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Jacob Shabason, MD

Jacob Shabason, MD Physician

Helene Blum Assistant Professor

Dr. Shabason is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Radiation Oncology
  • Radiation Oncology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Radiation Oncology, 2017

Clinical Expertise:

  • Brain and Spine Tumors
  • External Beam Radiation Therapy
  • Proton Therapy
  • Sarcoma
  • Synovial Sarcoma

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
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • 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: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Penn Presbyterian Medical Center


American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), National American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), National Connective Tissue Oncology Society (CTOS), International Sarcoma Alliance for Research Through Collaboration (SARC), International Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC), International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Shabason 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:

Lee Daniel Y, Staddon Arthur P, Shabason Jacob E, Sebro Ronnie: Phase I and phase II clinical trials in sarcoma: Implications for drug discovery and development. Cancer medicine 8 (2): 585-592,2019.

Shwetha Manjunath and Jacob E. Shabason: The Safety and Efficacy of Combined Immunotherapy and Radiation Therapy Applied Radiation Oncology : 2019.

Venigalla Sriram, Guttmann David M, Horne Zachary D, Carmona Ruben, Shabason Jacob E, Beriwal Sushil: Definitive local therapy is associated with improved overall survival in metastatic cervical cancer. Practical radiation oncology 8 (6): e377-e385,2018.

Venigalla Sriram, Carmona Ruben, Guttmann David M, Jain Varsha, Freedman Gary M, Clark Amy S, Shabason Jacob E: Use and Effectiveness of Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy for Hormone Receptor-Positive Breast Cancer in Men. JAMA oncology 4 (10): e181114,2018.

Wojcieszynski Andrzej P, Hullett Craig R, Medlin Erin E, Taunk Neil K, Shabason Jacob E, Brower Jeffrey V, Chen Shuai, Bekelman Justin E, Barroilhet Lisa M, Bradley Kristin A: The role of radiation therapy in the treatment of Stage II endometrial cancer: A large database study. Brachytherapy 17 (4): 645-652,2018.

Shabason Jacob E, Chen Jerry, Apisarnthanarax Smith, Damjanov Nevena, Giantonio Bruce, Loaiza-Bonilla Arturo, O'Dwyer Peter J, O'Hara Mark, Reiss Kim A, Teitelbaum Ursina, Wissel Paul, Drebin Jeffrey A, Vollmer Charles, Kochman Michael, Mick Rosemarie, Vergara Norge, Jhala Nirag, Doucette Abigail, Lukens John N, Plastaras John P, Metz James M, Ben-Josef Edgar: A phase I dose escalation trial of nab-paclitaxel and fixed dose radiation in patients with unresectable or borderline resectable pancreatic cancer. Cancer chemotherapy and pharmacology 81 (13): 609-614,2018.

Sriram Venigalla, Kevin T. Nead, Ronnie A. Sebro, Davis M. Guttmann, Sonam Sharma, Charles B. Simone 2nd, William P. Levin, Robert J. Wilson II, Kristy L. Weber, Jacob E. Shabason: Association between Treatment at High-Volume Facilities and Improved Survival in Soft Tissue Sarcomas. International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics 100 (4): 1004-1015,2018.

Jacob E. Shabason, Melissa A. Frick, Carolyn C. Vachani, Karen Arnold-Korzienowski, Christina Bach, Margaret K. Hampshire, James M. Metz, and Christine E. Hill-Kayser: Patterns of Survivorship Care and Patient-Reported Outcomes after Treatment for Extremity Sarcoma American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 2018 Annual Meeting : 2018.

Verma Vivek, Ahern Christopher A, Berlind Christopher G, Lindsay William D, Shabason Jacob, Sharma Sonam, Culligan Melissa J, Grover Surbhi, Friedberg Joseph S, Simone Charles B: Survival by Histologic Subtype of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma and the Impact of Surgical Resection on Overall Survival. Clinical lung cancer 19 (6): e901-e912,2018.

Jacob E. Shabason, Sriram Venigalla, Ronnie A. Sebro, Giorgos C. Karakousis, Robert J. Wilson III, Kristy L. Weber: The Influence of Health Insurance Status on Outcomes in Soft Tissue Sarcoma Connective Tissue Oncology Society (CTOS) 2018 Annual Meeting : 2018.

Academic Contact Info

3400 Civic Center Blvd
TRC 2 West

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)