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Selina M. Luger, MD

Selina M. Luger, MD Physician

Director, Leukemia Program
Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Languages spoken:

  • French

Dr. Luger is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Selina M. Luger

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Medicine
    • Hematology
    • Medical Oncology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Hematology, 1994

Clinical Expertise:

  • Leukemia
  • Stem Cell Transplant

Description of Clinical Expertise

hematologic malignancies, leukemia, AML, ALL, CML, myelodysplastic syndrome, MDS, myeloproliferative disorders, stem cell transplantation, bone marrow transplant

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Abramson Cancer Center

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine West Pavilion, 2nd Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • 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
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: McGill University
Residency: Presbyterian University Hospital
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American Society of Clinical Oncology, National American Society of Hematology, National American Society of Hematology, National American Society of Hematology, National Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR), International Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, National Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Luger is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

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

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

Leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, myeloproliferative disorders
MDS, AML, CML, ALL

Selected Publications:

Pasquini MC, Zhang MJ, Medeiros BC, Armand P, Hu ZH, Nishihori T, Aljurf MD, Akpek G, Cahn JY, Cairo MS, Cerny J, Copelan EA, Deol A, Freytes CO, Gale RP, Ganguly S, George B, Gupta V, Hale GA, Kamble RT, Klumpp TR, Lazarus HM, Luger SM, Liesveld JL, Litzow MR, Marks DI, Martino R, Norkin M, Olsson RF, Oran B, Pawarode A, Pulsipher MA, Ramanathan M, Reshef R, Saad AA, Saber W, Savani BN, Schouten HC, Ringdén O, Tallman MS, Uy GL, Wood WA Jr, Wirk B, Pérez WS, Batiwalla M, Weisdorf DJ: Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Outcomes in Monosomal Karyotype Myeloid Malignancies. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 22 (2): 248-57,2016.

Kumar AJ, Gimotty PA, Gelfand J, Buck G, Rowe JM, Goldstone AH, Fielding A, Marks DI, Litzow M, Paietta E, Lazarus HM, Tallman MS, Luger SM, Loren AW.: Delays in Post-Remission Chemotherapy for Philadelphia Chromosome Negative Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia are Associated with Inferior Outcomes in Patients who Undergo Allogeneic Transplant: An Analysis from ECOG 2993/MRC UK ALLXII. Am J Hematol. : 2016.

Luskin MR, Ganetsky A, Landsburg DJ, Loren AW, Porter DL, Nasta SD, Svoboda J, Luger SM, Frey NV.: Nelarabine, cyclosphosphamide and etoposide for adults with relapsed T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and lymphoma. Br J Haematol 174 (2): 332-4,2016.

Luskin MR, Carroll M, Lieberman D, Morrissette JJ, Zhao J, Crisalli L, Roth DB, Luger SM, Porter DL, Reshef R.: Clinical Utility of Next Generation Sequencing for Oncogenic Mutations in AML Patients Undergoing Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. : 2016.

Luskin MR, Gimotty PA, Smith C, Loren AW, Figueroa ME, Harrison J, Sun Z, Tallman MS, Paietta EM, Litzow MR, Melnick AM, Levine RL, Fernandez HF, Luger SM, Carroll M, Master SR, Wertheim GB.: A clinical measure of DNA methylation predicts outcome in de novo acute myeloid leukemia. JCI Insight. 1 (9): 2016.

Kumar AJ, Vassilev P, Loren AW, Luger SM, Reshef R, Gill S, Smith J, Goldstein SC, Hexner E, Stadtmauer EA, Porter D, Frey NV.: Time to Unrelated Donor Leukocyte Infusion is Longer, but Incidence of GVHD and Overall Survival are Similar for Recipients of Unrelated DLI Compared to Matched Sibling DLI. Am J Hematol 91 (4): 426-9,2016.

Hexner EO, Luger SM, Reshef R, Jeschke GR, Mangan JK, Frey NV, Frank DM, Richman LP, Vonderheide RH, Aqui NA, Rosenbach M, Zhang Y, Chew A, Loren AW, Stadtmauer EA, Levine BL, June CH, Emerson SG, Porter DL.: Infusion of CD3/CD28 costimulated umbilical cord blood T cells at the time of single umbilical cord blood transplantation may enhance engraftment. Am J Hematol. 91 (5): 453-60,2016.

Yam C, Crisalli L, Luger SM, Loren AW, Hexner EO, Frey NV, Mangan JK, Gao A, Stadtmauer EA, Porter DL, Reshef R.: Unrelated donors are associated with improved relapse-free survival compared to related donors in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome undergoing reduced intensity allogeneic stem cell transplantation. Am J Hematol. : 2016.

Sloan CE, Luskin MR, Boccuti AM, Sehgal AR, Zhao J, Daber RD, Morrissette JJ, Luger SM, Bagg A, Gimotty PA, Carroll M.: A Modified Integrated Genetic Model for Risk Prediction in Younger Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. PLoS One. 11 (4): 2016.

Luskin MR, Lee JW, Fernandez HF, Abdel-Wahab O, Bennett JM, Ketterling RP, Lazarus HM, Levine RL, Litzow MR, Paietta EM, Patel JP, Racevskis J, Rowe JM, Tallman MS, Sun Z, Luger SM.: Benefit of high dose daunorubicin in AML induction extends across cytogenetic and molecular groups: updated analysis of E1900. Blood 127 (12): 1551-8,2016.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Hematology Oncology
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
12th Floor, South Pavilion
Office #12-101
34th and Civic Center Blvd

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 614-1847
Fax: (215) 662-4064
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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