Stefan K. Barta, MD, MS, MRCP (UK)

Stefan Barta, MD, MS, MRCP

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

Secondary Location

Fox Chase–Temple University Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant Program
Jeanes Hospital
Patient Care Center, Fifth Floor
7600 Central Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111


Associate Professor, Department of Hematology/Oncology

Transplant Specialist, Fox Chase-Temple University Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant Program

Lymphoma and CLL Cancer TRDG Member

NCCN, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Panel Member

NCCN, Myelodysplastic Syndromes Panel Member


Treatment Focus

  • Aggressive and indolent lymphoma
  • HIV-related lymphoma
  • T-cell lymphoma
  • Cutaneous lymphomas
  • Bone marrow transplantation
  • Acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Research Program

Language(s) Other than English


Treatment Philosophy

A famous quote by June Goldfield captures my view of oncology like no other: “Cancer begins and ends with people.” I joined Fox Chase because its track record as the oldest dedicated cancer hospital in the United States, unique infrastructure and outstanding expertise of our team of physician-scientists allows me to offer patients the best available care when they have been diagnosed with cancers of the blood.

I consider it my privilege to guide patients through oftentimes-difficult treatment and to accompany them and their families during their illness. Once patients have been diagnosed with cancer, this diagnosis usually takes over every aspect of life. Cancer is a very personal matter. I believe it is important not only to treat the cancer, but also the person as a whole. I see it as my responsibility as a physician to be there for my patients whenever they encounter any type of problem while they are fighting this disease.

Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Fellow, Hematology/Oncology, Albert-Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, 2007-2010
  • Resident, Internal Medicine, St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY, 2004-2007
  • Assistant Chief Resident, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, 2006
  • Fellow, HIV (ID subspecialty), St. Bartholomew’s & Royal London Hospital, London, UK, 2003-2004
  • Resident, Internal Medicine, St. Bartholomew’s & Royal London Hospital School of Medicine & Whittington Hospital, London, UK, 2001-2003
  • MS, Clinical Research Methods, Albert-Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, New York, NY
  • MD, Johann-Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany


  • Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Board Certification in Hematology
  • Board Certification in Oncology


  • Royal College of Physicians (UK) (MRCP)
  • National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
    • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Panel
    • Myelodysplastic Syndromes Panel
  • American Society for Bone Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT), 2014-present
  • AIDS Malignancy Consortium, Lymphoma Working Group, 2012-present
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2008-present
  • American Society of Hematology, 2007-present
  • American Medical Association, 2004-2010

Honors & Awards

  • Award of Distinction for Clinical Research, 12th Annual ECOG-ACRIN Young Investigator Symposium, 2012
  • Young Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), 2010
  • Outstanding Senior Resident, St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, 2007
Patient Stories

Brian Kozera


Brian Kozera


As my arms sliced through the surface of the cool, turquoise, waters of Austria’s Lake Wörthersee, I couldn’t believe that this moment had arrived. Just two years earlier, in 2014, my world was turned upside down when I was diagnosed with cancer.

Research Profile

Research Program

Research Interests

HIV-related lymphoma; T-cell lymphoma; Cutaneous lymphomas

The Fox Chase Cancer Center and Temple University have become an affiliate site for the AIDS Malignancy Consortium. Through this mechanism we are able to offer access to clinical cancer trials for people living with HIV who are diagnosed with cancer.


Selected Publications

Barta SK. To be or not to be HIV+, that is no longer the question. Blood 2015;126(2):124-126

Barta SK, Samuel MS, Xue X, Wang D, Lee YL, Mounier N, Ribera JM, Spina M,Tirelli U, Weiss R, Galicier L, Boue F, Little RF, Dunleavy K, Wilson WH, Wyen C, Remick SC, Kaplan LD, Ratner L, Noy A, Sparano JA. Changes in the influence of lymphoma- and HIV-specific factors on outcomes in AIDS-related Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Ann Onc. 2015; 26(5):958-66

Barta SK, Xue X, Wang D, Lee JL, Kaplan LD, Ribera JM, Oriol A, Spina M, Tirelli M, Boue F, Wilson W, Wyen C, Dunleavy K, Sparano JA. ARL-IPI – A New Prognostic Score for AIDS-Related Lymphomas in the Rituximab-Era. Haematologica 2014 Nov; 99(11):1731-7

Barta SK, Xue X, Wang D, Tamrari, R, Mounier N, Lee JL, Kaplan LD, Ribera JM, Oriol A, Spina M, Tirelli M, Weiss R, Galicier L, Boue F, Wilson W, Wyen C, Navarro JT, Dunleavy K, Little R, Ratner L, Garcia O, Morgades M, Oksenhendler E, Remick SC, Sparano JA. Treatment Factors Affecting Outcomes in HIV associated Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas: A Pooled Analysis of 1,546 Patients. Blood. 2013 Nov 7;122(19):3251-62. PubMed.

Barta SK, Zou Y, Schindler J, Shenoy N, Bhagat TD, Steidl U, Verma A. Synergy of Sequential Administration of a Deglycosylated Ricin A Chain-Containing Combined Anti-CD19 and Anti-CD22 Immunotoxin (Combotox) and Cytarabine in a Murine Model of Advanced Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Leukemia & Lymphoma 2012 Oct; 53(10):1999-2003 PubMed.

Barta SK, Lee JY, Kaplan LD, Noy A, Sparano JA. Pooled Analysis of Aids-Malignancy Consortium (AMC) Trials Evaluating Rituximab Plus either CHOP or Infusional EPOCH Chemotherapy in HIV-Associated Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Cancer. 2012 Aug;118:3977-83 PubMed.


Additional Publications