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Michael L. Kochman, MD

Michael L. Kochman, MD Physician

Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Department of Medicine
Wilmott Family Professor
Professor of Surgery

Dr. Kochman is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Michael L. Kochman

Donald Martin Teaching Service Award

Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's annual Top Docs issue from 2002, 2007 - 2009, and 2011 - 2016

Received the Penn Medicine Award of Excellence, 2006

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014

Sidney Cohen Teaching Award

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Gastroenterology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Gastroenterology, 1993
  • Internal Medicine, 1989

Clinical Expertise:

  • Anal Cancer
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Tract Disorders
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)
  • Interventional Endoscopy
  • Liver Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cyst
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer (Gastric Cancer)

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Gastroenterology

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine South Pavilion, 4th Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • 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
  • 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 Illinois School of Medicine
Residency: University of Illinois Medical Center
Fellowship: Indiana University Hospital
Fellowship: University of Michigan Medical Center


American College of Gastroenterology, National American College of Physicians, National American Gastroenterological Association, National American Society for Clinical Oncology, National American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, National Bockus International Society of Gastroenterology, International Council of Science Editors, National Delaware Valley Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Local National Institutes for Health R03 Review Panel, National Pennsylvania Society of Gastroenterology, Local Philadelphia GI Training Group, Local World Association of Medical Editors, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Kochman is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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


Selected Publications:

Mendelson Aaron H, Small Aaron J, Agarwalla Anant, Scott Frank I, Kochman Michael L: Esophageal Anastomotic Strictures: Outcomes of Endoscopic Dilation, Risk of Recurrence and Refractory Stenosis, and Effect of Foreign Body Removal. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association : 2015.

Berent, A, Kochman, M. L., Schattner, M, Gerdes, H., Chapman, P. S., Weisse, C.:: Initial Experience with Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiography and Biliary Stent Placement in Dogs. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. : 2015.

Pourmand, K., Riff, B., Kochman, M. L., Ginsberg, G. G., Chandrasekhara, V., Ahmad, N. A.:: Predictors of Successful Endoscopic Closure of Gastrointestinal Defects: Experience from a Single Tertiary Care Center. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. : 2015.

Hoffman, R. L., Gates, J. L., Kochman, M. L., Ginsberg, G. G., Ahmad, N. A., Chandrasekhara, V., Furth, E. E., Vollmer, C. M., Drebin, J. A.:: Analysis of cyst size and tumor markers in the management of pancreatic cysts: support for the original Sendai criteria. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. : 2015.

Small, A. J., Sutherland, S. E., Hightower, J. S., Guarner-Argente, C., Furth, E. E., Kochman, M. L., Forde, K. A., Bewtra, M., Falk, G. W., Ginsberg, G. G.:: Comparative Risk for Recurrence of Dysplasia and Carcinoma after Endoluminal Eradication Therapy of High-Grade Dysplasia versus Intramucosal Carcinoma in Barrett's Esophagus Gastrointestinal Endoscopy : 2015.

Kaimakliotis, P., Riff, B., Pourmand, K., Chandrasekhara, V., Furth, E. E., Siegelman, E. S., Drebin, J., Vollmer, C. M., Kochman, M. L., Ginsberg, G. G., Ahmad, N. A.:: Sendai and Fukuoka Consensus Guidelines Identify Advanced Neoplasia in Patients with Suspected Mucinous Cystic Neoplasms of the Pancreas. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology : 2015.

Ende, A., Sedarat, A., Shah, P., Jhala, N., Fraker, D., Drebin, J., Metz, D., Kochman, M. L.:: Risk Factors for Aggressive Non-Functional Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors and the Role of EUS-FNA. Journal of Endoscopic Ultrasound. : 2015.

Riff Brian, Kochman Michael: A novel technique for over-the-scope clip application: a safer and more secure method. Gastrointestinal endoscopy : 2015.

Agarwalla, A., Small, A., Mendelson, A. H., Scott, F., Kochman, M. L: Risk of Recurrent or Refractory Strictures and Outcome of Endoscopic Dilation for Radiation-Induced Esophageal Strictures Surgical Endoscopy : 2015.

Agarwalla Anant, Small Aaron J, Mendelson Aaron H, Scott Frank I, Kochman Michael L: Risk of recurrent or refractory strictures and outcome of endoscopic dilation for radiation-induced esophageal strictures. Surgical endoscopy : 2014.

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Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Gastroenterology Division
Department of Medicine
PCAM South, 7th flr, GI
3400 Civic Center Blvd.

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-4279
Fax: (215) 349-5915
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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