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George A. Makar, MD, MSCE

George A. Makar, MD, MSCE Physician

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Makar is employed by Penn Medicine.

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Gastroenterology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Gastroenterology, 2006
  • Transplant Hepatology, 2008

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 Amerihealth
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Medicare
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • 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 Iowa College of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American Association for the Study of Liver Disease, National American Gastroenterological Association, National American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Makar 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:

Weinrieb RM, Abbasi O, Leto A, Lynch K, Makar G: A Matched Comparison Study of Medical and Psychiatric Complications in Methadone-Maintained Liver Transplant Recipients: A 20-year Perspective Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine 2016 Annual Meeting : 2016.

Bittermann T, Makar G, Goldberg DS: Early post-transplant survival: Interaction of MELD score and hospitalization status. J Hepatol. : 2015.

Therese Bittermann, George A. Makar, David S. Goldberg: The impact of MELD score and hospitalization status prior to liver transplantation on short-term posttransplantation survival: a national study Hepatology Volume 60, Issue Supplement S1 60 (Supplement S1): 73A,2014.

Makar GA, Holmes JH, Yang YX.: Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitor Therapy and Colorectal Cancer Risk. J Natl Cancer Inst : 2014.

Robert Weinrieb, Omair Abbasi, Marlee Madora, Alexandra Leto, Kevin Lynch, George Makar: A Matched Comparison Study of Medical and Psychiatric Complications in Methadone-Maintained Liver Transplant Recipients: Re-evaluation Nine Years Later Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, 60th Annual Meeting. : 2013.

Goldberg DS, Makar G, Bittermann T, French B.: Center variation in the use of nonstandardized model for end-stage liver disease exception points. Liver Transpl : 2013.

McConnell RA, Kim S, Ahmad NA, Falk GW, Forde KA, Ginsberg GG, Jaffe DL, Makar GA, Long WB, Panganamamula KV, Kochman ML.: Poor Discriminatory Function for Endoscopic Skills on a Computer-Based Simulator Gastrointest Endosc 76 : 993-1002,2012.

Cantor JP, Makar GA, Reddy KR, Furth EE: Hepatic Injury in the Liver Allograft Biopsy Continues Despite Hepatitis C Viral Clearance with Interferon Treatment. United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Annual Meeting 2012 : 2012.

Bittermann T, Makar G, Goldberg D.: Exception point applications for 15 points for liver transplantation: An unintended consequence of the Share 15 policy American Association of Study of Liver Disease Annual Meeting 2012 : 2012.

Bittermann T, Makar G, Goldberg D.: Exception point applications for 15 points: an unintended consequence of the share 15 policy. Liver Transpl 18: : 1302-9,2012.

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Academic Contact Info

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

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

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