Emmanuel Besa, MD

Emmanuel Besa, MD

Oncology Philadelphia, PA

Professor of Medical Oncology Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University

Office Address

  • 834 Chestnut St
    Suite 315
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
    Phone: (215) 955-3781
    Fax: (215) 503-4563

Emmanuel Besa, MD

Oncology Philadelphia, PA

Professor of Medical Oncology Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Oncology: Hematologic
  • Clinical Interests: Hematologic Malignancies; Myelodysplastic syndromes; Myeloproliferative Neoplasms; PNH; Aplastic Anemia

Education & Training

  • Marine Biological Laboratory
  • University of PennsylvaniaUniversity of Pennsylvania
  • Union Memorial Hospital
  • Philippine General Hospital
  • University of the Philippines College of MedicineUniversity of the Philippines College of Medicine
  • University of the Philippines

Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical LicensePA State Medical License1974 - 2014

      Awards, Honors, & Recognition

      • Distinguished award for Medical ResearchUniversity of Philippines Alumni Society of America in New York City at Hyatt Grand Hotel, 2012
      • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 CertificationAllscripts Enterprise EHR, Allscripts, 2011, 2012, 2013
      • Teaching award from housestaff (Blue service) in Internal Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital2010

      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

      Books/Book Chapters

      • Taurine in Nutrition and Neurology. Chapter: The Sulphur-containing Amino Acid Pathway in Normal and Malignant Cell Growth Page 127 - 141
        Baskin SJ, Wakayama K, Knight T, Jepson JH, Besa EC
        Editors: RJ Huxtable and H. Pasantes-Morales.Plenum Publishing Co, New York
      • Current Topics in Hematology. Chapter: Physiologic Mechanisms and the Hematopoietic Effects of the Androstanes and their Derivatives Page 124 - 195
        Gardner FH, Besa EC
        Editors: S Piomelli and S Yachnin.Alan R Liss Inc, New York
      • Aplastic Anemia. Chapter: Treatment of Refractory Anemia with Etiocholanolone and Prednisolone (Etio-Pred). Initial clinical experience Page 415 - 424
        Gardner FH, Besa EC, Dale DC, Wolff SM
        Editors: S. Hibino, F, Tanaka, and N.T. Shahidi.University Park Press, Baltimore


      • 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


      • 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


      Professional Memberships

      Other Languages

      • Filipino

      Hospital Affiliations

      Insurance Accepted

      • Aetna Choice POS II
      • Aetna HMO
      • AmeriHealth Direct POS
      • Amerihealth HMO
      • AmeriHealth PPO
      • CIGNA HMO
      • CIGNA Open Access
      • CIGNA PPO
      • Coventry Carelink Health Plans PPO
      • First Health PPO
      • Great West PPO
      • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
      • Horizon BCBS Direct Access
      • Horizon BCBS HMO
      • Horizon BCBS POS
      • Horizon BCBS PPO
      • IBC Keystone HMO / POS
      • IBC Personal Choice PPO
      • Multiplan PHCS PPO
      • Multiplan PPO
      • Oxford Health Freedom
      • Oxford Health Liberty
      • QualCare HMO
      • QualCare PPO
      • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
      • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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