Jessica Bauman, MD

Jessica Bauman

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111


Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology/Oncology

Associate Program Director, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Training Program

TRDG Member, Head and Neck CancerLung Cancer and MesotheliomaThyroid and Endocrine Cancer

NCCN, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer/Malignant Pleural Mesothelimoa/Thymomas and Thymic Carcinomas Panel Member

NCCN, Palliative Care Panel Member

Treatment Focus

Head and Neck and Thoracic Oncology

Research Program

Treatment Philosophy

I was excited to return to Philadelphia to join the Fox Chase Cancer Center in 2015 after completing my fellowship in medical oncology at Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. From the moment I walked in to Fox Chase for the first time, every person I met was incredibly caring and dedicated to providing thoughtful, comprehensive, compassionate care for every patient and family. I knew I would fit right in.

I wanted to be an oncologist starting in medical school. I was struck by the profound responsibility we have as physicians to patients and their families facing illness of any kind: our responsibility to explain illness, to obtain the knowledge to provide the best, most up-to-date treatments available, to know our patients, to ask the right questions, and above all, to listen. I was particularly inspired and humbled by my patients with cancer and their families as I accompanied them on their cancer journey, and knew immediately that I wanted to dedicate my career to being an oncologist.

Within oncology, I specialize in lung cancer and head and neck cancer. In both of these fields, there are exciting advances in our understanding of how these cancers form and how they respond to new, innovative treatments. My research interest is in optimizing supportive care, communication, and quality of life for patients and their families facing cancer, while simultaneously providing state of the art cancer treatments. Additionally, I am interested in developing educational tools that help patients and families better understand cancer and treatments as well as help with symptom management, mood, and satisfaction with care.

Education and Training

Educational Background

  • Fellow, Hematology-Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2012–2015
  • Fellow, Palliative Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2011
  • Resident, Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2009–2011
  • MD, Weill Medical College, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2008


  • Summer Program in Clinical Effectiveness, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
  • Stanford Clinical Teaching Course. Department of Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Boston, MA
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine


  • National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
    • Palliative Care Panel
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Honors & Awards

  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) Research Scholar, 2015
  • Bertucci fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2014
  • AAHPM Access Fund Award Recipient, 2012
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 2008
  • Arnold P. Gold Foundation, Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, 2008
Patient Stories

Joyce Vrbicek

Joyce Vrbicek

Before cancer, I was a retired Philadelphia police officer who enjoyed many wonderful adventures with my husband, Braco. We enjoyed running businesses together, traveling together, and raising our daughters together. But, when Braco was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2016 at the age of 57, everything changed. And, a few years later in 2019, I was faced with my own lung cancer diagnosis.

Research Profile

Research Program

Research Interests

Interested in optimizing communication, quality of life, and palliative and supportive care for patients and their families facing cancer. Additionally, she is interested in the development of educational tools to improve patients’ and their families’ understanding of cancer, overall satisfaction with care, and symptom burden.


Selected Publications

Bauman, Jessica, Kapo, Jennifer. Vital Communication at the End of Life. Curr Probl Cancer. 2011 Nov-Dec; 35(6):310-6.  PubMed

Bauman J, Langer C, Quon H, Algazy K, Lin A, Desai A, Mutale F, Weiss J. Induction chemotherapy with cetuximab, carboplatin and paclitaxel for the treatment of locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. PubMed

Grover S, Lukens J, Sharma S, Bauman J, Masroor FA, Alonso-Basanta M, Cohen RB, Desai A, Algazy K, Lin A. A single institution comparison of cetuximab, carboplatin, and paclitaxel induction chemotherapy followed by chemoradiation (CRT) versus CRT for locally-advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (LA-SCCHN). American Journal of Clinical Oncology; March, 2014.

Bauman, Jessica, Wirth, Lori. Human papillomavirus (HPV) and Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OP-SCC) of the Head and Neck: a Growing Epidemic. AM:STARs: Hot Topics in Adolescent Health, Vol. 25, No. 2: Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Review, August 2014.

Bauman, Jessica, Temel, Jennifer. The integration of early palliative care with oncology care: the time has come for a new tradition. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2014 Dec;12(12):1763-71.



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  • 5.0
    June 08, 2020
    Dr. Bauman & everyone on her team were wonderful. They listened, they provided emotional & medical support I needed.
  • 5.0
    April 30, 2020
    Dr Beauman is an excellent doctor. She always answers my questions and provides excellent care.
  • 5.0
    March 12, 2020
    very good experience [...]
  • 5.0
    February 13, 2020
    Wonderfully educated, compassionate and kind.
  • 5.0
    January 16, 2020
    Dr. Bauman made time to see me before end of year due to insurance change.
  • 5.0
    November 17, 2019
    Dr. Bauman & my entire cancer care team at Fox Chase are excellent. For that matter everyone from the orderlies/janitors to the head of the department are wonderful!
  • 5.0
    November 13, 2019
    I have great confidence in Dr. Bauman. I appreciate her.
  • 5.0
    October 24, 2019
    Dr Beauman is always pleasant, informative and explains test results thoroughly. she always makes you feel that she cares about you and is the best doctor I have ever had. When talking with other patients it is obvious they are as grateful as we are for her care.
  • 5.0
    October 20, 2019
    Dr. Bauman gave me hope that I can get through this.
  • 5.0
    August 22, 2019
    not bad experience only good experience
  • 5.0
    August 16, 2019
    I wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for this doctor.
  • 5.0
    August 07, 2019
    Dr. Bauman seems very interested in my condition. She projects friendliness and empathy and makes me feel comfortable. you can talk to her.
  • 5.0
    May 27, 2019
    Dr. Bauman is a very caring and intelligent doctor. I couldn't have found a better doctor. I'm very grateful I have her for my doctor.
  • 5.0
    April 29, 2019
    Jessica Bauman was very caring [...].
  • 5.0
    April 29, 2019
    Very good experience.
  • 5.0
    April 01, 2019
    Very thing was excellent.
  • 5.0
    March 27, 2019
    I think Dr. Bauman's office has taken very good care of me in my battle with cancer.
  • 5.0
    March 24, 2019
    Always have a good experience. Overall a wonderful doctor.
  • 5.0
    March 19, 2019
    The best dr. ever!
  • 5.0
    March 17, 2019
    Dr Beauman is an excellent physician. She makes you feel as if you were her only patient. She answers questions in a way I understand. She is always pleasant and you never feel as if you are being rushed. Even under dire circumstances when you leave you feel she will do everything she can to help you. if I call with a question I receive a call back on the same day. She is definitely one in a million. Fox Chase is very fortunate to have her on their team.

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