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Peter H. Ahn, MD

Peter H. Ahn, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Languages spoken:

  • Korean
  • Spanish

Dr. Ahn is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialties:

  • Radiation Oncology

Programs & Services:

  • Cancer
    • Oropharyngeal Cancer
    • Pituitary Cancer
    • Thymus Cancer
  • Radiation Oncology
    • Head and Neck Cancer

Board Certification:

  • Radiation Oncology, 2010

Conditions & Treatments:

  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Mouth Cancer
  • Nasal Cancer
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Radiation Treatment
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Throat Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer

Clinical Interests

Head and Neck Cancer, HPV, skin cancer, melanoma

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 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: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency: Hurley Medical Center
Residency: Montefiore Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center

Memberships

American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), National

Affiliation

Dr. Ahn 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:

radiotherapy treatment fields, proton beam radiation, quality of life, photodynamic therapy

Selected Publications:

Ahn PH, Weinstein GS, Ojerholm E, Lin A, Levin W, Desai A: Head and neck cancer with metastatic spread to the breast American Journal of Medicine : 2015.

J. Nicholas Lukens, Peter H. Ahn, Alexander Lin, Harry Quon: Pathological factors predicting the risk of distant failure for HPV+ Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OPSCC) American Society for Radiation Oncology : 2015.

Surbhi Grover; Samuel Swisher-McClure; Nandita Mitra; Jiaqi Li ; Roger B Cohen; Peter H Ahn; John N Lukens; Ara A Chalian; Gregory S Weinstein; Bert W O'Malley, Jr; Alexander Lin: Total Laryngectomy Versus Larynx Preservation for T4a Larynx Cancer: Patterns of Care and Survival Outcomes International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics : 2015.

Peter H. Ahn, Sonam Sharma MD, Olivia Zhou, Reid Thompson MD PhD, J. Nicholas Lukens MD, Alexander Lin MD: A Prospective Quality of Life Cohort of Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell (OPSCC) Patients treated with Volumetric Modulated Radiation Therapy (VMAT) versus Proton Pencil Beam Scanning (PBS) American Society for Radiation Oncology : 2015.

Sonam Sharma MD, Olivia Zhou, Reid Thompson MD PhD, J. Nicholas Lukens MD, Alexander Lin MD, Peter H. Ahn MD: A prospective comparative study of patient reported xerostomia and dysgeusia in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) treated with Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) or Proton Pencil Beam Scanning (PBS) American Society for Radiation Oncology : 2015.

Ahn PH, Lukens JN, Teo BK, Kirk M, Lin A.: Proton beam radiation for head and neck cancer. Cancer Journal 20 (6): 421-6,2014.

Lukens, JN, Lin A, Gamerman V, Mitra N, Grover S, McMenamin EM, Weinstein GS, O’malley BW, Cohen RB, Orisamolou A, Ahn PH, Quon H.: Late consequential surgical bed soft tissue necrosis in advanced oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas treated with transoral robotic surgery and postoperative radiation therapy. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics 89 (5): 981-8,2014.

S Swisher-McClure, N Mitra, A Lin, P Ahn, Fei Wan, MS, Bert O’Malley, MD, Gregory S. Weinstein, MD, and Justin E. Bekelman, MD.: Risk of fatal cerebrovascular accidents after external beam radiation therapy for early stage glottic larynx cancer Head and Neck 36 (5): 611,2014.

Grover S, Mitra N, Wan F, Lukens JN, Sharma S, Bauman J, Masroor F, Cohen RB, Desai A, Algazy K, Alonso-Basanta M, Ahn P, Teo B-K, Chalian A, Weinstein G, O’Malley B, Lin A.: A single-institution comparison of cetuximab, carboplatin, and paclitaxel induction chemotherapy followed by chemoradiation (CRT) versus CRT for locally-advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (LA-SCCHN). American Journal of Clinical Oncology in press : 2014.

Academic Contact Info

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
2 West, 34th & Civic Center Blvd.

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