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 & Medical Training

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

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 Open Access
    • 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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