Colorectal Surgery

Matthew Philp, MD

Associate Professor, Clinical Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

About me

Clinical Interests
  • Colon and recal cancer
  • Crohn's disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Anorectal fistula
  • Complex polpectomy
  • Sphincter-sparing surgery for rectal cancer
  • Office-based and surgical treatment of hemorrhoidal disease
Research Interests
  • Surgical quality and outcomes
  • MD, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Fellowship, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA
  • Residency, General Surgery, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Board Certification
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Society of American and Gastrointestinal Surgeons
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Awards and Honors
  • H. Taylor Caswell Chief Resident Teaching Award
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Top Doctors, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Philadelphia magazine, 2018


Selected Publications

Ross H, Philp M. Future directions in minimally invasive surgery. In: Ross H et al, ed. Minimally Invasive Approaches to Colon and Rectal Disease. Springer. 2015.

A Serur, R Rhee, Philp M. The Role of a Bedside Assistant. In: Ross H, et al, ed. Robotic Approaches to Colorectal Surgery. Springer. 2015.

Philp M, Ross H. Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Diagnosis and Evaluation. In: Steele et al, ed. ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery, 3rd Ed. Springer. 2016.

Philp M. CQI: Quality measures and tools for improvement. In: Lee S et al, ed. Advanced Colonoscopy and Endoluminal Surgery. Springer.

Ratings & Reviews


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  • 3.1
    October 04, 2018
    Good experience.
  • 5.0
    September 30, 2018
    ALL OK.
  • 5.0
    September 30, 2018
    I was satisfied with Dr. M. Philp MD. He was attentive to my issue & concern. Very professional.
  • 5.0
    April 17, 2018
    My visit was very nice experience. A resident and 3rd year intern were very kind and put me at ease.