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Stephen J. Schuster, MD Physician

Director, Lymphoma Program
Director, Lymphoma Translational Research
Robert and Margarita Louis-Dreyfus Associate Professor in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Lymphoma Clinical Care and Research

Dr. Schuster is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. S Schuster

Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs issue from 2002 and 2010 - 2015

Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2011-14

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2011-2012

Clinical Specialties

Specialties:

  • Medicine
    • Hematology
    • Medical Oncology

Programs & Services:

  • Cancer
    • Bone Marrow Transplant and Stem Cell Transplant Program
    • Leukemia
    • Lymphoma
    • Multiple Myeloma
  • Hematology-Oncology
    • Classical (Non-Malignant) Hematology Program

Board Certification:

  • Hematology, 1986
  • Internal Medicine, 1984
  • Medical Oncology, 1989

Conditions & Treatments:

  • acute leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia in Adults (ALL)
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
  • allogeneic transplant
  • autologous transplant
  • Blood Cancer
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)/Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma (SLL)
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Integrative Medicine and Wellness
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • myelodysplasia
  • Myeloproliferative Neoplams (MPN)
  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

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: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: Pennsylvania Hospital
Fellowship: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Fellowship: Pennsylvania Hospital

Memberships

American Society of Clinical Oncology, National American Society of Hematology, National Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG), National Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, National

Affiliation

Dr. Schuster 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.

Research

Selected Publications:

Luskin, Marlise R. Heil, DS. Tan, KS. Choi, Sarah. Stadtmauer, Edward A. Schuster, Stephen J. Porter, David L. Vonderheide, Robert H. Bagg, Adam. Heitjan, Daniel F. Tsai, Donald E. Reshef, Ran.: The Impact of EBV Status on Characteristics and Outcomes of Posttransplantation Lymphoproliferative Disorder. American Joural of Transplant. : 2015.

Chong, Elise A. Ahmadi, Tahamtan. Aqui, Nicole A. Svoboda, Jakub. Nasta, Sunita D. Mato, Anthony R. Walsh, Kristy M. Schuster, Stephen J.: Combination of lenalidomide and rituximab overcomes rituximab-resistance in patients with indolent B-cell and mantle cell lymphomas. Clinical Cancer Research. 21 (8): 1835-42,2015.

Howlett, Christina. Snedecor, Sonya J. Landsburg, Daniel J. Svoboda, Jakub. Chong, Elis A. Schuster, Stephen J. Nasta, Sunita D. Feldman, Tatyana. Rago, Allison. Walsh, Kristy M. Weber, Scott. Goy, Andre. Mato, Anthony.: Front-line, dose-escalated immunochemotherapy is associated with a significant progression-free survival advantage in patients with double-hit lymphomas: a systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Haematology. : 2015.

Wagner, Lynne I. Zhao, Fengmin. Hong, Fangxin. Williams, Michael E. Gascoyne, Randy D. Krauss, John C. Advani, Ranjana H. Go, Ronald S. Habermann, Thomas M. Leach, Joseph W. O'Connor, Brian. Schuster, Stephen J. Cella, David. Horning, Sandra J. Kahl, Brad S.: Anxiety and Health-Related Quality of Life Among Patients With Low–Tumor Burden Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Randomly Assigned to Two Different Rituximab Dosing Regimens: Results From ECOG Trial E4402 (RESORT). Journal of Clinical Oncology. 33 (7): 740-8,2015.

Mato, Anthony R. Foon, Kenneth A. Feldman, Tatyana. Schuster, Stephen J. Svoboda, Jakub. Chow, Kar Fai. Valentinetti, Marisa. Mrkulic, Mary. Azzollini, Kelly. Gadaleta, Gabriella. Bhattacharyya, Pritish K. Zenreich, Joshua. Pascual, Lauren-Nicole. Yannotti, Kara. Kdiry, Sabrina. Howlett, Christina. Strelec, Lauren. Porter, David. Bejot, Coleen. Goy, André.: Reduced-dose fludarabine, cyclophosphamide and rituximab (FCR-Lite) plus lenalidomide, followed by lenalidomide consolidation/maintenance, in previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia. American Journal of Hematology. : 2015.

Huntington, Scott F. Nasta, Sunita D. Schuster, Stephen J. Doshi, Jalpa A. Svoboda, Jakub.: Utility of interim and end-of-treatment [18F]-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography in frontline therapy of patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Leukemia & Lymphoma. : 2015.

Frosch, Zachary. Luskin, Marlise R. Landsburg, Daniel J. Schuster, Stephen J. Svoboda, Jakub. Loren, Alison W. Porter, David L. Stadtmauer, Edward A. Nasta, Sunita D.: R-CHOP or R-HyperCVAD With or Without Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation for Older Patients With Mantle Cell Lymphoma. Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma and Leukemia. 15 (2): 2015.

Nagle, Sarah J. Chong, Elise A. Chekol, Seble. Shah, Nirav N. Nasta, Sunita D. Glatstein, Eli. Plastaras, John P. Torigian, Drew A. Schuster, Stephen J. Svoboda, Jakub.: The role of FDG-PET imaging as a prognostic marker of outcome in primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma. Cancer Medicine. 4 (1): 7-15,2015.

Ansell, Stephen M. Lesokhin, Alexander M. Borrello, Ivan. Halwani, Ahmad. Scott, Emma C. Gutierrez, Martin. Schuster, Stephen J. Millenson, Michael M. Cattry, Deepika. Freeman, Gordon J. Rodig, Scott J. Chapuy, Bjoern. Ligon, Azra H. Zhu, Lili. Grosso, Joseph F. Kim, Su Young. Timmerman, John M. Shipp, Margaret A. Armand, Philippe.: PD-1 blockade with nivolumab in relapsed or refractory Hodgkin's lymphoma. The New England Journal of Medicine. 372 (4): 311-9,2015.

Tsai, Donald E. Luskin, Marlise R. Kremer, Brandon E. Chung, Albert K. Arnoldi, Sharon. Paralkar, Vikram R. Nasta, Sunita D. Stadtmauer, Edward A. Schuster, Stephen J. Xavier, Marin.: A pilot trial of quantitative Epstein-Barr virus polymerase chain reaction in patients undergoing treatment for their malignancy: potential use of Epstein-Barr virus polymerase chain reaction in multiple cancer types. Leukemia & Lymphoma. : 1-3,2014.

Academic Contact Info

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
2 South Pavilion, Room 2-393S
3400 Civic Center Blvd

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 614-1846
Fax: (215) 662-4064
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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