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Douglas F. Beach, MD

Douglas F. Beach, MD Physician

Director, CREP/Breast and Ovarian Cancer Program
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dr. Beach is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Medicine
    • Hematology
    • Medical Oncology

Programs & Services:

  • Cancer
    • Anal Cancer
    • Breast Cancer
    • Colon Cancer
    • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
    • Leukemia
    • Liver Cancer
    • Prostate Cancer
    • Rectal Cancer
    • Small Intestine Cancer
    • Stomach (Gastric) Cancer
    • Testicular Cancer
    • Urethral Cancer
  • Hematology
    • Classical (Non-Malignant) Hematology Program

Board Certification:

  • Hematology, 2012
  • Internal Medicine, 2009
  • Medical Oncology, 2012

Conditions & Treatments:

  • Anal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Blood Cancer
  • Blood Clotting Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • breast cancer prevention and genetics
  • cancer - genetic testing
  • Colon Cancer
  • colorectal cancer
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC)
  • Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma (IDC)
  • Invasive (Infiltrating) Lobular Carcinoma (ILC)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Other types of Breast Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Penile Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer

Clinical Interests

Breast/Ovarian Cancer Screening; Leukemia/Lymphoma; Benign Heme; Clotting disorders; Prostate Cancer; Renal Cell Carcinoma; Lung Cancer

Practice Locations and Appointments

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 Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Residency: Cooper University Hospital
Fellowship: Cooper University Hospital


American College of Physicians, National American Medical Association, National American Society of Clinical Oncology, National American Society of Hematology, National American Society of Internal Medicine, National


Dr. Beach is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

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


Selected Publications:

Grant S, Meykler S, Beach D.: Superior vena cava syndrome as an initial presentation of low-grade follicular lymphoma J Community Support Oncol. 12 (11): 415-417,2014.

Beach-Rak Medicine LLC: Master Diagnostician Series: Acute Kidney Injury iPhone application for diagnosing and managing AKI. : 2012.

Beach DF, Somer R: A Wealth of New Options: A Case Presentation of the Management of Castration-Recurrent Prostate Cancer Seminars in Oncology : 2012.

Beach D, Somer R.: Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma to the Phalanx Urology 79 (5): e77,2012.

Beach DF, Klump W, Haddad G, Reid LM, Schwarting R, Hageboutros A.: Extrapulmonary small cell: a novel case of small cell carcinoma of the thyroid gland Medical Oncology 29 : 1405-1408,2012.

Beach DF, Barnoski B, Patel V, Schwarting R, Strair R, Lachant N: Duplication of chromosome 1 [dup(1)(q21q32)] as the sole cytogenetic abnormality in a patient previously treated for AML Cancer Genetics 205 (12): 665-668,2012.

Beach DF, Somer R: A Novel Approach to Gorlin Syndrome: A Patient Treated with Oral Capecitabine: Case Report Journal of Clinical Oncology 29 (14): 397-401,2011.

Beach-Rak Medicine LLC: Master Diagnostician Series: Approach to Anemia in the Adult Patient. iPhone application for diagnosing and managing anemia : 2011.

Beach DF, Barnoski B, Patel V, Schwarting R, Strair R, Lachant N: On Being Duped: Duplication of Chromosome 1 [dup(1)(q21q32)] as the Sole Cytogenetic Abnormality in a Patient Previously Treated for AML American Society of Hematology Meeting : 2010.

Glodowski DR, Wright T, Martinowich K, Chang HC, Beach DF, Rongo C: Distinct LIN-10 Domains are Required for Its Neural Function, Its Epithelial Function, and Its Synaptic Localization Molecular Biology of the Cell 16 (3): 1417-1426,2005.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Hematology/Oncology
230 W. Washington Square, 2nd Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 829-6088
Fax: (215) 829-6104
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)