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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:

  • Autoimmune Liver Disease
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Iron Overload (Hemochromatosis)

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:

Serper M, Patzer RE, Reese PP, Przytula K, Koval R, Ladner DP, Levitsky JM, Abecassis MM, Wolf MS: Medication misuse, non-adherence, and clinical outcomes among liver transplant recipients. Liver Transplantation 21 (1): 22-8,2014.

Wolf MS, Bailey SC, Serper M, Smith M, Davis TC, Russell AL, Manzoor BS, Belter L, Parker RM, Lambert B: Comparative effectiveness of patient-centered strategies to improve FDA medication guides. Medical Care 52 (9): 781-9,2014.

Serper M, Patzer RE, Curtis LM, Smith SG, O'Conor R, Baker DW, Wolf MS: Health literacy, cognitive ability, and functional health status among older adults. Health Services Research 49 (4): 1249-67,2014.

Serper M, Gawron AJ, Smith SG, Pandit AA, Dahlke AR, Bojarski EA, Keswani RN, Wolf MS: Patient factors that affect quality of colonoscopy preparation. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 12 (3): 451-7,2014.

Serper M, McCarthy DM, Patzer RE, King JP, Bailey SC, Smith SG, Parker RM, Davis TC, Ladner DP, Wolf MS: What patients think doctors know: beliefs about provider knowledge as barriers to safe medication use Patient Education and Counseling 93 (2): 306-11,2013.

McCarthy DM, Davis TC, King JP, Mullen RJ, Bailey SC, Serper M, Jacobson KL, Parker RM, Wolf MS: Take-Wait-Stop: a patient-centered strategy for writing PRN medication instructions Journal of Health Communication 18 Suppl 1 : 40-8,2013.

Lenahan JL, McCarthy DM, Davis TC, Curtis LM, Serper M, Wolf MS: A drug by any other name: patients' ability to identify medication regimens and its association with adherence and health outcomes Journal of Health Communication 18 Suppl 1 : 31-9,2013.

Wolf MS, King J, Jacobson K, DiFrancesco L, Bailey SC, Mullen R, McCarthy D, Serper M, Davis TC, Parker RM: Risk of unintentional overdose with non-prescription acetaminophen products Journal of General Internal Medicine 27 (12): 1587-93,2012.

Smith SG, VonWagner C, McGregor LM, Curtis LM, Wilson EAH, Serper M, Wolf MS: The influence of health literacy on comprehension of a colonoscopy preparation information leaflet Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 55 (10): 1074-80,2012.

Bergeron AR, Webb JR, Serper M, Federman AD, Shrank WH, Russell AL, Wolf MS: Impact of electronic prescribing on medication use in ambulatory care The American Journal of Managed Care 19 (12): 1012-7,2013.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
2 Dulles

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