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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 a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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Clinical Specialties


  • 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
  • Radiation Oncology - Gastroenterology
  • Radiation Treatment
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer (Gastric Cancer)

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Radiation Oncology

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

    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: Hebrew-Hadassah University
Residency: Beilinson Medical Center
Residency: Harper Hospital


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 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.


Selected Publications:

Kalbasi A, Komar CA, Tooker GM, Liu M, Lee JW, Gladney WL, Ben-Josef E, Beatty GL.: Tumor-derived CCL2 mediates resistance to radiotherapy in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Clin Cancer Res[Epub ahead of print] : 2016.

Teo BK, Baumann BC, Ben-Josef E.: Identification and Tracking of Bowel Segments Using the Superior Mesenteric Arteries Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 Oct 1;96(2S):E683. : 2016.

Shawn Peterson, Arturo Loaiza-Bonilla, Edgar Ben-Josef, Jeffrey Drebin, Colleen Westendorf-Overly, Lowell Anthony, Philip DeSimone, Gaurav Goel1, Mahesh Kudrimoti1, Sean P. Dineen1, Ching-Wei D. Tzeng1, Peter J. Hosein1: Neoadjuvant nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine in borderline resectable or unresectable locally advanced pancreatic cancer in patients who are ineligible for FOLFIRINOX 2016 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium : 2016.

Ioannis Verginadis, Edgar Ben-Josef, Constantinos Koumenis: A novel mouse model to study image-guided, radiation-induced intestinal injury and preclinical screening of radioprotectors Cancer Research : 2016.

Feng, M et. al.: Phase I Trial of Dose-Escalated Whole Liver Irradiation with Hepatic Arterial Fluorodeoxyuridine/Leucovorin and Streptozotocin Followed by Fluorodeoxyuridine/Leucovorin and Chemoembolization for Patients with Neuroendocrine Hepatic Metastases American Journal of Clinical Oncology : 2016.

Liyong Lin: Evaluation of Motion Mitigation using Abdominal Compression in the Clinical Implementation of Pencil Beam Scanning Proton Therapy of Liver Tumors Medical Physics : 2016.

Michael Dyer, Erin McDonnell, Beow Yeap, Nicolas Depauw, John Wolfgang, Jennifer Wo, Thomas DeLaney, Edgar Ben-Josef, Christopher Crane, Andrew Zhu, Theodore Hong: Change in Platelet Count and Normal Liver Dosimetry in Patients Receiving Proton Radiotherapy for Unresectable Hepatocellular Carcinoma or Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma ASTRO's 58th Annual Meeting : 2016.

William Jackson, Krithika Suresh, Matthew Schipper, Latifa Bazzi, Edgar Ben-Josef, Kyle Cuneo, Martha Matuszak, Parikh Neehar, Theodore Welling, Randall Ten Haken, Theodore Lawrence, Mary Feng: Combined analysis of two prospective trials of individualized adaptive stereotactic body radiotherapy for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) or liver metastases ASTRO's 58th Annual Meeting : 2016.

Hong TS, Wo JY, Yeap BY, Ben-Josef E, McDonnell EI, Blaszkowsky LS, Kwak EL, Allen JN, Clark JW, Goyal L, Murphy JE, Javle MM, Wolfgang JA, Drapek LC, Arellano RS, Mamon HJ, Mullen JT, Yoon SS, Tanabe KK, Ferrone CR, Ryan DP, DeLaney TF, Crane CH, Zhu AX.: Multi-Institutional Phase II Study of High-Dose Hypofractionated Proton Beam Therapy in Patients With Localized, Unresectable Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma. J Clin Oncol 34 (5): 460-8,2016.

Woodhouse KD, Elrakhawy M, Jain A, Ben-Josef E, Metz JM, Plastaras JP, Lukens JN.: Acute Toxicity of Proton Versus Photon Adjuvant Chemoradiation in the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer: A Cohort Study. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 Oct 1;96(2S):E208-E209. : 2016.

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-PENN (7366)

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