Gary R. LichtensteinMD, FACP, FACG, AGAF
Gary R Lichtenstein, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He received his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City, and completed his internal medicine residency at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC, and gastroenterology fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His primary research focuses on IBD, specifically Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Lichtenstein is interested in medical therapy of IBD, the safety of current medical therapy for IBD, and the natural history of the disease.
He has received numerous research grants focusing on these areas and has served as the national/international principal investigator evaluating novel agents for therapeutic trials in the treatment of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. He has authored more than 325 peer-reviewed articles that have been published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, and Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, and is consistently featured in Philadelphia Magazine’s Top Docs and Best Doctors in America.