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Maarouf A. Hoteit, MD

Maarouf A. Hoteit, MD Physician

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Hoteit is employed by Penn Medicine.

In New Jersey, providers are affiliated with Penn Medicine through Clinical Health Care Associates of New Jersey.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Gastroenterology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Gastroenterology, 2007
  • Transplant Hepatology, 2008

Clinical Expertise:

  • Anal Cancer
  • Ascites
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis
  • Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)
  • Colon Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • Hepatic Encephalopathy (HE)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Liver Transplant Evaluation
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC)
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer (Gastric Cancer)
  • Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunts (TIPS)

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: American University in Beirut
Residency: American University of Beirut
Residency: Emory University Hospital
Fellowship: Emory University Hospital
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic


American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, National American Gastroenterology Association, National American Liver Foundation Medical Advisory Committee, National American Society of Transplantation, National European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL), International International Liver Cancer Association, International Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Education Committee, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Hoteit is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Liver Cancer
Liver Transplantation

Selected Publications:

Chan C, Schiano T, Agudelo E, Paul Haydek J, Hoteit M, Laurito MP, Norvell JP, Terrault N, Verna EC, Yang A, Levitsky J.: Immune-mediated graft dysfunction in liver transplant recipients with hepatitis C virus treated with direct-acting antiviral therapy Am Journal of Transplantation 18 (10): 2506-12,2018.

Reed-Guy L, Hoteit MA, Garfall AL: Acute Liver Failure Associated With Pomalidomide Therapy for Multiple Myeloma Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk 18 (8): 337-38,2018.

Baumann BC, Wei J, Plastaras JP, Lukens JN, Damjanov N, Hoteit M, Hsu C, Levine M, Mondschein J, Nadolski G, Olthoff K, Reiss KA, Rosen M, Siegelman E, Metz JM, Ben-Josef E: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: High Rates of Local Control With Low Toxicity American Journal of Clinical Oncology Epub ahead of print : 2018.

Ecker Brett L, Hoteit Maarouf A, Forde Kimberly A, Hsu Christine C, Reddy K Rajender, Furth Emma E, Siegelman Evan S, Habibollahi Peiman, Ben-Josef Edgar, Porrett Paige M, Abt Peter L, Shaked Abraham, Olthoff Kim M, Levine Matthew H: Patterns of Discordance Between Pretransplant Imaging Stage of Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Posttransplant Pathologic Stage: A Contemporary Appraisal of the Milan Criteria. Transplantation 102 (4): 648-655,2018.

Windon Annika L, Tondon Rashmi, Singh Nathan, Abu-Gazala Samir, Porter David L, Russell J Eric, Cook Colleen, Lander Elaine, Smith Georgeine, Olthoff Kim M, Shaked Abraham, Hoteit Maarouf, Furth Emma E, Serper Marina: Erythropoietic protoporphyria in an adult with sequential liver and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: A case report. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons : 2017.

Agopian Vatche G, Harlander-Locke Michael P, Ruiz Richard M, Klintmalm Goran B, Senguttuvan Srinath, Florman Sander S, Haydel Brandy, Hoteit Maarouf, Levine Matthew H, Lee David D, Taner C Burcin, Verna Elizabeth C, Halazun Karim J, Abdelmessih Rita, Tevar Amit D, Humar Abhinav, Aucejo Federico, Chapman William C, Vachharajani Neeta, Nguyen Mindie H, Melcher Marc L, Nydam Trevor L, Mobley Constance, Ghobrial R Mark, Amundsen Beth, Markmann James F, Langnas Alan N, Carney Carol A, Berumen Jennifer: Impact of Pretransplant Bridging Locoregional Therapy for Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma Within Milan Criteria Undergoing Liver Transplantation: Analysis of 3601 Patients From the US Multicenter HCC Transplant Consortium. Annals of surgery 266 (3): 525-535,2017.

Aufhauser David D, Sadot Eran, Murken Douglas R, Eddinger Kevin, Hoteit Maarouf, Abt Peter L, Goldberg David S, DeMatteo Ronald P, Levine Matthew H: Incidence of Occult Intrahepatic Metastasis in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Treated With Transplantation Corresponds to Early Recurrence Rates After Partial Hepatectomy. Annals of surgery 267 (5): 922-928,2017.

Hoteit, Maarouf: Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Clinical priorities, from detection to transplantation (3/18/2016) ReachMD (TM)- Educational online podcast for practicing physicians : 2016.

Bittermann T, Hoteit M A, Abt P L, Forde K A, Goldberg D: Waiting time and explant pathology in transplant recipients with hepatocellular carcinoma: a novel study using national data. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 14 (7): 1657-63,2014.

Bittermann T, Niu B, Hoteit M A, Goldberg D: Waitlist priority for hepatocellular carcinoma beyond milan criteria: a potentially appropriate decision without a structured approach. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 14 (1): 79-87,2014.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Liver Transplant Program
3400 Spruce Street
2 Dulles

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 615-4679
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)