Gregory Ginsberg, MD


  •  Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterology | University of Pennsylvania
  •  Tanzania, United Republic of | Ukraine
  •   Education | Gastroenterology | Global Endoscopy | Medical Education

Languages: English (Native)

Bio statement

Gregory G. Ginsberg, MD is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine where he is a member of the Gastroenterology Division, and the Abramson Cancer Center and Executive Director of Endoscopic Services for Penn Medicine. His clinical practice and research focus on the development, evaluation, and implementation of new techniques and technologies as they apply to endoluminal diagnosis and management of digestive tract and related disorders. He engages in in-person and remote teaching, training, demonstration and proctoring gastrointestinal endoscopy for physicians in resource-challenged regions.

Recent global health projects

Through Penn's CGH, I have assembled a team of faculty and trainees from Penn's Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology to provide clinical support for colleagues in Ukraine during the ongoing hostilities. We meet for virtual consultation every other week. These sessions include remote case presentations, endoscopy, pathology and radiology review, and procedure demonstration and proctoring.

Through Penn CGH, I have just completed a site-visit to the Muhmbili Health and Allied Sciences University and Muhmbili National Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to assess the needs and opportunities for and the challenges to establishing durable advanced endoscopic services and training there, in particular Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography (ERCP and Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS).

Selected publications

Boers TGW, Kusters CHJ, van der Putten JA, Pouw RE, Duits LC, Montazeri NSM, van Munster SN, Weusten BLAM, Alvarez Herrero L, Houben MHMG, Nagengast WB, Westerhof J, Alkhalaf A, Mallant-Hent RC, Scholten P, Ragunath K, Seewald S, Elbe P, Baldaque-Silva F, Barret M, Ortiz Fernández-Sordo J, Villarejo GM, Pech O, Beyna T, van der Sommen F, de With PH, de Groof AJ, Bergman JJ;: Barrett's Oesophagus Imaging for Artificial Intelligence (BONS-AI) consortium. A deep learning system for detection of early Barrett's neoplasia: a model development and validation study. Lancet Digit Health. 5 (12): 2023.

Copland AP, Kahi CJ, Ko CW, Ginsberg GG.: AGA Clinical Practice Update on Appropriate and Tailored Polypectomy: Expert Review. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. : 2023.

145., Al Ghamdi SS, Farha J, Moran RA, Pioche M, Moll F, Yang DJ, Hernández Mondragón OV, Ujiki M, Wong H, Tantau A, Sedarat A, Fejleh MP, Chang K, Lee DP, Nieto JM, Andrawes S, Ginsberg GG, Saumoy M, Bapaye A, Dashatwar P, Aghaie Meybodi M, Lopez AC, Sanaei O, Yousaf MN, Jovani M, Ichkhanian Y, Brewer Gutierrez OI, Kumbhari V, O'Rourke AK, Lentsch EJ, Elmunzer BJ, Khashab MA.: Zenker's peroral endoscopic myotomy, or flexible or rigid septotomy for Zenker's diverticulum: a multicenter retrospective comparison. Endoscopy 54 (4): 2022.

146., Dbouk M, Katona BW, Brand RE, Chak A, Syngal S, Farrell JJ, Kastrinos F, Stoffel EM, Blackford AL, Rustgi AK, Dudley B, Lee LS, Chhoda A, Kwon R, Ginsberg GG, Klein AP, Kamel I, Hruban RH, He J, Shin EJ, Lennon AM, Canto MI, Goggins M.: The Multicenter Cancer of Pancreas Screening Study: Impact on Stage and Survival. J Clin Oncol : 2022.

144., Karakasheva, T.A., Gabre, J.T., Sachdeva, U.M., Cruz-Acuña, R., Lin, E.W., DeMarshall, M., Falk, G.W., Ginsberg, G.G., Yang, Z., Kim, M.M., Diffenderfer, E.S., Pitarresi, J., Li, J., Muir, A.B., Hamilton, K.E., Nakagawa, H., Bass, A.J., Rustgi, A.K.: Patient-derived organoids as a platform for modeling a patient’s response to chemoradiotherapy in esophageal cancer. Scientific. Reports 11 (1): 2021.


Last Updated: 26 February 2024