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Eli Glatstein, MD

Eli Glatstein, MD Physician

Vice Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology
Professor of Radiation Oncology

Dr. Glatstein is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Eli Glatstein

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012

Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's May 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 Top Docs issue

Clinical Specialties


  • Radiation Oncology

Programs & Centers:

  • Cancer
    • Bone Marrow Transplant and Stem Cell Transplant Program
    • Lung Cancer Program
    • Lymphoma Program
  • Radiation Oncology
    • Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma

Board Certification:

  • Therapeutic Radiology, 1972

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Blood Cancer
  • Bone Marrow Diseases
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)/Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma (SLL)
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Carcinoid Tumor
  • Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Radiation Treatment
  • Sarcoma
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung 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: Stanford University School of Medicine
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Residency: Stanford University Medical Center
Fellowship: Hammersmith Hospital
Fellowship: Stanford University Medical Center


American Association for Cancer Research, National American Association for the Advancement of Science, National American Radium Society, National American Society of Clinical Oncology, National American Society of Therapeutic Radiologists, National British Institute of Radiology, International Connective Tissue Oncology Society, National European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, International International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, International International Society of Lymphology, International Radiation Research Society, National Society for Neuro Oncology, National Southern Association for Oncology, National The Society for the Study of Breast Disease, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Glatstein is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

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


Selected Publications:

Tsai, D.E., Maillard, I., Downs, L.H., Alavi, A., Nasta, S.D., Glatstein, E., Schuster, S.J.: Use of Iodine 131I-Tositumomab Radioimmunotherapy in a Patient with Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia. Leukemia and Lymphoma 45 (3): 591, 595,2004.

Friedberg, J.G., Mick, R., Stevenson, J., Metz, J., Zhu, T., Buyske, J., Sterman, D.H., Pass, H.I., Glatstein, E., Hahn, S.M.: A phase I study of Foscan-mediated photodynamic therapy and surgery in patients with mesothelioma. Ann Thorac Surg 75 : 952-959,2003.

Zhu, T.C., Hahn, S.M., Kapatkin, A.S., Dimofte, A., Rodriguez, C.E., Vulcan, T.G., Glatstein, E., and Hsi, R.A.: In vivo Optical Properties of Norman Canine Prostate at 732 nm Using Motexafin Lutetium-mediated Photodynamic Therapy. Photochem and Photobiol 77 (1): 81-88,2003.

Busch, T.M., Wileyto, E.P., Emanuele, M.J., Del Piero, F., Marconato, L., Glatstein, E, and Koch, C.J: Photodynamic Therapy Creates Fluence Rate-dependent Gradients in the Intratumoral Spatial Distribution of Oxygen. Cancer Research. 62 (24): 7237-7239,2002.

Machtay, M., and Glatstein, E.: Combined Modality Therapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Cancer Journal 8 (1): S55-S67,2002.

Machtay, M., Kaiser, L.R. and Glatstein, E: Reality and Meta-Analyses Chest 118 (3): 835-836,2002.

Machtay, M., Lee, J.H., Shrager, J.B., Kaiser, L.B. and Glatstein, E: Risk of Death From Intercurrent Disease Is Not Excessively Increased by Modern Postoperative Radiotherapy for High-Risk Resected Non-Small-Cell Lung Carcinoma. . J Clin Onc 19 (19): 3912-3917.,2001.

Metz, J.M., Jones, H., Devine, P., Hahn, S.M., and Glatstein, E: Cancer Patients Use Unconventional Medical Therapies Far More Frequently than Standard History and Physical Examination Suggest. Cancer Journal 7 (2): 149-154,2001.

Busch, T.M., Hahn, S.M., Glatstein, E., Evans, S.M., and Koch, C.J: Depletion of Tumor Oxygenation during Photodynamic Therapy: Detection by the Hypoxia Marker EF3. Cancer Research 60 : 2636-2642,2000.

Hahn, S.M., Fraker, D.L, Zhu, T., Yodh, A., Rodriguez, C., Smith, D., Currens, A. and Glatstein, E: Intraperitoneal photodynamic therapy for peritoneal carcinomatosis and sarcomatosis. Proceedings of SPIE 3909 : 2-9,2000.

Academic Contact Info

HUP - Perelman Center for Advance Medicine
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, 2nd Floor West

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-3383
Fax: (215) 349-8952
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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