Erin O Aakhus, MD, MSHP

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Attending, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Program Director, Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program, Perelman School of Medicine
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Hematology Oncology Division
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
South Pavilion, 10th Floor, Room 10-146
Philadelphia, PA 19104
BS/BA (Biology and French )
Indiana University , 2006.
MD (Medicine )
Indiana University , 2010.
MSHP (Health Policy Research )
University of Pennsylvania , 2017.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Thoracic, Head and Neck, and GI Cancers.

Description of Other Expertise

Graduate Medical Education.

Description of Research Expertise

Qualitative and Mixed-Methods Research.
Financial Toxicity of Cancer.
Medical Ethics.
Patient-provider communication.
Gender Disparities in the Academic Medical Profession.

Selected Publications

Lova Sun, Danielle Candelieri-Surette, Tori Anglin-Foote, Julie A Lynch, Kara N Maxwell, Christopher D'Avella, Aditi Singh, Erin Aakhus, Roger B Cohen, Robert M Brody: Cetuximab-Based vs Carboplatin-Based Chemoradiotherapy for Patients With Head and Neck Cancer. JAMA Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery 148(11): 1022-1028, November 2022.

Olutosin Owoyemi, Erin Aakhus: Underrepresentation in Oncology: Identifying and Addressing Structural Barriers. The Oncologist 26(8): 630-634, August 2021.

Kaufmann, Tara L; Rendle, Katharine A; Aakhus, Erin; Nimgaonkar, Vivek; Shah, Arnav; Bilger, Andrea; Gabriel, Peter E; Trotta, Rebecca; Braun, Jennifer; Shulman, Lawrence N; Bekelman, Justin E; Barg, Frances K: Views From Patients With Cancer in the Setting of Unplanned Acute Care: Informing Approaches to Reduce Health Care Utilization. JCO Oncol Pract 16(11): e1291-e1303, Nov 2020 Notes:

Sarah J. Nagle, Erin Aakhus: Preparing Trainees to Deliver High-Value and Cost-Conscious Care in Hematology Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports 15(4): 248-253, August 2020 Notes:

Jessica Davis, Lindsey Zinck, Sheila Kelly, Hareena Sangha, Lawrence Shulman, Erin Aakhus, and Krisda H. Chaiyachati: Screened Social Needs and Acceptability of Screening Among Cancer Patients in Philadelphia. AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting July 2020 Notes: Online Presentation

Tara L. Kaufmann, Katharine A. Rendle, Erin Aakhus, Andrea Bilger, Peter Edward Gabriel, Vivek Nimgaonkar, Arnav Shah, Rebecca Trotta, Frances Barg, Justin E. Bekelman: Perspectives on cancer care delivery from oncology patients who experienced unplanned acute care events. Journal of Clinical Oncology. J Clin Oncol 37, 2019 (suppl 27; abstr 201) (eds.). 37, September 2019 Notes: "Poster Presentation", ASCO Quality Care Symposium.

Kaufmann T, Aakhus E, Bilger A, Gabriel PE, Nimgaonkar V, Rendle KA, Shah A, Trotta R, Bekelman J, Barg F: Patient factors that drive unplanned acute care utilization in oncology care. ASCO Annual Meeting(Abstract # 253121), June 2019 Notes: Online Publication.

Aakhus E, Mitra N, Lautenbach E, Joffe S.: Gender and Byline Placement of Co-first Authors in Clinical and Basic Science Journals With High Impact Factors. JAMA 319(6): 610-611, Feb 13 2018.

Berman AT, Crimins N, Gabriel PE, Aakhus E, Braun J, Shulman L, Evans TL. : Radiation Resource Utilization and Cost of Care of the Patient with Stage IV Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA Oct 2017 Notes: "Poster Presentation"

Aakhus E, Rosenstein A, Joffe SJ, Bradbury AR. : Implementing cost transparency in oncology: A qualitative study of barriers, facilitators, and patient preferences. American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL Jun 2017 Notes: "Poster Presentation"

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