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Gregory G. Ginsberg, MD

Gregory G. Ginsberg, MD Physician

Director, Endoscopic Services Professor of Surgery Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Ginsberg is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Gregory G. Ginsberg

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012 - 2018

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005 - 2018

Recognized annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issues from 2007 through 2019

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, 1993

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abdominal Bloating
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bowel Disorders
  • Bowel incontinence (Fecal Incontinence)
  • C. Difficile (Clostridium Difficile Diarrhea)
  • Celiac Disease (Celiac Sprue)
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Colitis
  • Colonoscopy
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Difficulty Swallowing (Dysphagia)
  • Digestive Conditions
  • Diverticulitis (Colonic Diverticulitis)
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)
  • Esophageal Achalasia
  • Esophageal Disorders
  • Esophagitis
  • Esophagus Tumors
  • Fatty Liver Diseases
  • Gallbladder Disorders
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gastroscopy
  • H. Pylori Infection
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Liver Diseases
  • Motility Disorders
  • Pancreatic Cyst
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease (Stomach Ulcers)
  • Rectal Disorders
  • Short Bowel Syndrome (Short Gut Syndrome)
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Stomach Disorders
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Upper GI Endoscopy
  • 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: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: Georgetown University Medical Center
Fellowship: Georgetown University Medical Center


American Gastroenterology Association, National American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, National American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, National American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, National Philadelphia GI Training Group,

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Ginsberg 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.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Evans JA, Rosato FE, Ginsberg GG: Gastrostomy port assisted full thickness gastric resection using per-oral SurgASSISTTM introductied via an oro-esophageal overtube in a porcine model Gastrointest End 65 : 684-687,2007.

Shah A, Gordon AR, Ginsberg GG, Furth EE, Levine MS: Ectopic pancreatic rest in the proximal stomach mimicking gastric neoplasms Clinical Radiology 62 (6): 600-602,2007.

Zaidman J, Su C, Furth EE, Frederick W, Ginsberg GG: Comparison of Pelican single-use multi-bite biopsy forceps versus traditional double-bite forceps: evaluation in a porcine model Gastrointest Endosc 64 : 582-588,2006.

Cotton PB, Hawes RH, Barkun A, Ginsberg GG, Amann S, Cohen J, Ponsky J, Rex D, Schembre D, Wilcox M: Excellence in Endoscopy: toward practical metrics Gastrointest Endosc 63 : 286-291,2006.

Anderson GS, Levine MS, Rubesin SE, Laufer I, Ginsberg GG, Kochman ML: Esophageal stents: findings on radiography in 46 patients Am J Roentgenol 187 (5): 1274-1279,2006.

Cotton PB, Barkun A, Ginsberg GG, Hawes RH: Diagnostic endoscopy 2020 vision Gastrointest Endosc 64 : 395-398,2006.

Joyce AM, Ahmad NA, Beilstein MC, Kochman ML, Long WB, Baron T, Sherman S, Fogel E, Lehman GA, McHenry Jr L, Watkins J, Ginsberg GG: Multicenter comparative trial of the V-scope system for therapeutic ERCP Endoscopy 38 : 713-716,2006.

Wolfson H, Canto M, Etemad B, Greenwald B, Gress F, Schembre D, Muthusamy VR, Ribiero A, Sharma VK, Ginsberg GG: Bare fiber photodynamic therapy uing porfimer sodium for esophageal disease Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy 3 : 87-92,2006.

Shah JN, Sun W, Fry RD, Seethala RR, LiVolsi VA, Ginsberg GG: Neoadjuvant therapy with imatinib mesylate for locally advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumor Gastrointest Endosc 61 : 625-628,2005.

Ahmad NA, Iqbal N, Kochman ML, Ginsberg GG: Practice patterns and attitudes towards the role of EUS in staging of gastrointestinal malignancies: a survey of physicians and surgeons American Journal of Gastroenterology 100 : 2662-2668,2005.

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Academic Contact Info

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

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-4279
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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