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Gary R. Lichtenstein, M.D.

Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director, IBD Program, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
9th Floor Penn Tower
Gastroentetrology Division Offices
One Convention Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-349-8222
Fax: 215-349-5915
BA (Chemistry)
University of Pennsylvania, 1980.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1984.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 1984-1985.
Resident in Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 1985-1987.
Fellow in Gastroenterology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 1987-1990.
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Description of Research Expertise

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

Description of Clinical Expertise

Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Crohn's Disease
Ulcerative Colitis

Selected Publications

Lichtenstein GR. : Inflammatory Bowel Disease Cecil’s Textbook of Medicine. Lee Goldman and Andrew I. Schafer (eds.). Elsevier Publisher. Philadelphia, PA, 2015.

Osterman M, Lichtenstein GR. : Ulcerative Colitis. Sleisinger and Fordtran Textbook of Gastroenterology. Mark Feldman, Lawrence S. Friedman and Lawrence J. Brandt (eds.). Saunders/Elsevier Publisher, Philadelphia, PA, 2014.

Scott FI, Osterman MT, McConnell RA, Lorusso M, Aberra F, Kerner C, Lichtenstein GR, Lewis JD: Impact of JC Virus Antibody Testing in Patients with Crohn's Disease with Loss of Response to Infliximab: A Markov Model. Inflamm Bowel Disease 19(12): 2625-33, November 2013.

Khan N, Abbas AM, Lichtenstein GR, Loftus EV, Bazzano LA.: Risk of lymphoma in ulcerative colitis patients treated with thiopurines: A nationwide retrospective cohort Gastroenterology 145(5): 1007-1015, November 2013.

Travis SP, Schnell D, Krzeski P, Abreu MT, Altman DG, Colombel JF, Feagan BG, Hanauer SB, Lichtenstein GR, Marteau PR, Reinisch W, Sands BE, Yacyshyn BR, Schnell P, Bernhardt CA, Mary JY, Sandborn WJ.: Reliability and Initial Validation of the Ulcerative Colitis Endoscopic Index of Severity. Gastroenterology July 2013.

Lin MV, Blonski W, Buchner AM, Reddy KR, Lichtenstein GR. : The Influence of Anti-TNF Therapy on the Course of Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Digestive Diseases and Sciences 58(4): 1149-56, April 2013.

Sonu IS, Blonski W, Lin MV, Aberra F, Lichtenstein GR.: Papillary thyroid cancer and inflammatory bowel disease: Is there a relationship? World J Gastroenterol 19(7): 1079-1084, February 2013.

Lichtenstein GR, Feagan B, MD, Cohen R, Salzberg B, Langholff W , Morgan J, Nissinen R, Reddy S, Taillard F, Sandborn W. : Pregnancy Outcomes in Patients with Crohn’s Disease Treated with Infl iximab: Results from the TREAT™ Registry. Am. J. Gastroenterol 2013.

Kerner C and Lichtenstein GR.: Inflammatory Bowel Disease Chapter Digestive Disease Self-Evaluation Program of the American Gastroenterological Association. Kendall Hunt Publishers. Dubuque, Iowa, 2013.

Marchioni RM, Lichtenstein GR. : Tumor necrosis factor-α inhibitor therapy and fetal risk: a systematic literature review. World J Gastroenterol 19(17): 2591-2602, 2013.

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