David L. Topolsky,MD

MD

Hematologist & Medical Oncologist, CTCA Philadelphia

4.9 (60 Ratings)

19 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 including comments directed at hospital COVID-19 policies and procedures. 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
Jul 1, 2020

5.0

"Medical Oncologist and I got along great"
Jun 3, 2020

5.0

"as far as I'm concerned Dr tapolsky is top notch and I'm extremely blessed to have had him for my doctor"
Jun 3, 2020

3.8

"Grateful that he listened and changed my medication from one of absolutely no beneficial use to one with hope effacacious benefit"
May 26, 2020

5.0

"very good"
May 19, 2020

5.0

"Dr Topolsky and his team are absolutely wonderful. everyone is kind and goes out of their way to help."
Apr 29, 2020

5.0

"Drs Topolsky and [...] are the BEST"
Apr 8, 2020

5.0

"*Dr. Topolsky is excellent. He has treated me basically since my diagnosis. He is the reason I chose CTCA."
Apr 8, 2020

5.0

"Drs. *[...] & *Topolsky have both been very compassionate & straight forward with my treatment"
Mar 29, 2020

5.0

"I love my dr"
Mar 23, 2020

5.0

"he is really good-----I have high confidence"
Feb 5, 2020

5.0

"Very informative and Answered all my questions"
Jan 30, 2020

5.0

"Dr Tobolsky is great, gets an A, but needs to give up on to get A+"
Jan 19, 2020

5.0

"Great!!!"
Dec 22, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Topolsky is wonderful. He is attentive and takes his time to explain everything and answer any questions. He has a pleasant, positive, and encouraging demeanor which has been so wonderful throughout my treatment. I couldn't have asked for anyone better and am so grateful to have him as my doctor, he's absolutely fantastic!!"
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."