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Jun James Mao, MD

Jun James Mao, MD Physician

Associate Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Languages spoken:

  • Chinese

Dr. Mao is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Family Medicine
  • Medicine
    • Integrative Oncology

Programs & Services:

  • Cancer
    • Breast Cancer
    • Lung Cancer
  • Primary Care
    • Family Medicine

Board Certification:

  • Family Medicine, 2003
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2012

Conditions & Treatments:

  • acupuncture
  • Breast Cancer
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC)
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma (IDC)
  • Invasive (Infiltrating) Lobular Carcinoma (ILC)
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Carcinoid Tumor
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • moxibustion
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Other types of Breast Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Clinical Interests

Symptom management for cancer patients and survivors
Primary care for cancer survivors
Spirituality and cultural issues surrounding end of life discussion

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 Illinois School of Medicine
Residency: Somerset Medical Center
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Academy of Family Physicians, National American Medical Association, National American Society of Clinical Oncology, National Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine, National North American Primary Care Research Group, National Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians, Local Society for Acupuncture Research, National Society for Integrative Oncology, National Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, National


Dr. Mao 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: On the medical staff, but does not have privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Research Interests:

Dr. Mao’s research centers on investigating the effects, mechanisms and integration of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for symptom management among cancer patients and survivors. His work has been funded by National Cancer Institute, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, American Cancer Society, and Pennsylvania Department of Aging.

Specific Resaerch expertise:
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Natural Product / Herbs
Clinical Trial
Recruitment and Retention in primary care and oncology setting
Large database analysis (National Health Interview Survey)
Primary care in cancer survivorship
Pain and Symptom measurement and management

Selected Publications:

Goldstein J, Ibrahim S, Frankel E, Mao JJ: Race, Pain and Beliefs Associated with Interest in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) among Inner City Veterans Pain Medicine : 2015.

Bauml, Chokshi S, Schapira MM, Im EO, Li SQ, Langer C, Ibrahim S, Mao JJ: Do attitudes and beliefs regarding complementary and alternative medicine impact its use among patients with cancer? A cross-sectional survey Cancer : 2015.

Garland SN, Stainken C, Ahluwalia K, Vapiwala, Mao JJ: Cancer-related Search for Meaning Increases Willingness to Participate in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction. Integrative Cancer Therapies 14 (3): 231-9,2015.

Brier MJ, Chambless D, Lee L, Mao JJ: Development and Validation of the Penn Arthralgia Aging Scale among Breast Cancer Survivors Cancer : 2015.

Mao JJ, Xie SX, Zee J, Soeller I, Li SQ, Rockwell K, Amsterdam J: Rhodiola Rosea vs. Sertraline for Major Depressive Disorder: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial. Phytomedicine 22 (3): 394-9,2015.

Im EO, Kim S, Tsai H, Nishigaki M, Yeo S, Chee W, Chee E, Mao JJ: Practical Issues in Multi-lingual Research: A Discussion Paper. International Journal of Nursing Studies : 2015.

Amsterdam JD, Lorenzo-Luaces L, Soeller I, Li LQ, Mao JJ, DeRubeis R: Safety and Effectiveness of Continuation Antidepressant Versus Mood Stabilizer Monotherapy for Relapse-prevention of Bipolar II Depression: A Randomized, Double-blind, Parallel-group, Prospective Study. Journal of Affective Disorders : 2015.

Amsterdam JD, Lorenzo-Luaces L, Soeller I, Li SQ, Mao JJ, Derubeis RJ: Effectiveness and mood conversion rate of short-term venlafaxine versus lithium monotherapy of bipolar type II major depressive episode. British Journal of Psychiatry : 2015.

Bauml J, Chen L, Chen J, Boyer J, Kalos M, Li SQ, DeMichele A, Mao JJ: Arthralgia among women taking aromatase inhibitors: Is there a shared inflammatory mechanism with co-morbid fatigue and insomnia? Breast Cancer Research : 2015.

Mao JJ, Bowman MA, Xie SX, Bruner D, DeMichele A, Farrar JT: Electro-acupuncture vs. Gabapentin for hot flashes among breast cancer survivors: A randomized placebo-controlled trial. Journal of Clinical Oncology : 2015.

Academic Contact Info

University of Pennsylvania
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
227 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021
Phone: (215) 746-2481
Fax: (215) 662-3591
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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