Dr. Richard Penson, MD

Dr. Richard Penson, MD

Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
Dr. Richard Penson, MD is an oncology specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from St Bartholomew's Hospmedcollegeuniv Of London in 1987 and specializes in oncology and medical oncology.

55 Fruit St # 9E

Boston, MA 02114

Contact Information

(617) 724-4800

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Penson performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Fallopian Tube Cancer
very high
more than 98% of peers
Ovarian Cancer
very high
more than 97% of peers
Uterine Diseases
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Penson's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Oncology
  • Medical Oncology

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Penson does not have any board certifications listed.

79  Conditions Treated

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1  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • St Bartholomew's Hospmedcollegeuniv Of London
    Medical School | Graduated 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

Dr. Penson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French Creole

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Penson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Penson to family and friends
7 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

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Dr. Penson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

I started seeing Penson 3 years ago for ovarian cancer treatment. I had been at Dana Farber, and they gave me little hope of finding a clinical trial. Penson got me on one and I couldn’t feel more grateful. He’s a delightful, brilliant doctor.
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I was gob smacked with getting a diagnosis of ovarian cancer in Oct. of 2014. A close friend has had experience with Dr. Penson re: her mother and she called him. Immediately I was brought to MGH at his request and I have never looked back. His manner and kindness combined with his expressing,...more
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