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Maarouf A. Hoteit, MD

Maarouf A. Hoteit, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Hoteit is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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
    • Gastrointestinal Cancers
    • Liver Diseases
  • Transplant
    • Liver Transplant

Board Certification:

  • Gastroenterology, 2007
  • Transplant Hepatology, 2008

Conditions & Treatments:

  • Anal Cancer
  • Ascites
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • esophageal varices
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • hepatic encephalopathy
  • hepatitis - autoimmune
  • hepatitis B - viral
  • hepatitis C - viral
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • liver transplant evaluation
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • portal hypertension
  • primary biliary cirrhosis
  • primary sclerosing cholangitis
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach (Gastric) Cancer
  • transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS)

Clinical Interests

Liver Cancer
Liver Transplantation

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 Amerihealth
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Medicare
  • 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: American University in Beirut
Residency: American University of Beirut
Residency: Emory University Hospital
Fellowship: Emory University Hospital
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic


American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, National American Gastroenterology Association, National American Society of Transplantation, National European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL), International International Liver Cancer Association, International


Dr. Hoteit is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Research Interests:

Liver Cancer
Liver Transplantation

Selected Publications:

Bittermann T, Hoteit M A, Abt P L, Forde K A, Goldberg D: Waiting time and explant pathology in transplant recipients with hepatocellular carcinoma: a novel study using national data. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 14 (7): 1657-63,2014.

Bittermann T, Niu B, Hoteit MA, Goldberg D.: Waitlist priority for hepatocellular carcinoma beyond Milan criteria: a potentially appropriate decision without a structured approach American Journal of Transplantation 14 (1): 79-87,2014.

Levitsky Josh, Fiel Maria Isabel, Norvell John P, Wang Edward, Watt Kymberly D, Curry Michael P, Tewani Sumeet, McCashland Timothy M, Hoteit Maarouf A, Shaked Abraham, Saab Samuel, Chi Amanda C, Tien Amy, Schiano Thomas D: Risk for immune-mediated graft dysfunction in liver transplant recipients with recurrent HCV infection treated with pegylated interferon Gastroenterology 142 (5): 1132-1139.e1,2012.

Chalermrat Bunchorntavakul MD, Maarouf Hoteit MD, K. Rajender Reddy MD: Staging of Hepatocellular carcinoma Primary Liver Cancer: Surveillance, Diagnosis and Treatment : 161-176,2012.

Hoteit MA, Kamath PS: Vascular complications of Fibrocystic Liver Diseases. Murray KF, Larson AM, eds. Fibrocystic Diseases of the Liver : 435-444,2010.

Hoteit MA, Sanchez W: A Bright Liver Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 6 (9): xxii,2008.

Hoteit MA, Watt KD, Heimbach JK, Charlton MR: Recurrence of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis after transplantation: frequency and outcomes Oral presentation (# 445765), Digestive Disease Week 2008. : 2008.

Hoteit MA, Ghazale AH, Bain AJ, Rosenberg ES, Easley KA, Anania FA, Rutherford RE: Model for end-stage liver disease score versus Child score in predicting the outcome of surgical procedures in patients with cirrhosis. World Journal of Gastroenterology 14 (11): 1774-1780,2008.

Edge M, Hoteit MA, Patel M, Wang X, Baumgarten D, and Cai Q: Clinical Significance of pancreatic duct dilation on computed tomography: a single duct dilation and double duct dilation World Journal of Gastroenterology 13 (11): 1701-1705,2007.

Hoteit MA, Anania FA: Treatment of fibrosis in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Current Gastroenterology Reports 9 (1): 47-53,2007.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
liver Transplant Program
3400 Spruce Street, 2 Dulles

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 615-4679
Fax: (215) 662-4835
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)