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Steven F. Solga, MD

Steven F. Solga, MD Physician

Program Director, Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Solga is employed by Penn Medicine.

In New Jersey, providers are affiliated with Penn Medicine through Clinical Health Care Associates of New Jersey.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Gastroenterology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Gastroenterology, 2003
  • Internal Medicine, 2000
  • Transplant Hepatology, 2006

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abnormal Liver Function
  • Acholic Stools
  • Alcoholic Cirrhosis
  • Alcoholic Hepatitis
  • Alcoholic Liver Disease
  • Ascites
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis
  • Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)
  • Bile Duct Diseases
  • Bile Duct Tumor
  • Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Biliary Tract Disorders
  • Cholangitis
  • Cholestasis
  • Chronic Liver Disease
  • Chronic Liver Inflammation
  • Drug-Induced Liver Injury
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Fatty Liver Diseases
  • Fibrocystic Liver
  • Focal Nodular Hyperplasia
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Disorders
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hepatic Cyst
  • Hepatic Encephalopathy
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis D
  • Hepatitis E
  • Hepatoblastoma
  • Hepatomegaly
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hepatosplenomegaly
  • Hyperbilirubinemia
  • Hypoalbuminemia
  • Jaundice
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Liver Diseases
  • Liver Failure
  • Liver Hemangioma
  • Liver Mass
  • Liver Metastases
  • Metabolic Liver Disease
  • Necrosis of Liver
  • Non-Alcoholic Cirrhosis
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Obstructive Jaundice
  • Pancreaticobiliary Disease
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Portal Hypertensive Gastropathy
  • Portal Vein Thrombosis
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Secondary Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Toxic Liver Injury
  • Transaminitis
  • Wilson's Disease
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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 Amerihealth
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Medicare
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • 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: Duke University School of Medicine
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital


American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, National American Gastroenterological Association, National American Society of Transplantation, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Solga 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.


Selected Publications:

Spacek LA, Strzepka A, Saha S, Kotula J, Gelb J, Guilmain S, Risby T, Solga SF.: Repeated Measures of Blood and Breath Ammonia in Response to Control, Moderate and High Protein Dose in Healthy Men. Scientific Reports 8 (1): 2018.

Lisa A Spacek and Steven F. Solga: Comment on "Acute and Chronic Hepatitis E Virus Infection in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infected US Women" Hepatology : 2016 .

Lisa A Spacek and Steven F. Solga: Comment on "A Placebo Controlled Trial of Obethicholic Acid in Primary Biliary Cirrhosis." NEJM 375 : e:41 ,2016 .

Spacek L, Solga, SF: Comment on: When to Perform Hepatic Resection for Intermediate-Stage Hepatocellular Carcinoma Hepatology (63): 1050,2016.

Spacek, LA, Mudalel, M, Tittel, F, Risby, T, Solga, SF: Clinical utility of breath ammonia for evaluation of ammonia physiology in healthy and cirrhotic adults J Breath Res 14:9(4) : 047109,2015.

Spacek L, Mudalel, M, Tittel, F, Lewicki, R, Risby, T, Stolzfus, J, Solga SF: A High Protein Challenge Increases Gut-Derived Exhaled Breath Ammonia Biomarkers 20(2) : 149-56,2015.

Dave K, Mudalel M, Hummel J, Solga, SF: N-Acetylcysteine Treats Intravenous Amiodarone Induced Liver Injury World J Gastroenterol 21(9) : 2816-19,2015.

Salen P and Solga, Steven F.: Feeding Tubes: Complications and Replacement Harwood-Nuss’ Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine 6th edition : 2015.

Solga SF, Mudalel M, Spacek LA, Lewicki R, Tittel FK, Loccioni C, , Russo A, Ragnoni A, Risby TH: Changes in the Concentration of Breath Ammonia in Response to Exercise: A Preliminary Investigation J Breath Res 8(3) : 037103,2014.

Solga SF: Breath volatile organic compounds for the gut-fatty liver axis: Promise, peril, and path forward World J Gastroenterol 20(27) : 9017-25,2014.

Academic Contact Info

3400 Spruce Street
2 Dulles

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