Bryson Katona, MD, PhD

Research Committee

Dr. Bryson Katona is currently an Instructor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where he serves as the director of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Genetics Program. Dr. Katona is a physician-scientist with clinical and research interests in the fields of gastrointestinal cancer, specifically neuroendocrine tumors and colon cancer, as well as cancer genetics.  His NIH K08-funded basic science research program is focused on epigenetic regulatory mechanisms in colon cancer and neuroendocrine tumors, and the ways in which these mechanisms can be modulated to aid in the development of novel therapeutic strategies for these cancers. His clinical interests are in hereditary gastrointestinal cancer and polyposis syndromes.

Dr. Katona currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the American Gastroenterological Association’s (AGA’s) publication The New Gastroenterologist.  He also serves on committees for NANETS, the AGA, and the Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer. Dr. Katona received his BA and MS in chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania, and then completed his MD and PhD in biochemistry at Washington University in St. Louis. He then completed his internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.