Emmanuel Besa, MD, Oncology, Philadelphia, PA, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals


Oncology Philadelphia, PA

Hematologic Oncology

Professor of Medical Oncology Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University

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Education & Training

  • Marine Biological LaboratoryFellowship, Medicine, 1996
  • University of PennsylvaniaResidency, Internal Medicine, 1970 - 1971
  • MedStar Union Memorial HospitalInternship, Internal Medicine, 1969 - 1970
  • Philippine General HospitalResidency, Medicine, 1967 - 1969
  • University of the Philippines College of MedicineClass of 1967
  • University of the PhilippinesAA, 1959 - 1962

Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 1974 - 2014

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Distinguished award for Medical Research University of Philippines Alumni Society of America in New York City at Hyatt Grand Hotel, 2012
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification Allscripts Enterprise EHR, Allscripts, 2011-2013
  • Teaching award from housestaff (Blue service) in Internal Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital 2010
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Hematologic problems in pregnancy. II Aplastic Anemia in pregnancy: Analysis of 5 cases and review of pertinent literature.  
    Borromeo V, Besa E, Caviles AP, Philippine Journal of Internal Medicine
  • Primary adenocarcinoma of the jejunum.  
    Besa EC, Acta Medica Philippina
  • Immunoadsorption of IgG molecules from the plasma of multiple myeloma and autoimmune hemolytic anemia patients. Proceedings of the Haemonetics Research Institute for A...  
    Ray PK, Idiculla A, Rhoades JE, Jr., Besa EC, Bassett JG, Cooper DR, Journal of Plasma Therapy
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • The use of 3beta etiocholanolone in the treatment of aplastic anemia and myelofibrosis.
    Gardner FH, Besa EC, Blood
  • Taurine levels and cellular membrane changes in human leukemic cells.
    Besa EC, Wakayama K, Finney C, Baskin SI, Blood
  • Response to adriamycin (A) containing regimens in metastatic breast cancer and possible role of maintenance therapy.
    Lane SD, Besa EC, Joseph RR, 18th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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  • The Medical College of Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Teaching Module. 
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Designing an Integrated Self-Learning Computer Program for Effective Cancer Teaching. 
    University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Tracking Student Use of Required Computer Aided Instruction Software in Curriculum. 
    Thomas Jefferson Univarsity, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Filipino

Hospital Affiliations