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Ryan Urbas, DO

Ryan Urbas, DO Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dr. Urbas is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Gastroenterology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 2015

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abdominal Bloating
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bowel Disorders
  • Bowel incontinence (Fecal Incontinence)
  • C. Difficile (Clostridium Difficile Diarrhea)
  • Celiac Disease (Celiac Sprue)
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Colitis
  • Colonoscopy
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Difficulty Swallowing (Dysphagia)
  • Digestive Conditions
  • Diverticulitis (Colonic Diverticulitis)
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)
  • Esophageal Achalasia
  • Esophageal Disorders
  • Esophagitis
  • Esophagus Tumors
  • Fatty Liver Diseases
  • Gallbladder Disorders
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gastroscopy
  • H. Pylori Infection
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Liver Diseases
  • Motility Disorders
  • Pancreatic Cyst
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease (Stomach Ulcers)
  • Rectal Disorders
  • Short Bowel Syndrome (Short Gut Syndrome)
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Stomach Disorders
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Upper GI Endoscopy
  • 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: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Lankenau Hospital
Fellowship: Lankenau Hospital


American College of Gastroenterology, National American Gastroenterological Association, National American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Urbas is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

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


Selected Publications:

Olga Vitorsky, Andrew Canakis, Matthew Delmonico, William Huntington, Scott McShane, Patricia Wong, Ryan Urbas.: Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in hospitalized patients with inflammatory bowel disease: Are we falling short? American Journal of Gastroenterology 113 : S339,2018.

Mary C. Valenzano, Elizabeth Rybakovsky, Erin McDonnell, Elizabeth Richardson, Silpa Yalamanchili, Scott McShane, Arun Mathew, Will Huntington, Ryan Urbas, Marc Zitin, Gary Newman, Patricia Wong, James Thornton, Giancarlo Mercogliano, Louise Fong, James M. Mullin: Oral Administration of Zinc to Barrett’s Esophagus Patients Induces a Cancer Chemopreventive Molecular Profile in Barrett’s Tissue American Journal of Gastroenterology 113 : S184,2018.

Urbas, R: “Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in hospitalized patients with inflammatory bowel disease: Are we falling short?” Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Orlando, FL : 2017.

Urbas, R: “The effect of orally administered zinc on Barrett’s Epithelia Micro-RNAs” Delaware Valley Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy : 2017.

Urbas, R: "Hepatitis C: Obtaining Milestones to Treatment and Cure” Healthcare Disparities Colloquium, Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood, PA : 2017.

Urbas, R: “The effect of orally administered zinc on Barrett’s Epithelia Micro-RNAs” Digestive Disease Week, Chicago, IL : 2017.

Valenzano MC, Fong L, Mayilvaganan B, Connor L, Huntington W, Urbas R, Mercogliano G, Newman G, Raines J: The effect of orally administered zinc on Barrett’s epithelia Mirco RNAs Gastrointestinal Endoscopy : 85 (5s),2017.

Urbas R, Prince C, Mayilvaganan B, Albert N, Badri M: The Utility of Heme-occult testing prior to therapeutic anticoagulation in venous thromboembolism Southern Medical Journal 110(5) : 375-80,2017.

Urbas, R: “Liver and Diabetes-Friend and Foe” The American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting, Las Vegas, NV : 2016.

Urbas, R: “Liver and Diabetes-Friend and Foe” Pennsylvania Society of Gastroenterology Annual Conference, Hershey, PA : 2016.

Academic Contact Info

Pennsylvania Hospital
Farm Journal Building
4th Floor
230 West Washington Square

Philadelphia, PA 19106
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)