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William H. Lipshutz, MD

William H. Lipshutz, MD Physician

Clinical Professor of Medicine

Dr. Lipshutz is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. William H. Lipshutz

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012 - 2018

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003 - 2018

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues from 2004 - 2008, and 2010 - 2019

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Gastroenterology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Gastroenterology, 1973
  • Internal Medicine, 1972

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: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Pennsylvania Hospital
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American College of Gastroenterology, National American College of Physicians, National American Federation for Clinical Research, National American Gastrointestinal Association, National American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, National Delaware Valley Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Local Delaware Valley Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Local Eastern Gut Club, National Philadelphia Chapter of Ileitis and Colitis Foundation, Local Philadelphia Chapter of the National Foundation for Ileitis and Colitis, Local Philadelphia Gastroenterology Research Group, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Lipshutz is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Pennsylvania Hospital: On the medical staff, but does not have privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Sternlieb JM, Aronchick CA, Retig J. Dabezeis M. Saunders F, Goosenberg R, Infantolino A., Ionna S, Maislin G, Wright SH, Lipshutz WH: A Multi-Center, Randomized, Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Effect of Prophylactic Octreotide on ERCP-Induced Pancreatitis. American Journal of Gastroenterology 87 (11): 1561-6,1992.

Lipshutz WH. .: Exploring the Causes of IBD and Crohn's Disease Contemporary Gastroenterology : 10-14,1991.

Lipshutz WH, Sternlieb J.: Treatment of Non-Malignant Esophageal Obstruction: Foreign Bodies, Strictures and Esophageal Motor Disorders Practical Gastroenterology : 33-42,1991.

Aronchick CA, Ritchie WG, Kaplan SM, Wright SH, Retig JN, Lipshutz WH: Sincalide-Aided Ultrasonography of the Common Bile Duct as a Predictor of Biliary Obstruction Determined by ERCP and Biliary Manometry. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 36 (5): 467-71,1990.

Ebert EC, Decker JP, Sun EA, Wright SH, Lipshutz WH, Librizzi RJ, Bolognese RJ.: Does Early Detection and Management of Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy Lead to Improvement in Maternal and Infant Survival? Digest Disease and Science 29 (5): 453-5,1984.

Ebert EC, Hauptman S, Wright SH, Lipshutz WH: T-Cell Abnormalities in Inflammatory Bowel Disease are Mediated by Interleukin 2. Clinical Immunopathology 33 (2): 232-44,1984.

Academic Contact Info

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

Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 829-3561
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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