Jefferson University Hospitals
Joanne E. Filicko-O'Hara, MD

Joanne E Filicko-O'Hara MD

Jefferson University Physician

Academic Title

Associate Professor
Program Director, Combined Fellowship in Hematology/Medical Oncology

Specialties

Hematology - Medical Oncology
Medical Oncology
Medical Oncology - Bone Marrow Transplant
Medical Oncology - Hematologic Malignancies
Medical Oncology - Leukemia/Lymphoma

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Overview

Locations

Education & Fellowships

  • Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Medical School
  • Internship: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Fellowship: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Years in Practice

20

Board Certification

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Hospital Affiliation

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Insurances Accepted

Jefferson physicians accept most health insurance plans, including those listed below. However, plan acceptance may vary by practice and may be subject to change. If you have questions about whether a specific physician accepts your insurance, please contact your insurance company.

  • Aetna
  • Aetna PA Employee Benefit Trust Fund (PEBTF)
  • AmeriHealth
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • AmeriHealth Comprehensive
  • AmeriHealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth Major Medical
  • AmeriHealth Personal Choice
  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Cigna Healthspring
  • Consumer Health Network PPO
  • CorVel
  • Coventry/Health America
  • Devon
  • Employers Health Network PPO
  • Evolutions (Guardian Resources)
  • Federal BCBS
  • Galaxy
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Health America PPO
  • Health Management Network PPO
  • Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • HumanaChoicePPO,Medicare,GoldPlusHMO
  • Inter-County Health Plan
  • Intergroup Preferred
  • Jeff Plus
  • Keystone 65 HMO
  • Keystone First VIP Choice
  • Keystone First/Connect
  • Keystone Health Plan East
  • Medicaid of New Jersey
  • Medicaid of PA
  • Medicare
  • Mercy LIFE
  • MultiPlan Inc.
  • NJ Blue Shield
  • Personal Choice (GPPPN)
  • Personal Choice 65
  • PlanCare America
  • PPO Next
  • Preferred Care PPO
  • Premier Blue
  • Prime Health Services, Inc.
  • Qualcare
  • Tricare
  • UPMC HMO,PPO ReadingHspEmpONLY
  • UPMC Medicare HMO
  • US Family Health Plan

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Notes

Also specializes in Myeloproliferative Disorders, Multiple Myeloma and Stem Cell Transplantation for Non-Malignant Diseases such as Sickle Cell Anemia and Autoimmune Diseases.

Personal Statement

I believe that the best medical care is provided when patients and care teams communicate well. We should help our patients to become well informed about the diseases we're treating and the treatments we offer. We should work together to provide the best outcomes, with the least amount of side effects. As therapies for cancer and blood diseases become more personalized, care of individual patients becomes more individualized as well.

Awards

Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2018
Jefferson Medical College: American Medical Women's Association Faculty Award 2011
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Service to Mankind Award 2009
Attending Teaching Award, Department of Medicine, TJUH 2008
Golden Apple Teaching Award, Department of Medicine, TJUH 2007
Castle Connolly Top Doctor - Hematology 2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017
Castle Connolly- America's Top Doctors for Cancer 2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017
Castle Connolly Exceptional Women in Medicine 2017

Publications

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Primary Location

925 Chestnut Street
Suite 420A
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-8874
Fax: (215) 955-9641
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