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Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Valeria Weiss, MS, RPA-C

Physician Assistant

CTCA Philadelphia

"Cancer changes the world around you when you are diagnosed with the disease. It changes your perspective, appreciation and relationships. Understanding this through my own experience has given me the ability to better help our patients."

- Valeria Weiss, MS, RPA-C

Degree(s)

  • MS, Physician Assistant Studies - Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
  • MS, Biology & Chemistry - Tashkent University, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Certification(s)

  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
  • Advanced Life Support

Practicing since: 2007

Physician assistant Valeria Weiss joined Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Philadelphia in December 2010. She notes, “I wanted to help the type of patients we often treat at CTCA® —patients who are fighting advanced cancer. Plus, at CTCA I have the opportunity to work with patients of different ages from different places around the country, with different kinds of medical problems in addition to cancer.”

Weiss treasures the time she shares and relationships she builds with her patients. She says, “I love my patients. They teach me so much about life, love, family, friendship, perseverance, gratitude and even myself.”

Her responsibilities at CTCA include providing immediate care; ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests; obtaining patients’ medical histories; performing physical examinations and comprehensive assessments; ordering chemotherapy treatments; and prescribing medications to treat symptoms and side effects.

Weiss earned a master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Albany Medical College in Albany, New York. Additionally, she obtained a master’s degree in biology and chemistry from Tashkent University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and studied pathology at the Advanced Clinical and Diagnostic Institute in Tashkent.

Prior to CTCA, Weiss served as a physician assistant at a cancer care facility in Albany. She also gained experience as a medical technologist for several years.

Weiss is certified as a physician assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She is also certified to provide advanced life support and is a registered medical technologist. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Association of Physician Assistants in Oncology.

Patient ratings and comments

Star ratings and comments are only available for medical, radiation and gynecologic oncologists. Gynecologic surgical offerings are not included at this time due to a different survey tool required to evaluate these services. CTCA uses a validated Press Ganey® survey, which captures patient experience feedback for the primary oncology services of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Following industry best practice, star ratings and comments are only published for physicians with a minimum of 30 completed patient surveys.

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