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Farzana Rashid, MD

Farzana Rashid, MD Physician

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Languages spoken:

  • Bengali

Dr. Rashid is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Farzana Rashid

Recognized by America's Top Doctors for 2017

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues for 2017 and 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.

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

Clinical Specialties


  • Gastroenterology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Gastroenterology, 2010

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acid Peptic Disorders
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)
  • BOTOX Therapy for Upper GI
  • Bowel incontinence (Fecal Incontinence)
  • Celiac Disease (Celiac Sprue)
  • Colic
  • Colitis
  • Colon Biopsy
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colonoscopy
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty Swallowing (Dysphagia)
  • Diverticulitis (Colonic Diverticulitis)
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Endoscopic Hemostasis of Non-Variceal Bleeding
  • Endoscopic Hemostasis of Variceal Bleeding
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Spasms
  • Esophageal Strictures
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Esophagus Biopsy
  • Fecal Incontinence in Women
  • Feeding Disorders
  • Feeding Tube Placement (Gastrostomy Tube)
  • Flex Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Disorders
  • Gastric Acid Secretion
  • Gastritis (Stomach Inflammation)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Biopsy
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding (GI Bleed)
  • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Gastrointestinal Tract Scleroderma
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gastrostomy Tube Placement
  • GI Conditions in Women
  • H. Pylori Infection
  • Hemorrhoids Medical Treatment
  • Hypergastrinemia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Intestinal Diseases
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Cancer
  • Malabsorption Syndromes (Intestinal Malabsorption)
  • Motility Disorders
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Nutritional Disorders
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (Islet Cell Tumors)
  • Pancreatitis
  • PEG Tube Placement
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease (Stomach Ulcers)
  • Polypectomy (Polyp Removal Surgery)
  • Precancerous Lesions
  • Proctoscopy
  • Rectal Biopsy
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Short Bowel Syndrome (Short Gut Syndrome)
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Small Intestine Disorders
  • Stomach Cancer (Gastric Cancer)
  • Ulcerative Colitis (Colitis Ulcerosa, UC)
  • Upper GI Endoscopy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Vomiting
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome

Description of Clinical Expertise

Crohn's Disease. Ulcerative Colitis. Transitional Care for adolescents to adulthood. Women's Health in GI

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)
  • 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 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: University of Sheffield School of Medicine
Residency: Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Royal Hospital
Residency: The Royal Hallamshire Hospital
Residency: MetroHealth Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Missouri-Columbia


American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), National American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), National American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), National Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Rashid 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:

NajjiaN.Mahmoud, MD, Yasmin Halwani, MD, CM, FRCSC, Sandra de Montbrun, MD, MEd, FRCSC, Puja M.Shah, MD, TraciL.Hedrick, MD, Farzana Rashid, MD, David A.Schwartz, MD, Robin L.Dalal, MD, Jan P.Kamiński, MD, MBA, Karen Zaghiyan, MD, Phillip R.Fleshner, MD, Jason M. Weissler, MD, John P.Fischer, MD, MPH: Current management of perianal Crohn’s disease Current Problems in Surgery 54 (5): 262–298 ,2017.

Farzana Rashid and Gary Lichtenstein: New Non-Anti-TNFa Biological Therapies for the Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease 3rd Edition : 425-450,2017.

Co-author with Octavia Pickett-Blakely, MD, MHS and Laura Uwakwe, MD: Obesity in Women - The Clinical Impact on Gastrointestinal and Reproductive Health and Disease Management Gastroenterology Clinics of North America - Women's Health in Gastroenterology 45 : 317-331,2016.

Rashid, Farzana and Lichtenstein, Gary.: Chapter in Book: Novel Treatments in Ulcerative Colitis Medical Therapy of Ulcerative Colitis (1): 191-207,2014. CHOP-Penn Transition Education Video : 2011.

Rashid F, Bechtold M, Puli S, Bragg J.: Utility of IBD serology tests: Experience at a Midwest Academic Center. Am J Gastroenterol. 104 (S3): S465,2009.

M.L. Bechtold, N.M. Szary, F. Rashid, T.W. Kilgore, S.R. Puli, A. Diaz-Arias, M.R. Antillon: Delayed Colonic Perforation after ESD in a Patient with Ulcerative Colitis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. The Internet Journal of Gastroenterology. 8 (2): 2009.

Praveen K. Roy, Jing Chen, Farzana Rashid, Suzanne Ridenhour, Jamal A. Ibdah: Mechanism of Interferon-Gamma Induced Increase in Intestinal Epithelial Tight Junction Permeability: Role of JNK Pathway and Cross-Talk with the PI-3 Kinase Pathway Gastroenterology 134 (Issue 4, Supplement 1): A36,2008.

Roy PK, Rashid F, Bragg JD, Ibdah JA.: Role of the JNK signal transduction pathway in inflammatory bowel disease. World J Gastroenterol 2008 14 (2): 200-202,2008.

D S Sanders, D P Hurlstone, R O Stokes, F Rashid, A Milford-Ward, M Hadjivassiliou, A J Lobo: Changing face of adult coeliac disease: experience of a single university hospital in South Yorkshire Postgrad Med J 78 (915): 31-33,2002.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
51 North 39th Street
218 Wright Saunders

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-8900
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)