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Andrea S. Porpiglia, MD, MSc, FACS

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

Secondary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center East Norriton-Hospital Outpatient Center
2701 Dekalb Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401


Assistant Professor

Treatment Focus

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Key Awards

MainLine Top Doctor 2016, 2017, 2018

Treatment Philosophy

My journey in medicine started at the University of Tennessee, where I attended Medical School and then completed my residency in General Surgery.  As a resident in Memphis, I discovered my passion for surgical oncology because I could develop caring, long-term relationships with patients. The opportunity to use my surgical skills and have a traditional patient/doctor relationship is what drew me to apply for a surgical oncology fellowship.

Becoming a Surgical Oncology fellow at Fox Chase Cancer Center (FCCC) in 2013 was a great honor. I received the best possible training in treating cancer based on current research and guidelines. As important, I learned the way that everyone at FCCC treats patients like they are part of our family.

After five years of private practice in the greater Philadelphia area following my fellowship, I was very excited to rejoin the FCCC family in 2020 as an instructor and surgeon.

Learning that you or a loved one has cancer can be scary and overwhelming.  My philosophy of patient care is to take care of each person as a unique and whole individual.  Caring for cancer patients is an honor and privilege.  I will be there with you, every step of the way, providing the same care that I would my own family.

Education and Training

Educational Background

  • Complex Surgical Oncology Fellow, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA, 07/2013-06/2015
  • Master's in Clinical General Research for Health Professionals, Drexel University, Philadelphia PA, 2015
  • Surgery Resident, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, 2008-13
  • MD, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, 2008


  • American Board of Surgery
  • Complex General Surgical Oncology
  • Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery
  • ATLS


  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Association of Women Surgeons-New Surgeon Member
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society
  • Society of Surgical Oncology
  • Prospect Provider Group Pennsylvania, LLC Board Member
  • Oncology Strategic Leadership Committee
  • Leader of Subcommittee Breast Program Strategic planning Committee
  • Association of Women Surgeon Conference planning committee
  • Society of Surgical Oncology CME Committee

Honors & Awards

  • MainLine Top Doctor, 2016-18
Patient Stories

Ami Marcucci

Neuroendocrine Tumors

Ami Marcucci

Neuroendocrine Tumors

Before my cancer diagnosis, I’d had stomachaches on and off for years. My husband and I work as landscapers in the summer, and I always felt good during those months. It was when we’d stop working in the winter that I’d start to feel unwell.

I saw a few doctors over the span of about five years, but the pain was never consistent, so we didn’t take it too seriously. I figured it must be due to wintertime inactivity and eating poorly. Worst case, I thought I might have Crohn’s disease, because my brother and niece both have it, but no doctor ever confirmed that suspicion.

Jeanne Niblock

Breast Cancer

Jeanne Niblock

Breast Cancer

I am 84 years old and I just moved to an over-55 community with my husband, George, last year. Since I retired from secretarial and real estate work about two decades ago, I’ve kept busy by joining a knitting group, gardening, and going to the gym.


Selected Publications

Lopez Granados E, Porpiglia AS, Hogan MB, Matamoros N, Krasovec S, Pignata C, Smith CI, Hammarstrom L, Bjorkander J, Belohradsky BH, Casariego GF, Garcia Rodriguez MC, Conley ME. “Clinical and molecular analysis of patients with defects in micro heavy chain gene.” J Clin Invest. 2002 Oct;110(7):1029-35.

Porpiglia AS, Rohrer J, Conley ME. “Reconstitution of B cell function in murine models of immunodeficiency.” Clin Immunol. 2003 May;107(2):90-7.

 Porpiglia AS, Sigurdson ER. “Surgical Options in the Treatment of Lower GI Tract Cancers.” Current Treatment Options in Oncology.  2015;16:46.

Porpiglia AS, Reddy S, Farma JM. “Retroperitoneal Sarcomas”.  Surgical Clinics of North America. 2016 Oct;96(5):993-1001.

Porpiglia AS, Nguyen D, Farma JM, Reddy SS. “The Role of Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) in Low-Grade Appendiceal Neoplasm: Friend or Foe?” J Gastrointest Dig Syst. 2016;6(5).



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  • 5.0
    June 14, 2022
    Working with cancer is an emotional and stressful situation but everyone made it so much easier on me.
  • 5.0
    June 14, 2022
    Dr. Porpiglia was amazing, caring, great listener. Her nurses were very good as well attentive, concerned. Great visit.
  • 5.0
    June 11, 2022
    They took care of my problem and did not say I was too old to fix it!
  • 5.0
    May 24, 2022
    I feel very comfortable with the staff at this Fox Chase location and would highly recommend anyone to use this facility.
  • 5.0
    May 23, 2022
    I'm going elsewhere because I thought the nurse navigator should be more knowledgeable and I feel comfortable elsewhere. I was very happy with Dr. Porpiglia.
  • 5.0
    April 25, 2022
    The staff and Doctor were very courteous and very helpful in explaining my diagnosis. A good experience overall
  • 4.4
    April 18, 2022
    Everything during my visit went very well.
  • 5.0
    March 12, 2022
    Top tier professionalism is evident and very much appreciated !
  • 5.0
    March 11, 2022
    This doctor is excellent!
  • 5.0
    February 22, 2022
    Always an exceptional experience with Dr. Porpiglia - very dedicated, courteous and AMAZING
  • 5.0
    January 25, 2022
    Being diagnosed in a recurrent [...] cancer is stressful & scary. The doctor & her team were wonderful!
  • 5.0
    November 30, 2021
    My experience with all staff at Fox Chase has been amazing. I am very happy with the care and concern of everyone. I came to Fox Chase for a second opinion and I am beyond thankful that I did.
  • 5.0
    November 26, 2021
    An outstanding experience in every way
  • 5.0
    November 15, 2021
    Felt very heard & understood.
  • 5.0
    October 23, 2021
    Great experience! I am a healthcare provider working for a different healthcare system, and I was extremely impressed at the high quality care.
  • 5.0
    October 22, 2021
    All good
  • 5.0
    October 15, 2021
    I truly love Dr. Porpiglia.
  • 5.0
    October 14, 2021
    Good experience
  • 5.0
    October 10, 2021
    My visit was a very very good experience. I was hoping for a second opinion about the upcoming surgery. Dr. Porpiglia was wonderful. I am very confident that she will be my surgeon.
  • 5.0
    October 09, 2021
    First time experience at Fox Chase Cancer Center and I have nothing but praise for the doctor and entire staff.All are so warm and caring! Thank you everyone!!
COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effect Can Mirror Breast Cancer Symptoms

February 16, 2021—Fox Chase Cancer Center's Andrea Porpiglia MD, MSc, spoke with two local news stations to explain why women should schedule their mammograms before receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

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