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Monica Saumoy, MD, MS

Monica Saumoy, MD, MS Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Saumoy is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Gastroenterology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Gastroenterology, 2017
  • Internal Medicine, 2014

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abdominal Bloating
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Distention
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Liver Function
  • Abnormal Stool
  • Acute Pancreatitis
  • Alcoholic Liver Disease
  • Altered Bowel Habits
  • Anal Pain
  • Anal Spasm
  • Annular Pancreas
  • Anorexia
  • Autoimmune Enteropathy
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of Colon
  • Blood in Stool
  • Bowel Disorders
  • Bowel Dysmotility
  • Bowel incontinence (Fecal Incontinence)
  • Bright Red Blood in Rectum
  • C. Difficile (Clostridium Difficile Diarrhea)
  • Celiac Disease (Celiac Sprue)
  • Cholangitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cholestasis
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Colitis
  • Collagenous Colitis
  • Colonic Inertia
  • Colonic Polyps
  • Colonoscopy
  • Constipation
  • Crigler Najjar Syndrome
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
  • Difficulty Swallowing (Dysphagia)
  • Digestive Conditions
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Diverticulitis (Colonic Diverticulitis)
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dyspepsia
  • Early Satiety
  • Eosinophilic Colitis
  • Eosinophilic Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)
  • Eosinophilic Gastritis
  • Epigastric Pain
  • Eructation
  • Esophageal Achalasia
  • Esophageal Disorders
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Spasm
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Esophageal Thickening
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Esophagus Tumors
  • Fatty Liver Diseases
  • Fecal Impaction
  • Feeding Tube Management
  • Flatulence
  • Focal Nodular Hyperplasia
  • Gallbladder Disorders
  • Gallbladder Polyp
  • Gastric Anomaly
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Amyloid
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer Screening
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gastroscopy
  • Giardiasis
  • Gluten Sensitivity
  • H. Pylori Infection
  • Hematemesis
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatomegaly
  • Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileitis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction
  • Intractable Vomiting
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Jaundice
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Liver Diseases
  • Liver Mass
  • Lymphocytic Colitis
  • Malabsorption
  • Melena
  • Microscopic Colitis
  • Motility Disorders
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Obstipation
  • Obstructive Jaundice
  • Odynophagia
  • Pancreas Divisum
  • Pancreatic Cyst
  • Pancreatic Insufficiency
  • Pancreatic Pseudocyst
  • Pancreaticobiliary Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease (Stomach Ulcers)
  • Peritonitis
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome
  • Polyposis Syndrome
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Portal Hypertensive Gastropathy
  • Postprandial Diarrhea
  • Proctitis
  • Proctosigmoidoscopy
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Disorders
  • Short Bowel Syndrome (Short Gut Syndrome)
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Small Bowel Disease
  • Steatorrhea
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Stomach Disorders
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Toxic Liver Injury
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Upper GI Endoscopy
  • Vomiting
  • Whipple's Disease
  • Wilson's Disease
  • 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
  • Consumer Health Network
  • 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 Amerihealth
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Medicare
  • 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: Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center


Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, National American College of Gastroenterology, National American Gastroenterological Association, National American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, National ASGE Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Program, National Association for Bariatric Endoscopy, National Delaware Valley Society of GI Endoscopy, Local The Obesity Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Saumoy 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.
  • Princeton HealthCare System: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Siddiqui Ali, Kunda Rastislav, Tyberg Amy, Arain Mustafa A, Noor Arish, Mumtaz Tayebah, Iqbal Usama, Loren David E, Kowalski Thomas E, Adler Douglas G, Saumoy Monica, Gaidhane Monica, Mallery Shawn, Christiansen Eric M, Nieto Jose, Kahaleh Michel: Three-way comparative study of endoscopic ultrasound-guided transmural gallbladder drainage using lumen-apposing metal stents versus endoscopic transpapillary drainage versus percutaneous cholecystostomy for gallbladder drainage in high-risk surgical patients with acute cholecystitis: clinical outcomes and success in an International, Multicenter Study. Surgical endoscopy 33 (4): 1260-1270,2019.

Saumoy Monica, Tyberg Amy, Brown Elizabeth, Eachempati Soumitra R, Lieberman Michael, Afaneh Cheguevara, Kunda Rastislav, Cosgrove Natalie, Siddiqui Ali, Gaidhane Monica, Kahaleh Michel: Successful Cholecystectomy After Endoscopic Ultrasound Gallbladder Drainage Compared With Percutaneous Cholecystostomy, Can it Be Done? Journal of clinical gastroenterology 53 (3): 231-235,2019.

Kahaleh Michel, Xu Ming-Ming, Zamarripa Felipe, Martínez Guadalupe, Arantes Vitor N, Rodriguez Fernando Casas, Castillo Bismarck, Andalib Iman, Tyberg Amy, Lambroza Arnon, Saumoy Monica, Carames Juan C, Baptista Alberto, Robles-Medranda Carlos, Lukashok Hanna, Gaidhane Monica, Valencia Juan M B, Moura Eduardo T H D, Moura Eduardo G H D: POEM in Latin America: The Rise of a New Standard. Journal of clinical gastroenterology : 2019.

Saumoy M, Kumta NK, Tyberg A, Brown EG, Lieberman M, Eachempati SR, Winokur RS, Gaidhane M, Sharaiha RZ, Kahaleh M: Transcutaneous Endoscopic Necrosectomy for Walled-off Pancreatic Necrosis in the Paracolic Gutter J Clin Gastroenterol 52 (5): 458-463,2018.

Saumoy M, Kahaleh M: Safety and Complication of Interventional Endoscopic Ultrasound Clin Endosc 51 (3): 235-238,2018.

Tyberg A, Saumoy M, Vazquez Sequeiros E, Giovannini M, Artifon E, Teoh A, Nieto J, Desai AP, Kumta NA, Gaidhane M, Sharaiha RZ, Kahaleh M: EUS Guided versus Percutaneous Gallbladder Drainage: Isn’t it Time to Convert? J Clin Gastroenterol 52(1) : 79-84,2018.

Saumoy Monica, Schneider Yecheskel, Shen Nicole, Kahaleh Michel, Sharaiha Reem Z, Shah Shailja C: Cost Effectiveness of Gastric Cancer Screening According to Race and Ethnicity. Gastroenterology 155 (3): 648-660,2018.

Kahaleh Michel, Gonzalez Jean-Michel, Xu Ming-Ming, Andalib Iman, Gaidhane Monica, Tyberg Amy, Saumoy Monica, Baptista Marchena Alberto Jose, Barthet Marc: Gastric peroral endoscopic myotomy for the treatment of refractory gastroparesis: a multicenter international experience. Endoscopy 50 (11): 1053-1058,2018.

Saumoy Monica, Schneider Yecheskel, Zhou Xi Kathy, Shukla Alpana, Kahaleh Michel, Aronne Louis, Sharaiha Reem Z: A single-operator learning curve analysis for the endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty. Gastrointestinal endoscopy 87 (2): 442-447,2018.

Novikov Aleksey A, Afaneh Cheguevara, Saumoy Monica, Parra Viviana, Shukla Alpana, Dakin Gregory F, Pomp Alfons, Dawod Enad, Shah Shawn, Aronne Louis J, Sharaiha Reem Z: Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Laparoscopic Band for Weight Loss: How Do They Compare? Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract 22 (2): 267-273,2018.

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