Aruna Padmanabhan, MD

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

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


Associate Professor

Breast Cancer TRDG Member


Treatment Focus

Breast cancer treatment;  Breast malignancies

Research Program

Education and Training

Educational Background

  • Fellow, Medical Oncology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, 2005-2007 
  • Resident, Internal Medicine, Trinitas Hospital, Seton Hall University, Elizabeth, NJ, 2002-2005
  • MBBS, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India, 2001 

Honors & Awards

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

Selected Publications

Padmanabhan A, Baker JA, Zirpoli G, Sait SN, Ford LA, Moysich KB, Baer MR, Acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome following breast cancer: increased frequency of other cancers and of cancers in multiple family members. Leuk Res 32:12(1820-3)2008 Dec

Fakih MG, Padmanabhan A, CEA monitoring in colorectal cancer. What you should know. Oncology (Williston Park) 20:6(579-87; discussion 588, 594, 596 passim)2006 May



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  • 5.0
    November 15, 2019
    Dr. P. is wonderful she explains all questions answered with respect.
  • 5.0
    October 18, 2019
    Is always nice to see Dr P., she's caring, funny and listens what I have to say. I would recommend her to anyone
  • 5.0
    October 13, 2019
    Dr P. is fantastic - she is so great at making me feel comfortable and listening to everything I have to say. She explains everything in detail and is very thorough! I greatly appreciate her time and concern when getting a second opinion with her! I highly recommend her to anyone!
  • 4.5
    August 29, 2019
    Dr P I ThankUMuch
  • 5.0
    July 30, 2019
    Good experience. I get treated very good
  • 5.0
    July 25, 2019
    Thus far, I have had a good relationship with - Temple health care & Dr. A. Padmanabhan.
  • 5.0
    July 08, 2019
    I believe I was treated with care and adecuate respect during all my visits.
  • 5.0
    July 05, 2019
    [...] Dr P is really a great Dr who goes above & beyond. [...]
  • 5.0
    May 20, 2019
    great experiences
  • 5.0
    May 19, 2019
    Very good experience. Everyone from the receptionist to the physician showed courtesy and concerned. No problem with wait time. If everyone is treated the way I was treated, I would definitely say "thumbs Up" for excellent service.
  • 5.0
    April 16, 2019
    Dr. P was amazing. She was so knowledgeable and took so much time to listen and answer every question.
  • 5.0
    April 08, 2019
    Dr. P has been extremely helpful from the first time we met. I would recommend her to anyone I know that needs her help.
  • 5.0
    April 02, 2019
    Dr. P was very helpful with my problem.
  • 5.0
    March 22, 2019
    Up to now all good.
  • 5.0
    March 19, 2019
    Very good.
  • 5.0
    February 18, 2019
    This is my second time around dealing with breast cancer. Dr. Padmanabhan and everyone that I've come into contact in the Oncology Dept. has been super great, thank God.
  • 5.0
    February 03, 2019
    My health care team in Dr P's office is exceptional. [...] always greats me with a reassuring smile and she takes her time to make sure that she not only helps schedule my follow up tests but she does so with my complete convenience in mind. [...] is the best medical assistant in the hospital. She has a contagious smile and she is calm and reassuring when it counts. There is nothing that I can ask that is to much for her to do for me. She is professional and courteous to my medical needs and always asks me how I am doing in a very sincere manner. I think she really means it!!!! Dr P is fabulous and she really knows her stuff when it comes to cancers of the breast. She puts up with my quirkiness and never makes me feel bad if I cannot tolerate a therapy. This is the very best team in Philadelphia; maybe the entire east coast !!!!!!!!

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