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Edgar Ben-Josef, MD

Edgar Ben-Josef, MD Physician

Vice Chair, Translational Research, Radiation Oncology Eli Glatstein, M.D., Professor

Languages spoken:

  • English
  • 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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Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Radiation Oncology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Radiation Oncology, 1994

Clinical Expertise:

  • Anal Cancer
  • Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)
  • External Beam Radiation Therapy
  • Liver Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Proton Therapy
  • Rectal Cancer

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • 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: 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 European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO), International Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG), National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Ben-Josef is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • 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:

Wo JY, Plastaras JP, Metz JM, Jiang W, Yeap BY, Drapek LC, Adams J, Baglini C, Ryan DP, Murphy JE, Parikh AR, Allen JN, Clark JW, Blaszkowsky LS, DeLaney TF, Ben-Josef E, Hong TS.: Pencil Beam Scanning Proton Beam Chemoradiotherapy with 5-Fluorouracil and Mitomycin-C for Definitive Treatment of Carcinoma of the Anal Canal: A Multi-institutional Pilot Feasibility Study Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. : pii: S0360-3016(19)30747-3,2019.

Michael David Chuong, Adeel Kaiser, Fazal Khan, Parag Parikh, Edgar Ben-Josef, Christopher Crane, Thomas Brunner, Toshiyuki Okumura, Niek Schreuder, Soren M Bentzen, Alonso Gutierrez, Alejandra Mendez Romero, Sang Min Yoon, Navesh Sharma, Tae Hyun Kim, Kazushi Kishi, Fred Moeslein, Sarah Hoffe, Tracey Schefter, Steven Hanish, Marta Scorsetti, Smith Apisarnthanarax: Consensus Report from the Miami Liver Proton Therapy Conference Frontiers in Oncology 9 (article 457): 2019.

Nikhil Grandhi, Jahan Mohiuddin, Arman Oganisian, Shwetha Manjunath, Nandita Mitra, John Plastaras, James Metz, Edgar Ben-Josef, Andrzej Wojcieszynski: Association of Radiation Dose with Local Failure in Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) ASTRO 2019 : 2019.

RTOG: "Marital Status and Overall Survival in Patients with Resectable Pancreatic Cancer? Results of an Ancillary Analysis of NRG Oncology/RTOG 9704" Cancer : 2019.

Jennifer Y Wo MD1, John Plastaras MD PhD 2, James Metz MD2, Wenqing Jiang ScD1, Beow Y Yeap ScD1, Lorraine C Drapek DNP1, Christian Baglini BA1, David P Ryan MD3, Janet E Murphy MD3, Eunice Kwak MD PhD3, Aparna Parikh MD3, Jill Allen MD3, Lawrence Blaszkowsky MD3, Thomas Delaney MD1, Edgar Ben-Josef MD2, Theodore S Hong MD1: Pencil Beam Scanning Proton Beam Chemoradiotherapy in Combination with 5-Fluorouracil and Mitomycin-C for Definitive Treatment of Carcinoma of the Anal Canal: A Multi-institutional Pilot Feasibility Study Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. : in press,2019.

Yong: Robust Collaborative Clustering of Subjects and Radiomic Features for Cancer Prognosis IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging : 2019.

Huaizhi Geng, Howard Fu, Kuo Men, Jahan Mohiuddin, Chingyun Cheng, Andrew R. Barsky, Ying Xiao, Edgar Ben-Josef, Rupal P. O’quinn and Wei Zou: Stepping-in segmentation of cardiac substructures with deep learning ICCR & MCMA 2019 : 2019.

Chingyun Cheng, Jahan J Mohiuddin, Howard Fu, Kuo Men, Nishanth Sasankan, Huaizhi Geng, Ying Xiao, Edgar Ben-Josef, Rupal O’Quinn, Wei Zou: Correlation of Toxicity with Cardiac Substructure Exposure in Radiotherapy of Esophageal Cancer ASTRO 2019 : 2019.

Krishan Jethwa, Jahan Mohiuddin, Harigopal Sandhyavenu, Nikhil Grandhi, William Breen, Abigail Doucette, James Martenson, John Plastaras, William Rule, James Metz, Kenneth Merrell, John Lukens, Abigail Berman, Terence Sio, Mark O'Hara, Jonathan Ashman, Edgar Ben-Josef, Michael Haddock, Andrzej Wojcieszynski, Christopher Hallemeier: Multi-Institutional Comparison of Intensity Modulated Photon Versus Proton Radiotherapy in the Management of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Anal Canal ASTRO 2019 : 2019.

Men K, Boimel P, Janopaul-Naylor J, Cheng C, Zhong H, Huang M, Geng H, Fan Y, Plastaras JP, Ben-Josef E, Xiao Y.: A study of positioning orientation effect on segmentation accuracy using convolutional neural networks for rectal cancer J Appl Clin Med Phys. [Epub ahead of print] : 2018.

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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