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Stefan K. Barta, MD, MS, MRCPCUK

Stefan K. Barta, MD, MS, MRCPCUK Physician

Director, T-Cell Lymphoma Program Executive Officer, AIDS Malignancy Consortium Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Barta is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Hematology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Hematology, 2010
  • Medical Oncology, 2010

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
  • Car-T Cell Therapy
  • Castleman Disease
  • Chronic Myelocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia
  • CNS Lymphoma
  • Cutaneous B Cell Lymphoma
  • Cutaneous Lymphoma
  • Eosinophilic Granuloma
  • Erdheim-Chester Disease
  • Essential Thrombocytosis
  • Graft Versus Host Disease
  • Gray Zone Lymphoma
  • Hairy Cell Leukemia
  • Hematologic Malignancies
  • Histiocytosis
  • HIV Lymphoma
  • HIV Malignancies
  • Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Immunotherapy
  • Intraocular Lymphoma
  • Large Granular Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Leukemia
  • Light Chain Disorders
  • Lymphoma During Pregnancy
  • Lymphoma Genomics
  • Lymphoma of Bone
  • Mantle Zone Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Lymphoma
  • Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance
  • Mucosa-Associated Lymphoid Tissue Lymphoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)
  • Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN)
  • 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
  • Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma
  • 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
  • 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: Johann Wolfgang Goethe University
Residency: Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
Fellowship: Albert Einstein - Montefiore Medical Center


AIDS Malignancy Consortium, National American Society for Bone Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT), National American Society of Clinical Oncology, National American Society of Hematology, National Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group-American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ECOG-ACRIN), National Lymphoma Research Foundation, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Barta is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

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


Selected Publications:

Ayers Emily C, Li Shaoying, Medeiros L Jeffrey, Bond David A, Maddocks Kami J, Torka Pallawi, Mier Hicks Angel, Curry Madeira, Wagner-Johnston Nina D, Karmali Reem, Behdad Amir, Fakhri Bita, Kahl Brad S, Churnetski Michael C, Cohen Jonathon B, Reddy Nishitha M, Modi Dipenkumar, Ramchandren Radhakrishnan, Howlett Christina, Leslie Lori A, Cytryn Samuel, Diefenbach Catherine S, Faramand Rawan, Chavez Julio C, Olszewski Adam J, Liu Yang, Barta Stefan K, Mukhija Dhruvika, Hill Brian T, Ma Helen, Amengual Jennifer E, Nathan Sunita, Assouline Sarit E, Orellana-Noia Victor M, Portell Craig A, Chandar Ashwin, David Kevin A, Giri Anshu, Hess Brian T, Landsburg Daniel J: Outcomes in patients with aggressive B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma after intensive frontline treatment failure. Cancer : 2019.

Gerson James N, Barta Stefan K: Mantle Cell Lymphoma: Which Patients Should We Transplant? Current hematologic malignancy reports 14 (4): 239-246,2019.

Matasar Matthew J, Luminari Stefano, Barr Paul M, Barta Stefan K, Danilov Alexey V, Hill Brian T, Phillips Tycel J, Jerkeman Mats, Magagnoli Massimo, Nastoupil Loretta J, Persky Daniel O, Okosun Jessica: Follicular Lymphoma: Recent and Emerging Therapies, Treatment Strategies, and Remaining Unmet Needs. The oncologist : 2019.

Zhang Jing-Ping, Song Zhihui, Wang Hong-Bo, Lang Lang, Yang Yuan-Zhong, Xiao Wenming, Webster Daniel E, Wei Wei, Barta Stefan K, Kadin Marshall E, Staudt Louis M, Nakagawa Masao, Yang Yibin: A novel model of controlling PD-L1 expression in ALK anaplastic large cell lymphoma revealed by CRISPR screening. Blood 134 (2): 171-185,2019.

Liu Yang, Barta Stefan Klaus: Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma: 2019 update on diagnosis, risk stratification, and treatment. American journal of hematology 94 (5): 604-616,2019.

Barta Stefan K, Zain Jasmine, MacFarlane Alexander W, Smith Sonali M, Ruan Jia, Fung Henry C, Tan Carlyn R, Yang Yibin, Alpaugh R Katherine, Dulaimi Essel, Ross Eric A, Campbell Kerry S, Khan Nadia, Siddharta Rawat, Fowler Nathan H, Fisher Richard I, Oki Yasuhiro: Phase II Study of the PD-1 Inhibitor Pembrolizumab for the Treatment of Relapsed or Refractory Mature T-cell Lymphoma. Clinical lymphoma, myeloma & leukemia 19 (6): 356-364.e3,2019.

Reid Erin, Suneja Gita, Ambinder Richard F, Ard Kevin, Baiocchi Robert, Barta Stefan K, Carchman Evie, Cohen Adam, Crysler Oxana V, Gupta Neel, Gustafson Chelsea, Hall Allison, Johung Kimberly L, Klopp Ann, LaCasce Ann S, Lin Chi, Mehta Amitkumar, Menon Manoj P, Morgan David, Nathwani Nitya, Noy Ariela, Ratner Lee, Rizza Stacey, Rudek Michelle A, Sanchez Julian, Taylor Jeff, Tomlinson Benjamin, Wang Chia-Ching J, Yendamuri Sai, Dwyer Mary A, Freedman-Cass Deborah A: AIDS-Related Kaposi Sarcoma, Version 2.2019, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN 17 (2): 171-189,2019.

Gerson James N, Handorf Elizabeth, Villa Diego, Gerrie Alina S, Chapani Parv, Li Shaoying, Medeiros L Jeffrey, Wang Michael I, Cohen Jonathon B, Calzada Oscar, Churnetski Michael C, Hill Brian T, Sawalha Yazeed, Hernandez-Ilizaliturri Francisco J, Kothari Shalin, Vose Julie M, Bast Martin A, Fenske Timothy S, Narayana Rao Gari Swapna, Maddocks Kami J, Bond David, Bachanova Veronika, Kolla Bhaskar, Chavez Julio, Shah Bijal, Lansigan Frederick, Burns Timothy F, Donovan Alexandra M, Wagner-Johnston Nina, Messmer Marcus, Mehta Amitkumar, Anderson Jennifer K, Reddy Nishitha, Kovach Alexandra E, Landsburg Daniel J, Glenn Martha, Inwards David J, Karmali Reem, Kaplan Jason B, Caimi Paolo F, Rajguru Saurabh, Evens Andrew, Klein Andreas, Umyarova Elvira, Pulluri Bhargavi, Amengual Jennifer E, Lue Jennifer K, Diefenbach Catherine, Fisher Richard I, Barta Stefan K: Survival Outcomes of Younger Patients With Mantle Cell Lymphoma Treated in the Rituximab Era. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 37 (6): JCO1800690,2019.

Martin James M, Wu Hong, Barta Stefan K: CD30+ T-cell lymphoproliferative disorders. Chinese clinical oncology 8 (1): 4,2018.

Badar Talha, Hamadani Mehdi, Bachanova Veronika, Maddocks Kami J, Umyarova Elvira, Chavez Julio C, Epperla Narendranath, Chhabra Saurabh, Xavier Ana C, Karmali Reem, Salhab Mohammed, Reddy Nishitha, Glenn Martha J, Hernandez-Ilizaliturri Francisco J, Flowers Christopher R, Evens Andrew M, Zhou Zheng, Lansigan Frederick, Barta Stefan K, Cohen Jonathon B, Fenske Timothy S, Costa Luciano J: Efficacy of salvage chemotherapy in diffuse large B cell lymphoma with primary treatment failure according to putative cell of origin. Leukemia & lymphoma 60 (4): 1-7,2018.

Academic Contact Info

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Philadelphia , PA 19104
Phone: (215) 615-6506
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)