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Peter L. Abt, MD

Peter L. Abt, MD Surgeon

Associate Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Dr. Abt is employed by Penn Medicine.

In New Jersey, providers are affiliated with Penn Medicine through Clinical Health Care Associates of New Jersey.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Transplant Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 2002

Clinical Expertise:

  • Alcoholic Liver Disease
  • Allogeneic Transplant
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy Evaluation
  • Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Tumor
  • Biliary Stenosis
  • Biliary Stricture (Bile Duct Stricture)
  • Biliary Surgery
  • Biliary Tract Disorders
  • Colon Surgery
  • Dialysis Access
  • Dialysis Graft Placement
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Hickman Catheter Placement
  • Incisional Hernia Surgery
  • Inguinal Hernia (Groin Hernia)
  • Inguinal Hernia Surgery
  • Kidney Transplant Evaluation
  • Kidney Transplant Follow-Up
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Laparoscopic Appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal Surgery (Cholecystectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Spleen Removal Surgery (Splenectomy)
  • Laparoscopy and Robotic Adrenalectomy
  • Liver - Portal Hypertension
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Liver Metastases (Secondary Liver Cancer)
  • Liver Resection Surgery (Partial Hepatectomy)
  • Liver Transplant Evaluation
  • Liver Tumor Surgery
  • Liver Tumors
  • Minimally Invasive Gallbladder Removal Surgery (Cholecystectomy)
  • Minimally Invasive Liver Resection Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Organ Transplant and Cancer
  • Pancreas Transplantation
  • Renal Aneurysm
  • Robotic Hernia Repair Surgery
  • Spleen Removal Surgery (Splenectomy)
  • Tissue Grafts

Practice Locations and Appointments

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
  • 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
  • Vibra Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Dartmouth Medical School
Residency: University of Rochester Medical Center
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


A2ALL (Adult to Adult Living Donor Liver Transplant)Surgical Innovations Workgroup , National American Association for The Study of Liver Diseases, National American College of Surgeons, National American Society of Transplant Surgeons, National Association for Academic Surgery, National International Liver Transplantation Society, International International Pancreas & Islet Transplant Association , International International Pediatric Transplant Association, International National Kidney Registry, National Society of University Surgeons, National The Transplantation Society , International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Abt is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

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

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Division of Transplantation
Department of Surgery
One Founders
3400 Spruce St

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-2094
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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