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Ricardo Morgenstern

Ricardo Morgenstern, MD

Associate Professor


Department: Medicine: Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Practices: Drexel Gastroenterology

Specialties: Gastroenterology, Hepatology

Education

  • Physician and Surgeon, Universidad de San Simon, Cochabamba, Bolivia (1981)

Other Languages Spoken

Spanish

Dr. Morgenstern consults on gastrointestinal and liver disease, with special expertise in infectious and parasitic diseases. He is an expert in diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy and upper digestive endoscopy.

Memberships:

  • Past secretary general and president, Bolivian Society of Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy
  • Past secretary and current member of the communication and publication committee, Inter-American Society for Digestive Endoscopy
  • Member, Endoscopy Committee and the Outreach Program, World Gastroenterology Organization (WGO)
  • Member, International Committee of the American Society of Gastroenterology
  • International coordinator, Latin American Endoscopy Training Center, La Paz, Bolivia

Awards and Honors:

  • Diploma for Exceptionally Meritorious Service as chief post medical advisor, Chochabamba, Embassy of the United States of America, Bolivia (2000)

Affiliated Hospitals:

  • Hahnemann University Hospital
  • St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

Clinical Services

ERCP, Gastroenterology, Pancreatic disease, Biliary disease, Endoscopy - upper diagnostic and therapeutic, Endoscopy - advanced (EGD), Colonoscopy - diagnostic and screening, Polypectomy - difficult

Fellowships

  • Western General Hospital and Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, U.K. (1987)
  • Western General Hospital and Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, U.K. (1988)

Residencies

  • Instituto Boliviano Japones, Universidad de San Simon, Cochabamba, Bolivia (1983)
  • Instituto Boliviano Japones, Universidad de San Simon, Cochabamba, Bolivia (1984)

Internships

  • Hospital Clinico Viedma, Universidad de San Simon, Cochabamba, Bolivia (1982)

Dr. Morgenstern is an associate professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Research

Since 2004, Dr. Morgenstern has been studying innovation and advances in diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy and ERCP.

Publications

Selected Publications

"Endoscopic retrograde cholangiography in the pre-operative evaluation of living related liver transplant donors"
Kleeman C, Ringe B, Anjelly D, Ahmad A, Reynolds J, Morgenstern R
Gastroenterology;134(Suppl 1):A-805, 2008


Contact Information


Practice Office

Drexel Gastroenterology
219 N. Broad Street
The Arnold T. Berman, MD Building, 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215.762.6220
Fax: 215.762.5034