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Nitin Ahuja, MD, MS

Nitin Ahuja, MD, MS Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Ahuja is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Gastroenterology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Gastroenterology, 2017
  • Internal Medicine, 2014

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acid Peptic Disorders
  • Bowel Disorders
  • Bowel incontinence (Fecal Incontinence)
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Colonoscopy
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty Swallowing (Dysphagia)
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophageal Disorders
  • Esophageal Manometry
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Gastroparesis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Motility Disorders
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease (Stomach Ulcers)
  • Swallowing Disorders

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
  • 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: University of Michigan
Residency: University of Virginia Health System
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital


American College of Gastroenterology, National American Gastroenterological Association, National American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Ahuja 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:

Ahuja NK, Mische L, Clarke JO, Wigley FM, McMahan ZH: Pyridostigmine for the treatment of gastrointestinal symptoms in systemic sclerosis Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism : 2018.

Ahuja NK: Nutritional approaches to chronic nausea and vomiting Practical Gastroenterology 41 (10): 42-50,2017.

Ahuja NK, Agnihotri A, Lynch KL, Hoo-Fatt D, Onyimba F, McKnight M, Okeke FC, Garcia P, Dhalla S, Stein E, Pasricha PJ, Clarke JO: Esophageal distensibility measurement: impact on clinical management and procedure length Diseases of the Esophagus 30 (8): 2017.

Ahuja NK, Clarke JO: Pyloric therapies for gastroparesis Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology 15(1) : 230-240,2017.

Ahuja NK, Clarke JO: The role of impedance planimetry in the evaluation of esophageal disorders Current Gastroenterology Reports 19 (2): 7,2017.

Ahuja NK, Nimgaonkar A: Precision bariatrics: toward a new paradigm of personalized devices in obesity therapeutics Obesity Surgery 26 (7): 1642-45,2016.

Ahuja NK, Ahuja A: Gastroenvironmental distress: metaphorical antecedents of the gut microbiome Medical Humanities 42(2) : 121-27,2016.

Ahuja NK, Chan WW: Assessing the upper esophageal sphincter in clinical practice: a primer Current Gastroenterology Reports 18 (2): 7,2016.

Ahuja NK, Sauer BG, Wang AY, White GE, Zabolotsky A, Koons A, Leung W, Sarkaria S, Kahaleh M, Waxman I, Siddiqui AA, Shami VM: Performance of endoscopic ultrasound in staging rectal adenocarcinoma appropriate for primary surgical resection Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 13 (2): 339-44,2015.

Academic Contact Info

3400 Civic Center Boulevard
7 South Pavilion

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)