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Alexander Lin, MD

Alexander Lin, MD Physician

Chief, Head and Neck Service Director of Clinical Proton Operations, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Radiation Oncology Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center and the Pennsylvania Hospital Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Lin is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Radiation Oncology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Radiation Oncology, 2008

Clinical Expertise:

  • Radiation Oncology - Genitourinary
  • Radiation Oncology - Lung

Description of Clinical Expertise

Head and Neck Cancer

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Radiation Oncology

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine Concourse Level 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • 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 Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Michigan
Residency: University of Michigan Medical Center


American Board of Radiology, National American Society of Clinical Oncology, National American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology , National Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Lin is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Chester County Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • 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:

Head and Neck Cancer

Selected Publications:

Hatten K, O'Malley B, Bur A, Patel M, Rassekh C, Newman J, Cannady S, Chalian A, Hodnett B, Lin A, Lukens J, Cohen R, Bauml J, Montone K, Livolsi V, Weinstein G: Transoral Robotic Surgery(TORS) Assisted Endoscopy Improves Primary Site Detection and Deintensifies Adjuvant Treatment in Carcinoma of Unknown Primary JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery : 2016 [Epub ahead of print].

Ojerholm E, Lukens JN, Ahn P, Geiger G, Swisher-McClure S, Newman J, Chalian A, Weinstein G, O’Malley Jr B, Cohen R, Lin A : Benefits of omitting primary site radiotherapy after TORS: only time will tell Practical Radiation Oncology : 2016 [Epub ahead of print].

Apinorasethkul Ontida, Kirk Maura, Teo Kevin, Swisher-McClure Samuel, Lukens John N, Lin Alexander: Pencil beam scanning proton therapy vs rotational arc radiation therapy: A treatment planning comparison for postoperative oropharyngeal cancer. Medical dosimetry : official journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists : 2016.

Guttmann DM, Kobie J, Lukens JN, Lin A, Mitra N, Swisher-McClure SD: National Disparities in Treatment “Package Time” Among Patients With Surgically Treated Head and Neck Cancers International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics 96 (25): S36–S37,2016.

Grover S, Mitra N, Wan F, Lukens JN, Sharma S, Bauman J, Masroor F, Cohen RB, Desai A, Algazy K, Alonso-Basanta M, Ahn P, Teo BK, Chalian AA, Weinstein GS, O'Malley Jr. BW, Lin A: A single-institution comparison of cetuximab, carboplatin, and paclitaxel induction chemotherapy followed by chemoradiation (CRT) versus CRT for locally-advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (LA-SCCHN) American Journal of Clinical Oncology 39 (5): 522-7,2016.

Ahn P, Sharma S, Lukens JN, Lin A: Risk Factors for Subsequent Development of Distant Metastatic Disease in a Cohort of Patients Treated With Reirradiation for Recurrent Head and Neck Cancer International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics 96 (2): E347,2016.

Chowdhury I, Nead KT, Lustig RA, Bigelow D, Ruckenstein M, Cengel KA, Lin A, Alonso-Basanta M: First Report of Paragangliomas Treated With Proton Therapy International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics 96 (2): E126,2016.

Sharma S, Zhou O, Thompson RF, Lukens JN, Lin A, Ahn P: Correlation of Dosimetric Parameters to Patient-Reported Taste Changes After Radiation for Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics 96 (2): E354,2016.

Trifiletti DM, Lin A, Lukens JN, Mendenhall WM, Mitra N, Read PW, Swisher-Mcclure S: Beyond Positive Margins and Extracapsular Extension: Evaluating the Impact of Postoperative Chemoradiation Therapy in Locally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics 96 (2): E325,2016.

Ahn PH, Mitra N,Alonso-Basanta M, Palmer JN, Adappa ND, O’Malley Jr. BW, Rassekh C, Chalian A, Cohen RB, Lin A: Risk of Lymph Node Metastasis and Recommendations for Elective Nodal Treatment in Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nasal Cavity and Maxillary Sinus: A SEER Analysis Acta Oncologica 55 (9-10): 1107-1114,2016.

Academic Contact Info

University of Pennsylvania
Department of Radiation Oncology
3400 Civic Center Blvd
TRC 2 West

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-662-3198
Fax: 215-349-5445
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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