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Martin J. Edelman, MD

Dr. Edelman

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111



Chair, Department of Hematology/Oncology

Professor, Department of Hematology/Oncology

Deputy Cancer Center Director for Clinical Research

G. Morris Dorrance Jr. Chair in Medical Oncology

Research Program

Key Awards

Philadelphia Magazine Top Docs 2021
Medical Oncology

Chair, Department of Hematology/Oncology

Dr. Edelman collaborates with our clinical, scientific, and administrative leadership to grow robust therapeutic, clinical research, and translational research programs in hematology and medical oncology while leading the department in evaluating emerging national trends in the delivery of care to cancer patients. In addition, Dr. Edelman is Deputy Cancer Center Director for Clinical Research, assisting a strong investigator-initiated clinical trials program.

A nationally recognized expert in the treatment and research of lung cancer, Dr. Edelman developed one of the most commonly used regimens for treating advanced lung cancer and has focused on the development of new agents and biomarkers to personalize lung cancer therapy. He has a particular interest in approaches that integrate surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy in the management of lung cancer patients.

Dr. Edelman serves on the Lung Cancer Committee of the Alliance (previously CALGB), the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, and the Thoracic Malignancies Steering Committee of the National Cancer Institute’s Scientific Review Group. In addition, he is the Medical Oncology Co-chair for the Lung Cancer Committee of the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) and is an active member and past chair of the Career Development and Ethics Committees of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC).

Dr. Edelman has published more than 325 scientific articles, abstracts, and book chapters. In addition, he has served on the editorial boards or as an ad-hoc reviewer of numerous academic journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of Clinical Oncology, and currently serves as Associate Editor of the journal Lung Cancer.

Education and Training

Educational Background

  • Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, San Diego 1990
  • MD, The Albany Medical College 1982


  • Johns Hopkins University, Business of Medicine Certificate (16 MBA credits) 2005
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, subspecialty certificate in Hematology 1990
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, subspecialty in Medical Oncology 1989
  • American Board of Internal Medicine 1986
  • National Board of Medical Examiners 1983


  • American Society for Clinical Oncology
  • European Society of Medical Oncology
  • International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
  • Thoracic Malignancies Steering Committee of the National Cancer Institute
  • Lung Cancer Committee of the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG, NRG): Medical Oncology Co-Chair

Honors & Awards

  • Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors, 2018-20
  • America's Top Doctors®2017
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians 2011
  • Teaching Award, Department of Medicine, University of Maryland 2010
  • Award from Undersecretary of VA for Health Affairs 1998
Research Profile

Research Program

Research Interests

Thoracic oncology malignancies; lung metastases



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4.5 / 5.0


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  • 5.0
    June 01, 2021
    Dr. Edelman really has been wonderful throughout my many years of treatment. I am very appreciated.
  • 5.0
    May 25, 2021
  • 5.0
    March 22, 2021
    Very happy with my provider.
  • 5.0
    January 14, 2021
    Always a good experience with Dr. Edelman's office.
  • 5.0
    October 30, 2020
    very good experience
  • 5.0
    August 12, 2020
    Very satisfied so far keep going as you are.
  • 5.0
    April 01, 2020
    I cannot talk more highly of the care I have been by Dr. Edelman.

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