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Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE

Abramson Cancer Center

Degree and Institution

MD, University of Illinois
MSCE, Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Faculty Title

Assistant Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health


Clinical Expertise

Dr. Mao is a board certified family physician and a licensed physician acupuncturist who practices integrative medicine in addition to a full range of primary care. Dr. Mao's expertise in pain management and acupuncture has served him in becoming the attending consult physician for the Symptom and Palliative Care Service at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

While Dr. Mao practices a full range of family medicine, his special expertise focuses on:
  • Acupuncture on pain and chronic symptom  distress
  • Acupuncture for menopausal transition
  • Primary care for cancer patients and survivors
  • Integrative Medicine for chronic disease and symptom management
  • Integrative Medicine to promote wellness

Cancer Programs
Center for Head and Neck Cancer
» Integrative Medicine and Wellness

Lung Cancer Program
» Integrative Medicine and Wellness

Breast Cancer / Rena Rowan Center
» Integrative Medicine and Wellness

Center for Head and Neck Cancer
» Maxillofacial Prosthodontics

Other Affiliations
2003 - American Medical Association
2000 - American Academy of Family Physicians
2004-2006 American Academy of Medical Acupuncture Research Committee
North American Primary Care Research Group Cancer Control Group
2004 - Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Integrative Medicine Group
2007 - Society for Integrative Oncology
2008 - Society for Acupuncture Research
2004 - Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians

Somerset Family Practice Residency, Somerset, NJ
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, NJ

Faculty Development Research Fellowship, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Board Certifications
Acupuncture & Moxibustion Clinical Course Certificates
China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center, China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine
American Board fo Family Practice (Medicine)
Pennsylvania Physician Acupuncturist Licens

Honors and Award

  • 2007, American Cancer Society Institutional Pilot Award
  • 2005, Best Poster Award for Postdoctoral Fellow in Cancer Control, Abramson Cancer Center Annual Scientific Symposium and Retreat
  • 2004-06, NIH/NCI Clinical Research Scholar
  • 2003, Best Poster Award for Resident Scientific Poster Presentation at AAFP Annual Scientific Assembly
  • 2003, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Resident Teacher Award, awarded by Somerset Family Practice Residency
  • 2000, Bertram A. Richardson Fellowship for International Study
  • 1998, American Juvenile Diabetes Association Medical Student Fellowship
  • 1998, University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship
  • 1996, The Bronze Tablet (highest academic distinction at the University of Illinois)
  • 1996, American Institute of Chemists Award
  • 1995, Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honory Society
  • 1995, Procter & Gamble Leadership Award


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Contact Information

Jun J. Mao

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
4th Floor, West Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Office Phone: 215-615-0741, ext. 4

Mailing Address:
Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE

Penn Family Care
St. Leonard's Court
3819 Chestnut Street
Suite 205
Philadelphia, PA 19104


Appointment Phone: 215-615-0741, ext. 4


Dr. Jun James Mao, MD, MSCE is an assistant professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and an active member of the cancer control and prevention program of the Abramson Cancer Center.  Dr. Mao also co-chairs the Penn Integrative Oncology Working Group at the Abramson Cancer Center.  After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champion and then Medical Doctoral degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Dr. Mao completed his family medicine residency training at the Somerset Family Medicine Residency, affiliated with the UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Jersey.  Most recently, Dr. Mao completed an academic fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine while obtaining a Master’s Degree in Clinical Epidemiology.  In addition to being a board certified family physician, Dr. Mao is a licensed physician acupuncturist who practices integrative medicine.  Dr. Mao’s research focuses on investigating the effects, mechanism and integration of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for symptom management among cancer patients and survivors.