholecystectomy)
  • Liver Cancer
  • Minimally Invasive Heller Myotomy
  • Minimally Invasive Nissen Fundoplication Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer (Gastric Cancer)
  • Stomach Removal Surgery (Gastrectomy)
  • Ulcerative Colitis (Colitis Ulcerosa, UC)
  • Zenker's Diverticulum

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
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • 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: University of Rochester School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Philadelphia County Medical Society, Local AHPBA, National AHPBA, National American Board of Surgery, National American College of Nutrition, National American College of Surgeons, National American Medical Association, National American Society for Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition, National American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, National American Surgical Association, National Association for Academic Surgery, National Association for Surgical Education, National College of Physicians of Phila, Local College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Local Collegium Internationale Chirurgiae Digestivae, International Eastern Surgical Society, Local Halsted Society, National Medical Club of Thirteen, National Meigs Society, National National Board of Medical Examiners, National National Foundation for Ileitis and Colitis, National Philadelphia Academy of Surgery, Local Philadelphia Academy of Surgery, Local Ravdin-Rhoads Surgical Society, National SAGES, National Societe Internationale De Chirurgie, International Society for Surgical Oncology, National Society of Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, National Society of University Surgeons, National Society Surgical Oncology, National Southern Surgical Association, National Surgeons Travel Club, National Surgical Biology Club III, National The Philadelphia Club, Local Union League of Philadelphia, Local

Hospital Affiliation

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

Academic Contact Info

Pennsylvania Hospital
301 S. 8th St. - Ste. 4D
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-2015
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)