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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 and Wellness
  • 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 Academy of Medical Acupuncture, National American Medical Association, National American Society of Clinical Oncology, National Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine, National New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians, Local New Jersey Medical Society, Local 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

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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