David L. Topolsky,MD

MD

Hematologist & Medical Oncologist, CTCA Philadelphia

4.9 (79 Ratings)

24 Reviews
David L. Topolsky - Hematologist-Oncologist & Medical Oncologist
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I am proud to serve cancer patients and their families at Cancer Treatment Centers of America. I strive to provide the best care possible.

Location
CTCA Philadelphia
Specialties
Hematology
Medical Oncology
Stem Cell Transplant
Education
Medical school:
Hahnemann Medical College (Drexel University College of Medicine), Philadelphia, PA
Residency:
Internal Medicine - Hahnemann Medical College (Drexel University College of Medicine), Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship:
Hematology & Oncology - Hahnemann Medical College (Drexel University College of Medicine), Philadelphia, PA
Certifications
Medical Oncology & Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Dr. David Topolsky believes empowering patients to make educated decisions about their treatment is a critical part of his role as an oncologist. He says, “I empower my patients by giving them the knowledge to make treatment decisions they feel are best for them.”

In July 2011, Dr. Topolsky became a member of our integrated team of cancer experts at our Philadelphia hospital, Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Philadelphia. The seasoned hematologist and medical oncologist brings nearly 30 years of experience to his position at CTCA®.

Dr. Topolsky is board certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine. After receiving a bachelor’s degree from Temple University, he earned a medical degree from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. He then completed an internship and residency in internal medicine, as well as a hematology-oncology fellowship at Hahnemann University. He also served as chief fellow.

For several years, Dr. Topolsky was an associate professor of hematology-oncology at Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia. While with the university hospital, he served as medical director of its national marrow donor transplant center and as co-medical director of its stem cell processing lab.

Dr. Topolsky has been published extensively. His research has been published in leading clinical journals, such as the American Journal of Clinical Oncology and the American Journal of Hematology.

He is a member of a number of professional associations, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Patient ratings
The patient ratings and comments on this page are obtained from an external Press Ganey® outpatient survey provided to all eligible CTCA patients within one to two weeks of their treatment occurrence. Raw data from the answers to the survey questions about our physicians are calculated by Press Ganey into a one- to five- star rating. In the spirit of transparency, all patient comments are posted as written by the patient, whether they are positive or negative. We only exclude comments if they are deemed to be slanderous or libelous, contain profanity or vulgar language, or do not relate to the patient's experience with the doctor involved. As a result, the comments are the views and opinions of the patients surveyed and are not endorsed by, and may not necessarily reflect the opinion of, CTCA.
About Our Ratings
Nov 6, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Topolsky is awesome, caring, and takes the time to explain in detail the steps to take and any questions asked."
Oct 16, 2019

5.0

"I would not want any other doctors"
Oct 16, 2019

5.0

"would definitely recommend my Dr to others"
Sep 23, 2019

5.0

"I have already recommended *Dr. Topolsky to others - He's the best!"
Aug 21, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Tibolsky is an excellent doctor. I feel very confident working with him."
Aug 7, 2019

5.0

"very professional,knowledgeable, and go out of the way to explain everything."
Aug 6, 2019

4.4

"He's a Listener"
Aug 6, 2019

5.0

"I have already recommended both of my oncologists many times!"
Aug 1, 2019

3.8

"been great but seems the longer I go the less interested they are. but I do love dr topolsky. would like to see [...] more. [...]"
Jun 13, 2019

5.0

"Very thorough, patience, took time to answer all questions, assuring and understanding."
May 1, 2019

5.0

"they explain the treatment to me to help me understand about ccl"
Apr 25, 2019

5.0

"Confort Iin responsive answers."
Apr 12, 2019

5.0

"my props to doc Topolsky and [...] and lets not forget [...]"
Apr 5, 2019

5.0

"Excellent, very competent."
Mar 28, 2019

5.0

"I felt like they listened well and responded well."
Mar 20, 2019

5.0

"physicians are the best"
Mar 19, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Topolsky is in this fight with me to beat my cancer. When I was diagnosed with my cancer, I was not given a treatment plan (told that there was nothing in be done in my fighting this disease), but after my first visit with my CTCA Team, I have a plan and hope. With Drs. [...] and Topolsky on my team, I will not (nor are they allowing me to) give up fighting."
Feb 19, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Topolsky is an excellent doctor, and extremely knowledgeable. He also takes time to explain things so that I can truly understand them."
Feb 7, 2019

5.0

"Excellent, considerate, and always there to answer questions."
Jan 29, 2019

5.0

"I have just met my oncologist that he was very friendly and answered all my questions efficiently and was very patient with me"
Jan 28, 2019

5.0

"I love both of my oncologists. I'm very confident in their abilities and knowledge."
Dec 28, 2018

5.0

"Awesome Answers All Questions,and Listens,make you understand"
Dec 19, 2018

5.0

"Dr. Topolsky has definitely made me feel confident in the team at C.T.C.A., and has helped me keep things in proper perspective."
Dec 5, 2018

5.0

"I love my oncologists. I would recommend my entire oncology team as they are the only reason I continue to have my follow up care at CTCA."