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Gregory G. Ginsberg, MD

Gregory G. Ginsberg, MD Physician

Director, Endoscopic Services
Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Professor of Surgery

Dr. Ginsberg is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. G Ginsberg

Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs issue from 2007 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


  • 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
    • Colorectal and other Gastrointestinal Cancers
    • Endoscopy and other interventional diagnostic and treatment procedures
    • Esophageal and Swallowing Conditions
    • General Gastroenterology Consultation

Board Certification:

  • Gastroenterology, 1993

Conditions & Treatments:

  • Anal Cancer
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Tract Disorders
  • Colon Cancer
  • colorectal cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • gastrointestinal stromal tumors
  • interventional endoscopy
  • Liver Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cyst
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach (Gastric) Cancer

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: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: Georgetown University Hospital
Fellowship: Georgetown University Hospital


American Gastroenterology Association, National American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, National Philadelphia GI Training Group,


Dr. Ginsberg 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.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Evans JA, Rosato FE, Ginsberg GG: Gastrostomy port assisted full thickness gastric resection using per-oral SurgASSISTTM introductied via an oro-esophageal overtube in a porcine model Gastrointest End 65 : 684-687,2007.

Shah A, Gordon AR, Ginsberg GG, Furth EE, Levine MS: Ectopic pancreatic rest in the proximal stomach mimicking gastric neoplasms Clinical Radiology 62 (6): 600-602,2007.

Zaidman J, Su C, Furth EE, Frederick W, Ginsberg GG: Comparison of Pelican single-use multi-bite biopsy forceps versus traditional double-bite forceps: evaluation in a porcine model Gastrointest Endosc 64 : 582-588,2006.

Cotton PB, Hawes RH, Barkun A, Ginsberg GG, Amann S, Cohen J, Ponsky J, Rex D, Schembre D, Wilcox M: Excellence in Endoscopy: toward practical metrics Gastrointest Endosc 63 : 286-291,2006.

Anderson GS, Levine MS, Rubesin SE, Laufer I, Ginsberg GG, Kochman ML: Esophageal stents: findings on radiography in 46 patients Am J Roentgenol 187 (5): 1274-1279,2006.

Cotton PB, Barkun A, Ginsberg GG, Hawes RH: Diagnostic endoscopy 2020 vision Gastrointest Endosc 64 : 395-398,2006.

Joyce AM, Ahmad NA, Beilstein MC, Kochman ML, Long WB, Baron T, Sherman S, Fogel E, Lehman GA, McHenry Jr L, Watkins J, Ginsberg GG: Multicenter comparative trial of the V-scope system for therapeutic ERCP Endoscopy 38 : 713-716,2006.

Wolfson H, Canto M, Etemad B, Greenwald B, Gress F, Schembre D, Muthusamy VR, Ribiero A, Sharma VK, Ginsberg GG: Bare fiber photodynamic therapy uing porfimer sodium for esophageal disease Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy 3 : 87-92,2006.

Shah JN, Sun W, Fry RD, Seethala RR, LiVolsi VA, Ginsberg GG: Neoadjuvant therapy with imatinib mesylate for locally advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumor Gastrointest Endosc 61 : 625-628,2005.

Ahmad NA, Iqbal N, Kochman ML, Ginsberg GG: Practice patterns and attitudes towards the role of EUS in staging of gastrointestinal malignancies: a survey of physicians and surgeons American Journal of Gastroenterology 100 : 2662-2668,2005.

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Academic Contact Info

One Convention Center Boulevard
9 Penn Tower

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-4279
Fax: (215) 349-5915
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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