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Edgar Ben-Josef, MD

Edgar Ben-Josef, MD Physician

Vice-Chair for Translational Research, Department of Radiation Oncology Eli Glatstein, M.D., Professor

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

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Clinical Specialties


  • Radiation Oncology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Radiation Oncology, 1994

Clinical Expertise:

  • Anal Cancer
  • Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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


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:

  • 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:

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.

Kuo Men et al.: Cascaded atrous convolution and spatial pyramid pooling for more accurate tumor target segmentation for rectal cancer radiotherapy Physics in Medicine and Biology : 2018.

Brian C. Baumann MD1, 2, 3, Jenny Wei BA4, John P. Plastaras MD, PhD1, John N. Lukens MD1, Nevena Damjanov MD5, Maarouf Hoteit MD6, Christine Hsu MD6, Matthew Levine MD, PhD7, Jeffrey Mondschein MD8, Gregory Nadolski MD8, Kim Olthoff MD7, Kim A. Reiss MD5, Mark Rosen MD, PhD9, Evan Siegelman MD9, James M. Metz MD1, and Edgar Ben-Josef MD1: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: High Rates of Local Control with Low Toxicity American Journal of Clinical Oncology : 2018.

Pamela Boimel, Kim Reiss-Binder, Edgar Ben-Josef: Cholangiocarcinoma and gallbladder cases: An expert panel case-based discussion Seminars in Radiation Oncology : 2018.

Sriram Venigalla, John Plastaras, Edgar Ben-Josef, Andrzej Wojcieszynski, Amit Chowdhry, James Metz, John Nicholas Lukens, Najjia Mahmoud, Kim Reiss, Jacob Shabason: Comparative Effectiveness of Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation versus Upfront Surgery in the Management of Recto-Sigmoid Junction Cancer Clinical Colorectal Cancer : 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.

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.

Bell BI, Koduri S, Salinas CS, Monslow J, Puré E, Ben-Josef E, Koumenis C, Verginadis II: Interleukin-6 signaling blockade exacerbates acute and late injury from focal intestinal irradiation. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys [Epub ahead of : 2018.

M Huang*, H Zhong, P Boimel, J Janopaul-Naylor, K Men, H Geng, C Cheng, P Gabriel, Y Fan, L Ungar, M Rosen, E Ben-Josef, Y Xiao: Rectal Cancer Survival Outcome Prediction Based On Radiomics Features for Different Imaging Modalities AAPM 2018 : 2018.

K Men*, P Boimel, J Janopaul-Naylor, H Zhong, M Huang, H Geng, C Cheng, Y Fan, J Plastaras, E Ben-Josef, Y Xiao: Atrous Convolution and Spatial Pyramid Pooling for More Accurate Tumor Segmentation in MR Images AAPM 2018 : 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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