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David M. Mintzer, MD

David M. Mintzer, MD Physician

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 2019

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

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

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

Clinical Expertise:

  • Adjuvant Chemotherapy
  • AIDS Related Malignancies
  • Amyloidosis
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anemia and Bone Marrow Disorders
  • Anticoagulation
  • Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)
  • Biological Targeted Therapy
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Platelet Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer Chemotherapy
  • Cancer During Pregnancy
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cancer Survivor
  • Carcinoid Tumors
  • Carcinoma of Unknown Primary
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myelocytic Leukemia
  • Clinical Trials
  • Coagulation Disorders
  • Colon Tumors
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Essential Thrombocytosis
  • Factor V Leiden
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)
  • Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency
  • Hairy Cell Leukemia
  • Hematologic Malignancies
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemoglobinopathies
  • Hemolytic Anemia
  • Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia
  • Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
  • Immunotherapy
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC)
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Kaposi Sarcoma
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Large Granular Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Leukemia
  • Leukocytosis
  • Leukopenia
  • Light Chain Disorders
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lupus Anticoagulant
  • Lymphoma
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Malignant Neoplasm of the Ureter
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Maternal Anticoagulation
  • Maternal Hematologic Disorders
  • Maternal Thrombophilia
  • Mediastinal Lymphoma
  • Medullary Cancer of Thyroid
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Mesothelioma
  • Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance
  • Mucosa-Associated Lymphoid Tissue Lymphoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)
  • Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN)
  • Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Plasma Cell Dyscrasia
  • POEMS Syndrome
  • Polycythemia
  • Porphyria
  • Postthrombotic Syndrome
  • Primary Myelofibrosis
  • Primary Systemic Amyloidosis
  • Prolymphocytic Leukemia
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Protein C Deficiency
  • Protein S Deficiency
  • Prothrombin Gene Mutation
  • Pure Red Cell Aplasia
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Red Blood Cell Disorders
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts
  • Secondary Polycythemia
  • Sickle Cell Diseases
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Spinal Tumor
  • Splenomegaly
  • Stomach Cancer (Gastric Cancer)
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemias
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombophilia
  • Thrombotic Disorders
  • Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
  • Transitional Cell Carcinoma
  • Urethral Cancer
  • Von Willebrand Disease
  • Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia (WM)
  • White Blood Cell Disorders
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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)
  • 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: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: Pennsylvania Hospital
Fellowship: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Memberships

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.

Research

Selected Publications:

Bryer E, Mintzer D, Henry DH: 2019 At a Glance: Hem-Onc U.S. Drug Approvals MDedge/Hematology and Oncology : 2019.

Emily Bryer, Monique Neault, David Mintzer: Managing Dying: Medical Care and Decision Making at the Very End-of-Life Palliative Medicine & Care: Open Access : DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15226/2374-8362/6/1/00180,2019.

Bryer E, Mintzer D, Henry D: 2018 At A Glance: Recently Approved Therapies in Oncology MD Edge/Hematology and Oncology : ://mdedge-files-live.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com,2019.

Deshields TL, Dueck AC, Rogers K, Brown JR, Shanafelt T, Mintzer D, Byrd JC: Perceived risk for cancer progression and psychological status in chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients: CALGB 70603 (Alliance). Leukemia and Lymphoma : 1-4,2019.

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

Deye D, Mintzer D: ACP MKSAP 18 Audio Companion-- Oncology Oakstone : 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 13 (9): 337-340,2015.

Raess PW, Mintzer D, Husson M, Nakashima MO, Morrissette JJ, Daber R, Bagg A.: 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.

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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