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James C. Reynolds, MD, AGAF, FACP, FACG

James C. Reynolds, MD, AGAF, FACP, FACG Physician

Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Pennsylvania Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Reynolds is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. James C. Reynolds

Dr. Reynolds has been consistently recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs issue (1995-2016)

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2015 - 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, 1985
  • Internal Medicine, 1980

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: University of Florida
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American College of Gastroenterology, National American College of Physicians, National American Gastroenterological Association, National American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, National Christian Medical and Dental Society, National Gastroenterological Research Group, National Gold Humanism Society, Local Pennsylvania Society of Gastroenterology, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Reynolds 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:

Hansberry, D.R., Patel, S., Agarwal, P., Agarwal, N., John, E.S., John, A.M., Reynolds, J.C.: A quantitative readability analysis of patient education resources from gastroenterology society websites. International Journal of Colorectal Disease. : 2016.

Reynolds JC, Senior Editor: The Digestive System Netter Collection 2nd Edition Section Editor for the Introductory sections and overall editor of the three volume set : 2016.

Alsheik E, Coyne T, Hawes S, Merikhi L, Naples S, Kanagarajan N, Reynolds JC, Myers S, Ahmad A: Fecal Incontinence: Prevalence, Severity, and Quality of Life Data from an Outpatient Gastroenterology Practice Gastroenterology Research and Practice 947694 : 1-7,2012.

Reynolds JC, George B: Dysphagia Geriatric Gastroenterology : 293-300,2012.

Solomon M, Reynolds JC: Esophageal Reflux Disease and Its Complications Springer Science : 311-319,2012.

Noble M, Clarke JR, Schoen RE, Reynolds JC, Schoelles K: Colonscopy-Associated Perforation: Systemic Review and Meta-Analysis of Incidence and Risk Factors Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory 9 1 : 5-10,2012.

Tysman DN, Raile BW, Sun S, Huynh R, Naples S, Reynolds JC: Cold Snare and Cold Biopsy are Equally Effective in Adenoma Resection Gastroenterology 140(4):suppl 1, ASU1163 : 2011.

Raile B, Simeng S, Coyne T, Naples S, Huynh R, Tsynmann D, Reynolds JC: Factors Influencing Adherence to Surveillance Colonoscopy Guidelines Gastroenterology 140(4):suppl 1, AM1149 : 2011.

Reynolds JC Print and Media Reviews: Pathology of the Esophagus, an Atlas and Textbook Gastroenterology 2nd Edition : 2009.

Schneider A, Kanagarajan N, Anjelly D, Reynolds JC, Ahmad A: Importance of gender, socioeconomic status, and history of abuse on patient preference for endoscopist Am J of Gastroenterology 104 (2): 340-344,2009.

Academic Contact Info

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

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