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Patients with Rectal Cancer will be cared for by doctors from our Rectal Cancer team.

About Our Physicians and Researchers

National Expertise in Diagnosing and Treating

Your Rectal Cancer physicians are full-time Penn faculty who have dedicated their clinical and research careers to improving our ability to diagnose and treat.

They are relentless in the pursuit of the very best clinical outcome and quality of life for each patient treated.

Patients with Gastrointestinal Cancer will be cared for by doctors from our Gastrointestinal Cancer team.

Gastrointestinal Medicine

Penn gastroenterologists are at the forefront of chemoprevention, genetics, diagnosis, staging, and endoscopic therapy. They have made important contributions locally, regionally, and nationally.

Faten Aberra, MD, MSCE
Nuzhat Ahmad, MD
George S. Ahtaridis, MD
Anna Buchner, MD, PhD
Vinay Chandrasekhara, MD
John M. Draganescu, MD
Gary W. Falk, MD, MS
Thomas W. Faust, MD
Kimberly A. Forde, MD, MHS
Gregory G. Ginsberg, MD
Timothy C. Hoops, MD
Maarouf Hoteit, MD
David A. Ingis, MD, FACG
David L. Jaffe, MD
David A. Katzka, MD
Michael L. Kochman, MD, FACP, AGAF, FASGE
Karen Krok, MD
Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD
William B. Long, MD
George A. Makar, MD
David C. Metz, MD
Mark Osterman, MD, MSCE
Kashyap V. Panganamamula, MD
Octavia E. Pickett-Blakely, MD, MHS
Farzana Rashid, MD
K. Rajender Reddy, MD
Andrew D. Rhim, MD
Anil K. Rustgi, MD
Ben Stanger, MD, PhD

Hematology-Oncology

Penn hematologists-oncologists have extensive experience in GI cancer treatment and research. These specialists are actively involved in planning your overall treatment. If you need chemotherapy, they'll oversee this aspect of your care.

Gregory L. Beatty, MD, PhD
Tracy S. d'Entremont, MD
Nevena Damjanov, MD
Courtney Gabriel, MD, MSCE
Bruce Giantonio, MD
Arturo Loaiza-Bonilla, MD
Peter J. O'Dwyer, MD
Ursina R. Teitelbaum, M.D.
Paul S. Wissel, MD

Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology is a medical specialty that uses image-guided, minimally invasive diagnostic and treatment techniques that are often an alternative to surgery. Interventional radiologists are highly trained in imaging, radiation safety, the performance of medical procedures, and patient management. Penn's Interventional Radiology Division offers the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of diseases using minimally invasive techniques. Many conditions that previously required traditional open surgery can now be treated with small catheters or other devices guided by radiologic imaging, allowing for a faster recovery, and a less costly procedure.

Mandeep Dagli, MD
Cormac T. Farrelly, MD
Jeffrey I. Mondschein, MD
Michael C. Soulen, MD
S. William Stavropoulos, MD
Deepak Sudheendra, MD

Pathology

Pathologists are experts in the study of cells to determine the type and stage of cancer.

Franz Fogt, MD
Emma E. Furth, MD

Radiation Oncology

If radiation therapy is recommended, you'll receive a consultation with a Penn radiation oncologist who is a leader in the management of GI cancers. They're recognized for techniques that target radiation precisely to the tumor site while sparing normal tissue.

Smith Apisarnthanarax, MD
Edgar Ben-Josef, MD
James M. Metz, MD
John P. Plastaras, MD, PhD

Radiology

Radiologists are experts in diagnosing disease through the use of x-rays and other imaging techniques such as scans and ultrasound.

Susan Hilton, MD
Marc S. Levine, MD
Nicholas Papanicolaou, MD
Mark Rosen, MD, PhD
Stephen E. Rubesin, MD
Evan S. Siegelman, MD

Surgery

Penn surgeons pioneered methods of treatment and postoperative care that are now used throughout the nation for GI cancer. Our surgeons are nationally recognized for conservative procedures, such as laproscopy and sphincter-sparing surgery for rectal cancer. They also developed nutritional support standards that are crucial to patient care both during and after treatment.

Cary B. Aarons, MD
Joshua Bleier, MD
Joel D. Cooper, MD
Daniel T. Dempsey, MD
Jeffrey Drebin, MD, PhD
Douglas L. Fraker, MD
Giorgos C. Karakousis, MD
John C. Kucharczuk, MD
Najjia N. Mahmoud, MD
Jon B. Morris, MD
Kim M. Olthoff, MD
Taine Pechet, MD
Steven E. Raper, MD
Andrew S. Resnick, MD, MBA
Robert E. Roses, MD
Abraham Shaked, MD, PhD
Sunil Singhal, MD
Charles M. Vollmer, MD
Noel N. Williams, MD