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John P. Christodouleas, MD

John P. Christodouleas, MD Physician

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

Dr. Christodouleas is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialties:

  • Radiation Oncology

Programs & Services:

  • Cancer
    • Bladder Cancer
    • Kidney Cancer
    • Lung Cancer
    • Penile Cancer
    • Prostate Cancer
    • Testicular Cancer
    • Urethral Cancer
  • Lung
    • Lung Cancer
  • Radiation Oncology
    • Genitourinary (Urologic) Cancer
    • Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma

Board Certification:

  • Radiation Oncology, 2010

Conditions & Treatments:

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Carcinoid Tumor
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Penile Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Radiation Treatment
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Urethral Cancer

Clinical Interests

Dr. Christodouleas is a radiation oncologist who specializes in the treatment of prostate, bladder and lung cancers. His clinical interest is in the use of new diagnostic and therapeutic technologies and how these can be used to improve cancer cure rates and decrease side effects of treatments. He is a nationally recognized authority on the use of image-guided proton therapy and intensity modulated x-ray therapy.

Dr. Christodouleas has written extensively about ways to optimize cancer control and quality of life for patients with cancer and has published primary research, reviews and editorials in a variety of journals including The New England Journal of Medicine, Cancer and The International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics. He has authored over 20 book chapters on the care of cancer patients and is co-editor of one of the leading textbooks in radiation oncology. He has served as the University of Pennsylvania’s Primary Investigator to the Proton Collaborative Group and as a reviewer for the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Center Network, Clinical Cancer Research, The International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics, and Practical Radiation Oncology.

Patient testimonials:

To listen to patient’s talk about their experiences with Dr. Christodouleas and PENN Medicine, follow these links:

http://www.pennprotontherapy.org/meet-our-patients/glenn.html

http://www.pennprotontherapy.org/meet-our-patients/butch-gary-joel-dave.html

Training:

Dr. Christodouleas earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Philosophy at Swarthmore College. He completed a combined Doctorate in Medicine and Masters of Public Health at Tufts University where he graduated with Research Honors. While at Tufts University, he was honored with The William Dameshek Research Award, The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship and the Presidential Award for Citizenship and Public Service. He trained in Radiation Oncology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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 Amerihealth
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Medicare
  • 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: Tufts University School of Medicine
Residency: Lemuel Shattuck Hospital
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital

Memberships

American College of Radiology (ACR), National American Medical Association (AMA), National American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO), National American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), National Proton Collaborative Group, National Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), National

Affiliation

Dr. Christodouleas 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

Research Interests:

bladder cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, cancer informatics

Selected Publications:

Christodouleas John P, Forrest Robert D, Ainsley Christopher G, Tochner Zelig, Hahn Stephen M, Glatstein Eli: Short-Term and Long-Term Health Risks of Nuclear-Power-Plant Accidents. The New England journal of medicine 364 (24): 2334-41,2011.

Christodouleas JP, Chang J: Early Stage Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Radiation Oncology: A Question-Based Review : 2010.

Christodouleas J, Susil RJ, McNutt TR, Song DY, DeWeese TL, Bekelman J, Vapiwala N, Shinkle B, Lu H, Both S: The impact of a rectal-prostate spacer on proton radiation of the prostate: a planning study ASTRO Annual Meeting : 2010.

Christodouleas JP, DeWeese TL: Intermediate and High Risk Prostate Cancer Radiation Oncology: A Question-Based Review : 2010.

Christodouleas JP, Hahn SM: The need for and future of clinical trials of proton therapy Radiation Medicine Rounds 1 (3): 455-469,2010.

Marks Lawrence B, Saynak Mert, Christodouleas John P: Stage III vs. stage IV lung cancer: "Crossing a Great Divide". Lung cancer (Amsterdam, Netherlands) 67 (1): 1-3,2010.

Christodouleas John P, Marks Lawrence B: Analysis of patients with oligometastases undergoing two or more curative-intent stereotactic radiotherapy courses: in regard to Milano et al. (Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2009;73:832-837). International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics 74 (5): 1628; author reply 1628-9,2009.

Christodouleas J, Fox J, DeWeese T, Song D: Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer Early Diagnosis of Cancer: Prostate Cancer : 2009.

Christodouleas J, Yeater D, Jabbour S, Leman ES, Mangold L, R Drew, Humphreys E, Partin A, Getzenberg R, DeWeese T: Modulation of EPCA-2 levels in men with localized prostate cancer treated with radiation with or without hormonal therapy ASTRO : 2008.

Zietman Anthony L, Christodouleas John P, Shipley William U: PSA bounces after neoadjuvant androgen deprivation and external beam radiation: impact on definitions of failure. International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics 62 (3): 714-8,2005.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Radiation Oncology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Administrative Offices
The Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Blvd.
TRC-2 West

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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