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Emma Elizabeth Furth, MD

Emma Elizabeth Furth, MD Physician

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Furth is employed by Penn Medicine.

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About Dr. Emma E. Furth

Received the Penn Medicine Award of Excellence, 2006

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012

Clinical Specialties


  • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Pathology - Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 1990

Clinical Expertise:

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

Description of Clinical Expertise

Pathology. Gastrointestinal and pancreas and liver diseases. Immunohistochemistry.

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 Chicago
Residency: Rush University Medical Center
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Molecular Pathology Society, National American Society of Clinical Pathologists , Gastrointestinal Pathology Society, Hans Popper Hepatopathology Society, International Academy of Pathology, John Morgan Scientific Society, Pennsylvania Association of Pathology,

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Furth 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.


Description of Research Expertise:

Gastrointestinal, liver, biliary and pancreatic diseases. Mathmatical modeling. Liver fibrosis mechanisisms. Image analysis. Human and animal models of disease comparison. Immunohistochemistry. Pathology.

Selected Publications:

Krasinskas AM, Abraham SC, Metz DC: Oxyntic mucosa pseudopolyps: A presentation of atrophic autoimmune gastritis. American Journal of Surgical Pathology 27 (2): 236-41,2003.

Gibson SL, Dai CY, Lee HW, DePinho RA, Gee MS, Lee WMF, Furth EE, Brensinger C: Inhibition of colon tumor progression and angiongenesis by the Ink4a/Arf Locus. Cancer Research 63 : 742-746,2003.

Raper SE, Yudkoff M, Chirmule N., Gao GP, Nunes F, Haskal ZJ, Furth EE, Propert KJ, Robinson MB, Magosin S, Simoes H, Speicher L, Hughes J, Tazelarr J, Wivel NA, Wilson Jm: A pilot study of in vivo liver-directed gene transfer with an adenoviral vector impartial ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency. Human Gene Therapy 13 (1): 163-75,2002.

Kreisel D, Petrowsky H., Krasinskas AM, Krupnick AS, Szeto WY, McLean AD, Popma SH, Gelman AE, Traum MK, Furth EE, Moore JS: The role of passenger leukocyte genotype in rejection and acceptance of rat liver allografts. Transplantation 73 (9): 1501-7,2002.

Ahmad NA, Kochman ML, Long WB, Furth EE: Efficacy, safety and clinical outcomes of endoscopic mucosal resection: a study of 101 cases. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 55 (3): 390-6,2002.

Abraham SC, Lee JH, Boitnott JK, Argani P, Furth EE: Microsattelite instability in intraductal papillary neoplasms of the biliary tract. Mod Pathol 15 (12): 1309-17,2002.

Gastrointestinal system. Endocrine pathology W(9) : 237-241,2002.

Pui JC, Furth EE: Detection of Varicella-Zoster in the smooth muscle and myenteric plexi of the colon in HIV-positive patient with herpes zoster and small bowel pseudo-obstruction. American Journal of Gastroenterology 96 (5): 1627-30,2001.

Krasinskas AM, Ruchelli ED, Rand EB: Central Venulitis in pediatric liver allografts. Hepatology 33 (5): 1141-1147,2001.

Yu GH, Nayar R: Adenocarcinoma in colonic brushing cytology: High-grade dysplasia as a diagnostic pitfall. Diagn Cytopathol 24 : 364-368,2001.

Academic Contact Info

HUP - 6.46 Founders
3400 Spruce St.
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-6504
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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