Founded at the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania
Jorge Marrero

Jorge Marrero, MD, MS, AGAF

Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Jorge Marrero, MD, MS, AGAF, is Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is an expert in liver transplantation and hepatocellular carcinoma. His research interest in the early detection and risk-stratification of hepatocellular carcinoma. He has been a successful mentor to several faculty that have gone on to obtain K awards and NIH research grants in areas of liver cancer, liver transplantation, healthcare disparities, and colon cancer screening.


Dr. Marrero received his gastroenterology training at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he discovered his interest in liver disease and liver transplantation. He was then a faculty at the University of Michigan where his clinical and research focuses on how to detect early-stage liver cancer in patients with liver disease. He created the Liver Cancer Program at the Cancer Center. He then moved to UT Southwestern to lead the liver transplant program, which has grown from to one of the largest in the nation. Now he is at the University of Pennsylvania to lead the GI and Hepatology Division.


Dr. Marrero is a founding member of the International Liver Cancer Association and a member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease, American College of Gastroenterology, AGA and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s Hepatobiliary Committee.


Dr. Marrero has lectured globally and written and reviewed numerous research articles and book chapters for publications such as The New England Journal of Medicine, The Journal of the American Medical Association, the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, and the Journal of Clinical Oncology. He served on the AGA publications committee and is an Associate Editor for Gastroenterology.