Michael J. Bartel, MD, PhD

Dr. Bartel

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111


Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

Treatment Focus

Small bowel double balloon enteroscopy (DBE); Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS); Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR); Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

Key Awards

Karis Award for exceptional performance, Mayo Clinic, 2016

Language(s) Other than English


Treatment Philosophy

I joined Fox Chase Cancer Center as staff gastroenterologist in 2016. My goal is to provide comprehensive and compassionate care for a broad spectrum of benign and malignant digestive conditions for every patient. I apply cutting-edge medical knowledge and technology with a focus on personalized patient care. I work closely together with my colleagues in surgical, medical and radiation oncology to make the best treatment decision for each patient.

My treatment spectrum includes preventive medical care, treatment of bleeding, removal of precancerous and early cancerous lesions, placement of stents, detailed endoscopic ultrasound examination of the pancreas, bile duct, and virtually any anatomical structure in the vicinity of the upper and lower intestinal tract, amongst others.

Another cornerstone is communication with patients and referring physicians. I try to educate patients to allow them to make the best decision for themselves, in concert with my recommended treatment plan. 

Education and Training

Educational Background

  • Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL, 2015 - 2016
  • Fellowship, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL, 2012 - 2015
  • Residency,  Department of Medicine, Dartmouth - Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, 2010 - 2012
  • Internship, Department of Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, 2009 - 2010
  • Internship, Department of General Surgery, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany, 2007-2008
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Task Group Immunotherapy, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany, 2007-2008
  • Doctoral Candidate and Research Fellow, European Pancreas Center, Heidelberg, Germany, 2003 - 2007
  • Sub-internship, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, 2005 
  • Erasmus scholarship, Medical University of Vienna, University of Vienna, Austria, 2002-2003
  • Ruprecht-Karls University,  Heidelberg, Germany, 2001 - 2005
  • Saarland University Medical Center, Saarbrücken, Germany, 1999 - 2001 


​American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology 


  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Gastroenterology Association
  • American Pancreatic Association
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Honors & Awards

  • Karis Award for exceptional performance, Mayo Clinic, 2016

  • 2nd prize for oral presentation, Florida Gastroenterology Society, 2014

  • Travel Grant, National Pancreas Foundation Fellows Symposium, 2013, 2014

  • American College of Gastroenterology, Presidential Poster Award, 2014

  • Erasmus Exchange Scholarship, University of Heidelberg, 2002

Research Profile

Research Interests

  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Chronic and acute pancreatitis
  • Therapeutic endoscopy
  • Double balloon enteroscopy
  • Endoscopic ultrasound

Selected Publications

Bartel MJ, Puri R, Brahmbhatt B, Chen WC, Kim D, Simons-Linares CR, Stauffer JA, Buchanan MA, Bowers SP, Woodward TA, Wallace MB, Raimondo M, Asbun HJ. Endoscopic and surgical management of nonampullary duodenal neoplasms. Surgical endoscopy, 32(6):2859-69, 2018.  PubMed

Bartel MJ, Robertson DJ, Pohl H. Colonoscopy practice for veterans within and outside the Veterans Affairs setting: a matched cohort study. Gastrointest Endosc. 2016 Aug;84(2):272-8. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2016.01.017. Epub 2016 Jan 16. PubMed PMID: 26784365.

Bartel MJ, Seeger K, Jeffers K, Clayton D, Wallace MB, Raimondo M, Woodward TA.Topical Mitomycin C application in the treatment of refractory benign esophageal strictures in adults and comprehensive literature review. Dig Liver Dis. 2016 Jun 28. pii: S1590-8658(16)30483-2. doi: 10.1016/j.dld.2016.06.024. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27443493.

Chen WC*, Bartel M*, Kroner T, Stauffer JA, Stark ME, Lukens FJ. Double balloon enteroscopy is a safe and effective procedure in removing entrapped foreign objects in the small bowel for up to 3 months. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2015 May;25(5):392-5. doi: 10.1089/lap.2014.0607. Epub 2015 Mar 31. PubMed PMID: 25825927.
*authors contributed equally

Bhurwal A*, Bartel MJ*, Heckman MG, Diehl NN, Raimondo M, Wallace MB, Woodward TA. Endoscopic mucosal resection: learning curve for large nonpolypoid colorectal neoplasia. Gastrointest Endosc. 2016 Apr 22. pii: S0016-5107(16)30066-9. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2016.04.020. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27109458.
*authors contributed equally

Bartel MJ, Asbun H, Stauffer J, Raimondo M. Pancreatic exocrine insufficiency in pancreatic cancer: A review of the literature. Dig Liver Dis. 2015 Dec;47(12):1013-20. doi: 10.1016/j.dld.2015.06.015. Epub 2015 Jul 6. Review. PubMed PMID: 26211872.

Bartel MJ, Picco MF, Wallace MB. Chromocolonoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2015 Apr;25(2):243-60. doi: 10.1016/j.giec.2014.11.010. Review. PubMed PMID: 25839685.

Bartel M, Hänsch GM, Giese T, Penzel R, Ceyhan G, Ketterer K, von Knebel-Döberitz M, Friess HM, Giese NA. Abnormal crosstalk between pancreatic acini and macrophages during the clearance of apoptotic cells in chronic pancreatitis. J Pathol. 2008 Jun;215(2):195-203. doi: 10.1002/path.2348. PubMed PMID: 18421760.

Additional Publications




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  • 5.0
    July 24, 2019
  • 4.5
    May 15, 2019
    Dr. Bartel was very good and spent a lot of time with us addressing concerns and problems. I give him an A+.
  • 5.0
    February 09, 2019
    Dr. Bartel was incredibly caring.
  • 5.0
    February 04, 2019
    Dr. Bartel was wonderful.
  • 5.0
    January 15, 2019
    Dr. Bartel was excellent, knowledgeable, sensitive, and VERY CLEAR.
  • 5.0
    January 14, 2019
    I liked him. He was very considerate of my needs & reservations. Would highly recommend him.
  • 5.0
    December 30, 2018
    I had question about a variety of issues, which he took extra time to address thoroughly.
  • 5.0
    November 25, 2018
    Wonderful dr.

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