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Karen S. Gustafson, MD, PhD

Karen S. Gustafson, MD, PhD Physician

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Dr. Gustafson is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Pathology - Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 2002
  • Pathology - Cytopathology, 2004
  • Pathology, 2014

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • 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
  • Vetrans Choice Program (6/2018 Not Active)

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American Society of Cytopathology, National Association for Molecular Pathology, National College of American Pathologists, National Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology, National United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Gustafson 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.

Research

Selected Publications:

Vijayvergia, N., Boland, P. M., Handorf, E., Gustafson, K. S., Gong, Y., Cooper, H. S., Sheriff, F., Astsaturov, I. A., Cohen, S. J., Engstrom, P. F.: Molecular profiling of neuroendocrine malignancies to identify prognostic and therapeutic markers: A Fox Chase Cancer Center pilot study. Br. J. Cancer. 115 (5): 564-570,2016.

Farma, J., Kulkarni, N., Escalante, D.A., Meade, C., Osevala, N., Zibelman, M., Gustafson, K.S., Wu, H., Lango, M., Reddy, S., Movva, S., Olszanski, A.J., Zih, F.S.: Molecular profiling and clinical outcomes in patients with in-transit recurrence of melanoma. Ann. Surg. Oncol. 23 : 2016.

Vijayvergia, N., Cohen, S.J., Boland, P.M., Gustafson, K.S., Sherrif, F., Cooper, H., Astaturov, I., Engstrom, P.F.: Molecular profiling defines subsets of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) with aggressive disease: A Fox Chase Cancer Center (FCCC) study. Pancreas 45 (3): 469-470,2016.

Kaczmar, J.M., Gustafson, K.S., Wong, Y.N., Minniti, C.J., Sandilya, V.K., Sprandio, J.D., Chertock, Y., Hart, C., Hall, M.J.: Tumor genomic profiling (TGP) in metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC): Bridging the community and the tertiary cancer center through genomic consultation (GC). J. of Clin. Oncol. 34 (4): 2016.

Zih, F.S., Kulkarni, N., Escalante, D.A., Meade, C., Osevala, N., Zibelman, M., Movva, S., Gustafson, K.S., Wu, H., Reddy, S., Lango, M., Olszanski, A.J., Farma, J.: Molecular profiling and clinical outcomes in malignant melanoma: Experience at a NCI-designated cancer center. Ann. Surg. Oncol. 23 : 2016.

Shih J, Bashir B, Gustafson KS, Andrake MA, Dunbrack RL, Goldstein LJ, Boumber Y.: CSI: Cancer Signature Investigation: ERBB2 (HER2)-activating mutation and amplification-positive breast carcinoma mimicking lung primary. J. Natl. Compr. Canc. Netw : 2015.

Vijayvergia, N., Boland, P. M., Cohen, S. J., Gustafson, K. S., Cooper, H. S., Astsaturov, I. A., Engstrom, P. F.: Molecular profiling of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs): The Fox Chase Cancer Center (FCCC) experience. J. of Clin. Oncol. 33 (3): 2015.

Zibelman, M. R., Kulkarni, N., Lango, M., von Mehren, M., Movva, S., Gustafson, K. S., Reddy, S. S., Wu, H., Farma, J. M., Olszanski, A. J.: Molecular markers in malignant melanoma: Experience at an NCI-designated cancer center. J. of Clin. Oncol. 33 (15): 2015.

Matthew, E.M., Zhou, L.L., Vijayvergia, N., Dicker, D.T., Gustafson, K.S., Cooper, H.S., Ross, E.A., Lim, B., Harouaka, R., Zheng, S.Y., Lamparella, N.E., Drabick, J.J., Truica, C.I., Yang, Z.H., El-Deiry, W.S.: A multiplexed marker-based algorithm for diagnosis of carcinoma of unknown primary using circulating tumor cells. Cancer Res. 75 : 2015.

Vijayvergia, N., Boland, P. M., Gustafson, K. S., Sheriff, F., Cooper, H. S., Cohen, S. J., Astsaturov, I. A., Engstrom, P. F.: Molecular profiling of advanced stage neuro endocrine tumors (NETs): The Fox Chase Cancer Center (FCCC) experience. Pancreas 44 (2): 2015.

Academic Contact Info

University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
6 Founders, Room FO6.042
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-3209
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)