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Jacob Shabason, MD

Jacob Shabason, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Shabason is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Radiation Oncology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Radiation Oncology, 2017

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acoustic Neuroma (Vestibular Schwannoma)
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Metastases
  • Brain Tumors
  • Conformal Radiation Therapy (CRT)
  • Gamma Knife
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)
  • Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)
  • Leiomyosarcoma (LMS)
  • Orbital Tumors
  • Proton Therapy
  • Radiation Oncology - Brain
  • Radiation Oncology - Sarcoma
  • Radiation Treatment
  • Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Spinal Tumor
  • Spine Cancer
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
  • Stereotactic Radiation Therapy (SRT)
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery

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
  • 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 Association for Cancer Research (AACR), National American Brachytherapy Society (ABS), National American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), National American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), National Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), National Sarcoma Alliance for Research Through Collaboration (SARC), International Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC), International Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer, 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:

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 : 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.

Sriram Venigalla, David M. Guttmann, Sonam Sharma, Gary M. Freedman, Jacob E. Shabason: Trends and Patterns of Utilization of Hypofractionated Post-Mastectomy Radiotherapy: A National Cancer Database Analysis Clinical Breast Cancer S1526-8209 (17): 30773-5,2018.

Jacob E. Shabason, William P. Levin and Thomas F. DeLaney: Charged Particle Radiotherapy Gunderson & Tepper: Clinical Radiation Oncology, Fifth Edition : 2018.

Jennifer Vogel, Sriram Venigalla, Sonam Sharma, Christine Hill-Kayser, Jacob Shabason: Radiation Dose Escalation for Localized Ependymoma American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)Annual Meeting : 2018.

Venigalla S, Carmona R, Vanderwalde N, Sebro RA, Sharma S, Simone CB 2nd, Wilson RJ II, Weber KL, Shabason JE: Disparities in Perioperative Radiotherapy Use in Elderly Patients with Soft-Tissue Sarcoma International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics : 2018.

Sonam Sharma, David Guttmann, Dylan Small, Charles Rareshide, Gregory Kurtzman, Joshua Jones, Jacob Shabason, Michelle Alonso-Basanta, Robert Lustig, Amit Maity, James Metz, Sarah Lowitz, Mary Cohen, Nathan Anderson, Jarod Finlay, Peter Gabriel, Mitesh Patel, Justin Bekelman: Effect of Introducing a Default Order Option on Unnecessary Daily Image Guidance During Palliative Radiotherapy: A Cluster Randomized Stepped-Wedge Clinical Trial American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)Annual Meeting : 2018.

Sriram Venigalla, Amit K. Chowdhry, Andrzej P. Wojcieszynski, John Nicholas Lukens, John P. Plastaras, James M. Metz, Edgar Ben-Josef, Najjia N. Mahmoud, Kim A. Reiss, Jacob E. Shabason: Patient Refusal of Cancer-Directed Surgery for Rectal Cancer: A Study of Associated Risk Factors, Disparities, and Survival Outcomes Clinical Colorectal Cancer : 2018.

Venigalla S, Guttmann DM, Horne, ZD, Carmona R, Shabason JE, Beriwal S.: Definitive Local Therapy Improves Overall Survival in Patients with Metastatic Cervical Cancer Practical Radiation Oncology : 2018.

Academic Contact Info

3400 Civic Center Blvd
TRC 2 West

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 519-1397
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)