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Michelle Alonso-Basanta, MD, PhD

Michelle Alonso-Basanta, MD, PhD Physician

Helene Blum Assistant Professor

Dr. Alonso-Basanta is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Radiation Oncology

Programs & Services:

  • Cancer
    • Brain Metastasis
    • Brain Tumors
    • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Radiation Oncology
    • Brain and Spine Cancer
    • Head and Neck Cancer

Board Certification:

  • Radiation Oncology, 2009

Conditions & Treatments:

  • Brain Metastasis
  • Brain Tumors
  • radiation oncology - brain
  • radiation oncology - head/neck
  • radiation oncology - sarcoma
  • Radiation Treatment
  • Spinal Cord 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 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: New York University School of Medicine
Residency: New York University Medical Center


AACR, National ACR, National American Medical Association, National American Society for Radiation Oncology, National American Society of Clinical Oncology, National Chordoma Foundation, International North American Gamma Knife Consortium, International North American Skull Base Society, International NY Roengten Society, Local Phi Beta Kappa, National RSNA, National Society of Neuro-oncology, National


Dr. Alonso-Basanta 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.


Selected Publications:

Goldie Kurtz, Michelle Alonso-Basanta, Robert A. Lustig: Radiotherapy for Gliomas Ediciones Journal S.A., Viamonte 2146, (1056ABH) Buenos Aires, Argentina. : 2016.

Ahn Peter H, Mitra Nandita, Alonso-Basanta Michelle, Adappa Nithin D, Palmer James N, O'Malley Bert W, Rassekh Christopher H, Chalian Ara, Cohen Roger B, Lin Alexander: Nodal Metastasis and Elective Nodal Level Treatment in Sinonasal Small Cell and Sinonasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma: A Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Analysis. The British journal of radiology : 20150488,2015.

Wang S, Martinez-Lage M, Sakai Y, Chawla S, Kim S G, Alonso-Basanta M, Lustig R A, Brem S, Mohan S, Wolf R L, Desai A, Poptani H: Differentiating Tumor Progression from Pseudoprogression in Patients with Glioblastomas Using Diffusion Tensor Imaging and Dynamic Susceptibility Contrast MRI. AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology : 2015.

Ojerholm E, Anderson N, Patel K, Wang P, Lustig RA, Alonso-Basanta M, Kurtz GA, Jones JA.: Quantifying the impact of image guidance in palliative whole-brain radiotherapy. American Society for Radiation Oncology 57th Annual Meeting San Antonio, TX, October 18-21, 2015 : 2015.

Vogel Jennifer, Ojerholm Eric, Hollander Andrew, Briola Cynthia, Mooij Rob, Bieda Michael, Kolker James, Nagda Suneel, Geiger Geoffrey, Dorsey Jay, Lustig Robert, O'Rourke Donald M, Brem Steven, Lee John, Alonso-Basanta Michelle: Intracranial control after Cyberknife radiosurgery to the resection bed for large brain metastases. Radiation oncology (London, England) 10 (1): 221,2015.

Sheehan Jason P, Cohen-Inbar Or, Ruangkanchanasetr Rawee, Bulent Omay S, Hess Judith, Chiang Veronica, Iorio-Morin Christian, Alonso-Basanta Michelle, Mathieu David, Grills Inga S, Lee John Y K, Lee Cheng-Chia, Dade Lunsford L: Post-radiosurgical edema associated with parasagittal and parafalcine meningiomas: a multicenter study. Journal of neuro-oncology : 2015.

Alonso-Basanta Michelle: Work/Life Balance: A Tale of the Blue Collar Father and the White Collar Daughter. JAMA oncology : 1-2,2015.

Lee John Y K, Sandhu Sukhmeet, Miller Denise, Solberg Timothy, Dorsey Jay F, Alonso-Basanta Michelle: Higher dose rate Gamma Knife radiosurgery may provide earlier and longer-lasting pain relief for patients with trigeminal neuralgia. Journal of neurosurgery : 1-8,2015.

Sheehan Jason P, Starke Robert M, Kano Hideyuki, Barnett Gene H, Mathieu David, Chiang Veronica, Yu James B, Hess Judith, McBride Heyoung L, Honea Norissa, Nakaji Peter, Lee John Y K, Rahmathulla Gazanfar, Evanoff Wendi A, Alonso-Basanta Michelle, Lunsford L Dade: Gamma Knife radiosurgery for posterior fossa meningiomas: a multicenter study. Journal of neurosurgery 122 (6): 1479-89,2015.

Mooij, R; Kralik, J; Kosterin, P; Geiger, G; Alonso-Basanta M,: Total Scalp Irradiation with Cyberknife ISRS Annual Meeting June 7-11 2015 : 2015.

Academic Contact Info

University of Pennsylvania
Department of Radiation Oncology
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
TRC-2 West
3400 Civic Center Boulevard

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

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