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Faten N. Aberra, MD, MSCE

Faten N. Aberra, MD, MSCE Physician

Co-Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, Joint-CHOP-Penn
Director, EPIC for Gastroenterology Division
Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Languages spoken:

  • Tigrinya

Dr. Aberra is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialties:

  • Medicine
    • Gastroenterology

Programs & Services:

  • Cancer
    • Anal Cancer
    • Colon Cancer
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Risk Evaluation Program
    • Gastrointestinal Cancer Evaluation Center (GICEC)
    • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
    • Liver Cancer
    • Pancreatic Cancer
    • Rectal Cancer
    • Small Intestine Cancer
    • Stomach (Gastric) Cancer
  • Gastroenterology
    • General Gastroenterology Consultation
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program

Board Certification:

  • Gastroenterology, 2003

Conditions & Treatments:

  • Anal Cancer
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Liver Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach (Gastric) Cancer
  • ulcerative colitis

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Gastroenterology

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine South Pavilion, 4th Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

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: Dartmouth Medical School
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American Gastroenterological Association, National Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, National Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society, National The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and informing the public, patients, medical/research communities, the media, and policy makers about clinical research and the role each party plays in the process, National

Affiliation

Dr. Aberra 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.

Research

Selected Publications:

Blonski W, kundu R, Lewis J, Aberra F, Osterman M, and Lichtenstein GR.: Is dysplasia visible during surveillance colonoscopy in ulcerative colitis? Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology 43 (6): 698-703,2008.

Blonski W, Kundu R, Furth EF, Lewis J, Aberra F, and Lichtenstein GR: High-Grade Dysplastic Adenoma-Like Mass Lesions are not an Indication for Colectomy in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology 43 (7): 817-820,2008.

James D. Lewis, Shaokun Chuai, Lisa Nessel, Gary R. Lichtenstein, Faten N. Aberra, Jonas H. Ellenberg: Use of the noninvasive components of the mayo score to assess clinical response in Ulcerative Colitis Inflammatory Bowel Diseases 14 (12): 1660-1666,2008.

Aberra, F.A., Stettler, N, Brensinger C, Lichtenstein G.R., Lewis, J.D: Risk for Active Tuberculosis in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 5 (9): 1070-5,2007.

Aberra FN, Lichtenstein GR: Infliximab in Ulcerative Colitis Gastroenterology Clinics of North America 35 (4): 821-836,2006.

Aberra, F: To be or not to be with infliximab during pregnancy? Inflammatory Bowel Diseases 12 (1): 76-78,2006.

Aberra, F.A. , Brensinger, C. M., Bilker, W.B., Lichtenstein, G.R., Lewis, J.D: Antibiotic Use and the Risk of Flare of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 3 (5): 459-465,2005.

Aberra, F.A., Lewis, J.D., Haas, D, Rombeau J.L., Osborne, B, Lichtenstein, G.R: Preoperative Use of Azathioprine, 6-Mercaptopurine, or Corticosteroids and Risk for Postoperative Infectious Complications in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients Having Elective Bowel Surgery Gastroenterology 125 (2): 320-327,2003.

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Academic Contact Info

Division of Gastroenterology
7 South, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 615-9073
Fax: (215) 349-5915
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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