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Joel S. Bennett, MD

Joel S. Bennett, MD Physician

Professor of Medicine
Professor of Pharmacology

Dr. Bennett is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. J Bennett

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

Clinical Specialties

Specialties:

  • Medicine
    • Hematology

Programs & Services:

  • Cancer
    • Multiple Myeloma
  • Hematology-Oncology
    • Classical (Non-Malignant) Hematology Program

Board Certification:

  • Hematology, 1974
  • Internal Medicine, 1974

Conditions & Treatments:

  • Blood Cancer
  • Blood Clotting Disorders
  • Multiple Myeloma

Clinical Interests

General Hematology, Internal Medicine, Hemostasis, and Thrombosis

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Blood Center

    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 3 Dulles 3400 Spruce Street 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: University of Michigan
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American Federation for Clinical Research, National American Heart Association, National American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, National American Society for Clinical Investigation, National American Society of Hematology, National Association of American Physicians, National International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis, International John Morgan Society, Local National Institutes of Health, National Philadelphia Hematology Society, Local Veterans Administration Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, Local

Affiliation

Dr. Bennett is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

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

Research

Research Interests:

Integrin function is essential for normal platelet adhesion and aggregation and participates i n the formation of the arterial thrombi that are responsible for heart attacks and strokes. The activation state of platelet integrins is regulated by platelet agonists, but the structural basis for this regulation is not known. Our studies indicate that helix-helix interactions involving the transmembrane and membrane-proximal cytoplasmic domain segments play an essential role in regulating the function of both beta 1 and beta 3 integrins. The current focus of the laboratory is to use biophysical and molecular biologic techniques to characterize these interactions in detail and to use this information to design potential anti-thrombotic agents.

Selected Publications:

Bennett, J.S.: Clinical dilemma: Experts make the call. ASH Clinical News 1 (1): 2014.

Bennett, J.S.: Inside Blood: Platelet aIIbß3 activation. Blood : in press,2014.

Bennett, J.S.: Chapter 22: Overview of megakaryocyte and platelet biology Hemostasis and Thrombosis: Basic Principles and Clinical Practice 6th Edition : 341-348,2013.

Bennett, J.S. and Abrams, C.S.: Chapter 60: Differential diagnosis of thrombocytopenia Hemostasis and Thrombosis: Basic Principles and Clinical Practice 6th Edition : 757-762,2013.

Marder, V.J., Aird, W.C., Bennett, J.S., Schulman, S., and White, G.C. II: Chapter 1: The field of hemostasis and thrombosis: Selected translational achievements Hemostasis and Thrombosis: Basic Principles and Clinical Practice 6th Edition : 3-10,2013.

White, G.C. II, Marder, V.J., Shulman, S., Aird, W.C., and Bennett, J.S.: Chapter 8: Overview of basic coagulation and fibrinolysis Hemostasis and Thrombosis: Basic Principles and Clinical Practice 6th Edition : 2013.

Marder, V.J., Aird, W.C., Bennett, J.S., Schulman, S., and White, G.C. II: Hemostasis and Thrombosis: Basic Principles and Clinical Practice Textbook 6th Edition : 2013.

Marder, V.J. and Bennett, J.S.: Chapter 115: Overview of special clinical groups Hemostasis and Thrombosis: Basic Principles and Clinical Practice 6th Edition : 1379,2013.

Rao, A.K. and Bennett, J.S.:: Chapter 66: Acquired disorders of platelet function Hemostasis and Thrombosis: Basic Principles and Clinical Practice 6th Edition : 820-828,2013.

Bennett, J.S.: Chapter 59: Overview of acquired and inherited clinical platelet disorders Hemostasis and Thrombosis: Basic Principles and Clinical Practice 6th Edition : 751-756,2013.

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Academic Contact Info

Division of Hematology-Oncology
814 BRB II/III
421 Curie Boulevard/6160

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 573-3280
Fax: (215) 573-7039
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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