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

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
    July 28, 2021
    Dr. Porpiglia has given me the utmost care and attention - there has NEVER been a time that she has NOT addressed my concerns or health issues - always available and goes above and beyond to help in any way possible - SHE'S ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!
  • 5.0
    July 28, 2021
    Dr Porpiglia responded to my questions through email in a timely manner. I was appreciative of her responding to me herself rather than having someone else answer my questions.
  • 5.0
    May 17, 2021
    My visit was of an emergency on my part and the issue I had which was very painful was taken care of quickly which put me out of pain.
  • 5.0
    April 21, 2021
    the office visit was very good, nothing bad to say
  • 4.5
    April 19, 2021
    I've been a Fox Chase patient for years, but I wanted to see if I could get an office closer to home & that's how I found Dr. Porpiglia.
  • 5.0
    April 01, 2021
    Excellent care.
  • 1.9
    March 26, 2021
    Dr. Porpiglia is too rushed and didn't spend enough time with me.
  • 5.0
    March 24, 2021
    Very good experience and very glad I went there for a second opinion.
  • 5.0
    March 19, 2021
    Very professional!
  • 5.0
    January 11, 2021
    Overall, wonderful care!
  • 5.0
    January 11, 2021
    I followed Dr. Porpiglia from her former professional affiliation. My breast cancer diagnosis was devastating - Dr. Porpiglia has been professional, compassionate and truly the only doctor in my team in whom I have faith and trust. Thank God I was directed to her.
  • 5.0
    September 23, 2020
    This was the first time I ever saw this doctor. She was very nice & helpful.
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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