Jefferson University Hospitals

Provider Profile

Mark D. Hurwitz, MD

Mark D. Hurwitz, MD

Jefferson University Physician

Academic Title: Professor
Vice-Chair for Quality, Safety & Performance Excellence
Director of Thermal Oncology, Department of Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology
Radiation Oncology - Bladder Cancer
Radiation Oncology - Colorectal Cancer
Radiation Oncology - Esophageal Cancer
Radiation Oncology - Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer
Radiation Oncology - Kidney Cancer
Radiation Oncology - Liver Cancer
Radiation Oncology - Melanoma/Skin Cancer
Radiation Oncology - Pancreatic Cancer
Radiation Oncology - Prostate Cancer
Radiation Oncology - Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Radiation Oncology - Stomach Cancer
Radiation Oncology - Testicular Cancer

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Office Locations

Bodine Center, Suite G-301
111 South 11th Street
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-6702
Fax: (215) 955-0412

Medical Services

Years in Practice


Board Certifications

  • Radiation Oncology

Hospital Affiliation / Admitting Privileges

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

Personal Statement

I believe in the "family standard" when caring for my patients - I seek to do for my patients what I would want done (or not done) for my own family member in that same situation. I am honored and humbled by the trust cancer patients place in me and the team of caregivers at our institution and constantly strive to see that all receive appropriate, compassionate, leading edge care.


  • Penn State University College of Medicine, Medical School


  • Greater Baltimore Med Center


  • Johns Hopkins University Hospital

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.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Aetna PA Employee Benefit Trust Fund (PEBTF)
  • AmeriHealth
  • Amerihealth 65
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • AmeriHealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth Personal Choice
  • BC BS Special Care
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Cigna Healthspring
  • Cigna PPO, POS
  • Consumer Health Network PPO
  • CorVel
  • Coventry/Health America
  • Devon
  • Employers Health Network PPO
  • Evolutions (Guardian Resources)
  • Federal BCBS
  • First Health Network
  • Fortified Provider Network
  • Galaxy
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Health America PPO
  • Health Management Network PPO
  • Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Horizon HMO
  • HumanaChoicePPO,Medicare,GoldPlusHMO
  • Intergroup Preferred
  • Jeff Plus
  • Keystone 65 HMO
  • Keystone First VIP Choice
  • Keystone First/Connect
  • Keystone Health Plan East
  • Medicaid of PA
  • Medicare
  • Mercy LIFE
  • MultiPlan Inc.
  • NJ Blue Shield
  • One Net PPO
  • Personal Choice (GPPPN)
  • Personal Choice 65
  • PlanCare America
  • PPO Next
  • Preferred Care PPO
  • Prime Health Services, Inc.
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • Provider Select Inc
  • Qualcare
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UPMC HMO,PPO ReadingHspEmpONLY
  • UPMC Medicare HMO
  • US Family Health Plan

Recent Publications

Decision Support and Shared Decision Making About Active Surveillance Versus Active Treatment Among Men Diagnosed with Low-Risk Prostate Cancer: a Pilot Study

Role of genetic testing for inherited prostate cancer risk: Philadelphia prostate cancer consensus conference 2017

Adjuvant radiation therapy, androgen deprivation, and docetaxel for high-risk prostate cancer postprostatectomy: Results of NRG Oncology/RTOG study 0621

Quality assurance guidelines for superficial hyperthermia clinical trials: I. Clinical requirements

Quality assurance guidelines for superficial hyperthermia clinical trials: II. Technical requirements for heating devices | Leitlinien zur Qualitätssicherung der lokalen Hyperthermie in klinischen Studien: II. Technische Anforderungen an Heizgeräte

Oncologic applications of magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound

Using a conformal water bolus to adjust heating patterns of microwave waveguide applicators

Hematologic Toxicity of Concurrent Administration of Radium-223 and Next-generation Antiandrogen Therapies

Potential Impact on Clinical Decision Making via a Genome-Wide Expression Profiling: A Case Report

Tumor bed brachytherapy for locally advanced laryngeal cancer: A feasibility assessment of combination with ferromagnetic hyperthermia

Feasibility of brachytherapy as monotherapy for high-volume, low-risk prostate cancer

Optimization of chest wall hyperthermia treatment using a virtual human chest model

Focused ultrasound for treatment of bone tumours

Is robotic arm stereotactic body radiation therapy 'virtual high-dose rate brachytherapy' effective for prostate cancer? An analysis of comparative effectiveness using published data

International consensus on use of focused ultrasound for painful bone metastases: Current status and future directions

What is the ideal radiotherapy dose to treat prostate cancer? A meta-analysis of biologically equivalent dose escalation

Magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound for patients with painful bone metastases: Phase III trial results

High dose rate brachytherapy boost for prostate cancer: A systematic review

A paradigm shift from anatomic to functional and molecular imaging in the detection of recurrent prostate cancer

Components of a hyperthermia clinic: Recommendations for staffing, equipment, and treatment monitoring