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David J. Vaughn, MD Physician

Director, Clinical Research Unit, Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
GU Medical Oncology Professor

Languages spoken:

  • Spanish

Dr. Vaughn is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. D Vaughn

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2008, 2010, 2011-14

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014

Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's 2002, 2008, and 2010 - 2015 Top Docs issues

Clinical Specialties


  • Medicine
    • Medical Oncology

Programs & Services:

  • Cancer
    • Bladder Cancer
    • Kidney Cancer
    • LIVESTRONG™ Cancer Survivorship Center
    • Prostate Cancer
    • Testicular Cancer
    • Urethral Cancer

Board Certification:

  • Medical Oncology, 1993

Conditions & Treatments:

  • bladder (urothelial) cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Integrative Medicine and Wellness
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Penile Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Urethral Cancer

Clinical Interests

Urologic Oncology
Bladder Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Testis Cancer
Cancer Survivorship

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Genito-urinary Oncology

    Abramson Cancer Center Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, West Pavilion, 4th Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

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: Harvard Medical School
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Board of Internal Medicine, National American College of Physicians, National American Society of Clinical Oncology, National American Urological Association, National Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, National Lance Armstrong Foundation, National


Dr. Vaughn is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Research Interests:

New Drug Development for Urologic Cancer
Cancer Survivorship

Academic Contact Info

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
7th Floor South Pavilion, Room 771
3400 Civic Center Blvd.

Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Phone: (215) 349-8498
Fax: (215) 662-7804
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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