University of Pennsylvania
Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF is Director of the IBD Center, Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania / University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Lichtenstein earned his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, in NY, completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Duke University Medical an fellowship in GI at the University Of Pennsylvania. His current research interests encompass investigational therapies for treatment of UC and CD and focusing on safety of current and future medical therapy and disease natural history. He has received numerous research grants focusing on these areas and served as the national/ international principal investigator evaluating novel agents for therapeutic trials on treatment of UC and CD. He has and currently holds membership/committee positions in many professional societies at a national level, including the AGA, ASGE and Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. He received numerous awards including the National Scientific Achievement Award from the national Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation for his clinical work and research and the American Gastroenterological Association- Annual Distinguished Academic Clinican Award .
He is the author/coauthor of > 350 peer-reviewed primary articles and chapters, and has presented > 450 abstracts and edited 18 books. He has received the top specialist award in the University of Pennsylvania Health system, the Christina and Marie Lindback award- the top teaching award in the entire University, the medical school faculty teaching award, the DOM house staff teaching award abnd the divisional teaching award.