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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 annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issue from 2004 through 2017

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014

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

Recognized in America's Top Doctors, 2008, 2010, 2011-14

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.

The 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

Patient Comments

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
  • 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
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • 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: 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:

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

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: 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.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

Mintzer David M, Billet Shira N: Drug-induced hematologic syndromes. Advances in hematology 2009 : 495863,2009.

Borghaei Hossein, Langer Corey J, Millenson Michael, Ruth Karen J, Litwin Samuel, Tuttle Holly, Seldomridge Judie Sylvester, Rovito Marc, Mintzer David, Cohen Roger: Phase II study of paclitaxel, carboplatin, and cetuximab as first line treatment, for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC): results of OPN-017. Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer 3 (11): 1286-92,2008.

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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