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Joshua A. Jones, MD, MA

Joshua A. Jones, MD, MA Physician

Chief, Palliative Service, Radiation Oncology Director, Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement, Radiation Oncology Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology

Dr. Jones is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Radiation Oncology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2014
  • Radiation Oncology, 2014

Clinical Expertise:

  • Anal Cancer
  • Brain and Spine Tumors
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cervical and Endometrial Cancers
  • Colon Tumors
  • External Beam Radiation Therapy
  • Genitourinary Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Palliative Care
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Proton Therapy
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Sarcoma
  • Thoracic Cancer

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)
  • 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 (DO NOT USE)
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • 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: New York University School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital


American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), National American Radium Society, National American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), National American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), National Delaware Valley Palliative Care Consortium, Local Society of Palliative Radiation Oncology, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Jones 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.


Description of Research Expertise:

My research encompasses three fundamental areas of interest related to health outcomes in patients with advanced cancer:
1. using radiotherapy to improve symptoms, quality of life and overall functioning in patients with advanced and metastatic cancer; and
2. optimizing symptom management in patients with advanced and metastatic cancer receiving radiotherapy.
3. enhancing communication between providers and patients/families living with advanced and metastatic cancer.

Selected Publications:

Jones, Joshua; Arscott, W. Tristram; Lal, Priti; Mamtani, Ronac; O'Quinn, Rupal; Deo, Rajat: Long-Term Survival after Treating Cardiac Metastasis with Radiation and Immune Therapy: A Case Report Cureus : 2018.

Jones, Joshua; Arscott, W. Tristram; Doucette, Abigail; Kumar, Pallavi; Plastaras, John. P., ; Maity, Amit: Tolerability of Sequential Immune Therapy and Palliative Radiotherapy to the Cervical and Thoracic Spine Journal of Radiation Oncology : 2018.

Dharmarajan K, Rich S, Johnstone C, Hertan L, Wei R, Colbert L, Jones JA, Kamal A, Jones CA: Palliative Care Specialist Series: Top 10 Tips Palliative Care Clinicians Should Know About Radiation Oncology Journal of Palliative Medicine 21 (3): 2018.

Randy L. Wei; Lauren E. Colbert; Joshua Jones; Margarita Racsa; Gabrielle Kane; Steve Lutz; Neha Vapiwala; Kavita V. Dharmarajan: Palliative care and palliative radiation therapy education in radiation oncology: A survey of US radiation oncology program directors Practical Radiation Oncology 7 (4): 2017.

Harold J. Burstein, Lada Krilov, Jeanny B. Aragon-Ching, Nancy N. Baxter, E. Gabriela Chiorean, Warren Allen Chow, John Frederick De Groot, Steven Michael Devine, Steven G. DuBois, Wafik S. El-Deiry, Andrew S. Epstein, John Heymach, Joshua Adam Jones, Deborah K. Mayer, Rebecca A. Miksad, Nathan A. Pennell, Michael S. Sabel, Richard L. Schilsky, Lynn Mara Schuchter, Nadine Tung, Karen Marie Winkfield, Lori J. Wirth, Don S. Dizon: Clinical Cancer Advances 2017: Annual Report on Progress Against Cancer From the American Society of Clinical Oncology Journal of Clinical Oncology 35 (12): 2017.

Krishan, Monica S.; Racsa, Margarita; Jones, Joshua; Chittenden, Eva H.; Schaefer, Kristen G.; Spektor, Alexander; Enzinger, Andrea C.; Balboni, Tracy A.: Radiation oncology resident palliative education. Practical Radiation Oncology : 2017.

Stephen Lutz, M.D., Tracy Balboni, M.D., M.P.H, Joshua Jones, M.D., Simon Lo, M.B., Ch.B, Joshua Petit, M.D., Shayna Rich, M.D., Ph.D., Rebecca Wong, M.B., Ch.B, Caroline Patton, MA, Carol Hahn, M.D.: Palliative Radiotherapy for Bone Metastases: Update of an ASTRO Evidence-Based Guideline Practical Radiation Oncology 7 (1): 4-12,2017.

Arscott W Tristan; Plastaras, John P; Maity, Amit; Kumar, Pallavi; Doucette, Abigail; Jones, Joshua: Toxicity of sequential immune therapy and radiation for cervical and thoracic spine metastases Palliative Oncology Symposium : 2017.

Stephen T. Lutz, Joshua A. Jones, Edward Chow: Role of Radiation Therapy in Palliative Care of the Patient With Cancer Journal of Clinical Oncology 32 (26): 2913-2919,2014.

Fotouhi-Ghiam, Alireza; Singh, Yash; Venigalla, Sriram; Bassett, Jaclyn; Jones, Joshua: Role of palliative radiotherapy (PRT) in patients with malignant airway obstruction (MAO) in the intensive care unit (ICU) Palliative Oncology Symposium : 2017.

Danielle Rodin, Surbhi Grover, Shekinah N. Elmore, Felicia M. Knaul, Rifat Atun, Lisa Caulley, Cristian A. Herrera, Joshua A. Jones, Aryeh J. Price, Anusheel Munshi, Ajeet K. Gandhi, Chiman Shah, Mary Gospodarowicz: The Power of Integration: Radiotherapy And Global Palliative Care Annals of Palliative Medicine 5 (3): 209-217,2016.

Jones, JA: Chapter 5: Palliative Care Assessment Handbook of Supportive and Palliative Radiation Oncology : 2016.

Jones J: Radiation Oncology and Palliative Medicine: A natural and evolving collaboration ASTRONews : 2016.

Lo SS, Ryu S, Chang EL, Galanopoulos N, Jones J, Kim EY, Kubicky CD, Lee CP, Rose PS, Sahgal A, Sloan AE, Teh BS, Traughber BJ, Van Poznak C, Vassil AD: ACR Appropriateness Criteria Metastatic Epidural Spinal Cord Compression and Recurrent Spinal Metastasis Journal of Palliative Medicine 18 (7): 573-584,2015.

Jones, Joshua, Lutz, Stephen, Fairchild, Alysa: Advanced Radiotherapy Technologies near the End of Life in Patients with Advanced Cancer: When is it worth it and when is it not? Palliative Radiation Therapy: Utilization of Advanced Technologies 2 : 2015.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Radiation Oncology
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
TRC2 West

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-2989
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)