Mesothelioma

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Expert Physicians Who Treat Mesothelioma Patients

The team of physicians who treat mesothelioma and pleural disease at Penn Medicine are among the best in the world.  Their specialties cover thoracic surgery, pulmonary medicine, endocrine and oncologic surgery, hematology/oncology, pathology, psychiatry, radiology and radiation oncology.

patient navigator assists mesothelioma patients with any questions they may have about the Program, and may help to schedule their appointments with the mesothelioma team.

Clinical Research and Operations
  • Melissa Culligan, RN, BSN
    Director of Clinical Services, Penn Mesothelioma and Pleural
    Program Thoracic Surgery Practice and Research Coordinator
  • Karen D. Mudrick
    Associate Director of Operations & Patient Navigator
    Penn Mesothelioma and Pleural Program
  • Mona S. Jacobs-Small, BS, RRT, CCRC
    Clinical Research Coordinator
    Abramson Cancer Center
  • Susan Metzger
    Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute
    Clinical Trials Nurse
  • Sally McNulty
    Clinical Research Nurse
  • Suzanne Walker CRNP, MSN, AOCN
    Nurse Practitioner/Coordinator for Thoracic Malignancies
    Abramson Cancer Center at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery
  • Giorgos Karakousis, MD
    Assistant Professor of Surgery
Hematology/Oncology
  • Evan Alley, MD, PhD
    Clinical Associate Professor
  • Corey J. Langer, MD
    Professor of Medicine
Pathology
  • Franz Fogt, MD
    Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Bo Jian, MD
    Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Leslie Litzky, MD
    Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Htun Min, MD
    Assistant Professor
  • Anna Moran, MD
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Pulmonary Medicine
  • Daniel Sterman, MD
    Co-Director, Penn Mesothelioma and Pleural Program
    Associate Professor of Medicine and Surgery
  • Steven M Albelda, MD
    Professor of Medicine
  • Andrew R. Haas, MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Anthony Lanfranco, MD
    Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
  • Anil Vachani, MD
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
Radiation Oncology
  • Keith Cengel, MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology
  • Stephen M. Hahn, MD
    Professor of Radiation Oncology
  • Charles B. Simone, II, MD
    Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology
Radiology
  • Sharyn Katz, MD MTR
    Assistant Professor
  • Harvey Nisenbaum, MD
    Associate Professor of Radiology
Thoracic Surgery
  • Joseph S. Friedberg, MD
    Co-Director, Penn Mesothelioma and Pleural Program,
    Associate Professor of Surgery,
    Chief, Thoracic Surgery, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center