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Erin O. Aakhus, MD

Erin O. Aakhus, MD Physician

Assistant Director, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Aakhus is employed by Penn Medicine.

Clinical Specialties


  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 2013
  • Medical Oncology, 2016

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: Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency: Indiana University Hospital
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Society for Clinical Oncology, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Aakhus is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Aakhus E, Mitra N, Lautenbach E, Joffe S.: Gender and Byline Placement of Co-first Authors in Clinical and Basic Science Journals With High Impact Factors. JAMA 319 (6): 610-611,2018.

Berman AT, Crimins N, Gabriel PE, Aakhus E, Braun J, Shulman L, Evans TL.: Radiation Resource Utilization and Cost of Care of the Patient with Stage IV Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. American Society of Targeting Cancer Care Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA : 2017.

Aakhus E, Rosenstein A, Joffe SJ, Bradbury AR.: Implementing cost transparency in oncology: A qualitative study of barriers, facilitators, and patient preferences. American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL : 2017.

Jones RD, Sabolch AN, Aakhus E, Spence RA, Bradbury AR, Jagsi R.: Patient Perspectives on the Ethical Implementation of a Rapid Learning System for Oncology Care. J Oncol Pract 13 (3): e163-e175,2017.

Aakhus E, Berman AT, Crimins N, Gabriel PE, Braun J, Shulman LN, Evans TL.: Resource utilization and provider variation in the care of patients with Stage IV non-small cell lung cancer six months before death. American Society of Clinical Oncology Quality Care Symposium, Orlando, FL : 2017.

Krause J, Van Lieshout J, Klomp R, Huntink E, Aakhus E, Flottorp S, Jaeger C, Steinhaeuser J, Godycki-Cwirko M, Kowalczyk A, Agarwal S, Wensing M, Baker R.: Identifying determinants of care for tailoring implementation in chronic diseases: an evaluation of different methods. Implement Sci. 12 (9): 102,2014.

Wensing M, Huntink E, van Lieshout J, Godycki-Cwirko M, Kowalczyk A, Jäger C, Steinhäuser J, Aakhus E, Flottorp S, Eccles M, Baker R.: Tailored implementation of evidence-based practice for patients with chronic diseases. PLoS One. 9 (7): e101981,2014.

Aakhus E, Granlund I, Odgaard-Jensen J, Wensing M, Oxman AD, Flottorp SA.: Tailored interventions to implement recommendations for elderly patients with depression in primary care: a study protocol for a pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial. Trials. 9 (15): 16,2014.

Engedal K, Kvaal K, Korsnes M, Barca ML, Borza T, Selbaek G, Aakhus E.: The validity of the Montgomery-Aasberg depression rating scale as a screening tool for depression in later life. J Affect Disord. 141 (2-3): 227-32,2012.

Aakhus E, Flottorp SA, Oxman AD.: Implementing evidence-based guidelines for managing depression in elderly patients: a Norwegian perspective. Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci. 21 (3): 237-40,2012.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Hematology Oncology
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
10th Floor, South Pavilion

Philadelphia, PA 19104