Roman V. Petrov, MD, PhD, FACS

Roman Petrov, MD, PhD, FACS

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111


Assistant Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology

Assistant Professor, Thoracic Medicine and Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University

Treatment Focus

Esophageal Cancer; Lung cancer; Mesothelioma; Mediastinal tumors and Thymomas; Chest wall tumors; Minimally invasive and Robotic surgery

Key Awards

Philadelphia Magazine Top Docs 2020
Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

Language(s) Other than English


Treatment Philosophy

As a surgeon, I believe the patients need to be presented with thorough and unbiased information about their disease, prognosis and available treatment options to make a right decision about own care that we will work hard together to implement.

Education and Training

Educational Background

  • Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry, Moscow, Russia: MD, Graduated magna cum laude, 1996
  • Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry, Moscow, Russia: Master of Health Administration, MHA, 06/1996 


  • ATLS – 05/2006, 12/2009, 12/2013
  • ACLS – 05/2005, 06/2007, 11/2009, 01/2012, 01/2014
  • BLS – 01/2012
  • Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery, FLS – 08/2009
  • Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery, FES – 08/2015
  • PALS – 05/2006, 02/2014


  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS) – associate fellow
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons – Member
  • General Thoracic Surgery Club – Candidate Member
  • European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS)
  • Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
  • Russian American Medical Association (RAMA)
  • Kaplan Honor Medical Society
  • Moscow Surgical Society
  • Russian Association of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Honors & Awards

  • Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors, 2019, 2020
  • AATS Graham Foundation Scholarship for Ethicon Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship. 05/2016
  • Memorial Health System Recognition for Excellence in Trauma Care. 11/2015
  • Best Score Among All Residents/American Board of Thoracic Surgery In-service Examination Award. 04/2012
  • Third place, Morris Alpert Resident Research Presentation Award, 06/2010
  • Second place, Morris Alpert Resident Research Presentation Award, 06/2009
  • Second place, Morris Alpert Resident Research Presentation Award, 06/2008
Research Profile

Research Interests

Minimally invasive and robotic esophagostomy; VATS and robotic Lobectomy; Paraesophageal hernia; POEM; Chest wall resection and reconstruction


Selected Publications

Petrov R, Elbahloul O, Gallichio MH, Stellrecht K, Conti D. Monthly screening for polyoma virus eliminates BK nephropathy and preserves renal function. Surg Infect. 2009 Feb;10(1):85-90. PMID: 19298172 PubMed

Conti D, Petrov R, Elbalhoul O, Gallichio M. Sirolimus-based, calcineurin-inhibitor sparing immunotherapy, long-term (6-year) results. Transpl Immunol. 2008 Nov; 20(1-2): 12-3. PMID: 18793727. PubMed

Friedrich J, Petrov R, Askay S, Clark M, Foy H, Isik F, Dellinger P, Klein M, Engrav L. Resection of panniculus morbidus: a salvage procedure with a steep learning curve.. Plast Reconstr Surg.. 2008 Jan; 121(1): 108-14. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 18176212. PubMed



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  • 3.0
    December 19, 2019
    [...] dr. is a very good surgeon, and that's why I was there!
  • 4.5
    October 29, 2019
    Dr. Petrov has always worked closely w/my GI dr. [...] Dr. Petrov also has had a great concern for my health, & proactive to finding out what my medical problems were.
  • 3.8
    October 09, 2019
    Caring & concerned.
  • 5.0
    September 30, 2019
    Was very pleased w/Dr. Petrov & how he ordered tests to find out what was exactly wrong with me. He didn't just assume!
  • 5.0
    June 27, 2019
    Very good.
  • 3.5
    June 25, 2019
    [...] Dr. Petrov did the procedure, and told me how to take care of the wound, which was a good visit overall.
  • 5.0
    March 26, 2019
    Very good care from the doctor to the nurse and nurse assistant. My whole time in the hospital I could not ask for better care. Thank you to all.

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