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Michelle Alonso-Basanta, MD, PhD

Michelle Alonso-Basanta, MD, PhD Physician

Helene Blum Assistant Professor

Dr. Alonso-Basanta is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Radiation Oncology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Radiation Oncology, 2009

Clinical Expertise:

  • Brain Metastasis
  • Brain Tumors
  • Radiation Oncology - Brain
  • Radiation Oncology - Sarcoma
  • Radiation Treatment
  • Radiosurgery
  • Spinal Cord Cancer

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Radiation Oncology

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine Concourse Level 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • 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 Care
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
Residency: New York University Medical Center

Memberships

AACR, National ACR, National American Medical Association, National American Society for Radiation Oncology, National American Society of Clinical Oncology, National Chordoma Foundation, International North American Gamma Knife Consortium, International North American Skull Base Society, International NY Roengten Society, Local Phi Beta Kappa, National RSNA, National Society of Neuro-oncology, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Alonso-Basanta is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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:

Ojerholm Eric, Anderson Nathan, Patel Kashyapkumar, Wang Peng, Lustig Robert A, Alonso-Basanta Michelle, Kurtz Goldie, Jones Joshua A: Impact of image guidance during whole-brain radiation therapy. Practical radiation oncology : 2016.

Ahn Peter H, Mitra Nandita, Alonso-Basanta Michelle, Adappa Nithin D, Palmer James N, O'Malley Bert W, Rassekh Christopher H, Chalian Ara, Cohen Roger B, Lin Alexander: Nodal Metastasis and Elective Nodal Level Treatment in Sinonasal Small Cell and Sinonasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma: A Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Analysis. The British journal of radiology 89 (1058): 20150488,2016.

Piazza Matthew, Ramayya Ashwin, Geiger Geoffrey, Alonso-Basanta Michelle, Nasrallah MacLean P, Welch William, Ozturk Ali: Intramedullary recurrence of a thoracic meningioma - Presentation of an unusual case and review of the literature. World neurosurgery : 2016.

Ruangkanchanasetr, R, Lee, JYK, Bigelow, D, Ruckenstein, M and Alonso-Basanta, MD: TOXICITY OF GAMMA KNIFE RADIOSURGERY MAY BE GREATER IN PATIENTS WITH LOWER CRANIAL NERVE SCHWANNOMAS 26th Annual North American Skull Base Society Meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona, February 2016 : 2016.

Wang S, Martinez-Lage M, Sakai Y, Chawla S, Kim S G, Alonso-Basanta M, Lustig R A, Brem S, Mohan S, Wolf R L, Desai A, Poptani H: Differentiating Tumor Progression from Pseudoprogression in Patients with Glioblastomas Using Diffusion Tensor Imaging and Dynamic Susceptibility Contrast MRI. AJNR - American Journal of Neuroradiology 37 (1): 28-36,2016.

Akbari Hamed, Macyszyn Luke, Da Xiao, Bilello Michel, Wolf Ronald L, Martinez-Lage Maria, Biros George, Alonso-Basanta Michelle, O'Rourke Donald M, Davatzikos Christos: Imaging Surrogates of Infiltration Obtained Via Multiparametric Imaging Pattern Analysis Predict Subsequent Location of Recurrence of Glioblastoma. Neurosurgery : 2016.

Goldie Kurtz, Michelle Alonso-Basanta, Robert A. Lustig: Radiotherapy for Gliomas Ediciones Journal S.A., Viamonte 2146, (1056ABH) Buenos Aires, Argentina. www.edicionesjournal.com : 2016.

Chowdhury Imran H, Ojerholm Eric, McMillan Matthew T, Miller Denise, Kolker James D, Kurtz Goldie, Dorsey Jay F, Nagda Suneel N, Geiger Geoffrey A, Brem Steven, O'Rourke Donald M, Zager Eric L, Gangadhar Tara, Schuchter Lynn, Lee John Y K, Alonso-Basanta Michelle: Novel risk scores for survival and intracranial failure in patients treated with radiosurgery alone to melanoma brain metastases. Radiation oncology (London, England) 10 (1): 248,2015.

Alonso-Basanta, Michelle: Enticing the Medical Student: How to Get Students Interested in Neuro-oncology Neuro-Oncology: Open Access : 2015.

Cooke M, Saxena D, Kao G, Aguarin L, Cheng P, Steinmetz D, Fenollal G, Alonso-Basanta M, O’Rourke DM, Brem S, Lustig R, Dorsey JF: Molecular characterization of glioma circulating tumor cells (gCTCs) at single cell resolution Society of Neuro-Oncology Annual Meeting : 2015.

Academic Contact Info

University of Pennsylvania
Department of Radiation Oncology
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
TRC-2 West
3400 Civic Center Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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