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Rotonya Carr, MD

Rotonya Carr, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Carr is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Gastroenterology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Gastroenterology, 2011

Clinical Expertise:

  • Metabolic Syndrome - Liver Disease
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)

Description of Clinical Expertise

Comprehensive management of fatty liver diseases

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • 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
  • 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

Education and Training

Medical School: Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, National American Gastroenterology Association, National American Medical Association, National European Association for the Study of Liver, International NIH/NIDDK/Network of Minority Health Research Investigators, a national network of minority researchers with NIDDK-related research; sponsored by NIDDK, National Research Society on Alcoholism, National Robert Wood Johnson, Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Carr is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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.


Description of Research Expertise:

Translational and basic science research in liver metabolic diseases including non-alcoholic and alcoholic fatty liver disease, focusing on the pathologic role of lipids and lipid associated proteins.

Selected Publications:

Carr, RM and Reid, Andrea.: FXR agonists as Therapeutic Agents for Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Current Atherosclerosis Reports 17 (4): 2015.

Carr, RM, Correnti, J: Insulin resistance in clinical and experimental alcoholic liver disease Ann N Y Acad Sci 1353 : 1-20,2015.

Carr RM, Peralta G, Yin X, Ahima RS: Absence of Perilipin 2 Prevents Hepatic Steatosis, Glucose Intolerance and Ceramide Accumulation in Alcohol-fed Mice PLoS One 9 (5): e97118,2014.

Roland Li, Ann Tierney, and Rotonya Carr: The Impact of Peri-Discharge Interventions on 30-day Readmission and 90-day Mortality Rates for Patients Admitted with Hepatic Encephalopathy ACG National Meeting 2014 : 2014.

Carr RM, Dhir R, Yin X, Agarwal B, Ahima RS: Temporal effects of ethanol consumption on energy homeostasis, hepatic steatosis and insulin sensitivity in mice Alcohol Clin Exp Res 37 (7): 1091-9,2013.

Carr RM, Patel R, Rao V, Graham M, Crooke R, and Ahima R: Reduction of TIP47 improves hepatic steatosis and glucose homeostasis in mice Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 302 (8): R996-1003,2012.

Carr RM, Patel A, Kerner C, Tierney A, Forde K, and Lichtenstein G.: Metabolic syndrome and IBD severity may increase risk of NAFLD Digestive Disease Week : 2013.

Rotonya Carr: Understanding the pathogenesis of insulin resistance in non-alcoholic and alcoholic liver diseases JSM Gastroenterology and Hepatology 1 : 1002,2013.

Carr RM, Patel A, Kerner C, Tierney A, Forde K, and Lichtenstein G.: Metabolic syndrome, but not IBD severity, increases risk of NAFLD severity in patients with dual diagnosis of IBD and NAFLD American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) : 2013.

McConnell R, Carr RM.: Headache with Hematochezia: A Case of Sumatriptan-Induced Ischemic Colitis Digestive Disease Week : 2013.

Carr RM, Kalyankar M, Dhir R,Comerford M, Chalasani N, and Ahima RS: Differential expression of PLIN1 and PLIN2 in fatty liver diseases in adults and children IDOM : 2015.

Rotonya Carr and James Lewis.: "This study by Mathurin et al. not only calls into question the longstanding practice of..." Evaluation of: [Mathurin P et al. Early liver transplantation for severe alcoholic hepatitis. N Engl J Med. 2011 Nov 10; 365(19):1790-800; doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1105703]. Faculty of 1000, 19 Dec 2011. Faculty of 1000 : 2011.

Carr RM, Patel R, Rao V, Graham M, Crooke R, and Ahima R: Reduction of TIP47 improves hepatic steatosis and glucose homeostasis in diet-induced obese mice EASL : 2011.

Ahima R and Carr R: Alas! Ileal interposition surgery for diabetes prevention? Gastroenterology 138 (7): 2437-46,2010.

Wolden-Hanson T, Mitton DR, McCants RL, Yellon SM, Wilkinson CW, Matsumoto AM, Rasmussen DD: Daily melatonin administration to middle-aged male rats suppresses body weight, intraabdominal adiposity, and plasma leptin and insulin independent of food intake and total body fat. Endocrinology 141 (2): 487-97,2000.

Carr, Rotonya McCants and Lynch, John P: At the crossroads in the management of gastroesophageal junction carcinomas-where do we go from here? Gastrointestinal cancer research : GCR 2 (5): 253-5,2008.

Academic Contact Info

421 Curie Boulevard
907 Biomedical Research Building II/III

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 349-8222
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)