Alvaro Pereira-Rico, MD

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center at Temple University Hospital
3401 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140


Associate Professor, Department of Hematology/Oncology

Language(s) Other than English

Education and Training

Educational Background

  • Fellow, Medical Oncology and Hematology, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, 2002 
  • Fellow, Women's Health, Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center/John Cochran VA Hospital, 1997
  • Resident, Internal Medicine, Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center, 1996
  • MD, Universidad Comlutense d Madrid School of Medicine, Madrid, Spain, 1992


  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology


  • American Academy of Clinical Oncology

Honors & Awards

  • Best Doctors in America® , 2019-2020, Medical Oncology and Hematology
Research Profile

Research Interests

Uro-oncology, including prostate, renal and bladder cancers


Selected Publications

Wuthrick, E, Curran, W, Werner-Wasik, M, Lin, A, Axelrod, R, Pereira-Rico, A, Murphy, H, Machtay, Dicker, A. A Phase I Trial Combining The Anti-angiogenic Agent Sunitinib And Radiation Therapy For Patients With Primary And Metastatic CNS Malignancies. 2008 ASCO Proceedings, Abstract; poster presentation.


Wuthrick, E, Curran, W, Werner-Wasik, M, Lin, A, Glass, J, Evans, J, Andrews, D,  Axelrod, R, Pereira-Rico, A, Murphy, H, Machtay, Dicker, A A Phase I Trial of Hypofractionated Stereotactic Radiation Therapy with Sunitinib in Recurrent High Grade Glioma. 2008 ASTRO Proceedings; poster presentation.


Pereira-Rico, A.  Do Negative Sentinel Lymph Nodes Identify a Good Risk Population Among Patients with Thick (>3 mm) Primary Cutaneous Melanomas? Published and not presented. 2002 ASCO Proceedings, Abstract #2781.


Pereira-Rico, A.  Bilateral Renal Cell Carcinoma of Tuberous Sclerosis Associated with Von Willebrand Disease: First Case Report. Published and not presented. 2001 ASCO Proceedings, Abstract #2411.


Pereira-Rico, A.  Synovial Sarcoma of the Bladder Treated with Adjuvant Chemotherapy. Published and not presented. 2001 American Society of Clinical Oncology Proceedings, Abstract #2910.


Pereira-Rico, A.  The Use of Loratidine in the Prevention of G-CSF Induced Bone Pain. Poster presentation and published. 2001 Delaware Valley Oncology Fellows Award.


Pereira, A.  ASHAP +/- ABMT: an effective strategy for relapsing and refractory Hodgkin´s Disease. 1995 American Society of Hematology Proceedings, Abstract #3289.



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  • 5.0
    October 19, 2021
  • 5.0
    October 18, 2021
    Good doctor
  • 5.0
    September 27, 2021
    Excellent service
  • No Star Ratings Available August 24, 2021
    Very good
  • 5.0
    August 17, 2021
    Excellent care from Alvaro Pereira-Rico and his staff and the whole Temple Oncology team.
  • 5.0
    July 21, 2021
    Provider and Staff were great as usual. Very caring and professional.
  • 5.0
    July 15, 2021
    Very good experience.
  • 5.0
    June 21, 2021
    I am pleased with Dr Rico after this one visit which was more of a consult for prostate cancer. I find it a little difficult since I have a urologist who I'm working with who referred me to [...] of Temple for surgery in removing my prostate and Ive now been referred to Dr Rico as my Oncologist. I can only hope that they all speak to each other and work as a team for my care. Especially now Dr Rico and [...], the Urologist
  • 5.0
    June 17, 2021
  • 5.0
    May 14, 2021
    Great experience and a "wonderful doctor".
  • 5.0
    May 06, 2021
    He spent extra time with me despite it being after clinic hours.
  • 5.0
    March 26, 2021
    Overall good professional visit.
  • 5.0
    March 15, 2021
    Truly Professional, a Godsend.
  • 5.0
    March 01, 2021
    Very good treatment.
  • 5.0
    January 22, 2021
    Good experience.
  • No Star Ratings Available January 08, 2021
    I could tell that the doctor truly cared about his patients.
  • 5.0
    November 14, 2020
    Dr. Rico is first class. He took a lot of time honestly answering my wife's questions and listening to her concerns.
  • 5.0
    September 19, 2020
    great Doctor and nurses

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