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Robert Lustig, MD

Robert Lustig, MD Physician

Director, Network Development Program
Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology

Dr. Lustig is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Radiation Oncology

Programs & Services:

  • Cancer
    • Brain Metastasis
    • Brain Tumors
    • Oropharyngeal Cancer
    • Pituitary Cancer
    • Spinal Cord Cancer
    • Thymus Cancer
  • Radiation Oncology
    • Brain and Spine Cancer
    • Head and Neck Cancer
    • Melanoma and Pigmented Lesions

Board Certification:

  • Therapeutic Radiology, 1976

Conditions & Treatments:

  • acoustic neuromas
  • brachytherapy - endovascular
  • brain cancer
  • Brain Metastasis
  • Brain Tumors
  • cancer - neuro-oncology
  • eye orbit tumor
  • Head and Neck Tumor
  • head tumor
  • head/neck malignancies
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Mouth Cancer
  • Nasal Cancer
  • neuro-otology
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • radiation oncology - brain
  • radiation oncology - head/neck
  • Radiation Treatment
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • spine tumor
  • submandibular tumor
  • Throat Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue 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 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: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: Metropolitan Hospital
Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), National American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), National American College of Radiology (ACR), National American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), National American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO), National Camden County Medical Society, Local New Jersey Medical Society, Local Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium, National Pediatric Proton Foundation, National Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG), National Radiologic Society of North America (RSNA), National Society of Neuro-Oncology, National


Dr. Lustig 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:

Koch C, Lustig R, Xiang-Yang Y, Jenkins W, Wolf R, Martinex-Lage M, Desai A, Dewight W, and Evans, S.: Microvesicles as a Biomarker for Tumor Progression versus Treatment Effect in Radiation/Temozolomide-Treated Glioblastoma Patients. Clinical Journal of the Society of Neuro-Oncology 19th Annual Scientific Meeting 7 : 13-16,2014.

Both S, Shen J, Kirk M, Lin L, Tang S, Alonso-Basanta M,Lustig R, Lin H, Deville C, Hill-Kayser C, Tochner Z, McDonough J.: Development and clinical implementation of a universal bolus to maintain spot size during delivery of base of skull pencil beam scanning proton therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys : 79-84,2014.

Kirk M, Vennarini S, Zhai H, Thompson R, Ravanelli D, Lustig R, Tochner Z.: Quantification of Dose Reduction in the Treatment of Pediatric Brain Tumors using PBS vs Double-Scattered Protons. Particle Therapy Oncology Group Annual Meeting : 2014.

Lester-Coll NH, Morse CB, Zhai HA, Both S, Ginsberg JP, Gracia CR, Lustig RA,Z, Hill-Kayser C.: Preserving Fertility in Adolescent Girls and Young Women Requiring Craniospinal Irradiation:A Case Report and Discussion of Options to be Considered Prior to Treatment. J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol : 96-99,2014.

Alonso-Basanta M,Fang P, Maity A, Hahn SM, Lustig RA, Dorsey JE.: A phase I study of nelfinavir concurrent with temozolomide and radiotherapy in patients with glioblastoma multiforme. J NeuroOncology : 365-72,2014.

Lin H, Ding X,Kirk M, Liu H, Zhai H, Hill-Kayser C, Lustig RA, Tochner Z,Both S,McDonough J.: Supine Craniospinal Irradiation Using a Proton Pencil Beam Scanning Techinque Without Match Line Changes for Field Junctions. Int J Radiat Phys : 2014.

Lin H, Ding X, Yin L, Zhai H, Liu H, Kassaee A, Hill-Kayser C, Lustig, RA,McDonough J,Both S.: The effects of titanium mesh on passive-scattering proton dose. Pys Med Biol : 2014.

Lin LL,Ware J, Metz J, Lustig R, Vapiwala N, Rengan R, Kennedy AR, Mick R.: Phase I randomized double-blind placebo-controlled single-dose studies of Bowman-Birk inhibitor concentrate. Oncology Letters : 1151-1158,2014.

MacArthur KM, Kao GD, Chandrasekaran S, Alonso-Basanta M,Chapman C, Lustig RA,Wileyto EP, Hahn SM, Dorsey JF.: Detection of brain tumor cells in the per by a telomerase promoter-based assay. Cancer Res. : 2014.

Ojerholm E, Lee JYK, Kolker J, Lustig R, Dorsey JF.: Gamma Knife radiosurgery to four or more brain metastases in patients without prior intracranial radiation or surgery. Cancer Medicine : 2014.

Academic Contact Info

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Department of Radiation Oncology
3400 Civic Center Blvd
2nd floor West

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 349-8429
Fax: (215) 349-5445
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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