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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 employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Selina M. Luger

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013 - 2018

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009 - 2016

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's May 2018 Top Docs issue

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties

Clinical Expertise:

  • Leukemia
  • Stem Cell Transplant

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
  • 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: 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 American Society of Hematology, National Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, National Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Luger is employed by Penn Medicine.

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:

Medeiros BC, Othus M, Tallman MS, Sun Z, Fernandez HF, Rowe JM, Lazarus HM, Appelbaum FR, Luger SM, Litzow MR, Erba HP.: The relationship between clinical trial accrual volume and outcomes in acute myeloid leukemia: A SWOG/ECOG-ACRIN study (S0106 and E1900). Leuk Res 78 : 29-33,2019.

Ganetsky A, Frey NV, Hexner EO, Loren AW, Gill SI, Luger SM, Mangan JK, Martin ME, Babushok DV, Drobyski WR, Smith J, Timlin C, Freyer CW, Stadtmauer EA, Porter DL.: Tocilizumab for the treatment of severe steroid-refractory acute graft-versus-host disease of the lower gastrointestinal tract. Bone Marrow Transplant. 54 (2): 212-217.,2019.

Stock W, Luger SM, Advani AS, Yin J, Harvey RC, Mullighan CG, Willman CL, Fulton N, Laumann KM, Malnassy G, Paietta E, Parker E, Geyer S, Mrózek K, Bloomfield CD, Sanford B, Marcucci G, Liedtke M, Claxton DF, Foster MC, Bogart JA, Grecula JC, Appelbaum FR, Erba H, Litzow MR, Tallman MS, Stone RM, Larson RA.: A pediatric regimen for older adolescents and young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia: results of CALGB 10403. Blood. : 2019.

Litzow MR, Wang XV, Carroll MP, Karp JE, Ketterling RP, Zhang Y, Kaufmann SH, Lazarus HM, Luger SM, Paietta EM, Pratz KW, Tun HW, Altman JK, Broun ER, Rybka WB, Rowe JM, Tallman MS.: A randomized trial of three novel regimens for recurrent acute myeloid leukemia demonstrates the continuing challenge of treating this difficult disease. Am J Hematol 94 (1): 111-117,2019.

Fernandez HF, Sun Z, Litzow MR, Luger SM, Paietta E, Racevskis J, Levine RL, Patel JP, Abdel-Wahab O, Ketterling RP, Dewald GW, Bennett JM, Rowe JM, Lazarus HM, Tallman MS.: Extramedullary acute myeloid leukemia presenting in young adults demonstrates sensitivity to high dose anthracycline: subset analysis from ECOG-ACRIN 1900. Haematologica : 2018.

Reshef R, Ganetsky A, Acosta EP, Blauser R, Crisalli L, McGraw J, Frey NV, Hexner EO, Hoxie JA, Loren AW, Luger SM, Mangan J, Stadtmauer EA, Mick R, Vonderheide RH, Porter DL.: Extended CCR5 Blockade for Graft-versus-Host Disease Prophylaxis Improves Outcomes of Reduced-Intensity Unrelated Donor Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: A Phase II Clinical Trial. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. : 2018.

Ganetsky A, Han JH, Hughes ME, Babushok DV, Frey NV, Gill SI, Hexner EO, Loren AW, Luger SM, Mangan JK, Martin ME, Smith J, Freyer CW, Gilmar C, Schuster M, Stadtmauer EA, Porter DL.: Oral vancomycin prophylaxis is highly effective in preventing Clostridium difficile infection in allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant recipients. Clin Infect Dis. : 2018.

Kasner MT, Mick R, Jeschke GR, Carabasi M, Filicko-O'Hara J, Flomenberg N, Frey NV, Hexner EO, Luger SM, Loren AW, Mangan JK, Wagner JL, Weiss M, Carroll M, Perl AE: Sirolimus enhances remission induction in patients with high risk acute myeloid leukemia and mTORC1 target inhibition. Invest New Drugs. 36 (4): 657-666,2018.

Siegel SE, Advani A, Seibel N, Muffly L4, Stock W, Luger S, Shah B, DeAngelo DJ, Freyer DR, Douer D, Johnson RH, Hayes-Lattin B, Lewis M, Jaboin JJ, Coccia PF, Bleyer A.: Treatment of young adults with Philadelphia-negative acute lymphoblastic leukemia and lymphoblastic lymphoma: Hyper-CVAD vs. pediatric-inspired regimens. Am J Hematol. 93 (10): 1254-1266,2018.

Ganzel C, Sun Z, Cripe LD, Fernandez HF, Douer D, Rowe JM, Paietta EM, Ketterling R, O'Connell MJ, Wiernik PH, Bennett JM, Litzow MR, Luger SM, Lazarus HM, Tallman MS: Very poor long-term survival in past and more recent studies for relapsed AML patients: The ECOG-ACRIN experience. Am J Hematol. : 2018.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Hematology Oncology
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
12th Floor, South Pavilion
Office #12-157
34th and Civic Center Blvd

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

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