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Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD

Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD Physician

Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Languages spoken:

  • French
  • Hebrew

Dr. Lichtenstein is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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About Dr. Gary R. Lichtenstein

Recognized annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issue from 2004 through 2017

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014

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.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Gastroenterology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Gastroenterology, 1989
  • Internal Medicine, 1987

Clinical Expertise:

  • Anal Cancer
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • 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

Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Crohn's Disease
Ulcerative Colitis

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Gastroenterology

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine South Pavilion, 4th Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • 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
  • 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: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Residency: Duke University Medical Center
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) , National American Board of Internal Medicine , National American College of Gastroenterlogy, International American College of Gastroenterology , International American College of Gastroenterology , International American College of Gastroenterology , International American College of Gastroenterology , International American College of Gastroenterology, International American College of Gastroenterology, International American College of Gastroenterology, International American College of Physicians , National American College of Physicians , National American Gastroenterological Association , International American Gastroenterological Association , International American Gastroenterological Association , International American Gastroenterological Association , International American Gastroenterological Association , International American Gastroenterological Association, International American Medical Association, National American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy , National Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (National Office) , National Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (National Office) , National Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (National Office) National Clinical Research Alliance , National Crohn's and Colitis Fondation of America, National Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America , National Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America , National Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America , National Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America , National Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, National Delegate Representative to Intestinal Disorder Section of the AGA Council, American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), International National Institute of Health, National National Institute of Health, National Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Philadelphia County Medical Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Lichtenstein is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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

Description of Research Expertise:

My research focuses on inflammatory bowel disease specifically Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis. My particular focuses include
1.) medical therapy of inflammatory bowel disease,
2.) safety of current medical therapy for IBD, and
3.) natural history of disease

Selected Publications:

Friedman LS, Inadomi JM, Kalloo AM, Katzka DA, Kim LS, Koch J, Lieberman D, Lichtenstein GR, Lim JK, Pandolfino JE, Shin AS, Siedler MR.: Introduction of Clinical Practice Update Committee Articles. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 15 (1): 2017.

Dalal R, Klapproth J and Lichtenstein GR.: Trick of the Trade in treating Patients with IBD. Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Diagnosis and Therapeutics, 3rd Edition : 2017.

Klapproth J and Lichtenstein GR.: Biologic Therapy for Crohn's disease: Infliximab in “Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis" Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis: From Epidemiology and Immunobiology to a Rational Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approach : 2017.

Scott F and Lichtenstein GR.: Digestive Disease Self-Evaluation Program of the American Gastroenterological Association. IBD Section. Inflammatory Bowel Disease Chapter. (Book Chapter) 8th Edition : 2016.

Scott FI, Lichtenstein GR.: Approach to the Patient with Mild Crohn's Disease: a 2016 Update. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2016; 18(9): 50. PMID: 27448619 18 (50): 1-9,2016.

Hanauer SB, Sandborn WJ, Lichtenstein GR.: Antimetaoblite use in the Era of Biologic Therapy. Clinical Practice Udate. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol : 2016.

Farraye FA, Melmed GY, Lichtenstein GR, Kane SV.: Preventive Care in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: American College of Gastroenterology Guideline American Journal of Gastroenterology : 2016.

Lichtenstein GR and McGovern D.: Using markers in IBD to predict disease and treatment outcomes: Rationale and a review of current status. American Journal of Gastroenterology : 2016.

Lichtenstein GR: Focus on Endoscopy Gastroenterology and Hepatology 12 (6): 351,2016.

Katzka DA, Friedman LS, Inadomi JM, Kalloo AM, Kim LS, Koch J, Lieberman D, Lichtenstein GR, Lim JK, Pandolfino JE, Shin AS, Siedler MR.: Introduction to Clinical Practice Update Committee Articles. Gastroenterology 151 (1): 45,2016.

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Academic Contact Info

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

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 349-8222
Fax: (215) 349-5915
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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