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David M. Mintzer, MD

David M. Mintzer, MD Physician

Associate Director, CREP Program Chief, Section of Hematology-Oncology, Pennsylvania Hospital Director, Palliative Care Clinical Professor of Medicine

Dr. Mintzer is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. David M. Mintzer

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2008, 2010, 2011 - 2018

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003 - 2018

Recognized annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issues from 2004 to 2018

Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Penn Medicine.

Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties


  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Hematology, 1982
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2012
  • Internal Medicine, 1980
  • Medical Oncology, 1983

Clinical Expertise:

  • Anal Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer Pain Management
  • Colon Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hospice
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Palliative Care
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer (Gastric Cancer)
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Urologic Cancer

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • 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
  • 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: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: Pennsylvania Hospital
Fellowship: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center


American College of Physicians, National American Society of Clinical Oncology, National American Society of Hematology, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Mintzer is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Mintzer D: MKSAP Oncology, Sections on melanoma, lymphoma, survivorship/complications of chemotherapy ACP 17 : 2018.

Mintzer DM: 2017 Notches Up Some Landmark Approvals Journal of Community and Supportive Oncology 15 (6): e346,2017.

Granda-Cameron C, Behta M, Hovinga M, Rundio A, Mintzer D.: Risk factors associated with unplanned hospital readmissions in adults with cancer. Oncol Nurs Forum 42 (3): E257-68,2015.

Mintzer D: Generalizations of a generalist Journal of Community and Supportive Oncology in press : 2015.

Raess Philipp W, Mintzer David, Husson Michael, Nakashima Megan O, Morrissette Jennifer J D, Daber Robert, Bagg Adam: BRAF V600E is also seen in unclassifiable splenic B-cell lymphoma/leukemia, a potential mimic of hairy cell leukemia. Blood 122 (17): 3084-5,2013.

Mintzer David M: Oncodoxes. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 31 (3): 393-4,2013.

Dotan Efrat, Meropol Neal J, Burtness Barbara, Denlinger Crystal S, Lee James, Mintzer David, Zhu Fang, Ruth Karen, Tuttle Holly, Sylvester Judi, Cohen Steven J: A phase II study of capecitabine, oxaliplatin, and cetuximab with or without bevacizumab as frontline therapy for metastatic colorectal cancer. A Fox Chase extramural research study. Journal of gastrointestinal cancer 43 (4): 562-9,2012.

Schwartzberg Lee S, Arena Francis P, Mintzer David M, Epperson Amanda L, Walker Mark S: Phase II multicenter trial of albumin-bound paclitaxel and capecitabine in first-line treatment of patients with metastatic breast cancer. Clinical breast cancer 12 (2): 87-93,2012.

Granda-Cameron Clara, DeMille Debra, Lynch Mary Pat, Huntzinger Christine, Alcorn Theresa, Levicoff Joan, Roop Carly, Mintzer David: An interdisciplinary approach to manage cancer cachexia. Clinical journal of oncology nursing 14 (1): 72-80,2010.

Mintzer David M, Zheng Sarah, Nagamine Michiko, Newman Jason, Benito Maria: Esthesioneuroblastoma (Olfactory Neuroblastoma) with Ectopic ACTH Syndrome: a multidisciplinary case presentation from the Joan Karnell cancer center of Pennsylvania Hospital. The oncologist 15 (1): 51-8,2010.

Academic Contact Info

Pennsylvania Hospital
Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital
Farm Journal Building
230 West Washington Square, 2nd Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 829-7704
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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