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Robert Lustig, MD

Robert Lustig, MD Physician

Director, Network Development Program Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology

Dr. Lustig is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acoustic Neuromas
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Metastasis
  • Brain Tumors
  • Orbital Tumors
  • Proton Therapy
  • Radiation Oncology - Brain
  • Radiation Treatment
  • Skin Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Spinal Tumor
  • Thyroid 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: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: Metropolitan Hospital
Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), National American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), National American College of Radiology (ACR), National American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), National American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO), National Camden County Medical Society, Local New Jersey Medical Society, Local Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium, National Pediatric Proton Foundation, National Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG), National Radiologic Society of North America (RSNA), National Society of Neuro-Oncology, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Lustig 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.


Selected Publications:

J. Vogel, S. Both, M. Kirk, C. Hann-Hsiang, R. Bagatell, Y. Li, R. Womer, N. Balamuth, A. Reilly, G. Kurtz, R. Lustig, Z. Touchner: Proton Therapy for Pediatric head and neck malignancies Pediactris Blood & Cancer : 2017.

Anamalayil SJ, Teo BK, Lin A, Lustig RA: Effects of full-neck volumetric-modulated arc therapy vs split-field intensity-modulated head and neck radiation therapy on low neck targets and structures. Br J Radiol 89 (1062): 2016.

Evans SM, Putt, M, Yang XY, Lustig RA, Martinez-Lage M, Williams D, Desai A, Wolf R, Brem S: Initial evidence that blood-borne microvesicles are biomarkers for recurrence and survival in newly diagnosed glioblastoma patients. J Neurooncol 127 (2): 391-400,2016.

Sumei Wang, Maria Martinez-Lage, Yu Sakai, Sanjeev Chawla, Sungheon G. Kim, Michelle Alonso-Basanta, Robert A. Lustig, Steven Brem, Suyash Mohan, Ronald L. Wolf, Arati Desai: Differentiating Tumor Progression from Pseudo-progression in Patients with Glioblastomas using Diffusion ?Tensor Imaging and Dynamic Susceptibility AJNR AM J Neuroradiol 37 (1): 28-36,2016.

Hill-Kayser CE, Gabriel P, Volz E, Lustig RA, Tochner Z, Hahn SM: Factors Associated with Event Reporting in the Pediatric Radiation Oncology Population Using and Electronic Incident Reporting System. Pract Radiat Oncol 5 (5): 417-422,2015.

Koch C, Lustig R, Xiang-Yang Y, Jenkins W, Wolf R, Martinex-Lage M, Desai A, Dewight W, and Evans: Microvesicles as a Biomarker for Tumor Progression versus Treatment Effect in Radiation/Temozolomide-Treated Glioblastoma Patients. Transl Oncol 7 (6): 752-8,2014.

Maquilan G, Grover S, Alonso-Basanta M: Acute toxicity profile of patients with low-grade gliomas and meningiomas receiving proton therapy Am J Clin Oncol 37 (5): 438-43,2014.

Both S, Shen J, Kirk M, Lin L, Tang S, Alonso-Basanta M,Lustig R, Lin H, Deville C, Hill-Kayser C, Tochner Z: Development and clinical implementation of a universal bolus to maintain spot size during delivery of base of skull pencil beam scanning proton therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 90 (1): 79-84,2014.

Lin H, Ding X, Kirk M, Liu H, Zhai H, Hill-Kayser C, Lustig RA, Tochner Z, Both S: Supine Craniospinal Irradiation Using a Proton Pencil Beam Scanning Technique Without Match Line Changes for Field Junctions. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 90 (1): 71-78,2014.

Ojerholm E, Lee JYK, Kolker J, Lustig R, Dorsey JF, Alonso-Basanta: Gamma Knife radiosurgery to four or more brain metastases in patients without prior intracranial radiation or surgery. Cancer Med 3 (3): 565-71,2014.

Academic Contact Info

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Department of Radiation Oncology
3400 Civic Center Blvd
2nd floor West

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 349-8429
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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