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William R. Rate, MD, PhD

William R. Rate, MD, PhD Physician

Medical Director, Penn Medicine at Doylestown Radiation Oncology

Dr. Rate is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. William R. Rate

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Radiation Oncology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Radiation Oncology, 1988

Clinical Expertise:

  • Brain Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Metastasis Cancer
  • Multimodal Therapy (MMT)
  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Radiation Oncology - Brain
  • Radiation Oncology - Breast
  • Radiation Oncology - Gastroenterology
  • Radiation Oncology - Genitourinary
  • Radiation Oncology - Gynecology
  • Radiation Oncology - Head/Neck
  • Radiation Oncology - Lung
  • Radiation Oncology - Melanoma
  • Radiation Oncology - Sarcoma
  • Radiation Oncology - Skin
  • Radiation Oncology - Soft Tissue
  • Radiation Treatment
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Skin Cancer

Practice Locations and Appointments

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
  • 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: Hahnemann University Hospital/Drexel University
Residency: Crozer-Chester Medical Center
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American Cancer Society, National American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO), National American College of Radiology (ACR), National American Radium Society, National American Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), National American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), National Gilda’s Club, National Pennsyvlania State Medical Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Rate is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • 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.

Research

Selected Publications:

Foote R.L., Garrett P.G., Rate W.R., Nag S., Martinez R., Schmidt T., McCaffrey T.V.: IORT for Head and Neck Cancer in Intraoperative Irradiation. Interoperative Irradiation - Techniques and Results Chapter 26 : 471,1999.

Garrett P.G., Rate W.R., Hamaker R., Dugan T.C., Pugh Jr. N.O., Ross D.B., Borrowdale R., Freeman S.: IORT in Head and Neck Cancer with Tongue Invasion. Hepatogastroenterol 41 : 7,1994.

Rate W.R., Garrett P.G., Hamaker R., Freeman S., Pugh Jr. N.O., Ross D.B., Dugan T.C., Huntley T., Borrowdale R.: Surgery and Intraoperative Therapy (IORT) for Advanced Neck Lymph Node Metastases. Hepatogastroenterol 41 : 9,1994.

Rate W.R., Garrett P.G., Hamaker R., Freeman S., Huntley T., Pugh Jr. N.O., Ross D.B., Dugan T.C., Borrowdale R.: Surgical Resection and Intraperative Radiation Therapy (IORT) for Advanced Neck Lymph Node Metastases. Proc. Fourth International IORT Symposium, Verlag, Die Blaue Eule : 203-206,1993.

Martin R., Nunery W., Bonnin J., Rate W.R.: Effects of Radiation on the Use of Hydroxyapatite for Orbital Reconstruction in the Rabbit. Ophthalmic Plastic Reconstruct Surg 9 : 105-111,1993.

Garrett P.G., Rate W.R., Hamaker R., Pugh Jr. N.O., Ross D.B., Dugan T.C., Freeman S., Huntley T., Borrowdale R.: Surgical Resection and Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT) for Advanced or Recurrent Salivary Gladn Malignancies. Proc. Fourth International IORT Symposium, Verlag, Die Blaue Eule : 199-202,1993.

Butler M.S., Robertson W.W., Brummond D.S., D'Angio G.J., Rate W.R.: Spinal Deformity Following Radiation for Malignancy in the Growing Child. Bone Joint Surg. 63A : 114-120,1991.

Herbert S.H., Solin L.S., Rate W.R., Schultz D.J., Hanks G.E.: The Effect of Palliative Radiotherapy on Epidural Compression Due to Metastatic Malignant Melanoma. Cancer 67 : 2472-6,1991.

Rate W.R., Garrett P.G., Ross D.B., Pugh Jr. N.O., Haerr R.W., Dugan T.C., Hamaker R., Singer M., Charges G.: Intraoperative Radiation Therapy for Recurrent Head and Neck Cancer. Cancer 67 : 2738-40,1991.

Garrett P.G., Rate W.R., Hamaker R., Singer M., Pugh Jr. N.O., Ross D.B., Haerr R.W., Dugan T.C., Freeman S., Charles G.: Intraoperative Radiation Therapy for Advanced and Recurrent Head and Neck Malignancies. Proc., Third International. IORT Symposium : 1991.

Academic Contact Info

Doylestown Hospital
Penn Radiation Oncology at Doylestown
595 West State Street

Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone: (267) 880-2710
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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