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Ting-Chin David Shen, MD

Ting-Chin David Shen, MD Physician

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Gastroenterology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Gastroenterology, 2015
  • Internal Medicine, 2011

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: Columbia University
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American Gastroenterological Association, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Shen 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.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

My research interests lie at the intersection of microbiology, immunology, and metabolism with a focus on the gut microbiome and liver diseases. Currently, I have projects that span the spectrum of basic, translational, and clinical research. These include: 1) Investigating the role of bacterial urease in host and microbial nitrogen flux and metabolism, 2) Determining the metabolome and proteome of cirrhotic ascites for the prevention and treatment of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, and 3) Characterizing the gut microbiota as a precipitant of acute-on-chronic liver failure.

Selected Publications:

Friedman ES, Li Y, Shen TD, Jiang J, Chau L, Adorini L, Babakhani F, Edwards J, Shapiro D, Zhao C, Carr RM, Bittinger K, Li H, Wu GD: FXR-Dependent Modulation of the Human Small Intestinal Microbiome by the Bile Acid Derivative Obeticholic Acid Gastroenterology 155 (6): 1741-1752,2018.

Elliot S. Friedman, Ting-Chin David Shen, Yun Li, Jack Jiang, Lillian Chau, Luciano Adorini, Farah Babakhani, Jeffrey E. Edwards, Chunyu Zhao, Kyle Bittinger, Hongzhe Li, Gary D. Wu: FXR-Dependent Modulation of the Human Small Intestinal Microbiome by the Bile Acid Derivative Obeticholic Acid European Association for the Study of the Liver : 2018.

Elliot S. Friedman, Ting-Chin David Shen, Yun Li, Jack Jiang, Lillian Chau, Luciano Adorini, Farah Babakhani, Jeffrey E. Edwards, Chunyu Zhao, Kyle Bittinger, Hongzhe Li, Gary D. Wu: FXR-Dependent Modification of the Human Small Intestinal Microbiome Gastroenterology 154 : S-1084,2018.

Shen TD, Pyrsopoulos N, Rustgi VK.: Microbiota and the Liver Liver Transplantation 24 (4): 539-550,2018.

Ni J, Shen TD, Chen EZ, Bittinger K, Bailey A, Roggiani M, Sirota-Madi A, Friedman ES, Chau L, Lin A, Nissim I, Scott J, Lauder A, Hoffman C, Rivas G, Albenberg A, Baldassano RN, Braun J, Xavier RJ, Clish CB, Yudkoff M, Li H, Goulian M, Bushman FD, Lewis JD, Wu GD.: A Role for Bacterial Urease in Crohn’s Disease and Gut Dysbiosis Science Translational Medicine 9 (416): 2017.

Josephine Ni, Ting-Chin David Shen, Eric Z. Chen, Aubrey Bailey, Manuela Roggiani, Alexandra Sirota-Madi, Elliot S. Friedman, Lillian Chau, Lindsey Albenberg, Robert N. Baldassano, Jonathan Braun, Ramnik Xavier, Clary B. Clish, Marc Yudkoff, Hongzhe Li, Mark Goulian, Frederic D. Bushman, James D. Lewis, Gary D. Wu: A Role for Bacterial Urease in Crohn's Disease and Gut Dysbiosis Gastroenterology 154 : S111,2017.

Shen TD: Diet and Gut Microbiota in Health and Disease Intestinal Microbiome: Functional Aspects in Health and Disease 88 : 117-126,2017.

Shen TD, Chehoud C, Ni J, Hsu E, Chen YY, Bailey A, Laughlin A, Bittinger K, Bushman FD, Wu GD.: Dietary Regulation of the Gut Microbiota Engineered by a Minimal Defined Bacterial Consortium PLOS ONE 11 (5): e0155620,2016.

Shen TD, Albenberg LA, Bittinger K, Chehoud C, Chen YY, Judge CA, Chau L, Ni J, Sheng M, Lin A, Wilkins BJ, Buza EL, Lewis JD, Daikhin Y, Nissim I, Yudkoff M, Bushman FD, Wu GD.: Engineering the Gut Microbiota to Treat Hyperammonemia Journal of Clinical Investigation 125 (7): 2841-50,2015.

Ting-Chin D. Shen, Lindsey Albenberg, Kyle Bittinger, Christel Chehoud, Ying-Yu Chen, Colleen Judge, Lillian Chau, Mike Sheng, Andrew Lin, Benjamin J. Wilkins, James Lewis, Yevgeny I. Daikhin, Ilana Nissim, Marc Yudkoff, Frederic D. Bushman, Gary D. Wu: Engineering the Gut Microbiota to Treat Hyperammonemia Gastroenterology 148 : Page S-74,2015.

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