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James D. Kolker, MD

James D. Kolker, MD Physician

Chief, Section of Radiation Oncology, Pennsylvania Hospital
Medical Director, CyberKnife
Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology
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Dr. Kolker is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Radiation Oncology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 1985
  • Radiation Oncology, 1993

Clinical Expertise:

  • Radiation Treatment

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • 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
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Amerihealth
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Medicare
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • 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

Education and Training

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: Roger Williams Memorial Medical Center
Residency: University of Chicago Medical Center

Memberships

American College of Radiology, National American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, National Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Texas Medical Association, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Kolker is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Chester County Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • 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.

Research

Selected Publications:

Baumann BC, Nagda SN, Kolker JD, Levin WP, Weber KL, Berman AT, Staddon A, Hartner L, Hahn SM, Glatstein E, Simone CB 2nd.: Efficacy and safety of stereotactic body radiation therapy for the treatment of pulmonary metastases from sarcoma: A potential alternative to resection. J Surg Oncol. 114 (1): 65-9,2016.

Chowdhury IH, Ojerholm E, McMillan MT, Miller D, Kolker JD, Kurtz G, Dorsey JF, Nagda SN, Geiger GA, Brem S, O'Rourke DM, Zager EL, Gangadhar T, Schuchter L, Lee JY, Alonso-Basanta M.: Novel risk scores for survival and intracranial failure in patients treated with radiosurgery alone to melanoma brain metastases. Dec 1;10:248. doi: 10.1186/s13014-015-0553-y. PMID: 26626714 Radiat Oncol. 10 : 248,2015.

Vogel J, Ojerholm E, Hollander A, Briola C, Mooij R, Bieda M, Kolker J, Nagda S, Geiger G, Dorsey J, Lustig R, O'Rourke DM, Brem S, Lee J, Alonso-Basanta M.: Intracranial control after Cyberknife radiosurgery to the resection bed for large brain metastases. Radiat Oncol. 31 (10): 221,2015.

Ojerholm E, Lee JY, Thawani JP, Miller D, O'Rourke DM, Dorsey JF, Geiger GA, Nagda S, Kolker JD, Lustig RA, Alonso-Basanta M.: Stereotactic radiosurgery to the resection bed for intracranial metastases and risk of leptomeningeal carcinomatosis Journal of Neurosurgery 121. (Suppl): 75-83,2014.

Eric Ojerholm, John Y.K. Lee, James Kolker, Robert Lustig, Jay F. Dorsey and Michelle Alonso-Basanta: Gamma knife radiosurgery to four or more metastases in patients without prior intracranial radiation or surgery. Cancer Medicine 3 (3): 565-71,2014.

Cheli CD, Levine RI, Cambetas DR, Kolker JD, Roberts SB.: Age-related reference ranges for complexed prostate-specific antigen and complexed/total prostate-specific antigen ratio: Results from East Texas Medical Center Cancer Institute screening campaign Urology 60(4 Suppl 1) : 53-9,2002.

Kolker JD, Weichselbaum RR.: Brain tumor radiobiology Advances in Neuro-Oncology : 1997.

Yang FE, Vaida F, Ignacio L, Awan A, Culbert H, Nautiyal J, Kolker JD, Sutton H, Halpern H, Weichselbaum RR, Chen GTY, Vijayakumar S.: Acute toxicity in radiotherapy of prostate cancer: Results of a randomized study with and without beam's-eye view three-dimensional conformal therapy Rad Onc Investigations : 1996.

Kolker JD, Sharma J, Cruz R, Diamond AD: Sequence and unusual 3' flanking region of the rattRNA [Ser] Sec gene Gene 164 : 375-376,1995.

Krishnasamy S, Vokes EE, Dohrmann GJ, Mick R, Garcia JC, Kolker JD, Wollman RL, Hekmatpanah J, Weichselbaum RR.: Concomitant chemoradiotherapy, neutron boost, and adjuvant chemotherapy for anaplastic astrocytoma and glioblastoma multiforme Cancer Invest 13(5) : 453-459,1995.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Radiation Oncology
Pennsylvania Hospital
Widener Ground Level
800 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 829-3873
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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