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Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Samantha Amato, PA-C

Physician Assistant

CTCA Philadelphia

"Medicine is personal here."

- Samantha Amato, PA-C

Degree(s)

  • Master of Health Sciences, Physician Assistant Studies - Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Bachelor of Science, Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics - University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Certification(s)

  • Certified Physician Assistant – National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Practicing since: 2008

“We treat patients as we would our own families here,” says Samantha Amato, Physician Assistant in Interventional Radiology at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Philadelphia. “This ‘Mother Standard of Care®’ is how I have always wanted to treat patients and their caregivers.”

Amato studied cell biology and molecular genetics at the University of Maryland, earning her Bachelor of Science in 2004. She completed a Master of Health Sciences in Physician Assistant Studies at Drexel University in 2008.

From 2008 to 2010, Amato served as Physician Assistant in a private interventional radiology practice. She handled minor interventional procedures, including CT-guided bone marrow biopsy, lumbar puncture, chest tube placement and venous catheter insertions. She also served as first assistant on complex procedures and ensured continuity of care afterwards. She joined CTCA® in June 2010.

Amato is a Certified Physician Assistant through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She is a licensed physician assistant by the State of Pennsylvania.

At CTCA, Amato cares for patients before, during and after interventional radiology procedures. She serves as a liaison between patients and other members of the Care Team and maintains close contact with patients after their procedures. Working closely with two Interventional Radiologists, she performs procedures under ultrasound, computed tomography and fluoroscopy guidance. She has assisted with the integration of irreversible electroporation, which has enabled treatment of pancreatic tumors that cannot be surgically removed.

“Working with and advocating for my patients and their caregivers is its own reward,” says Amato.

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