- Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship / Residency
- Residency, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine - Hahnemann University Hospital, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
- Bachelor of Science, Biology - Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
- Anatomic & Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology & Hematopathology - American Board of Pathology
- Cytopathology and Hematopathology - Hahnemann University Hospital, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
“Combining the latest advances with a treatment plan that addresses all aspects of a patient’s needs is what makes for great care,” says Dr. Rebecca Heintzelman, Doctor of Pathology and Blood Bank Medical Director at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Philadelphia. “I wanted to be somewhere that provides care for all patients.”
Dr. Heintzelman earned her Bachelor of Science at Muhlenberg College in 2001. She completed her Doctor of Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine in 2006. She was a Resident of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at Hahnemann University Hospital/Drexel University College of Medicine from 2006 to 2010. She then completed fellowships in Cytopathology and Hematopathology at the same institution from 2010 to 2012.
Since 2012, Dr. Heintzelman has served as an Instructor and then Assistant Professor with the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. She joined CTCA®
in November 2014.
Licensed to practice medicine by the State of Pennsylvania, Dr. Heintzelman is Board Certified in Anatomic & Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology & Hematopathology by the American Board of Pathology. She is a member of the College of American Pathologists, the American Society for Clinical Pathology and the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology. Her research on the pathology of cancer is published in numerous medical journals.
At CTCA, Dr. Heintzelman diagnoses and provides prognostic information for patient tissue samples and evaluates hematologic disorders. She also oversees the blood bank. Working with the on-site anatomic pathology laboratory, Dr. Heintzelman provides support for oncologists, particularly in challenging cases.
“There is an institution-wide level of commitment toward patient care at CTCA that is refreshing and unique” says Dr. Heintzelman.
When she is not at CTCA, Dr. Heintzelman enjoys reading, hiking and traveling.
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