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Lee Hartner, MD

Lee Hartner, MD Physician

Clinical Director of Sarcoma Medical Oncology Director, GI-CREP Program Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Dr. Hartner is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Lee Hartner

Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2015 – 2017

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's May 2018 Top Docs issue

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties


  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Hematology, 2004
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2010
  • Internal Medicine, 1997
  • Medical Oncology, 2005

Clinical Expertise:

  • All Cancer Types
  • Anal Cancer
  • Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • GI Cancer Risk Evaluation
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Mouth Cancer (Oral Cancer)
  • Nasal Cancer
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer (Gastric Cancer)
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer

Description of Clinical Expertise

Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Head and Neck 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
  • 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
  • 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: Tufts University School of Medicine
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Fellowship: Tufts - New England Medical Center


American College of Physicians, National American Society of Clinical Oncology, National American Society of Hematology, National Connective Tissue Oncology Society, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Hartner is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

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


Selected Publications:

Workman Alan D, Farquhar Douglas R, Brody Robert M, Parasher Arjun K, Carey Ryan M, Purkey Michael T, Nagda Danish A, Brooks John S, Hartner Lee P, Brant Jason A, Newman Jason G: Leiomyosarcoma of the head and neck: A 17-year single institution experience and review of the National Cancer Data Base. Head & neck 40 (4): 756-762,2018.

Hartner Lee: Chemotherapy for Oral Cancer. Dental clinics of North America 62 (1): 87-97,2018.

Baumann Brian C, Nagda Suneel N, Kolker James D, Levin William P, Weber Kristy L, Berman Abigail T, Staddon Arthur, Hartner Lee, Hahn Stephen M, Glatstein Eli, Simone Charles B: Efficacy and safety of stereotactic body radiation therapy for the treatment of pulmonary metastases from sarcoma: A potential alternative to resection. Journal of surgical oncology 114 (1): 65-9,2016.

Tabernero Josep, Yoshino Takayuki, Cohn Allen Lee, Obermannova Radka, Bodoky Gyorgy, Garcia-Carbonero Rocio, Ciuleanu Tudor-Eliade, Portnoy David C, Van Cutsem Eric, Grothey Axel, Prausová Jana, Garcia-Alfonso Pilar, Yamazaki Kentaro, Clingan Philip R, Lonardi Sara, Kim Tae Won, Simms Lorinda, Chang Shao-Chun, Nasroulah Federico: Ramucirumab versus placebo in combination with second-line FOLFIRI in patients with metastatic colorectal carcinoma that progressed during or after first-line therapy with bevacizumab, oxaliplatin, and a fluoropyrimidine (RAISE): a randomised, double-blind, multicentre, phase 3 study. The Lancet. Oncology 16 (5): 499-508,2015.

Kim Luke Y, Purkey Michael T, Patel Mihir R, Ghosh Ankona, Hartner Lee, Newman Jason G: Primary granulocytic sarcoma of larynx. Head & neck 37 (3): E38-44,2015.

Winer Eric S, Safran Howard, Karaszewska Boguslawa, Richards Donald A, Hartner Lee, Forget Frederic, Ramlau Rodryg, Kumar Kirushna, Mayer Bhabita, Johnson Brendan M, Messam Conrad A, Mostafa Kamel Yasser: Eltrombopag with gemcitabine-based chemotherapy in patients with advanced solid tumors: a randomized phase I study. Cancer medicine 4 (1): 16-26,2015.

DeMille Debra M, Piscitelli Michael, Ocker Aaron, Vuong Carrie, Hartner Lee, Lynch Mary Pat: Vitamin D deficiency in the oncology setting. The Journal of community and supportive oncology 12 (1): 13-9,2014.

Ogilvie CM, Crawford EA, Slotcavage RL, King JJ, Lackman RD, Hartner L, Staddon AP: Treatment of Adult Rhabdomyosarcoma Am. J. Clin. Oncol. 33 : 128-131,2010.

Mintzer DM, Granda-Cameron C, Tobin B, Marcone D, Lynch MP, Hartner L., Staddon A: Embedding Palliative Care and Geriatric Oncology within a Private Oncology Practice Community Oncology : 331-334,2009.

Staddon A, Crawford EA, hartner L, Lackman RD, Ogolvie CM: Treatment of Metastatic Sarcomatoid Carcinoma with Doxorubicin and Ifoxamide ASCP Proccedings : 2008.

Academic Contact Info

Pennsylvania Hematology Oncology at Pennsylvania Hospital
230 West Washington Square, 2nd Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 829-7090
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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