Below is a list of the top and leading Oncologists in Philadelphia. To help you find the best oncologist located near you in Philadelphia, our team at Kev’s Best put together our own list based on this rating points list.
The top rated Oncologists in Philadelphia are:
- Douglas Beach – Penn Hematology/Oncology
- John C. Leighton – Einstein Cancer Center
- Carol L. Shields – Shields & Shields PC Ocular Oncology
- Stephen C. Rubin – Fox Chase Cancer Center
Arturo Loaiza-Bonilla – Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Dr. Douglas Beach is an oncologist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian and Pennsylvania Hospital. He received his medical degree from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and has been in practice between 11-20 years.
Dr. Leighton is a graduate of the Einstein Internal Medicine Residency Program. He completed his fellowship in hematology-oncology at Temple University Hospital-Fox Chase Cancer Center and returned to Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia in 1995 to join the full-time faculty. Dr. Leighton serves as principal investigator for Gastrointestinal Malignancy clinical trials performed at the Einstein Cancer Center. He is the recipient of the 1999 Chief Residents’ Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching and a 1999 Faculty Council Teaching Award.
Brain, Breast, Colorectal, Head & Neck, Leukemia/Lymphome/Myeloma, Liver, Lung, Prostate, Skin/Melanoma
“Amazing staff here!” – Tara Jae
“They are treating my Mom with compassion.” – Theresa Terri Rudd
Shields & Shields PC Ocular Oncology
Doctor Carol Lally Shields is the Director of the Ocular Oncology Service at Wills Eye Hospital. She is Professor of Ophthalmology at Thomas Jefferson University and consultant at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Dr. Shields graduated from the University of Notre Dame with highest honors. She attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh. She is a recipient of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award and was the first female ophthalmologist in the world to receive the prestigious Donders Medal for excellence in ophthalmology from the Dutch Ophthalmologic Society in 2003.
Dr. Shields maintains a rewarding professional life, managing patients with cancer of the eye. Her special interests include pediatric eye cancer such as retinoblastoma as well as adult eye cancer such as melanoma, conjunctival tumors and orbital tumors.
“Dr shields is an amazing doctor have been going for 18 years” – Dylan Fox
“Best place ever for ocular oncology care and surgery.” – Lisa Wilson
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Stephen C. Rubin, MD, has joined the Department of Surgical Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center as Chief of Gynecologic Oncology, where he will specialize in the treatment of patients with gynecologic cancers—including ovarian, uterine, cervical, and endometrial. Dr. Rubin has also been named Co-Clinical Leader of the Gynecological Service Line and Professor in the clinical investigator track of the Department of Surgical Oncology. In addition, he will hold the Paul Grotzinger and Wilbur Raab Chair in Surgical Oncology.
A nationally known expert in the management of ovarian cancer, Dr. Rubin’s special interests include minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, hereditary ovarian cancer, and ovarian cancer clinical trials. Previously, he served as Chief of Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Health System and Director of the Gynecologic Oncology Research Program of Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center. Dr. Rubin also served as the Franklin Payne Chair in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where he was a Professor of obstetrics and gynecology with tenure.
“A truly outstanding physician and surgeon. When you ask around the Philadelphia region for the top person, you will hear his name repeatedly. He treated my wife for a serious cancer, and she has done beautifully. Recommend highly.” – S R
“The hospital is kept clean, and well maintained. Signs are good, not perfect, but good. Staff is pleasant and helpful.” – Elizabeth Carmichael
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Dr. Loaiza-Bonilla is dedicated to comprehensive care for patients suffering from gastrointestinal malignancies, such as colon, esophagus, gastric, liver, pancreas and neuroendocrine tumors.
Dr. Loaiza-Bonilla earned a medical degree from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá, Colombia. Following medical school, he completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Harbor Hospital Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Loaiza-Bonilla also completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida.
He has been published in several medical journals and oncology publications. He is also a reviewer and counselor for several journals, special interest groups, panels and academic competitions. He has also served as principal investigator and co-investigator for many large oncology clinical trials. Dr. Loaiza-Bonilla has been a member and held leadership positions for several medical organizations. These include the Pennsylvania Society of Oncology and Hematology, American Society of Hematology, American Society of Clinical Oncology and American Association of Cancer Research.
Chemotherapy, Clinical Trials, Hematologic Oncology, Interventional Oncology, Precision Medicine, Radiation Therapy, Surgery
“Best doctor we found.” – Charlie Smith
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