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

Kidney, Bladder, and Prostate Cancer TRDG Member

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
    July 13, 2020
    Great experience. [...]
  • 5.0
    November 26, 2019
  • 5.0
    November 24, 2019
    This was my last appt. with Dr. Peireira-Rico who has been an excellent doctor, always attentive and concerned about my care. Absolutely no complaints about him. [...]
  • 5.0
    November 08, 2019
    great doctor and nurses
  • 5.0
    August 25, 2019
    The doctor and nurse were very concerned about a situation I was going through. Very thankful.
  • 5.0
    July 17, 2019
    good experience and a great doctor
  • 5.0
    May 20, 2019
    Never a bad experience.
  • 4.5
    April 23, 2019
    Its always a 2-3 wait in the waiting room before seeing doctor then 30 min. before dr. see patient in exam room.
  • 5.0
    April 21, 2019
    The doctor always refers to my past results which really keeps me informed of any change in my condition and progress
  • 5.0
    April 21, 2019
    Great experience - wonderful "Doctor Rico".
  • 5.0
    April 20, 2019
    it was [...]'s first appointment with this Oncologist and he was great.

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