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James A Betler, DO
Radiation Oncology
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Jefferson Hospital (Primary)
565 Coal Valley Rd, Basement
Clairton, PA 15025
Fax (412) 267-6909

Dr. Betler is system director of AHN Cancer Institute for the Southern Region and for Oncology Care Coordination. As a highly skilled radiologist, he works with a multidisciplinary team to develop a customized plan of care for each cancer patient using the newest technology and proven therapies.

Dr. Betler earned his medical degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania. He completed residencies in internal medicine and radiation oncology through the AGH-WPH Medical Education Consortium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Betler has served on the teaching faculty of the Radiation Oncology Residency Program at Allegheny General Hospital since 2009, where he has given presentations on different types of cancer as part of the Oncology Lecture Series. He is a member the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, the American Brachytherapy Society, and the American College of Radiation Oncology. He has published research articles in many professional medical journals.

Languages Spoken



Bladder Cancer
Brain Tumors
Breast Cancer
Colorectal Cancer
Esophageal Cancer
Gastrointestinal Cancer
Gynecologic Cancer
Head and Neck Cancer
Liver Cancer
Lung Cancer
Metastatic Cancers
Pancreatic Cancer
Prostate Brachytherapy
Prostate Cancer
Skin Cancer
Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)
Urological Cancer


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Recent Patient Comments

"First time with Dr. Betler and he was just the best."

June 14, 2023

"Dr. Betler was excellent in this consultation."

May 29, 2023

"I was very satisfied with my care and would definitely refer others to this dr."

May 15, 2023

"I feel Dr. Betler provided me with excellent care, provided great listening skills to my concerns, was very knowledgeable on all areas of proposed treatment, put me at ease with his bedside manner."

January 31, 2023

"Dr. Betler was a substitute for the doctor the appt. was with. He was excellent and gave us information we did not have. He even called our home later with very important information!"

January 27, 2023

"It was my first visit with Dr Betler he explained my next step in my treatment very thoroughly answered all of my questions and concerns which helped put my mind at ease. I am grateful Dr Betler is a member of my health care team."

January 25, 2023

"Every effort made for informed consent. Doc very interactive, approachable."

January 24, 2023

"Dr. Betler is the best. I trust him with my life! He has a great staff, too."

January 20, 2023

"He was the best Dr I have seen in a long time. He was very informative and compassionate and presented information in a way that made me feel comfortable even though it wasn't the best"

January 19, 2023

"Dr. Betler very personable and made me feel very comfortable - answered all questions & concerns."

December 16, 2022



System Director, Oncology Care Coordination and Southern Region


Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
University of Pittsburgh


American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Radiology-Radiation Oncology


AGH-WPH Medical Education Consortium
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