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Peter L. Abt, MD

Peter L. Abt, MD Physician

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.

About Dr. Peter L. Abt

Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2015 – 2017
Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues for 2018 and 2019e

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

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

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.

Overall Ratings

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 (Cholangiocarcinoma)
  • 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
  • Clover Health Plan
  • 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 Care
  • 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
  • Vibra Health Plan

Education and Training

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


American Association for The Study of Liver Diseases, National American College of Surgeons, National American Society of Transplant Surgeons, National American Society of Transplant Surgeons, National American Society of Transplantation, 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 OPTN/UNOS Pancreas Transplantation Committee, 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
Department of Surgery, Division of Transplantation
3400 Spruce Street, 2 Ravdin Courtyard

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

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