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Robert M. Strauss, MD

Robert M. Strauss, MD Physician

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Languages spoken:

  • German
  • Spanish

Dr. Strauss is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Gastroenterology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Gastroenterology, 1989
  • Internal Medicine, 1986

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acid Peptic Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Celiac Disease (Celiac Sprue)
  • Colitis
  • Colon Biopsy
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colonoscopy
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis (Colonic Diverticulitis)
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal Biopsy
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Intestinal Diseases
  • Liver Metastases (Secondary Liver Cancer)
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease (Stomach Ulcers)

Description of Clinical Expertise

Have participated as Principal Investigator or Associate Investigator in numerous national trials regarding viral therapy of Hepatitis C as well as trials related to Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Participated in a trial of fatty liver and steatohepatitis.

Several trials related to management of fluid overload in patients with portal hypertension.

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
  • 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: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Residency: Emory University
Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital


American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, National American College of Gastroenterology, National American Gastroenterology Association, National Cobb County Medical Society, Local Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, National Georgia Gastroenterologic and Endoscopic Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Strauss 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:

Strauss RM, Hersh T: A Memorial Tribute to Horacio Jinich Gastroenterology 154()8):2009-2011. 154 (8): 2009-11,2018.

Zhang B, Strauss RM, Moran A, Zhang P, Xiaowei X: Atypical intramucosal melanocytic cell proliferation in colorectal mucosa American Society for Clinical Pathology : 2018.

Poordad F, McCone J, Bacon BR: Boceprovir for untreated chronic HCV genotype 1 Infection New England Journal of Medicine 364 : 1195-206,2011.

McHutchison JG, Lawitz EJ, Shiffman ML, Muir AJ, Galler GW, McCone J, Nyberg LM, Lee WM, Ghalib RH, Schiff ER, Galati JS, Bacon BR, Davis MN, Mukhopadhyay P, Koury K, Noviello S, Pedicone LD, Brass CA, Albrecht JK, Sulkowski MS, Strauss R, IDEAL Study Team: Peg-interferon Alfa-2b or Alfa-2a with Ribavirin for treatment of Hepatitis C Infection New Engl J of Med 361 (6): 580-93,2009.

Jacobson IM, Brown RS, Freihch B: Peg interferon alfa-2b and weight based or flat dose Ribavirin chronic Hepatitis patients: A randomized trial Hepatology 46(4) : 971-81,2007.

Tadros, TS, Strauss RM, Cohen C, Gal A: Galanin, immunoreactivity in paragangliomas but not in carcinoid tumors. Applied Immunohistochemistry and Molecular morphology 11 (3): 250-252,2003.

Strauss RM, Dienstag JL: Ascites and Its Complications Oxford Textbook of Surgery. Second Edition : 1753-1761,2000.

Vassilopouos D, Camisa D, Strauss RM: Selected drug complications and treatment conflicts in the presence of coexistent diseases. Rheumatic Disease Clin of North America 23 (3): 745-777,1999.

Fukushima T, Waring P, Strauss RM: Hypertrophic gastric folds detected by x-ray in a co-host of Japanese National residing in the USA. Significance of H. Pylori infection and gender American Journal of Gastroenterology 94(9) : 2607,1999.

Tandon K, Goodrich MA, Wenger J, DeLong MS, Strauss RM: Dietary intake of fat does not influence colonic levels of glutathione-S transferase (GST) and NAD (P) H: quinine-reductase (QR) Gastroenterology 1998 114 : G2838,1998.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
51 North 39th Street

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