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Richard T. Penson, MD

  • Clinical Director, Medical Gynecologic Oncology


Accepting New Patients





Centers & Specialties

Cancer Center

Clinical Interests
  • Gynecologic oncology
  • Novel therapeutics
  • Psychosocial Oncology
Medical Education
  • MD, St Bartholomews
  • Residency, Homerton Hospital|Residency, St. Bartholomew's Hospital
Foreign Languages
  • French
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Martha's Vineyard: Martha?s Vineyard Hospital
  • Nantucket: Cottage Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

Patient Age Group


Dr. Penson came from St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, in 1997 and is Clinical Director of Medical Gynecologic Oncology. His practice is devoted almost exclusively to gynecologic oncology with the majority of patients having ovarian cancer. Dr. Penson attends on the Bigelow General Medical Service at Mass General, sits on the national Gynecologic Oncology Group (NRG GOG) committees for ovarian cancer, and quality of life research, and the NCCN Ovarian Committee. Dr. Penson serves as the chairman for panels C and F of the Institutional Review Board of Dana-Farber/Partners CancerCare.

Research & Publications

Research Summary
Dr. Penson takes a very active role in coordinating the investigation of novel agents and treatment strategies in ovarian, endometrial and cervical cancer at Massachusetts General Hospital. Leading or actively participating in the design, conduct and analysis of multiple clinical trials, with approximately 1/4 of his patients treated on therapeutic clinical trials.
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55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-724-4800
Martha's Vineyard Hospital
One Hospital Road
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557
Phone: 508-957-0119
Nantucket Cottage Hospital
57 Prospect Street
Nantucket, MA 02554
Phone: 508-825-8190
Fax: 508-325-8558

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