Lawrence Nathan Shulman

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Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Deputy Director for Clinical Services at the Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania
Director, Center for Global Cancer at the Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Abramson Cancer Center
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
South Pavilion, 12-111
Philadelphia, PA 19104
B.A. (Organic Chemistry)
Syracuse University, 1971.
M.D. (Medicine)
Harvard Medical School, 1975.
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Description of Itmat Expertise

Quality of cancer care delivery, and development of innovative interventions to improve patient outcomes, while optimizing value as defined by benefit over cost (including financial and toxicity).

Selected Publications

Riesel J, Mandigo M, Gillies R, Damuse R, Farmer P, Cusack J, Krakauer E, Shulman, LN: Surgical palliative care in resource-limited settings. Lancet (15), 60307-5, Aug 8 2015.

Stulac S, Binagwaho A, Tapela N, Wanger C, Muhimpundu M, Ngabo F, Nsanzimana S, Kayonde L, Bigirimana J, Lessard A, Lehmann L, Shulman L, Nutt C, Drobac P, Mpunga T, Farmer P: Building capacity of oncology programs in sub-Saharan Africa: the Rwanda experience. Lancet Oncol 16(8): 405-13, Aug 2015.

Pace LE, Mpunga T, Hategekimana V, Dusengimana JMV, Habineza H, Bigirimana JB, Mutumbira C, Mpanumusingo E, Ngiruwera JP, Tapela N, Amoroso C, Shulman LN, Keating NL: Delays in breast cancer presentation and diagnosis at two rural referral centers in Rwanda The Oncologist 20(7): 780-8, Jul 2015 Notes: Epub 2015 Jun 1.

Shulman LN, McCabe R, Gay G, McKellar D: Building data infrastructure to evaluate and improve quality: The National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) and the Commission on Cancer's Quality Improvement Programs. J Oncol Practice 11(3): 209-12, May 2015 Notes: Epub ahead of print, Apr 21.

Grover S, Balogun OD, Yamoah K, Groen R, Shah M, Rodin D, Olson AC, Slone JS, Shulman LN, Coleman CN, Hahn SM: Training global oncologists: Addressing the global cancer control problem. Front Oncol Apr 8 2015.

Warner JL, Maddux SE, Hughes KS, Krauss JC, Yu PP, Shulman LN, Mayer DK, Hogarth M, Fiscalini AS, Esserman L, Alschuler L, Koromia GA, Gonzaga Z, Ambinder EP: Development, implementation, and initial evaluation of a foundational open interoperability standard for oncology treatment planning and summarization. J Am Med Inform Assoc Jan 20 2015 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

Evans T, Gabriel PE, Shulman LN: Cancer Staging in Electronic Health Records: Strategies to Improve Documentation of this Critical Data. J Clin Oncol 2015.

Tapela N, Nzayisenga I, Sethi R, Bigirimana JB, Habineza H, Hategekimana V, Mantini N, Mpunga T, Shulman LN, Lehmann L.: Treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia in rural Rwanda: Promising early outcomes. J Global Oncol 2015 Notes: "In Press 2015"

Mpunga T, Hedt B, Tapela N, Nshimiyimana I, Mubugabigwi G, Prtichett N, Greenberg L, Benewe O, Shulman D, Pepoon J, Shulman L, Milner D.: Implementation and validation of telepathology triage at cancer referral center in rural Rwanda. J Global Oncol 2015 Notes: "In Press 2015"

Tapela N, Mpunga T, Karema N, Nzayisenga I, Fadelu T, Uwizeye F, Hirschhorn L, Muhimpundu M, Balinda J, Amoroso C, Wagner C, Binagwaho A, Shulman LN.: Implementation Science for Global Oncology: The Imperative to Evaluate Safety and Efficacy of Cancer Care Delivery. J Clin Oncol 2015.

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