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Peter J. Lee, MD, MBChB Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Lee is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Gastroenterology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 2013

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
  • 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 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 Otago School of Medicine
Residency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation


American College of Gastroenterology, National American Gastroenterology Association, National American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, National APPRENTICE Research Proposal Review Committee, Local Cleveland Pancreas Research Consortium (CPRC), Local Collaborative Alliance for Pancreatic Education and Research (CAPER), National

Hospital Affiliation

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


Selected Publications:

Lee PJ, Modha K, Chua T, Chak A, Jang, D, Lopez R, Gougol A, Papachristou G, Stevens T: Association of Statins with Decreased Acute Pancreatitis Severity: A Propensity Score Analysis J Clin Gastroenterol : 2017.

Hayat U, Lee PJ, Ullah H, Sarvepalli S, Lopez R, Vargo JJ: Association of Prophylactic Endotracheal Intubation in Critically Ill Patients with Upper GI Bleeding and Cardiopulmonary Unplanned Events Gastrointest Endosc 86(3) : 500-9,2017.

Natu A, Yasinow S, Mansoor E, Lopez R, Glessing B, Chak A, Stevens T, Remer E, Lee PJ: Visceral Adipose Tissue Predicts Severity and Multisystem Organ Failure in Acute Pancreatitis Pancreas 46(6) : 776-81,2017.

Natu A, Abous Saleh M, Guttikonda D, Lopez R, Glessing B, Chak A, Remer E, Lee PJ, Stevens T: Obese Sarcopenia Is Not Associated with Mortality in Acute Pancreatitis Digestive Diseases Week, Chicago IL : 2017.

Hoscheit M, Chua T, Modha K, Daniel Jang, Lee PJ, Stevens T: Early Aggressive Fluid Resuscitation Does Not Improve Outcomes in Acute Pancreatitis Patients at risk of Organ Failure: A Propensity Score Analysis Digestive Diseases Week, Chicago, IL : 2017.

Abous Saleh M, Guttikonda D, Natu A, Lopez R, Glessing B, Chak A, Remer E, Stevens T, Lee PJ: A Novel Characterization of Long-Term Prognosis in Acute Pancreatitis Digestive Diseases Week Chicago, IL : 2017.

Lee PJ, Podugu A, Stevens T, Wu D, Windsor JA: Preoperative Drainage in Patients with Resectable Pancreatic Cancer: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis Digestive Diseases Week, Chicago, IL : 2017.

Guttikonda D, Abous Saleh M, Natu A, Hoscheit M, Lee PJ, Lopez R, Glessing B, Chak A, Remer E, Stevens T: Quick SOFA: An Accurate Predictor of Mortality and Need for Advanced Organ Support in Severe Acute Pancreatitis Digestive Diseases Week, Chicago, IL : 2017.

Papachristou GI, Machicado JD, Stevens T, Goenka MK, Ferreira M, Gutierrez SC, Singh VK, Kamal A, Gonzalez-Gonzalez JA, Pelaez-Luna M, Gulla A, Zarnescu NO, Triantafyllou K, Barbu ST, Easler J, Ocampo C, Capurso G, Archibugi L, Cote GA, Lambiase L, Kochhar R, Chua T, Tiwari SC, Nawaz H, Park WG, de-Madaria E, Lee PJ, Wu BU, Greer PJ, Dugum M, Koutroumpakis E, Akshintala V, Gougol A: Acute Pancreatitis Patient Registry to Examine Novel Therapies in Clinical Experience (APPRENTICE): An International, Multicenter Consortium for the Study of Acute Pancreatitis Ann Gastroenterol 30(1) : 106-13,2016.

Hayat U, Lee PJ, Lopez R, Vargo JJ, Rizk M: Online Educational Video Improves Bowel Preparation and Reduces the Need for Repeat Colonoscopy within Three Years Am J Med 129(11) : e1-1219,2016.

Academic Contact Info

3400 Civic Center Boulevard
7 Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
South Pavilion

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