Martin Edelman, MD

Dr. Edelman
(4.6/5.0)
70 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
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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 2022
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.

Educational Background

  • Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, San Diego, CA 1990
  • Fellowship, Hematology/Oncology, Naval Hospital, San Diego, CA 1990
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Naval Hospital, San Diego, CA, 1986
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Naval Hospital, San Diego, CA, 1983
  • MD, The Albany Medical College, Albany, NY, 1982
  • BS, Biology (cum laude), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, 1982

Certifications

  • 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

Memberships

  • 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, 2018-22
  • 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 Interests

Thoracic oncology malignancies; lung metastases

70 patient satisfaction reviews

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Overall Rating

4.6 / 5.0

Ratings Breakdown

4.5
Gives easy to understand instruction
4.6
Explains in a way you understand
4.5
Listens carefully to you
4.7
Shows respect for what you say
4.5
Spends enough time with you

7 patient comments

  • 5.0
    October 2, 2021

    Excellent treatment over the last 15 months since the inception of my [...]

  • 5.0
    August 20, 2021

    Very good experience.

  • 5.0
    July 29, 2021

    Everybody that works here is great .Dr. Edelman is excellent. [...], his nurse is fabulous. [...] the receptionist Is super personable

  • 5.0
    June 1, 2021

    Dr. Edelman really has been wonderful throughout my many years of treatment. I am very appreciated.

  • 5.0
    May 25, 2021

    Excellent.

  • 5.0
    March 22, 2021

    Very happy with my provider.

  • 5.0
    January 14, 2021

    Always a good experience with Dr. Edelman's office.