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Edgar Ben-Josef, MD

Edgar Ben-Josef, MD Physician

Vice-Chair for Translational Research, Department of Radiation Oncology Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Languages spoken:

  • Hebrew

Dr. Ben-Josef is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Edgar Ben-Josef

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2015 - 2018

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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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.

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Patient Comments

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Radiation Oncology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Radiation Oncology, 1994

Clinical Expertise:

  • Anal Cancer
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • Liver Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Proton Therapy
  • Radiation Oncology - Gastroenterology
  • Radiation Treatment
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer (Gastric 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: Hebrew-Hadassah University
Residency: Beilinson Medical Center
Residency: Harper Hospital

Memberships

American Society for Radiation Oncology Oncology (ASTRO), International American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), International Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG), National South West Oncology Group (SWOG), National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Ben-Josef is employed by Penn Medicine.

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.

Research

Selected Publications:

Hall WA, Heerkens HD, Paulson ES, Meijer GJ, Kotte AN, Knechtges P, Parikh PJ, Bassetti MF, Lee P, Aitken KL, Palta M, Myrehaug S, Koay EJ, Portelance L, Ben-Josef E, Erickson BA: Pancreatic gross tumor volume contouring on computed tomography (CT) compared with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): Results of an international contouring conference Pract Radiat Oncol. 8(2) : 107-115,2018.

Boimel Pamela and Ben-Josef Edgar: "Treating Pancreatic and Stomach Malignancies with Proton Beam Radiation" Target Volume Delineation and Treatment Planning for Particle Therapy A Practical Guide : 2018.

Shabason JE, Chen J, Apisarnthanarax S, Damjanov N, Giantonio B, Loaiza-Bonilla A, O'Dwyer PJ, O'Hara M, Reiss KA, Teitelbaum U, Wissel P, Drebin JA, Vollmer C, Kochman M, Mick R, Vergara N, Jhala N, Doucette A, Lukens JN, Plastaras JP, Metz JM, Ben-Josef E: A phase I dose escalation trial of nab-paclitaxel and fixed dose radiation in patients with unresectable or borderline resectable pancreatic cancer Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 81(3) : 609-614,2018.

Jennifer Yon-Li Wo, Beow Y. Yeap, Thomas F. DeLaney, David P. Ryan, Aparna Raj Parikh, Jeffrey W. Clark, Jill N. Allen, Edgar Ben-Josef, John Peter Plastaras, James M. Metz, Lorraine C. Drapek, Theodore S. Hong: A Pilot Feasibility Study of Definitive Concurrent Chemoradiation with Pencil Beam Scanning Proton Beam in Combination with 5-Fluorouracil and Mitomycin-C for Carcinoma of the Anal Canal 2018 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium : 2017.

Kim Anna Reiss, Edgar Ben-Josef, Nevena Damjanov, Maarouf A Hoteit, Mark H. O'Hara, Thomas Benjamin Karasic, Ursina R. Teitelbaum, Charles Schneider, Peter J. O'Dwyer, Erica L. Carpenter, Rosemarie Mick, Robert H. Vonderheide: A Pilot Study of Galunisertib (LY2157299) Plus Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) in Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC). 2018 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium : 2017.

Zhong H, Boimel PJ, Fan Y, Wang J, Geng H, Huang M, Cheng C, Rosen, M, Ben-Josef E, Xiao Y.: Predicting overall survival of local advanced rectal cancer patients treated with neoadjuvant chemo-radiotherapy by radiomic features extracted from planning CTs ASTRO Annual Meeting San Diego, CA 2017 : 2017.

Zhong H, Boimel PJ, Fan Y, Wang J, Geng H, Huang M, Cheng C, Rosen, M, Ben-Josef E, Xiao Y.: The predictive T1 MR Radiomics Features for the Outcome of Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer Patients AAPM annual meeting 2017 : 2017.

Li H, Zhong H, Boimel PJ, Ben-Josef E, Xiao Y, Fan Y.: Deep convolutional neural networks for imaging based survival analysis of rectal cancer patients ASTRO Annual Meeting San Diego, CA 2017 : 2017.

Mi Huang, PhD, Johan Van Soest, MS, Haoyu Zhong, et al.: Rectal Cancer Outcome Study Based on Multiple Clinical Trials with Random Survival Forests Versus Cox Regression Prediction Models ASTRO 2017 annual meeting : 2017.

Pamela J Boimel, Mi Huang, James Janopaul-Naylor, Haoyu Zhong, Peter Edward Gabriel, Warren B. Bilker, Edgar Ben-Josef, Ying Xiao: Optimization of an outcome prediction model for locally advanced rectal cancer patients treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiation using Random Survival Forests 2018 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium : 2017.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Radiation Oncology
University of Pennsylvania
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
2 West
3400 Civic Center Blvd.

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-3932
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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