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Rebecca L. Hirsh, MD

Rebecca L. Hirsh, MD Physician

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Hirsh is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Hematology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Hematology, 2010
  • Medical Oncology, 2012

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
  • Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia
  • Adult T-Cell Leukemia
  • Adult T-Cell Lymphoma
  • AIDS Related Malignancies
  • Amyloidosis
  • Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma
  • Blood Cancer
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes
  • Burkitt Lymphoma
  • Cancer During Pregnancy
  • Castleman Disease
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myelocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia
  • CNS Lymphoma
  • Cutaneous Lymphoma
  • Eosinophilic Granuloma
  • Erdheim-Chester Disease
  • Essential Thrombocytosis
  • Graft Versus Host Disease
  • Hairy Cell Leukemia
  • Histiocytosis
  • HIV Lymphoma
  • HIV Malignancies
  • Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Intraocular Lymphoma
  • Large Granular Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Leukemia
  • Light Chain Disorders
  • Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Lymphoma
  • Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance
  • Mucosa-Associated Lymphoid Tissue Lymphoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)
  • Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN)
  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Pelvic Malignancy During Pregnancy
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Plasma Cell Dyscrasia
  • POEMS Syndrome
  • Polycythemia
  • Primary Myelofibrosis
  • Prolymphocytic Leukemia
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts
  • Sezary Syndrome
  • Transformed Lymphoma
  • Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia (WM)
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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
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • 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
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA (DO NOT USE)
  • 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: Brown University
Residency: Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital
Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

Memberships

American Society of Clinical Oncology, National American Society of Hematology, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Hirsh is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

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

Research

Selected Publications:

Baligh R. Yehia, MD, MPP, MSHP; Daniel Calder, MPH; Judd D. Flesch, MD; Rebecca L. Hirsh, MD; Eve Higginbotham SM, MD; Nancy Tkacs, PhD, RN; Beverley Crawford, DDS; Neil Fishman, MD: Advancing LGBT Health at an Academic Medical Center: A Case Study LGBT Health 2 (4): 362-6,2015.

Hirsh RL, DeMichele A.: The role of lapatinib in the preoperative therapy of breast cancer Curr Oncol Rep. : 2012.

Hirsh RL, Fox KR: Duration of chemotherapy for early stage breast cancer: have we reached the limit? What is the survival impact of amenorrhea? Curr Treat Options Oncol. 11 (3-4): 59-62,2010.

Hirsh RL, Fox KR: HER2 blockade: is combination therapy better than monotherapy? Curr Treat Options Oncol. 11 (3-4): 63-5,2010.

Hirsh RL, Dilip G, Rogers G, Richard S, Neal R: Langerhans cell histiocytosis following acute leukemia in an adult. American Journal of Hematology 84 (10): 693-4,2009.

Petrylak DP, Resto-Garces K, Tibyan M, Mohile SG: Phase I Trial Evaluating Escalating Doses of Docetaxel and Lenalidomide J Clin Oncol 27 (15s (suppl)): 2009.

Hirsh RL, O’Connor O: Current Therapeutic Options in Follicular Lymphoma. OncologyCases.com : 2008.

Anion Gap Metabolic Acidosis with an Osmolal Gap in a 36-year-old Alcoholic.: Hirsh RL American College of Physicians Regional Meeting : 2003.

Hirsh RL: Exertional Rhabdomyolysis in a Fit Prison Inmate American College of Physicians Regional Meeting : 2003.

Academic Contact Info

3400 Civic Center Blvd
12 South Pavilion

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