Robert M. Coben, MD

Jefferson University Physician
Jefferson Medical College
Department of Medicine
Associate Professor
Academic Coordinator, Gastroenterology, and Hepatology Fellowship Program


  • Gastroenterology
  • Consultative Gastroenterology
  • Gastroenterology – Esophageal Disease/Cancer
  • Gastroenterology – GI Cancers
  • Gastroenterology – Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Gastroenterology – Pancreatic, Bile Duct & Gallbladder
  • Gastroenterology – Liver Disease/Cancer
  • Gastroenterology – Hepatology
  • Interventional Endoscopy
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • ERCP-Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
  • Luminal Stent Placement
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders
  • Medical student, resident, fellow, and patient education

Years In Practice


Board Certifications

Internal Medicine

Hospital Affiliation / Admitting Privileges

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Inspira Health Network
Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


Medical/Professional School & Year of Graduation
Temple University School of Medicine, 1985

1981 B.A., Bowdoin College, Biochemistry

Medical College of Pennsylvania (MCP)

Medical College of Pennsylvania (MCP)

Presbyterian – University of Pennsylvania Medical Center

Post-Doctoral Training

1985-88 Internal Medicine Residency, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.

1988-89 Chief Medical Resident, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.

1989-1991 Gastroenterology Fellowship, Presbyterian University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pa.

1991-1992 Interventional Endoscopy Fellowship, Presbyterian, Unversity of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadlephia, Pa.


Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1988

Board Certification, Gastroenterology, 1993, Recertification 2003


Pennsylvania, New Jersey

Honors and Awards

1981 Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa- Bowdoin College

1989 Alpha Omega Alpha- Medical College of Pa.

1991 Simon A. Komarov Prize in Clinical Research in Gastroenterology

2004 Gastroenterology Fellowship Teaching Award- Thomas Jefferson University

2006 Dean’s Citation for Significant Contributions to Advancement of Education at Jefferson Medical College

2008 Fellow, American College of Physicians

2008 Fellowship Director Award, Department of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson Univerity

2009 Philadelphia Magazine “Top Doc” in Gastroenterology