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Sean P. Harbison, MD

Sean P. Harbison, MD Physician

Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency Program Chief, Division of General Surgery, PPMC Professor of Clinical Surgery

Languages spoken:

  • Spanish

Dr. Harbison is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Sean P. Harbison

Recognized by Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue,  2015-2017

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.

The 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

Patient Comments

Clinical Specialties


  • Gastrointestinal Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 1993

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abdominal Adhesions
  • Bile Duct Surgery
  • Bowel Obstruction
  • Colon Lesions
  • Colon Tumors
  • Diverticulitis (Colonic Diverticulitis)
  • Esophageal Achalasia
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Disorders
  • Gastric Bypass Revisional Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • GERD - Fundoplication Procedure
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hickman Catheter Care
  • Inguinal Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
  • Lipoma
  • Peritoneal Port Placement Removal
  • Spleen Removal Surgery (Splenectomy)
  • Stomach Cancer (Gastric Cancer)
  • Ulcer Peptic Surgery

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • 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 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: Temple University School of Medicine
Residency: Graduate Hospital
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center


American College of Surgeons (Fellow), National American College of Surgeons, Philadelphia Chapter, Local American Hepatico Pancreatico Biliary Association, National American Hernia Society, National American Medical Association, National American Motility Society, National American Society of General Surgeons, National Association for Surgical Education, National Association of American Medical Colleges, National International Hepatico-Pancreatico-Biliary Association, International Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Philadelphia Academy of Surgery, Local Philadelphia College of Physicians (Fellow), Local Philadelphia County Medical Society, Local Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, National Society of Alimentary and Gastroenterologic Surgeons, National Society of Surgical Oncology, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Harbison is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Surgery
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Wright-Saunders Building Suite 266
51 North 39th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-9711
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)