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Lawrence N. Shulman, MD

Lawrence N. Shulman, MD Physician

Deputy Director, Clinical Services, Abramson Cancer Center Director, Center for Global Cancer Medicine, Abramson Cancer Center Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Clinical Associate of Medicine

Dr. Shulman is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Medical Oncology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Hematology, 1982
  • Internal Medicine, 1978
  • Medical Oncology, 1981

Clinical Expertise:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC)
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

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
  • OPR Medicare
  • OPR New Jersey Medicaid
  • OPR Pennsylvania Medicaid
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • 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: Harvard Medical School
Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Fellowship: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


American College of Physicians, National American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer, Representative from the American Society of Clinical Oncology, National American Society of Clinical Oncology, National American Society of Hematology, National ASAN Institute for Life Sciences, Seoul, Korea, International Breast Health Global Initiative, Steering Committee, International Davidoff Cancer Center, Rabin Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel, International Global Oncology, International National Cancer Policy Forum, National Partners In Health, International The Max Foundation, National University of Global Health Equity, Rwanda, International World Health Organization, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Shulman is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

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


Selected Publications:

Neal C, Rusangwa C, Borg R, Tapela N, Mugunga JC, Shyirambere C, Ntakirutimana E, Park PH, Shulman LN, Mpunga T: Cost of providing quality cancer care at the Butaro Cancer Center of Excellence in Rwanda J Global Oncol (4): 1-7,2018.

O’Neil DS, Keating NL, Dusengimana JM, Hategekimana V, Umwizera A, Mpunga T, Shulman LN, Pace LE: Quality of breast cancer treatment at a rural cancer center in Rwanda J Global Oncol (4): 1-11,2018.

Rubagumya F, Xu MJ, May L, Driscoll C, Uwizeye FR, Shyirambere C, Larrabee K, Gilbert UD, Muhayimana C, Hategekimana V, Elmore S, Mpunga T, Moore M, Shulman LN, Lehmann L: Outcomes of a low intensity treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) at the Butaro Cancer Center of Excellence in Rwanda J Global Oncol (4): 1-11,2018.

Martei YM, Chiyapo S, Grover S, Ramogola-Masire D, Dryden-Peterson S, Shulman LN, Tapela N.: Availability of WHO Essential Medicines for Cancer Treatment in Botswana J Glob Oncol (4): 1-8,2018.

Pace LE, Dusengimana JV, Keating NL, Hategekimana V, Rugema V, Bigirimana JB, Costas-Chavarri A, Umwizera A, Park PH, Shulman LN, Mpunga T: Impact of Breast Cancer Early Detection Training on Rwandan Health Workers' Knowledge and Skills. J Glob Oncol (4): 1-10,2018.

Martei YM, Chiyapo S, Grover S, Hanna C, Dryden-Peterson S, Pusoentsi M, Shulman LN, Tapela N: Methodology to Forecast Volume and Cost of Cancer Drugs in Low- and Middle-Income Countries J Glob Oncol (4): 1-8,2018.

Muvugabigwi G, Nshimiyimana I, Greenberg L, Hakizimana E, Ruhangaza D, Benewe O, Bhai K, Pepoon JR, Fehr AE, Park PH, Butonzi J, Shyirambere C, Manirakiza A, Rusangwa C, Milner D, Mpunga T, Shulman LN: Decreasing histology turnaround time through stepwise innovation and capacity building in Rwanda J Global Oncol (4): 1-6,2018.

Hortobagyi GN, Pyle D, Cazap EL, El Saghir NS, Shulman LN, Lyman GH, Schnipper LE, Adebamowo CA, Gandara DR, Vose J, Wong SL, Yu P: American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Global Oncology Leadership Task Force: Findings and Actions J Global Oncol (4): 1-8,2018.

Garcia-Gonzalez P, Lopes G, Schwartz E, Shulman LN: The Role of Humanitarian Donations in Decreasing Preventable Mortality From Cancer in Low-Income Countries: Models to Improve Access to Life-Saving Medicines J Glob Oncol (4): 1-3,2018.

De La Cruz LM, Shulman LN: 'Under' Surveillance: Impact of Race and Socioeconomic Status on Post-Treatment Breast Cancer Imaging Ann Surg Oncol 25 (6): 1456-1457,2018.

Academic Contact Info

Abramson Cancer Center
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
South Pavilion, 12-111

Philadelphia, PA 19104