Asya Nina Varshavsky-Yanovsky, MD, PhD

Asya Varshavsky-Yanovsky, MD, PhD
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Clinical Locations

  • Fox Chase Cancer Center
    333 Cottman Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19111
    Phone: 888-369-2427
  • Fox Chase–Temple University Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant Program
    Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus
    Patient Care Center, Fifth Floor
    7600 Central Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19111

Assistant Professor, Department of Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapies


  • Hematology Oncology
  • Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapies

Areas of Expertise

Lymphoma, Leukemia, Myeloma

Treatment Focus

Stem cell transplant, cellular therapies


Language(s) Other than English

  • Hebrew

Treatment Philosophy

After completing my fellowship at Fox Chase, I’m delighted to continue my career here, joining the collaborative team of outstanding clinicians and researchers, dedicated to providing best care to our patients. My philosophy of care is to treat every patient like family. This means educating them fully about their treatment options and helping them make the right decision for the best possible outcome. A diagnosis of cancer can be challenging to deal with, but with a caring, experienced team behind a patient, the journey can feel less stressful.

Educational Background

  • Fellow, Fox Chase/ Temple Hematology/ Oncology, Philadelphia, PA, 2016-19
  • Jacobi/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Intern and Resident in Internal Medicine       Bronx, NY, 2013–16
  • MD, Technion, Haifa, Israel, 2012
  • PhD, Medicine, Technion, Haifa, Israel , 2009
  • BSc, Medicine, Technion, Haifa, Israel, 2004


  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Hematology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology

Honors & Awards

  • Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors, 2024
  • The Hershel Rich Innovation Award for outstanding research projects, 2011
  • Top 5% Medicine graduates in Israel, 2011
  • Zieff Fine Neeman scholarship award for distinguished students, 2007

Selected Publications

Pooja Ghatalia, Chad H. Smith, Arthur Winer, Jiangtao Gou , Lesli A. Kiedrowski, Michael Slifker, Patricia D. Saltzberg, Nicole Bubes, Fern M. Anari, Vineela Kasireddy, Asya Varshavsky , Yang Liu, Eric A. Ross,  Wafik S. El-Deiry  Clinical Utilization Pattern of Liquid Biopsies (LB) to Detect Actionable Driver Mutations, Guide Treatment Decisions and Monitor Disease Burden During Treatment of 33 Metastatic Colorectal Cancer (mCRC) Patients (pts) at a Fox Chase Cancer Center GI Oncology Subspecialty Clinic. Frontiers in Oncology 2019.

Shastri, A., Schinke, C., Varshavsky Yanovsky, A., Bhagat, T. D., Giricz, O.,Barreyro, L., Boultwood, J., Pellagati, A., Yu, Y., Brown, J. R., Frank, D. A.,Das, B., Kambhampati, S., Will, B., Steidl, U., & Verma, A Targeting of MDS and AML Stem Cells Via Inhibition of STAT3 By Pyrimethamine. Blood 2014, 124(21).

Kigel B, Rabinowicz N, Varshavsky A, Kessler O, Neufeld G (2011) Plexin-A4 promotes tumor progression and tumor angiogenesis by enhancement of VEGF and bFGF signaling. Blood. 2011 Aug 10.

Varshavsky A, Kessler O, Abramovitch S, Kigel B, Zaffryar S, Akiri G, Neufeld G (2008) Semaphorin-3B is an angiogenesis inhibitor that is inactivated by furin like pro-protein convertases. Cancer research, 68, 6922-6931.

Kigel B, Varshavsky A, Kessler O, Neufeld, G (2008) Successful inhibition of tumor development by specific class-3 semaphorins is associated with expression of appropriate semaphorin receptors by tumor cells. PlosOne, 3, e3287.

Gutmann-Raviv N, Shraga-Heled N, Varshavsky A, Guimaraes-Sternberg C, Kessler O, Neufeld G (2007) Semaphorin-3A and semaphorin-3F work together to repel endothelial cells and to inhibit their survival by induction of apoptosis. J. Biol. Chem., 282, 26294-26305.

Neufeld G, Lange T, Varshavsky A, Kessler O (2006) Semaphorin signaling in vascular and tumor biology. Adv. Exp. Med. Biol. 600, 118-131.

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