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Robert A. Burger, MD

Robert A. Burger, MD Physician

Director of Clinical Research and Fellowship Program in Gynecologic Oncology Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Burger is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Robert A. Burger

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2014

Recognized by Best Doctors in America - 2013-2013-2014

Recognized by Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues 2014 - 2017

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Clinical Specialties


  • Gynecologic Oncology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • ObGyn/GynecologicOncology (AMA)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1997

Clinical Expertise:

  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Cervical Lesions
  • Cervix Biopsy
  • Chemotherapy for Gynecologic Cancers
  • Colposcopy
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Surgery
  • Gynecologic Surgery
  • Gynecology Clinical Trials
  • Hysterectomy (Uterus Surgery)
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopy
  • Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP)
  • Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Trophoblastic Cancer
  • 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
  • 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: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: UC at Irvine Medical Center


American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), National American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists , National American College of Surgeons (FACS), fellow, National GOG Foundation, National Gynecologic Oncology Group, National National Cancer Institute (NCI), Investigator, National NRG Oncology, International NRG Oncology, National Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Scientific and Medical Advisory Board, National Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO), National Tina's Wish Foundation, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Burger is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

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


Selected Publications:

Bais C, Mueller B, Brady MF, Mannel RS, Burger RA, Wei W, Marien KM, Kockx MM, Husain A, Birrer MJ: Tumor Microvessel Density as a Potential Predictive Marker for Bevacizumab Benefit: GOG-0218 Biomarker Analyses. J Natl Cancer Inst 109 (11): 2017.

Shalowitz DI, Nivasch E, Burger RA, Schapira MM: Are Patients Willing to Travel for Better Ovarian Cancer Care? Gynecol Oncol In Press : 2017.

Phippen NT, Secord AA, Wolf S, Samsa G, Davidson B, Abernethy AP, Cella D, Havrilevsky LJ, Burger RA, Monk BJ: Quality of life is significantly associated with survival in women with advanced epithelial ovarian cancer: an ancillary data analysis of the NRG Oncology/Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG-0218) study Gynecol Oncol 147 (1): 2017.

Oliver KE, Brady WE, Birrer MJ, Gershenson DM, Fleming G, Copeland LJ, Tewari K, Argenta PA, Mannel RS, Alvarez-Secord A, Stephan J-M, Mutch DG, Stehman FB, Muggia FM, Rose PG, Armstrong DK, Bookman MA, Burger RA.: An evaluation of progression free survival and overall survival of ovarian cancer patients with clear cell carcinoma versus serous carcinoma treated with platinum therapy: An NRG Oncology/Gynecologic Oncology Group experience. Gynecol Oncol In Press : 2017.

Cory L, Latif N, Brensinger C, Zhang X, Giuntoli RL 2nd, Burger RA, Morgan M, Ko E.: Readmission After Gynecologic Surgery: A Comparison of Procedures for Benign and Malignant Indications. Obstet Gynecol 130 (2): 285-295,2017.

Tewari KS, Sill MW, Penson RT, Huang H, Ramondetta LM, Landrum LM, Oaknin A, Reid TJ, Leitao MM, Michael HE, DiSaia PJ, Copeland LJ, Creasman WT, Stehman FB, Brady MF, Burger RA, Thigpen JT, Birrer MJ, Waggoner SE, Moore DH, Look KY, Koh WJ, Monk BJ: Bevacizumab for advanced cervical cancer: final overall survival and adverse event analysis of a randomised, controlled, open-label, phase 3 trial (Gynecologic Oncology Group 240) Lancet In Press : 2017.

Karam A, Ledermann JA, Kim JW, Sehouli J, Gourley C, Katsumata N, Burger RA, Nam BH, Bacon M, Ng C, Pfisterer J, Bekkers RL, Casado-Herraez A, Redondo A, Fujiwara H, Gleeson N, Rosengarten O, Scambia G, Zhu J, Okamoto A, Stuart G, Ochiai K.: Fifth Ovarian Cancer Consensus Conference of the Gynecologic Cancer InterGroup: first-line interventions. Ann Oncol 28 (4): 711-7,2017.

Buckingham L, Haggerty AF, Zhang X, Burger RA, Morgan MA, Ko EM, Andy UU, Giuntoli RL.: Sexual function following hysterectomy for endometrial cancer: A five-year follow-up investigation. Poster presentation at the 2017 Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer, National Harbor, MD (Abstract) Abstract : 2017.

Slaughter KN, Brady MF, Thai T, Wang Y, Zheng B, Salani R, Tewari KS, Gray HJ, Bakkum-Gamez JN, Burger RA, Moore KN, Bookman MA.: Measurements of adiposity as predictive biomarkers for response to anti-angiogenic treatment in epithelial ovarian cancer: An NRG/GOG ancillary data analysis of GOG 218. Featured poster presentation at 2017 Annual Meeting on Women's Cancers, National Harbor, MD (Abstract) Abstract : 2017.

Graul A, Latif N, Zhang X, Dean LT, Morgan M, Giuntoli R, Burger R, Kim S, Schmitz K, Ko E.: Incidence of venous thromboembolism by type of gynecologic malignancy and surgical modality in the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program International Journal of Gynecological Cancer 27(3): : 581-587,2017.

Academic Contact Info

University of Pennsylvania
3400 Civic Center Blvd.
Smilow CTR 8-104

Philadelphia, PA 19104-5156
Phone: (215) 746-4043
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)