Faten N. Aberra, MD, MSCE

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Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
IBD Clinical program Lead, Penn Medicine
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Division of Gastroenterology
748 Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
South Pavilion
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-615-9073
Fax: 215-349-5915
BA (Biochemistry)
Swarthmore College, 1993.
Dartmouth Medical School, 1997.
University of Pennsylvania, 2004.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Aberra is a clinician educator with a clinical and research focus in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Her research includes clinical trials for medical therapeutics and epidemiologic studies. She has been an Associate Editor for the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases journal. She has also been involved in patient education locally and nationally, serving as National Co-Chair for the Patient Education Committee for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. She is Co-Director for Transition-Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, Joint-CHOP-Penn and the GI EPIC Director. Prior to joining Penn faculty in 2003, Dr. Aberra received her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Swarthmore College and medical degree from Dartmouth. She completed her internal medicine residency, gastroenterology fellowship, and MS in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania

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, December 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, September 2007.

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

Aberra, F: To be or not to be with infliximab during pregnancy? Inflammatory Bowel Diseases 12(1): 76-78, January 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, May 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, August 2003.

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Last updated: 11/23/2022
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