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Adam Bagg, MD

Adam Bagg, MD Physician

Director, Hematology
Director, Minimal Residual Disease Resource Laboratory
Medical Director, Cytogenetics Laboratory
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Bagg is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. A Bagg

Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs issue from 2010 - 2015

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2010, 2012-14

Clinical Specialties


  • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Programs & Services:

  • Cancer
    • Bone Marrow Transplant and Stem Cell Transplant Program
  • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
    • Hematopathology
    • Laboratory Medicine

Board Certification:

  • Pathology - Clinical Pathology, 1992
  • Pathology - Hematology, 1999

Conditions & Treatments:

  • Blood Cancer
  • Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Bone Marrow Diseases
  • Cancer Screening and Diagnostics

Clinical Interests

Laboratory Hematology; Laboratory Evaluation of Hematologic Diseases; Leukemias; Lymphomas; Myelodysplastic Syndromes; Molecular Pathology; Myeloma; Hodgkin lymphoma

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of the Witwatersrand Pulse Beat Medical School
Residency: Johannesburg General Hospital/Witwatersrand University
Residency: University of Witwatersrand and South
Residency: Georgetown University Hospital
Fellowship: Georgetown University Hospital


American Association for Cancer Research, National American Society for Investigative Pathology, National American Society of Hematology, National Association for Molecular Pathology, National Hematopathology Service, Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Boca Raton, FL, National Society of Hematopathology, National United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, National


Dr. Bagg is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Research Interests:

Molecular genetics and pathology of Leukemias and Lymphomas; Myelodysplastic syndromes; Minimal residual disease; Hodgkin lymphoma

Selected Publications:

Wang SA, Hasserjian RP, Fox PS, Rogers HJ, Geyer JT, Chabot-Richards D, Weinzierl E, Hatem J, Jaso J, Kanagal-Shamanna R, Stingo FC, Patel KP, Mehrotra M, Bueso-Ramos C, Young KH, Dinardo CD, Verstovsek S, Tiu RV, Bagg A, Hsi ED, Arber DA, Foucar K, Luthra R, Orazi A: Atypical chronic myeloid leukemia is clinically distinct from unclassifiable myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasms. Blood 123 (17): 2014.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
7.103 Founders Pavilion
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Phone: (215) 662-4280
Fax: (215) 662-7529

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