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Marianne T. Ritchie, MD

Marianne T. Ritchie, MD is a practicing Gastroenterologist with Jefferson University Hospital. Her career spans three decades. She trained at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the world’s oldest and foremost all-cancer hospital. After time in New York, Dr. Ritchie returned home to practice at the Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood and was later a faculty member at Temple University Hospital.

Dr. Ritchie was one of the first female gastroenterologists practicing in the Philadelphia area. She has been a leading advocate for over thirty years. Ritchie developed the PINK PLUS triple cancer screening program for women, and she also launched the BLUE LIGHTS CAMPAIGN for Colon Cancer Awareness.

Dr. Ritchie is also featured as the Medical Contributor on Women to Watch Media®, a weekly talk show on WPHT which highlights stories of women leaders from around the world.

Marianne is married to Dr. Stuart Gordon. They have three children and are avid dog lovers. Dr. Ritchie is also a member of national and international medical societies, a board member of the Colorectal Cancer Alliance, and a recognized author and public speaker.