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Faten N. Aberra, MD, MSCE

Faten N. Aberra, MD, MSCE Physician

Co-Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, Joint-CHOP-Penn Director, EPIC for Gastroenterology Division Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Languages spoken:

  • Tigrinya

Dr. Aberra is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Faten N. Aberra

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2015 - 2017

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2015 – 2018

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues for 2018 and 2019

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Gastroenterology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Gastroenterology, 2003

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abdominal Bloating
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Distention
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Liver Function
  • Abnormal Stool
  • Acute Pancreatitis
  • Alcoholic Liver Disease
  • Altered Bowel Habits
  • Anal Pain
  • Anal Spasm
  • Annular Pancreas
  • Anorexia
  • Autoimmune Enteropathy
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of Colon
  • Blood in Stool
  • Bowel Disorders
  • Bowel Dysmotility
  • Bowel incontinence (Fecal Incontinence)
  • Bright Red Blood in Rectum
  • C. Difficile (Clostridium Difficile Diarrhea)
  • Celiac Disease (Celiac Sprue)
  • Cholangitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cholestasis
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Colitis
  • Collagenous Colitis
  • Colonic Inertia
  • Colonic Polyps
  • Colonoscopy
  • Constipation
  • Crigler Najjar Syndrome
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
  • Difficulty Swallowing (Dysphagia)
  • Digestive Conditions
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Diverticulitis (Colonic Diverticulitis)
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dyspepsia
  • Early Satiety
  • Eosinophilic Colitis
  • Eosinophilic Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)
  • Eosinophilic Gastritis
  • Epigastric Pain
  • Eructation
  • Esophageal Achalasia
  • Esophageal Disorders
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Spasm
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Esophageal Thickening
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Esophagus Tumors
  • Fatty Liver Diseases
  • Fecal Impaction
  • Feeding Tube Management
  • Flatulence
  • Focal Nodular Hyperplasia
  • Gallbladder Disorders
  • Gallbladder Polyp
  • Gastric Anomaly
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Amyloid
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer Screening
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gastroscopy
  • Giardiasis
  • Gluten Sensitivity
  • H. Pylori Infection
  • Hematemesis
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatomegaly
  • Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileitis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction
  • Intractable Vomiting
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Jaundice
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Liver Diseases
  • Liver Mass
  • Lymphocytic Colitis
  • Malabsorption
  • Melena
  • Microscopic Colitis
  • Motility Disorders
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Obstipation
  • Obstructive Jaundice
  • Odynophagia
  • Pancreas Divisum
  • Pancreatic Cyst
  • Pancreatic Insufficiency
  • Pancreatic Pseudocyst
  • Pancreaticobiliary Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease (Stomach Ulcers)
  • Peritonitis
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome
  • Polyposis Syndrome
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Portal Hypertensive Gastropathy
  • Postprandial Diarrhea
  • Proctitis
  • Proctosigmoidoscopy
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Disorders
  • Short Bowel Syndrome (Short Gut Syndrome)
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Small Bowel Disease
  • Steatorrhea
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Stomach Disorders
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Toxic Liver Injury
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Upper GI Endoscopy
  • Vomiting
  • Whipple's Disease
  • Wilson's Disease
  • 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: Dartmouth Medical School
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American Gastroenterological Association, National Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, National Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society, National The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and informing the public, patients, medical/research communities, the media, and policy makers about clinical research and the role each party plays in the process, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Aberra 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.

Research

Selected Publications:

Blonski W, kundu R, Lewis J, Aberra F, Osterman M, and Lichtenstein GR.: Is dysplasia visible during surveillance colonoscopy in ulcerative colitis? Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology 43 (6): 698-703,2008.

Blonski W, Kundu R, Furth EF, Lewis J, Aberra F, and Lichtenstein GR: High-Grade Dysplastic Adenoma-Like Mass Lesions are not an Indication for Colectomy in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology 43 (7): 817-820,2008.

James D. Lewis, Shaokun Chuai, Lisa Nessel, Gary R. Lichtenstein, Faten N. Aberra, Jonas H. Ellenberg: Use of the noninvasive components of the mayo score to assess clinical response in Ulcerative Colitis Inflammatory Bowel Diseases 14 (12): 1660-1666,2008.

Aberra, F.A., Stettler, N, Brensinger C, Lichtenstein G.R., Lewis, J.D: Risk for Active Tuberculosis in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 5 (9): 1070-5,2007.

Aberra FN, Lichtenstein GR: Infliximab in Ulcerative Colitis Gastroenterology Clinics of North America 35 (4): 821-836,2006.

Aberra, F: To be or not to be with infliximab during pregnancy? Inflammatory Bowel Diseases 12 (1): 76-78,2006.

Aberra, F.A., Brensinger, C. M., Bilker, W.B., Lichtenstein, G.R., Lewis, J.D: Antibiotic Use and the Risk of Flare of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 3 (5): 459-465,2005.

Aberra, F.A., Lewis, J.D., Haas, D, Rombeau J.L., Osborne, B, Lichtenstein, G.R: Preoperative Use of Azathioprine, 6-Mercaptopurine, or Corticosteroids and Risk for Postoperative Infectious Complications in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients Having Elective Bowel Surgery Gastroenterology 125 (2): 320-327,2003.

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Academic Contact Info

Division of Gastroenterology
748 Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
South Pavilion
3400 Civic Center Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 615-9073
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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