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Nevena Damjanov, MD

Nevena Damjanov, MD Physician

Section Chief Hematology/Oncology, VA Medical Center Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Damjanov is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Medical Oncology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 1992

Clinical Expertise:

  • Colon Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (Islet Cell Tumors)

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
  • 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: Drexel University Center City Hahnemann Campus
Residency: Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: University Hospitals Case Medical Center


American Medical Association, National American Society of Clinical Oncology, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Damjanov 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.


Selected Publications:

V. Mazzaferro, B. El-Rayes, C. Cotsoglou, W. P. Harris, N. Damjanov, G. Masi, L. Rimassa, N. Personeni, F. Braiteh, V. Zagonel, K.P. Papadopoulos, T. Hall, Y. Wang, G. Abbadessa, B. Schwart, J. Kazakin, M. Droz Dit Busset, W. Shaib: ARQ 087, an oral pan-fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) inhibitor, in patients (pts) with advanced intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (iCCA) with FGFR2 genetic aberrations J Clin Oncol 35 : 2017.

Mark H. O'Hara, Thomas Benjamin Karasic, Irina Vasilevskaya, Maryann Redlinger, Arturo Loaiza-Bonilla, Ursina R. Teitelbaum, Bruce J. Giantonio, Nevena Damjanov, Kim Anna Reiss, Mark Alan Rosen, Daniel F Heitjan, Andrea B. Troxel, Ravi K. Amaravadi, Peter J. O'Dwyer: Phase II trial of the autophagy inhibitor hydroxychloroquine with FOLFOX and bevacizumab in front line treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer J Clin Oncol 35 : 2017.

Lorenza Rimassa, Eric Assenat, Markus Peck-Radosavljevic, Vittorina Zagonel, Marc Pracht, Elena Rota-Caremoli, Philippe Mathurin, William Harris, Luigi Bolondi, Maria Reig, Nevena Damjanov, Bruno Daniele, Camillo Porta, Vincenzo Mazzaferro, Giovanni Abbadessa, Brian Schwartz, Maria Lamar, Terri Goldberg, Armando Santoro, Jordi Bruix: Second-Line Tivantinib (ARQ 197) vs Placebo in Patients (Pts) with MET-High Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC): Results of the METIV-HCC Phase 3 Trial J Clin Oncol 35 : 2017.

Braxton DR, Saxe D, Damjanov N, Stashek K, Shroff S, Morrissette JD, Tondon R, Furth EE.: Molecular and cytogenomic profiling of hepatic adenocarcinoma expressing inhibinA, a mimicker of neuroendocrine tumors: proposal to reclassify as "cholangioblastic variant of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma". Hum Pathol 62 : 232-241,2017.

Rimassa, L., Reig, M., Abbadessa, G., Peck-Radosavljevic, M., Harris, W., Zagonel, V., Pastorelli, D., Rota Caremoli, E., Porta, C., Damjanov, N., Patel, H., Daniele, B., Lamar, M., Schwartz, B., Goldberg, T., Santoro, A., Bruix, J.: Tumor biopsy and patient enrollment in clinical trials for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma World J Gastroenterol 23 (13): 2448-2452,2017.

Jacob E. Shabason, Jerry Chen, Smith Apisarnthanarax, Nevena Damjanov, Bruce Giantonio, Arturo Loaiza-Bonilla, Peter O’Dwyer, Mark O’Hara, Kim Reiss, Ursina Teitelbaum, Paul Wissel, Jeffery Drebin, Charles Vollmer, Michael Kochman, Rosemarie Mick, Norge Vergara, Nirag Jhala, Abigail Berman, Jay Dorsey, Sydney M. Evans, Gary Kao, John. N. Lukens, John P. Plastaras, James M. Metz, Edgar Ben-Josef: A Phase I Dose Escalation Trial of Nab-Paclitaxel and Fixed Dose Radiation in Patients with Unresectable or Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer Association for Clinical and Translational Science Annual Meeting : 2017.

Brown, J.C., Troxel, A.B., Ky, B., Damjanov, N., Zemel, B.S., Rickels, M.R., Rhim, A.D., Rustgi, A.K., Courneya, K.S., Schmitz, K.H.: A randomized phase II dose–response exercise trial among Colon Cancer Survivors: Purpose, Study Design, methods, and recruitment results, Contemporary Clinical Trials 47 : 366–375,2016.

Lea Lowenfeld MD, Jashodeep Datta MD, Russell S. Lewis Jr., Matthew T. McMillan, Ronac Mamtani MD, Nevena Damjanov MD, Vinay Chandrasakhara MD, Giorgos Karakousis MD, Jeffrey Drebin MD PhD, Douglas Fraker MD, Robert E. Roses MD: Multimodality Treatment of T4 Gastric Cancer in the United States: Utilization Trends and Impact on Survival. Annals of Surgical Oncology 22 (Suppl 3): S863-72,2015.

Vassallo,R; Prechtel-Dunphy,E; Damjanov,N; Tsikouras,A; Favatella,J; Kasbekar,N.: Impact of Comprehensive Pharmacy Services on Patient Centered Outcomes in an Oncology Clinic UHC Pharmacy Council Meeting: New Orleans, LA : 2015.

E.M. Egert, R.D. Johnson, M.M. Watts, J. Booty, N. Damjanov, R. Mohr, M. Lee, N.S. Mungiole, D.E. Kaplan, J. Griffiths, H.A. Shaikh, R.C. Hawley, M.S. Ghosh: A Regional Multidisciplinary Liver Tumor Board improves Access to Hepatocellular Carcinoma Treatment for Patients Geographically Distant from Tertiary Medical Center AASLD, The Liver Meeting 2015 (521): 2015.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
51 North 39th Street
103A MAB

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-8488
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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