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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 of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology

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
  • CVS Health
  • 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 Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • 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
  • Veterans Choice Program

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 American Gastroenterology Association Institute Council: Immunology, Microbiology & Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, National Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, National Crohn's and Colitis Foundation National Scientific Advisory Committee, National Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, Women in IBD Task Force, 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:

Aaron Cohen, MD, MSCE; Juan Marcos Gonzalez, PHD; Ronac Mamtani, MD, MSCE; Meena Bewtra, MD, PHD, MPH: Patients’ and Caretakers’ Treatment Preferences in the End-of-Life Setting The 9th Meeting of the International Academy of Health Preference Research : 2018.

Konnikova L, Boschetti G, Rahman A, Mitsialis V, Lord J, Richmond C, Tomov VT, Gordon W, Jelinsky S, Canavan J, Liss A, Wall S, Field M, Zhou F, Goldsmith JD, Bewtra M, Breault DT, Merad M, Snapper SB: High-dimensional immune phenotyping and transcriptional analyses reveal robust recovery of viable human immune and epithelial cells from frozen gastrointestinal tissue Mucosal Immunol : 2018.

Brandon Chu, Frank I. Scott, Meenakshi Bewtra: Optimal Positioning of Colectomy in the Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis: A Markov Model Gastroenterology 154 (6): s-798,2018.

Lillian Chau, Sarah A. Smith, Sayaka A. Ogawa, Kelly A. Whelan, Kathryn E. Hamilton, Jie Chen, Sue A. Keilbaugh, Franz Fogt, Meenakshi Bewtra, Barry Slaff, Aalim Weljie, Michael J. Bennett, Hiroshi Nakagawa, Gary D. Wu: Inflammation-Induced Alterations in Colonic Epithelial Mitochondria Function Revealed by Fatty Acid Oxidation Gastroenterology 154 (6): S-170,2018.

Liza Konnikova, Gilles Boschetti, Adeeb Rahman, James D. Lord, Camilla Richmond, Vesselin Tomov, William Gordon, James B. Canavan, Sarah Wall, Michael Field, Fanny Zhou, Meenakshi Bewtra, Jeffrey D. Goldsmith, David Breault, Miriam Merad, Scott B. Snapper: High Dimensional Immune Phenotyping and Transcriptional Analysis Reveal Robust Recovery of Viable Human Immune and Epithelial Cells from Frozen Gastrointestinal Tissue Gastroenterology 154 (6): S-1041-S-1042,2018.

Lewis James D, Scott Frank I, Brensinger Colleen M, Roy Jason A, Osterman Mark T, Mamtani Ronac, Bewtra Meenakshi, Chen Lang, Yun Huifeng, Xie Fenglong, Curtis Jeffrey R: Increased Mortality Rates With Prolonged Corticosteroid Therapy When Compared With Antitumor Necrosis Factor-α-Directed Therapy for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. The American journal of gastroenterology 113 (3): 405-417,2018.

Vesselin Tomov, Olesya Palko, Chi W. Lau, Meenakshi Bewtra, E. John Wherry: Human Norovirus-Specific T Cell Responses Gastroenterology 152 (5): s1001,2017.

Frank I. Scott, F. Reed Johnson, Meenakshi Bewtra, Colleen M. Brensinger, Jason A. Roy, Shelby Reed, Mark T. Osterman, Ronac Mamtani, Lang Chen, Huifeng Yun, Fenglong Xie, Jeffrey R. Curtis, James D.Lewis: Improved Quality of Life with Anti-TNF Therapy Compared to Continued Corticosteroid Utilization in Crohn’s Disease Gastroenterology 152 (5): S585-S586,2017.

Angelyn Fairchild, Tatyana Kushner, F. Reed Johnson, Bruce E. Sands, Uma Mahadevan, Ashwin Ananthakrishnan, Christina Y. Ha, Meenakshi Bewtra: Women's Preferences for IBD Medical Therapy during Pregnancy Gastroenterology 152 (5): S84-S85,2017.

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.

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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