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Marina Serper, MD, MS

Marina Serper, MD, MS Physician

Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Serper is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Gastroenterology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Gastroenterology, 2013
  • Internal Medicine, 2009
  • Transplant Hepatology, 2015

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: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Fellowship: Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, National American Gastroenterological Association, National American Society of Transplantation, National American Society of Transplantation, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Serper 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.


Description of Research Expertise:

public health, medication adherence, health outcomes, measurement, health literacy, healthcare quality, healthcare utilization, public health

Selected Publications:

Wedd Joel, Basu Mohua, Curtis Laura M, Smith Kayla, Lo Denise J, Serper Marina, Wolf Michael S, Parker Ruth, Patzer Rachel E: Racial, Ethnic, and Socioeconomic Disparities in Web-Based Patient Portal Usage Among Kidney and Liver Transplant Recipients: Cross-Sectional Study. Journal of medical Internet research 21 (4): e11864,2019.

Kaplan David E, Serper Marina, Mehta Rajni, Fox Rena, John Binu, Aytaman Ayse, Baytarian Michelle, Hunt Kristel, Albrecht Jeffrey, Njei Basile, Taddei Tamar H: Effects of Hypercholesterolemia and Statin Exposure on Survival in a Large National Cohort of Patients With Cirrhosis. Gastroenterology : 2019.

Suarez Jonathan, Cohen Jordana B, Potluri Vishnu, Yang Wei, Kaplan David E, Serper Marina, Shah Siddharth P, Reese Peter Philip: Racial Disparities in Nephrology Consultation and Disease Progression among Veterans with CKD: An Observational Cohort Study. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN : 2018.

Evon Donna M, Stewart Paul W, Amador Jipcy, Serper Marina, Lok Anna S, Sterling Richard K, Sarkar Souvik, Golin Carol E, Reeve Bryce B, Nelson David R, Reau Nancy, Lim Joseph K, Reddy K Rajender, Di Bisceglie Adrian M, Fried Michael W: A comprehensive assessment of patient reported symptom burden, medical comorbidities, and functional well being in patients initiating direct acting antiviral therapy for chronic hepatitis C: Results from a large US multi-center observational study. PloS one 13 (8): e0196908,2018.

Mullen Rebecca J, Curtis Laura M, O'Conor Rachel, Serper Marina, McCarthy Danielle, Bailey Stacy C, Parker Ruth M, Wolf Michael S: Visual acuity, literacy, and unintentional misuse of nonprescription medications. American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists 75 (9): e213-e220,2018.

Evon D M, Amador J, Stewart P, Reeve B B, Lok A S, Sterling R K, Di Bisceglie A M, Reau N, Serper M, Sarkar S, Lim J K, Golin C E, Fried M W: Psychometric properties of the PROMIS short form measures in a U.S. cohort of 961 patients with chronic hepatitis C prescribed direct acting antiviral therapy. Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics : 2018.

Serper Marina, Bittermann Therese, Rossi Michael, Goldberg David S, Thomasson Arwin M, Olthoff Kim M, Shaked Abraham: Functional status, healthcare utilization, and the costs of liver transplantation. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons : 2017.

Serper Marina, Reese Peter, Patzer Rachel, Levitsky Josh, Wolf Michael S: The Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Outcomes of Medication Tradeoffs in Kidney and Liver Transplant Recipients: A Pilot Study. Transplant international : official journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation : 2017.

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.

Bittermann T, Hubbard R A, Serper M, Lewis J D, Hohmann S F, VanWagner L B, Goldberg D S: Healthcare utilization after liver transplantation is highly variable both among centers and recipients. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons : 2017.

Academic Contact Info

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