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Meenakshi Bewtra, MD, MPH

Meenakshi Bewtra, MD, MPH Physician

Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Assistant Professor C-E

Dr. Bewtra is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Gastroenterology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Gastroenterology, 2010

Clinical Expertise:

  • Crohn's Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Ulcerative Colitis (Colitis Ulcerosa, UC)

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • 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 Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American College of Gastroenterology, National American Gastroenterological Association, National Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Clinical & Research Conference Organizing Committee, National Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America Partners Project Selection Committee, National Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America PLEXUS Biosample and Data Sharing Committee, National Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, National International Academy of Health Preference Research, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Bewtra 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:

Condamine Thomas, Dominguez George A, Youn Je-In, Kossenkov Andrew V, Mony Sridevi, Alicea-Torres Kevin, Tcyganov Evgenii, Hashimoto Ayumi, Nefedova Yulia, Lin Cindy, Partlova Simona, Garfall Alfred, Vogl Dan T, Xu Xiaowei, Knight Stella C, Malietzis George, Lee Gui Han, Eruslanov Evgeniy, Albelda Steven M, Wang Xianwei, Mehta Jawahar L, Bewtra Meenakshi, Rustgi Anil, Hockstein Neil, Witt Robert, Masters Gregory, Nam Brian, Smirnov Denis, Sepulveda Manuel A, Gabrilovich Dmitry I: Lectin-type oxidized LDL receptor-1 distinguishes population of human polymorphonuclear myeloid-derived suppressor cells in cancer patients. Science immunology 1 (2): 2016.

Cohen Benjamin L, Ha Christina, Ananthakrishnan Ashwin N, Rieder Florian, Bewtra Meenakshi: State of Adult Trainee Inflammatory Bowel Disease Education in the United States: A National Survey. Inflammatory bowel diseases 22 (7): 1609-15,2016.

Rieder Florian, Cohen Benjamin L, Dotson Jennifer L, Bewtra Meenakshi, Ananthakrishnan Ashwin N, Falaiye Tolulope O, Ha Christina Y: Rising Educators, Academicians, and Clinicians Helping Inflammatory Bowel Disease (REACH-IBD)-Promoting Improvement of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Education in the United States. Inflammatory bowel diseases 22 (6): 1531-2,2016.

Thompson Kimberly D, Connor Susan J, Walls Danielle M, Gollins Jan, Stewart Sabrina K, Bewtra Meena, Baumblatt Geri L, Holubar Stefan D, Greenup Astrid-Jane, Sechi Alexandra, Girgis Afaf, Rubin David T, Siegel Corey A: Patients with Ulcerative Colitis Are More Concerned About Complications of Their Disease than Side Effects of Medications. Inflammatory bowel diseases 22 (4): 940-7,2016.

Bewtra Meenakshi, Fairchild Angelyn O, Gilroy Erin, Leiman David A, Kerner Caroline, Johnson F Reed, Lewis James D: Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients' Willingness to Accept Medication Risk to Avoid Future Disease Relapse. The American journal of gastroenterology 110 (12): 1675-81,2015.

Bewtra Meenakshi, Newcomb Craig W, Wu Qufei, Chen Lang, Xie Fenglong, Roy Jason A, Aarons Cary B, Osterman Mark T, Forde Kimberly A, Curtis Jeffrey R, Lewis James D: Mortality Associated With Medical Therapy Versus Elective Colectomy in Ulcerative Colitis: A Cohort Study. Annals of internal medicine 163 (4): 262-70,2015.

Henao Maria Paula, Bewtra Meenakshi, Osterman Mark T, Aberra Faten N, Scott Frank I, Lichtenstein Gary R, Kraschnewski Jennifer, Lewis James D: Measurement of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Symptoms: Reliability of an Abbreviated Approach to Data Collection. Inflammatory bowel diseases : 2015.

Osterman Mark T, Haynes Kevin, Delzell Elizabeth, Zhang Jie, Bewtra Meenakshi, Brensinger Colleen M, Chen Lang, Xie Fenglong, Curtis Jeffrey R, Lewis James D: Effectiveness and Safety of Immunomodulators With Anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor Therapy in Crohn's Disease. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association 13 (7): 1293-1301.e5,2015.

Small Aaron J, Sutherland Scott E, Hightower Jessica S, Guarner-Argente Carlos, Furth Emma E, Kochman Michael L, Forde Kimberly A, Bewtra Meenakshi, Falk Gary W, Ginsberg Gregory G: Comparative risk of recurrence of dysplasia and carcinoma after endoluminal eradication therapy of high-grade dysplasia versus intramucosal carcinoma in Barrett's esophagus. Gastrointestinal endoscopy 81 (5): 1158-66.e1-4,2015.

Small Aaron J, Araujo James L, Leggett Cadman L, Mendelson Aaron H, Agarwalla Anant, Abrams Julian A, Lightdale Charles J, Wang Timothy C, Iyer Prasad G, Wang Kenneth K, Rustgi Anil K, Ginsberg Gregory G, Forde Kimberly A, Gimotty Phyllis A, Lewis James D, Falk Gary W, Bewtra Meenakshi: Radiofrequency Ablation Is Associated With Decreased Neoplastic Progression in Patients With Barrett's Esophagus and Confirmed Low-Grade Dysplasia. Gastroenterology : 2015.

Academic Contact Info

423 Guardian Drive
724 Blockley Hall

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 746-4922
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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