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Michelle Alonso-Basanta, MD, PhD

Michelle Alonso-Basanta, MD, PhD Physician

Helene Blum Assistant Professor

Dr. Alonso-Basanta is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Michelle Alonso-Basanta

Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2015 – 2017

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues for 2017 and 2018

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Penn Medicine.

Overall Ratings

Patient Comments

Clinical Specialties

Clinical Expertise:

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

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 Amerihealth
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Medicare
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • 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

Education and Training

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

Memberships

American Association for Cancer Research, National American College of Radiology, National American Medical Association, National American Society for Radiation Oncology, National American Society of Clinical Oncology, National Chordoma Foundation, International International Gamma Knife Research Foundation (previously the North American Gamma Knife Consortium), International North American Skull Base Society, International NY Roengten Society, Local Phi Beta Kappa, National Radiological Society of North America, National Society of Neuro-oncology, National Varian Advisory Board: Member, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Alonso-Basanta is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Chester County Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • 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:

Sonam Sharma, David Guttmann, Dylan Small, Charles Rareshide, Gregory Kurtzman, Joshua Jones, Jacob Shabason, Michelle Alonso-Basanta, Robert Lustig, Amit Maity, James Metz, Sarah Lowitz, Mary Cohen, Nathan Anderson, Jarod Finlay, Peter Gabriel, Mitesh Patel, Justin Bekelman: Effect of Introducing a Default Order Option on Unnecessary Daily Image Guidance During Palliative Radiotherapy: A Cluster Randomized Stepped-Wedge Clinical Trial Red Journal supplement : 2018.

David Guttmann, Edna Volz, Peter Gabriel, Robert Lustig, Kashyap Patel, Amit Maity, Michelle Alonso-Basanta: Improving timely completion of radiotherapy end of treatment summaries in a large multi-site radiation oncology department Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)2018 : 2018.

Sonam Sharma, David Guttmann, Dylan Small, Charles Rareshide, Gregory Kurtzman, Joshua Jones, Jacob Shabason, Michelle Alonso-Basanta, Robert Lustig, Amit Maity, James Metz, Sarah Lowitz, Mary Cohen, Nathan Anderson, Jarod Finlay, Peter Gabriel, Mitesh Patel, Justin Bekelman: Effect of Introducing a Default Order Option on Unnecessary Daily Image Guidance During Palliative Radiotherapy: A Cluster Randomized Stepped-Wedge Clinical Trial Annual Meeting Scientific Program of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)2018 : 2018.

David Guttmann, Edna Volz, Peter Gabriel, Robert Lustig, Kashyap Patel, Amit Maity, Michelle Alonso-Basanta: Improving timely completion of radiotherapy end of treatment summaries in a large multi-site radiation oncology department Red Journal Supplement : 2018.

Xu Zhiyuan, Mathieu David, Heroux France, Abbassy Mahmoud, Barnett Gene, Mohammadi Alireza M, Kano Hideyuki, Caruso James, Shih Han-Hsun, Grills Inga S, Lee Kuei, Krishnan Sandeep, Kaufmann Anthony M, Lee John Y K, Alonso-Basanta Michelle, Kerr Marie, Pierce John, Kondziolka Douglas, Hess Judith A, Gerrard Jason, Chiang Veronica, Lunsford L Dade, Sheehan Jason P: Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Trigeminal Neuralgia in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis: A Multicenter Study. Neurosurgery : 2018.

W. Tristram Arscott*, Simeng Zhu*, John Plastaras1, Amit Maity1, Michelle Alonso-Basanta and Josh Jones: Neurologic toxicity during and after concurrent palliative radiotherapy and immune checkpoint blockade for brain metastases The Radiation Oncology Summit: ACRO 2018 : 2018.

D. Mihailidis, L. Brady, S. Anamalayil, M. Alonso-Basanta, R. Scheuermann, C. Kennedy, J. Metz: Rapid IMRT delivery for head and neck (H&N) with a prototype jawless MLC system and a novel MV-CBCT panel (e-Poster/oral) ASTRO 59th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA September 23-26, 2017 : 2017.

Doroslovački Pavle, Tamhankar Madhura A, Liu Grant T, Shindler Kenneth S, Ying Gui-Shuang, Alonso-Basanta Michelle: Factors Associated with Occurrence of Radiation-induced Optic Neuropathy at "Safe" Radiation Dosage. Seminars in ophthalmology : 1-8,2017.

Stephanie Yoon, Kevin Nead, Alexander Lin, J. Nicholas Lukens, James Palmer, Nithin Adappa, and Michelle Alonso-Basanta: Adjuvant Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) For Sinonasal Mucosal Melanoma: A Single-Institution Retrospective Experience North American Skull Base Society Supplement 78 (S 01): 2017.

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 6 (6): e345-e351,2016.

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: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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