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Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD

Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD Physician

Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Languages spoken:

  • French
  • Hebrew

Dr. Lichtenstein is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. G Lichtenstein

Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs issue from 2004 through 2015

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014

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, 1989
  • Internal Medicine, 1987

Conditions & Treatments:

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

Clinical Interests

Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Crohn's Disease
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: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Residency: Duke University Medical Center
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American College of Gastroenterology, International

Affiliation

Dr. Lichtenstein 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

Research Interests:

My research focuses on inflammatory bowel disease specifically Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis. My particular focuses include
1.) medical therapy of inflammatory bowel disease,
2.) safety of current medical therapy for IBD, and
3.) natural history of disease

Selected Publications:

Lichtenstein GR.: Inflammatory Bowel Disease Cecil’s Textbook of Medicine : 2015.

Scott F and Lichtenstein GR: The evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of Inflammatory bowel diseases over the past 100 years: A brief review. Textbook on Endoscopy in IBD : 2015.

Buchner A and Lichtenstein GR.: The role of diet and nutrition in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Ulcerative Colitis. Medical therapy of Ulcerative Colitis (Textbook): : 2015.

Gary R Lichtenstein: Medical Therapy of Ulcerative colitis Textbook : 2015.

Mudireddy P, Blonski W, and Lichtenstein GR.: The History of Medical Therapy for Ulcerative Colitis Medical Therapy for Ulcerative Colitis. : 2015.

Mudireddy P, Blonski W, and Lichtenstein GR.: Contrast and Comparison of Mesalamine Derivatives for Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis Medical Therapy of ulcerative COlitis : 2015.

Rashid F and Lichtenstein GR.: Novel Biologic Therapies in Medical Therapy for Ulcerative Colitis. Medical Therapy of Ulcerative Colitis : 2015.

Bhotta G, Blonski W and Lichtenstein GR.: Cyclosporine A in Medical Therapy for Ulcerative Colitis. Medical Therapy of Ulcerative Colitis : 2015.

Tofani C, Valentin T, Tierney A, Lichtenstein GR.: IBD Is an Independent Risk Factor for Major Infectious Complications in Elderly Patients. Gastroenterology 146 (5 (1)): 2014.

Sandborn W, Scott DL, Randall CW, Gutierrez A, Schwartz DA, Ambarkhane S, Kayhan C, Pierre-Louis B, Kosutic G, Schreiber S, Lichtenstein GR: Long-Term Outcomes of Certolizumab Pegol for Crohn's Disease: 7 Year Results From the PRECiSE 3 Study. Gastroenterology. 146 (5): S-588-S-589,2014.

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Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
9th Floor Penn Tower
Gastroentetrology Division Offices
One Convention Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 349-8222
Fax: (215) 349-5915
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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