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Iberia Romina Sosa, MD, PhD

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

About

Associate Professor

Chief, Division of Hematology

Treatment Focus

Consultative hematology with a focus on myeloproliferative disorders, bleeding/thrombosis and bone marrow failure.

Language(s) Other than English

Spanish

Treatment Philosophy

My treatment philosophy is to deliver personalized care that integrates the latest developments in science, while keeping in mind the individual’s personal goals.  I encourage my patients to be active participants in their care and I value the trust they place upon me as their provider.

Education and Training

Educational Background

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Vanderbilt University, Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Nashville, TN, 2014
  • Fellow, Hematology/Oncology, Vanderbilt University, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology , Nashville, TN, 2012
  • Residency, Vanderbilt University, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology , Nashville, TN, 2009
  • MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, 2007
  • PhD, Neuroscience, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2005
  • MS  in Science,  Zoology  and Physiology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 1999

Certifications

  • Hematology, American Board Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine, American Board Internal Medicine

Memberships

  • American Heart Association, Early Career Member 
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology, Associate Member
  • American Society of Hematology, Associate Member
  • Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research Society, Associate Member
  • International Society on Thrombosis  and Haemostasis,  Member
  • MRA Reviewer since 2014
  • SWOG/NCI  Cancer  Research  Cooperative  Group,  Member 

Honors & Awards

  • That's the Way Player of the Month Award: Award for dedication and exceptional service to patient care, January 2018.
  • Travel Award Recipient, Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research Society, May 2017
Research Profile

Research Interests

Cancer associated thrombosis

Ongoing Clinical Trial Studies
  • USE OF METFORMIN AS A FETAL HEMOGLOBIN INDUCER IN PATIENTS WITH HEMOGLOBINOPATHIES (FITMET)
    (Pl: Vivien Sheehan, MD, PhD). Phizer, Inc. Role: Co-Investigator.
  • SAMPLE COLLECTION FOR DEVELOPMENT OF A NON-INVASIVE PRENATAL TEST FOR HEMOGLOBINOPATHIES. (Pl: Vivien
    Sheehan, MD, PhD). Billion To One. Role: Co-Investigator.
  • RESVERATROL IN METABOLIC SYNDROME: EFFECT ON PLATELET HYPER-REACTIVITY AND HDL LIPID PEROXIDATION.
    (Pl: Iberia R Sosa). American Heart Association. Role: Pl
  • COMPARISON OF ORAL ANTICOAGULANTS FOR EXTENDED VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM (COVET).
    (Pl: Thomas Orte!, MD, PhD). Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Role: Site Pl.
  • 551: PILOT STUDY OF SERTRALINE IN TREATMENT OF LOW-RISK MYELODYSPLASTIC SYNDROME.
    (Pl: Gustavo Rivero, MD). Golfers Against Cancer. Role: Co-Investigator
Publications

Selected Publications

R. Sosa, S. Li, J.T. Molony, J. Liu, S. Stryker, AJ Collins. Use of Prophylactic Growth Factors and Antimicrobials in Elderly Patients with Cancer: A Systematic Review of the Medicare Database. Supportive Care in Cancer. 2017 Apr 29. [PMID: 28456908]

0. Boutaud, I. R. Sosa, T. Amin, G. Milne, D. Adler, H.S. Hwang, B. Crews, G.L. Milne, B.K. Harris, M.D. Hoeksema,

B.C. Knowllmann, P.E. Lammers, L.J. Marnett, P.P. Massion, J. A. Oates JA. Aspirin inhibits prostaglandin Ez production by lung adenocarcinoma cells by direct and platelet mediated interactions. Cancer Prevention Research. 2016 Nov;9(11):855-865. [PMID: 27554763].

I. Zagol-lkapite, I.R. Sosa, D. Oram, A. Judd, K. Amarnath, D. Stec, J. Oates, 0. Boutaud. Modification of platelet proteins by malondialdehyde: prevention by dicarbonyl scavengers. Journal of Lipid Research. 2015 Nov; 56(11):21960205. [PMID: 26378094].

I.R. Sosa, D. Gailani and A.T. Neff. Development of FXIII inhibitor in a patient with congenital FXIII deficiency receiving interferon and ribavarin therapy for chronic hepatitis C infection. Haemophilia: 2014 Nov;20(6): e429-32. [PMID: 25333572].

I.R. Sosa, P. Ellery, A. Mast, A.T. Neff and D. Gailani. Acquired Factor V deficiency in a patient without evidence of a classical inhibitor. Haemophilia: 2014 Jan; 20(1): e81-3. [PMID: 24118596].

B. Taylor, R.Sosa, W.M. Stone. Bromide Toxicity from Consumption of Dead Sea Salt, American Journal of Medicine. American Journal of Medicine: 2010 Mar;123(3): ell-2. [PMID: 20193810].

R. Sosa and E. Gleason.  Activation of mGluRS modulates calcium currents in retinal amacrine cells1   Visual Neuroscience, 21: 807-816, 2004. [PMID:15733336]

R. Sosa, B. Hoffpauir, M. Rankin, R. Bruch and E. Gleason. Metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 and calcium signaling in retinal amacrine cells. Journal of Neurachemistry 81(5): 973-83, 2002. [PMID: 12065609].

Book Chapters

R. Sosa, and M. Udden (2017). Critical Care in Obstetrics. In M. Belfort, J. Phelan, G. Saade, M. Foley. Sickle Cell Disease and Pregnancy. (in press)

Ratings

105 PATIENT SATISFACTION REVIEWS

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OVERALL RATING

4.9 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

  • 4.7
  • 4.8
  • 4.9
  • 5.0
  • 4.9

25 PATIENT COMMENTS

  • 5.0
    June 24, 2022
    My experience was very good overall.
  • 5.0
    June 24, 2022
    *Dr. Sosa is the best!! She always takes her time with me.
  • No Star Ratings Available June 20, 2022
    Very concerning
  • 5.0
    June 08, 2022
    Have been treated at Fox Chase for two years. Excellent treatment communication, and treatment plan.
  • No Star Ratings Available June 08, 2022
    Dr Sosa is great! She listens and takes the time to include the patient in decision-making.
  • 3.5
    May 05, 2022
    Dr. Sosa is good.
  • No Star Ratings Available April 23, 2022
    Dr. Sosa was excellent. [...]
  • 5.0
    April 05, 2022
    1st visit to Dr. Sosa - very satisfied with her care & interest in my condition.
  • 5.0
    March 18, 2022
    Fox Chase Cancer is the most friendly medical place I visit (and the cleanest).
  • 5.0
    March 04, 2022
    Always receive great care at Fox Chase.
  • 5.0
    February 25, 2022
    Dr. Sosa & the staff are so caring & understanding. I am very happy I chose [...].
  • 5.0
    January 29, 2022
    Good experience very helpful and considerate.
  • 5.0
    December 14, 2021
    Excellent doctor!
  • 5.0
    October 14, 2021
    I have never had such wonderful care. EVERYONE was so accommodating and just plain ole nice. I used to go to [...] for care but now I will only go to Fox Chase. The level of care, expertise, kindness - is just not something you find often, if even at all. I want to specifically name [...], a nurse in the infusion unit, as being the best in class! And Dr. Sosa is phenomenal.
  • 4.5
    September 20, 2021
    I liked the way everyone we met was very pleasant to us!
  • 5.0
    August 16, 2021
    Dr. Iberia Romina Sosa is a terrific doctor in every aspect of the medical profession! So glad I had her.
  • No Star Ratings Available August 06, 2021
    Excellent Dr. Wonderful care
  • 5.0
    June 21, 2021
    I am so grateful for Dr Sosa being patient with me and explaining my concerns. I was very concerned what my primary dr told me. Dr Sosa eliminated the possibility of my worry and having myeloma. Now I feel that I wasted her time as there are people that have serious health concerns and would need her. My experience with Dr Sosa and Fox Chase was very good.
  • 5.0
    June 15, 2021
    Was nice respectful. Make very happy when I left the office [...]
  • 5.0
    May 19, 2021
    My experience was very good.
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