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Neil K. Taunk, MD, MS

Neil K. Taunk, MD, MS Physician

Dr. Taunk is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Radiation Oncology

Programs & Centers:

Clinical Expertise:

  • Brachytherapy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Proton Therapy
  • Radiation Treatment
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
  • Targeted Molecular Therapy
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vulvar Cancer

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • 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
  • 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: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Residency: Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Residency: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Memberships

American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO), National American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), National New York Roentgen Society (NYRS), Local Radiation Oncology Education Collaborative Study Group (ROECSG), National Radiologic Society of North America (RSNA), National Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMNI), National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Taunk 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:

Leite Elton T T, Moraes Fabio Y, Marta Gustavo N, Taunk Neil K, Vieira Marina T L, Hanna Samir A, Silva João Luis F, Carvalho Heloisa A: Trial sponsorship and self-reported conflicts of interest in breast cancer radiation therapy: An analysis of prospective clinical trials. Breast (Edinburgh, Scotland) 33 : 29-33,2017.

Soliman Moaaz*, Taunk Neil K*, Simons Robert E, Osborne Joseph R, Kim Michelle M, Szerlip Nicholas J, Spratt Daniel E: Anatomic and functional imaging in the diagnosis of spine metastases and response assessment after spine radiosurgery. Neurosurgical focus 42 (1): E5,2017.

Taunk NK, Chenc C, Han Z, Vapiwala N, Tsai H: Prostate Cancer Proton Therapy Target Volume Delineation and Treatment Planning for Particle Therapy : 2017.

Taunk NK, Zelefsky MJ: Brachytherapy Pocket Oncology (2nd Edition) : 2017.

Sandler I, Michaud L, Touijer K, Gopalan A, Beattie B, Taunk NK, Vargas-Alvarez HA, Weber WA: 68Ga-RM2 (GRP receptor antagonist) PET-CT for primary prostate cancer: initial results for localization of intra prostatic disease. World Molecular Imaging Congress, New York, NY : 2016.

Mendez L, Moraes FY, Suh J, Taunk NK, Souhami L, Slotman BJ, Weltman E, Marta GN: Trial Sponsorship and Self-Reported Conflicts of Interest in Clinical Trials of Central Nervous System Malignancies 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology, Boston, MA : 2016.

Taunk NK, Zhang H, Carlin DS, Weber WA: Monitoring Prostate Cancer Treatment Response to Radiation Therapy and Androgen Deprivation: In Vitro Evaluation of anti-PSMA Antibody vs GRPr Antagonists. World Molecular Imaging Congress, New York, NY : 2016.

Taunk NK, Zhang H, Carlin SD, Weber WA: Monitoring Prostate Cancer Treatment Response to Radiation Therapy and Androgen Deprivation with Novel Radiolabeled and Dual-Labeled Gastrin-Releasing Peptide Receptor (GRPr) Antagonists. 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology, Boston, MA : 2016.

Moraes FY, Mendez L, Suh J, Taunk NK, Souhami L, Slotman BJ, Weltman E, Marta GN: Funding Source, Self-Reported Conflicts of Interest, and the Interpretation of Conclusion of Phase I, II, III Trials in Neuro-Oncology. 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology, Boston, MA : 2016.

Taunk NK, Bakhoum SF, Laughney A, Ghossein R, Lee NY, Chung C: Relationship of Numerical Chromosomal Instability with Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes in Head and Neck Cancers Treated with Multimodality Therapy 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology, Boston, MA : 2016.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Radiation Oncology
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Blvd

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-6515
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)