Harvey B. Lefton, MD

Philadelphia, PA Gastroenterologist

G. I. Specialists

Harvey B. Lefton, MD, is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and of the Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.  He completed his internship, his residency in internal medicine, and a fellowship in gastroenterology at The Cleveland Clinic Hospital. 

He served as Chief of Gastroenterology at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. Dr. Lefton has been a faculty member at Drexel University College of Medicine (formerly MCP/Hahneman School of Medicine) since 1976.  He is Chief of Gastroenterology at Jefferson Health Torresdale Hospital.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American Gastroenterologic Association, the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the Philadelphia College of Physicians. Dr. Lefton is currently serving as the President of the Philadelphia County Medical Society.  He has served as President of the Pennsylvania Society of Gastroenterology and is the former President of the Medical Staff at Aria Health.

Special Notes
Dr. Lefton helped to found and launch GI Specialists in 1976. As President of GI Specialists, he has senior-management supervision of the practice. His special interests include inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Lefton had the central role in starting a two-day, CME update conference that the practice holds annually for area physicians.


All of the specialists in our practice are active in professional societies and participate in continuing medical education to keep current on the latest strategies for helping their patients.  Each has areas of special interest and expertise while still offering general care for conditions of the digestive system for inpatients and outpatients.  All of our doctors are board-certified in the subspecialty of gastroenterology.  They have been involved in research, serve on editorial boards and a variety of committees, have published in their field, and have taught and been invited speakers at a number of medical centers.