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Edgar Ben-Josef, MD

Edgar Ben-Josef, MD Physician

Vice-Chair for Translational Research, Department of Radiation Oncology
Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Languages spoken:

  • Hebrew

Dr. Ben-Josef is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialties:

  • Radiation Oncology

Programs & Services:

  • Cancer
    • Anal Cancer
    • Colon Cancer
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
    • Liver Cancer
    • Pancreatic Cancer
    • Rectal Cancer
    • Small Intestine Cancer
    • Stomach (Gastric) Cancer
  • Radiation Oncology
    • Gastrointestinal Cancer

Board Certification:

  • Radiation Oncology, 1994

Conditions & Treatments:

  • Anal Cancer
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • gastrointestinal cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • Liver Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • radiation oncology - gastroenterology
  • Radiation Treatment
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach (Gastric) Cancer

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Radiation Oncology

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine Concourse Level 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: Hebrew-Hadassah University
Residency: Beilinson Medical Center
Residency: Harper Hospital

Memberships

American Society for Radiation Oncology Oncology (ASTRO), International American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), International Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG), National South West Oncology Group (SWOG), National

Affiliation

Dr. Ben-Josef 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

Selected Publications:

Fernandes AT, Apisarnthanarax S, Yin L, Zou W, Rosen M, Plastaras JP, Ben-Josef E, Metz JM, Teo BK.: Comparative assessment of liver tumor motion using cine-magnetic resonance imaging versus 4-dimensional computed tomography. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. : 2015.

Ojerholm E, Kirk ML, Thompson RF, Zhai H, Metz JM, Both S, Ben-Josef E, Plastaras JP.: Pencil-beam scanning proton therapy for anal cancer: a dosimetric comparison with intensity-modulated radiotherapy. Acta Oncol. : 2015.

Sabolch A, Else T, Griffith KA, Ben-Josef E, Williams A, Miller BS, Worden F, Hammer GD, Jolly S.: Adjuvant Radiation Therapy Improves Local Control After Surgical Resection in Patients With Localized Adrenocortical Carcinoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. : 2015.

Gandhi SJ, Liang X, Ding X, Zhu TC, Ben-Josef E, Plastaras JP, Metz JM, Both S, Apisarnthanarax S.: Clinical decision tool for optimal delivery of liver stereotactic body radiation therapy: Photons versus protons. Pract Radiat Oncol. : 2015.

Ben-Josef E, Guthrie KA, El-Khoueiry AB, Corless CL, Zalupski MM, Lowy AM, Thomas CR Jr, Alberts SR, Dawson LA, Micetich KC, Thomas MB, Siegel AB, Blanke CD.: SWOG S0809: A Phase II Intergroup Trial of Adjuvant Capecitabine and Gemcitabine Followed by Radiotherapy and Concurrent Capecitabine in Extrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma and Gallbladder Carcinoma. J Clin Oncol : 2015.

Jingya Wang et al.: Evaluation of adjuvant radiation therapy for resected gallbladder carcinoma: a multi-institutional experience Annals of Surgical Oncology : 2015.

Chatterjee M, Ben-Josef E, Thomas DG, Morgan MA, Zalupski MM, Khan G, Andrew Robinson C, Griffith KA, Chen CS, Ludwig T, Bekaii-Saab T, Chakravarti A, Williams TM: "Caveolin-1 is Associated with Tumor Progression and Confers a Multi-Modality Resistance Phenotype in Pancreatic Cancer" Scientific Reports 5 : 10867,2015.

Sonny Batra, Lauren Comisar, J. Nicholas Lukens, Maura Kirk, Jim Mcdonough, Stephan Both, Edgar Ben-Josef, Jim M. Metz, John P. Plastaras: Lower Rates of Acute Gastrointestinal Toxicity with Pencil Beam Proton Therapy Relative to IMRT in Neo-adjuvant Chemoradiation for Rectal Cancer. 2015 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium : 2015.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Radiation Oncology
University of Pennsylvania
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
2 West
3400 Civic Center Blvd.

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-3932
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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