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Adam Bagg, MD

Adam Bagg, MD Physician

Director, Hematology Director, Minimal Residual Disease Resource Laboratory Medical Director, Cytogenetics Laboratory Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Bagg is employed by Penn Medicine.

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About Dr. Adam Bagg

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2010, 2012 - 2018

Recognized annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issues from 2010 - 2018

Clinical Specialties


  • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Pathology - Clinical Pathology, 1992
  • Pathology - Hematology, 1999

Clinical Expertise:

  • Blood Cancer
  • Bone Marrow Diseases
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Cancer Screening and Diagnostics

Description of Clinical Expertise

Laboratory Hematology; Laboratory Evaluation of Hematologic Diseases; Leukemias; Lymphomas; Myelodysplastic Syndromes; Molecular Pathology; Myeloma; Hodgkin lymphoma

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: University of the Witwatersrand School
Residency: Johannesburg General Hospital/Witwatersrand University
Residency: University of Witwatersrand and South
Residency: Georgetown University Medical Center
Fellowship: Georgetown University Medical Center


American Association for Cancer Research, National American Society of Hematology, National Association for Molecular Pathology, National Hematopathology Service, Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Boca Raton, FL, National Society of Hematopathology, National United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Bagg is employed by Penn Medicine.

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.


Description of Research Expertise:

Molecular genetics and pathology of Leukemias and Lymphomas; Myelodysplastic syndromes; Minimal residual disease; Hodgkin lymphoma

Selected Publications:

Bagg A: Mystery Case: CD5-negative small B-cell lymphoma Society for Hematopathology : 2018.

160., Ohgami RS, Rosenwald A, Bagg A: Next-Generation Sequencing for Lymphomas: Perfecting a Pipeline for Personalized Pathobiologic and Prognostic Predictions Journal of Molecular Diagnostics : 2018.

Goyal, T., Thakral, B., Wang, S. A., Bueso-Ramos, C. E., Shi, M., Jevremovic, D., Morice, W. G., Zhang, Q. Y., George, T. I., Foucar, K. K., Bhattacharyya, S., Bagg, A., Rogers, H. J., Bodo, J., Durkin, L., Hsi, E. D.: T-Cell Large Granular Lymphocytic Leukemia and Coexisting B-Cell Lymphomas: A Study From the Bone Marrow Pathology Group Am J Clin Pathol 149 (2): 164-171,2018.

Soderquist, C. R., Ewalt, M. D., Czuchlewski, D. R., Geyer, J. T., Rogers, H. J., Hsi, E. D., Wang, S. A., Bueso-Ramos, C. E., Orazi, A., Arber, D. A., Hexner, E. O., Babushok, D. V., Bagg, A.: Myeloproliferative neoplasms with concurrent BCR-ABL1 translocation and JAK2 V617F mutation: a multi-institutional study from the bone marrow pathology group Mod Pathol : 2018.

Margolskee, E., Mikita, G., Rea, B., Bagg, A., Zuo, Z., Sun, Y., Goswami, M., Wang, S. A., Oak, J., Arber, D. A., Allen, M. B., George, T. I., Rogers, H. J., Hsi, E., Hasserjian, R. P., Orazi, A.: A reevaluation of erythroid predominance in Acute Myeloid Leukemia using the updated WHO 2016 Criteria Mod Pathol : 2018.

Wang SA, Hasserjian RP, Tam W, Tsai AG, Geyer JT, George TI, Foucar K, Rogers HJ, Hsi ED, Rea BA, Bagg A, Bueso-Ramos C, Arber DA, Verstovsek S, Orazi A: Bone marrow morphology is a strong discriminator between chronic eosinophilic leukemia, not otherwise specified from reactive idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome. Haematologica : 2017.

King RL, Bagg A: Molecular Malfeasance Mediating Myeloid Malignancies: The Genetics of Acute Myeloid Leukemia Methods in Molecular Biology 1633 : 1-17,2017.

Babushok, Daria V., Stanley, Natasha, Xie, Hongbo M., Huang, Hugh, Bagg, Adam, Olson, Timothy S., Bessler, Monica: Clonal Replacement Underlies Spontaneous Remission in Paroxysmal Nocturnal Haemoglobinuria British journal of haematology 176 (3): 487-490,2017.

Xu Y, Wertheim G, Morrissette JJ, Bagg A: BRAF kinase domain mutations in de novo acute myeloid leukemia with monocytic differentiation Leukemia Lymphoma 58 : 743-745,2017.

Levinson KB, Bagg A: Atypical Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. In: Precision Molecular Pathology of Myeloid Neoplasms Springer : 2017.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
7.103 Founders Pavilion
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Phone: (215) 662-4280
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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