Andrea Porpiglia, MD, MSc, FACS
Andrea Porpiglia, MD, MSc, FACS, Associate Professor in the Department of Surgical Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center, has been promoted to Assistant Program Director for the Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship.
“Dr. Porpiglia has been an instrumental part of teaching the next generation of surgical oncologists to prepare for the challenges of the field,” said Jeffrey Farma, MD, FACS, Interim Chair of the Department of Surgical Oncology. “I have no doubt she will continue to be an extraordinary leader for these fellows in her new role as Assistant Program Director.”
The fellowship is a 2-year program endorsed by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the Society of Surgical Oncology. It immerses fellows in a learning environment that gives them a better understanding of surgical decision-making related to all aspects of surgical oncology, as well as the technical management of complex problems. Dr. Porpiglia will join Sanjay Reddy, MD, FACS, Associate Professor in the Department of Surgical Oncology and Program Director of the fellowship, in leading this surgical oncology experience.
Dr. Porpiglia’s Professional Background
Dr. Porpiglia first came to Fox Chase as a surgical oncology fellow in 2013. After 5 years of private practice in the greater Philadelphia area, she rejoined Fox Chase in 2020 as an instructor and surgeon. Her specialties include breast cancer, colorectal cancer, gastrointestinal stromal tumors, melanoma, neuroendocrine tumors, sarcoma, skin cancer, and stomach cancer. Her treatment focus is minimally invasive surgery.
In addition to being recognized as a 2023 Top Doctor by Philadelphia magazine, she was also recognized as a Top Doctor by Main Line Today from 2016 through 2018. She is a member of ASCO, the Association of Women Surgeons, the Pennsylvania Medical Society, and the Society of Surgical Oncology.