David L. Topolsky,MD

MD

Hematologist & Medical Oncologist, CTCA Philadelphia

4.9 (90 Ratings)

29 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
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 occurance. 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
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."
Oct 10, 2018

5.0

"Doctor answers any and all questions and takes the time to explain everything. He always takes as much time as necessary to make me feel comfortable."
Oct 6, 2018

5.0

"*Dr. Topolsky is personable, and easy to talk to. He informs me of my diseases status, and the treatment plan and options, in straight forward talk - _____ I can make informed decisions."
Sep 27, 2018

5.0

"I would definitely recommend."
Sep 24, 2018

5.0

"Explained my diagnosis so I can understand. Well informed and would recommend him to anyone in my situation."
Sep 20, 2018

5.0

"*Dr. Topolsky is the absolute best! So easy to talk to, makes me feel so comfortable to explain any problems I had - he's a #1."
Sep 5, 2018

5.0

"Very nice and knowledgeable. Explains everything and answers all questions. Takes time to talk to you like a person."
Aug 15, 2018

5.0

"he is great!!!!!"
Jul 31, 2018

5.0

"I believe I have the best oncologists there is. [...] and Dr Topolsky are wonderful. They make you feel very comfortable. Explains everything so I understand. They have been my doctors since I started to CTCA in [...]. [...] They have brought me through tuff times and made so many right decisions with my treatments. I love my doctors."
Jul 31, 2018

5.0

"Dr. Topolsky is very thorough, gives me all my options and answers all my questions, I would recommend him to anyone !"
Jul 25, 2018

5.0

"I had more answers from the doctors on each of my 3 trips to the center then I ever had anywhere else!"
Jul 25, 2018

5.0

"Dr Topolski and [...] are excellent"
Jul 17, 2018

5.0

"Dr Topolsky and [...] are the best. We have seen other oncologists at other facilities who have been good doctors, but these two doctors take the time to give thorough explanations and realistic expectations. They never make us feel rushed. We recommend CTCA to everyone. As a former healthcare provider, I think CTCA operates extremely efficiently and wish more facilities would follow your medical model."
Jul 17, 2018

5.0

"excellent I travel to Penn from Fla just to see him."
Jul 11, 2018

2.5

"This was the first time that I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Topolski, since [...] left. I have to be honest, because that is the only way I can be - I did not like his presence - or his appearance. The way he kept me waiting - his clothing was like that of a patient - his beard needs to be trimmed - his physical medical examination was less then 2 minutes - and I did not like his personality. Sorry, I left there hoping that next time, I have someone different."
Jun 22, 2018

5.0

"awesome"