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Farzana Rashid, MD

Farzana Rashid, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Languages spoken:

  • Bengali

Dr. Rashid is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Medicine
    • Gastroenterology

Programs & Centers:

  • Cancer
    • Gastrointestinal Cancer Program
  • Gastroenterology
    • Endoscopy and GI Diagnosis
    • General Gastroenterology Consultation
    • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Board Certification:

  • Gastroenterology, 2010
  • Internal Medicine, 2007

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acid Peptic Disorders
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • botox therapy for upper GI (non-cosmetic)
  • celiac sprue
  • colic
  • Colitis
  • colon biopsy
  • Colon Cancer
  • colon polyps
  • Colonoscopy
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis
  • duodenal ulcer
  • dysphagia
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • esophageal dilation
  • esophageal spasms
  • esophageal strictures
  • esophageal varices
  • Esophagitis
  • esophagus biopsy
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • fecal incontinence - female
  • feeding disorders
  • feeding tubes
  • flex sigmoidoscopy
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Disorders
  • gastric acid secretion
  • gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • gastrointestinal biopsy
  • gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • gastrointestinal health in women
  • gastrointestinal tract scleroderma
  • Gastroparesis
  • gastrostomy tube placement
  • H. Pylori Infection
  • hemorrhoids - medical treatment
  • hemostasis of non-variceal bleeds
  • hemostasis of variceal bleeding
  • hypergastrinemia
  • incontinence - female
  • incontinence - male
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • intestinal diseases
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Cancer
  • malabsorption
  • Motility Disorders
  • nausea
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Nutritional Disorders
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatitis
  • PEG placement
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease
  • polypectomy
  • precancerous lesions
  • proctoscopy
  • rectal biopsy
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • small intestine disorders
  • Stomach (Gastric) Cancer
  • ulcerative colitis
  • ulcers
  • upper endoscopy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • vomiting
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome

Description of Clinical Expertise

Crohn's Disease. Ulcerative Colitis. Transitional Care for adolescents to adulthood.

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Sheffield School of Medicine
Residency: Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Royal Hospital
Residency: The Royal Hallamshire Hospital
Residency: MetroHealth Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Missouri-Columbia


American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), National American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), National American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), National Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, Local Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Rashid is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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:

Co-author with Octavia Pickett-Blakely, MD, MHS and Laura Uwakwe, MD: Obesity in Women GI Clinics of North America : 2015.

Rashid, Farzana and Lichtenstein, Gary.: Chapter in Book: Novel Treatments in Ulcerative Colitis Medical Therapy of Ulcerative Colitis : 2014. CHOP-Penn Transition Education Video : 2011.

Rashid F, Bechtold M, Puli S, Bragg J.: Utility of IBD serology tests: Experience at a Midwest Academic Center. Am J Gastroenterol. 104 (S3): S465,2009.

M.L. Bechtold, N.M. Szary, F. Rashid, T.W. Kilgore, S.R. Puli, A. Diaz-Arias, M.R. Antillon: Delayed Colonic Perforation after ESD in a Patient with Ulcerative Colitis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. The Internet Journal of Gastroenterology. 8 (2): 2009.

Praveen K. Roy, Jing Chen, Farzana Rashid, Suzanne Ridenhour, Jamal A. Ibdah: Mechanism of Interferon-Gamma Induced Increase in Intestinal Epithelial Tight Junction Permeability: Role of JNK Pathway and Cross-Talk with the PI-3 Kinase Pathway Gastroenterology 134 (Issue 4, Supplement 1): A36,2008.

Roy PK, Rashid F, Bragg JD, Ibdah JA.: Role of the JNK signal transduction pathway in inflammatory bowel disease. World J Gastroenterol 2008 January 2008; 14: 200-202. 14 : 200-202,2008.

D S Sanders, D P Hurlstone, R O Stokes, F Rashid, A Milford-Ward, M Hadjivassiliou, A J Lobo: Changing face of adult coeliac disease: experience of a single university hospital in South Yorkshire Postgrad Med J 78 (915): 31-33,2002.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Medicine at Radnor
250 King of Prussia Road

Radnor, PA 19087
Phone: (610) 902-1500
Fax: (610) 902-1544
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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