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

Patient Stories

Alan Zlatkin

Pancreatic Cancer

Alan Zlatkin

Pancreatic Cancer

Being defeated is a matter of perspective and will. I feel that no matter how serious the illness is, I can overcome it with the right help and the right attitude.

'Cowboy' Jack Novek

Lymphoma;  Prostate Cancer;  Skin Cancer

'Cowboy' Jack Novek

Lymphoma;  Prostate Cancer;  Skin Cancer

I am 78 years old and have owned horses for 68 of those years. I am a cowboy through and through. My father gave me my first pony when I was just five years old and my first horse when I was 10. I have had hundreds of horses since. I also used to train the ponies down at the race track. 

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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  • 4.5
    February 15, 2021
    i was a little disappointed that I did get a response in a timely fashion concerning the results from my biopsy. it was big Dr.Bartel's fault. He'a an amazing doctor!
  • 5.0
    February 15, 2021
    I had an excellent experience from start to finish. Thank you!
  • No Star Ratings Available January 29, 2021
    Would definitely recomment care provider to others...and already have, too
  • 5.0
    December 23, 2020
    Outstanding physician and staff. Staff are all responsive, sensitive to patient needs, and very courteous. Very interested and committed to making me comfortable and attending to my needs.
  • 5.0
    October 25, 2020
    all good no complaints
  • 5.0
    October 13, 2020
    Great experience would highly recommend.
  • 4.0
    September 21, 2020
    It was a fine procedure.
  • 5.0
    June 29, 2020
    Extremely happy with the care I received.
  • 5.0
    June 29, 2020
    Very helpful and thorough.
  • 5.0
    June 17, 2020
    Dr. Bartel and team are amazing. They ensure I am comfortable they are always so pleasant. Going into surgery everyone smiles and always says "hello" and makes sure I am feeling comfortable and safe! - Dr. Bartel is very re-assuring and shows he cares!
  • 5.0
    March 03, 2020
    Dr. Bartel is an excellent clinician.
  • 5.0
    January 21, 2020
    Everyone in the EMB suite, from the nurses to the anesthesiologist to the receptionist were absolutely friendly and helpful. Dr. Bartel was outstanding. Great experience!
  • No Star Ratings Available January 10, 2020
    Had an colonoscopy. Had a very good experience with Doctor along with his staff.
  • 5.0
    December 03, 2019
    I prefer to limit use of anesthesia & sedation and this physician provides thorough, thoughtful, skillful care and numerous procedures over the last 6+ months without anesthesia or sedation. Professional, confident, direct. I am so confident in his skill & support staff that I travel 4 hours round trip to access this care at FCCC.
  • 5.0
    November 17, 2019
    Staff was amazing!! Loved Mike Caputo & [...] super kind and funny!!

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