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Mark A. Hallman, MD, PhD

Mark A. Hallman, MD, PhD

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

About

Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology

Treatment Focus

My primary role is as a member of the genitourinary cancer program treating adrenal tumors, kidney cancer, penile cancer, prostate cancer, bladder cancer, ureteral cancer, urethral cancer, and testicular cancer.

I have had extensive training in several specialized radiation techniques:

  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
  • Prostate Brachytherapy

Research Program

Treatment Philosophy

I earned doctorate degrees in both medicine and pharmacology research at the Medical University of South Carolina enrolled in the Medical Scientist Training Program. After graduation I joined Fox Chase Cancer Center for my medical residency training in the Department of Radiation Oncology. Upon completing residency I was recruited to become a member of the department faculty treating genitourinary cancers and hematologic cancers. As part of that role, I also conduct research and design clinical trials to both improve upon our current treatments and to develop new technologies in the fight against cancer.

While knowledge and expertise are important, I believe that compassion and personalized care are also essential to being an effective physician. I strive to establish trust and understanding with my patients in order to best help them complete complex and intense cancer therapies in order to achieve the best possible outcomes.  This is an exciting time to be at Fox Chase Cancer Center. The faculty and staff at Fox Chase work as a team with the common goal of providing world class cancer treatment. Not only do I have access to state of the art technologies and cutting-edge treatments, but I also have the opportunity to develop new treatments that will improve the way we treat cancer in the future.

Education and Training

Educational Background

  • Resident, Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2014
  • Resident, Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, 2010
  • MD/PhD, Cell and Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, 2009

Certifications

  • American Board of Radiology, Diplomate in Radiation Oncology, 2015

Memberships

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
  • Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology
  • Radiological Society of North America
Patient Stories

William O'Brien

Bladder Cancer

William O'Brien

Bladder Cancer

In 2015, Bill O’Brien and his wife, Jackie, celebrated 51 years of marriage. Spending time with friends is very important to them. During a weekly “breakfast club” outing in 2012 – where they meet a group of friends at a local restaurant for breakfast, Bill felt something wasn’t right with him. “I went to the rest room and I started experiencing urinary bleeding," recalls Bill, who realized he needed to see a urologist as soon as possible. Following an exam and testing, the urologist told him that something was detected on his bladder.

Research Profile

Research Program

Research Interests

My research has focused on improving the safety and efficacy of delivering SBRT. I will also focus on developing new ways to deliver radiation treatments to cancers that are otherwise untreatable with conventional therapies. These methods will use exciting new drug and radiation combinations to enhance the effects and targeting of radiation on tumor cells.

Publications

Selected Publications

Shaikh T, Handorf EA, Murphy C, Kutikov A, Uzzo RG, Hallman MA, Horwitz EM, Smaldone MC. Contemporary Trends in the Utilization of Radiotherapy in Patients with Renal Cell Carcinoma. Urology, 2015 Sep; in press (PMID: 2638611)

Radiation therapy to the primary tumor in locally advanced prostate cancer is not "closing the barn door after the horse has bolted" Zaorsky N, Hallman MA, Smaldone MC.
Annals of Translational Medicine, 2015 Oct; 3(18):274.

Effects of active and inactive phospholipase D2 on signal transduction, adhesion, migration, invasion, and metastasis in EL4 lymphoma cells. Knoepp SM, Chahal MS, Xie Y, Zhang Z, Brauner DJ, Hallman MA, Robinson SA, Han S, Imai M, Tomlinson S, Meier KE. Mol Pharmacol, 2008 Sep;74(3):574-84.

Regulation of dedifferentiation and redifferentiation in renal proximal tubular cells by the epidermal growth factor receptor. Hallman MA, Zhuang S, Schnellmann RG. J Pharmacol Exp Ther, 2008 May;325(2):520-8.

RasGRP1 confers the phorbol ester-sensitive phenotype to EL4 lymphoma cells. Han S, Knoepp SM, Hallman MA, Meier KE, Mol Pharmacol. 2007 Jan;71(1):314-22.

Effect of antioxidants on para-aminophenol-induced toxicity in LLC-PK1 cells. Hallman MA, Tcaho R, Tarloff JB. Toxicology, 2000 Dec;156(1):37-45.

Ratings

121 PATIENT SATISFACTION REVIEWS

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OVERALL RATING

4.9 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

  • 4.9
  • 4.9
  • 5.0
  • 5.0
  • 5.0

33 PATIENT COMMENTS

  • 5.0
    January 25, 2021
    My experience overall was very good, and received very professional care.
  • 5.0
    January 07, 2021
    Dr. Hallman was very professional and spent time with me explaining therapy, a good dr.
  • No Star Ratings Available November 26, 2020
    Dr Hollman was exceptional in all categories [...]. He clearly and succinctly presented all options and answered all of my questions. I was very impressed with his intelligence and and caring demeanor. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
  • 5.0
    October 26, 2020
    Dr. Hallman and his staff were excellent!
  • 5.0
    October 20, 2020
    I am very well satisfied by the treatment/care provided to me by Dr. Hallman and his staff.
  • 5.0
    October 16, 2020
    Excellent & thorough provider. NP was also excellent friendly informative & empathetic. [...]
  • 5.0
    October 06, 2020
    Good.
  • 5.0
    August 28, 2020
    Dr. Hallman and his nurse [...] are great.
  • 5.0
    August 10, 2020
    Excellent!
  • 5.0
    July 22, 2020
    I really felt like I was in the best capable hands.
  • 5.0
    June 15, 2020
    Dr. Hallman fulfills the needs of his patients with care and concern and knowledge.
  • 5.0
    June 14, 2020
    Good. Explained thing well in detail. Empathetic.
  • 5.0
    June 10, 2020
    From Dr. [...] to Dr. Hallman who gave my treatments, the care and service given was beyond my expectations. Fox Chase and staff are truly a blessing!
  • 5.0
    April 23, 2020
    Doctor and nurses couldn't be better.
  • 5.0
    March 25, 2020
    I had a very good experience.
  • 5.0
    March 19, 2020
    Dr. Hallman shows that he cares for his patients and hopes to help them!
  • 5.0
    March 17, 2020
    Poor home care information on how to deal with urine catheter issues.
  • 5.0
    March 04, 2020
    keep up the good work
  • 5.0
    February 24, 2020
    Dr. Hallman has been an exceptional physician. He has been caring, personable, and knowledgeable during my 5 yr. treatment by him.
  • 5.0
    February 19, 2020
    Dr. Hallman & staff as A1+.
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