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Rebecca L. Hirsh, MD

Rebecca L. Hirsh, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Hirsh is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialties:

  • Medicine
    • Hematology
    • Medical Oncology

Programs & Services:

  • Cancer
    • Bone Marrow Transplant and Stem Cell Transplant Program
    • Breast Cancer
    • Leukemia
    • Rena Rowan Breast Center
  • Hematology-Oncology
    • Classical (Non-Malignant) Hematology Program

Board Certification:

  • Hematology, 2010
  • Internal Medicine, 2006
  • Medical Oncology, 2012

Conditions & Treatments:

  • Blood Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • breast cancer evaluation
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC)
  • Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma (IDC)
  • Invasive (Infiltrating) Lobular Carcinoma (ILC)
  • lesbian, gay and bisexual health (LGBT)
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • myelodysplasia
  • myelofibrosis
  • Other types of Breast Cancer
  • palliative care
  • Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Rena Rowan Breast Center

    Abramson Cancer Center Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, West Pavilion, 3rd Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

  • Hematology / Bone Marrow Transplant

    Abramson Cancer Center Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, West Pavilion, 2nd Floor 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: Brown University
Residency: Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital
Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

Memberships

American Society of Clinical Oncology, National American Society of Hematology, National

Affiliation

Dr. Hirsh is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Baligh R. Yehia, MD, MPP, MSHP; Daniel Calder, MPH; Judd D. Flesch, MD; Rebecca L. Hirsh, MD; Eve Higginbotham SM, MD; Nancy Tkacs, PhD, RN; Beverley Crawford, DDS; Neil Fishman, MD: Advancing LGBT Health at an Academic Medical Center: A Case Study LGBT Health : 2014.

Hirsh RL, DeMichele A.: The role of lapatinib in the preoperative therapy of breast cancer Curr Oncol Rep. : 2012.

Hirsh RL, Fox KR: Duration of chemotherapy for early stage breast cancer: have we reached the limit? What is the survival impact of amenorrhea? Curr Treat Options Oncol. 11 (3-4): 59-62,2010.

Hirsh RL, Fox KR: HER2 blockade: is combination therapy better than monotherapy? Curr Treat Options Oncol. 11 (3-4): 63-5,2010.

Hirsh RL, Dilip G, Rogers G, Richard S, Neal R: Langerhans cell histiocytosis following acute leukemia in an adult. American Journal of Hematology 84 (10): 693-4,2009.

Petrylak DP, Resto-Garces K, Tibyan M, Mohile SG: Phase I Trial Evaluating Escalating Doses of Docetaxel and Lenalidomide J Clin Oncol 27 (15s (suppl)): 2009.

Hirsh RL, O’Connor O: Current Therapeutic Options in Follicular Lymphoma. OncologyCases.com : 2008.

Anion Gap Metabolic Acidosis with an Osmolal Gap in a 36-year-old Alcoholic.: Hirsh RL American College of Physicians Regional Meeting : 2003.

Hirsh RL: Exertional Rhabdomyolysis in a Fit Prison Inmate American College of Physicians Regional Meeting : 2003.

Academic Contact Info

3400 Civic Center Blvd
6 South Pavilion

Philadelphia, PA
Phone: (215) 614-1858
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)