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David M. Mintzer, MD

Abramson Cancer Center

Degree and Institution

MD, Thomas Jefferson University

Faculty Title

Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine

Administrative Title

Chief, Section of Hematology-Oncology, Pennsylvania Hospital
Director, Palliative Care Program
Director, Geriatric Oncology Program


Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology

Clinical Expertise

General hematology-oncology; special interest in breast, head and neck, hematologic malignancies; supportive care, lung, gastrointestinal cancers.

Research Expertise

Clinical trials.

Cancer Program
Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors Program
» Neuro-Oncology

Other Affiliations
American Society of Hematology; American Society of Clinical Oncology; American College of Physicians

Medicine, Pennsylvania Hospital, 1980

Hematology, Thomas Jefferson, 1982
Medical Oncology-Immunology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center NY, 1982-84

Board Certifications
Internal Medicine; Hematology; Medical Oncology
Medical oncology 1984
Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine 2005

Honors and Award

  • Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010
  • Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 Top Docs issue
  • Recognized in America's Top Doctors, 2008, 2010
  • Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's Top Physicians 2010 issue


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Contact Information

David M. Mintzer

Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital
Farm Journal Building, 2nd Floor
230 West Washington Square


Philadelphia, PA 19106

Office Phone: 829-3980
Fax: 829-6104

Jamie Kelly
Office Phone: 215 829 7704
Appointment Phone: 215 829 7704
Fax: 215 829 6104

Mailing Address:
Office Phone: 215 829 3980
Appointment Phone: 215 829 3980
Fax: 215 829 6104

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