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James Gerson, MD

James Gerson, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Gerson is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 2015

Clinical Expertise:

  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
  • Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Stem Cell Transplant

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • 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
  • 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: Case Western Reserve University
Residency: Stanford University Medical Center
Fellowship: Temple University Hospital


American Society of Clinical Oncology, National American Society of Hematology, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Gerson is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

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


Selected Publications:

Gerson JN, Barta SK: Choice of Induction Regimen in the Treatment of Mantle Cell Lymphoma Across 25 Academic Medical Centers Fox Chase Research Symposium, Philadelphia PA. : 2018.

Gerson JN, Ramamurthy C, Borghaei H: Managing adverse effects of immunotherapy Clinical Advances in Hematology Oncology 16 (5): 364-374,2018.

Gerson JN, Handorf E, Villa D, Gerrie AS, Chapani P, Li S, Medeiros LJ, Wang M, Cohen JB, Calzada O, Churnetski M, Hill BT, Sawalha Y, Hernandez-Ilizaliturri FJ, Kothari S, Vose J, Bast M, Fenske TS, Narayana Rao Gari S, Maddocks KJ, Bond D, Bachanova V, Kolla B, Chavez J, Shah B, Lansigan F, Burns T, Donovan AM, Wagner N, Messmer M, Mehta A, Anderson JK, Reddy N, Kovach A, Landsburg DJ, Glenn M, Inwards DJ, Ristow K, Karmali R, Kaplan JB, Caimi PF, Rajguru S, Evens A, Klein A, Umyarova E, Pulluri B: Outcome of Young Patients with Blastoid Variant Mantle Cell Lymphoma: An Analysis of 138 Patients AACR Malignant Lymphoma, Boston MA Abstract 131 : 2018.

Gerson JN, Witteles RN, Chang DT, Beygui RE, Iagara AH, Kunz PL.: Carcinoid Syndrome Complicating a Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor: A Case Report. Pancreas. 46 (10): 1381-85,2017.

Gerson JN, Dotan E.: “Adjuvant Chemotherapy in the Treatment of Colon Cancer,” Hematology-Oncology Board Review Manuel : 2017.

Landsburg DJ, Falkiewicz MK, Maly J, Blum KA, Howlett C, Feldman T, Mato AR, Hill BT, Li S, Medeiros LJ, Torka P, Hernandez-Ilizaliturri F, Reddy NM, Singavi A, Fenske TS, Chavez JC, Kaplan JB, Behdad A, Petrich AM, Bast MA, Vose JM, Olszewski AJ, Costa C, Lansigan F, Gerson JN, Barta SK, Calzada O, Cohen JB, Lue JK, Amengual JE, Rivera X, Persky DO, Peace DJ, Nathan S1, Cassaday RD: “Outcomes of Patients With Double-Hit Lymphoma Who Achieve First Complete Remission,” Journal of Clinical Oncology 35 (20): 2260-2267,2017.

Liu Y, Ramamurthy C, Anari F, Varchavsky A, Martin J, Kasireddy V, Goldrich A, Ghatalia P, Gerson JN, Smith C, Knollman HM, Tan C, Egleson BL, Collins M, Dotan E, Bauman JR: End-of-life (EOL) Care in Medical Oncology Fellows’ Clinics ASCO Palliative Care Symposium, San Diego CA. : 2017.

Gerson JN.: “Immunotherapy for the Internist.” Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA : 2017.

Gerson JN, Skariah S, Denlinger CS, Astsaturov I: “Perspectives of HER2-targeting in gastric and esophageal cancer,” Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs 26 (5): 531-540,2017.

Gerson JN: “Releasing the Brakes: Checkpoint Inhibitors in Large Cell Lymphoma.” Lymphoma Rounds, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA : 2017.

Academic Contact Info

12 South PCAM 12-181
3400 Civic Center Blvd

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