Sramila Aithal,MD

MD

Hematologist & Medical Oncologist, CTCA Philadelphia

4.9 (195 Ratings)

61 Reviews
Sramila Aithal - Hematologist-Oncologist & Medical Oncologist
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I believe in treating individual patients with great insight into their care and a full understanding using the available evidence-informed data. I feel this approach offers the best hope for patients to manage their cancer with a good quality of life and minimal toxicity.

Location
CTCA Philadelphia
Specialties
Medical Oncology
Hematology
Education
Medical school:
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College, Bangalore, India
Residency:
Internal Medicine - Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Fellowship:
Hematology/Oncology - Maimonides Medical Center
Certifications
Medical Oncology, Hematology & Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
A board-certified Medical Oncologist and Hematologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Philadelphia, Dr. Sramila Aithal provides patient-centered cancer care as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Dr. Aithal is board certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology. She earned a medical degree from Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Medical College (Bangalore University) in Bangalore, India. Following medical school, she completed two years of post-graduate training in obstetrics and gynecology as a Diplomat of the National Board.

Dr. Aithal completed a residency in internal medicine at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. In her fourth year, Dr. Aithal served as a Chief Resident, overseeing one of the largest internal medicine residency program. After her residency, Dr. Aithal completed a fellowship in hematology/oncology at Maimonides Medical Center. In her third year, she earned the distinction of Chief Fellow.

Dr. Aithal has extensive clinical experience in the management of solid organ tumors and hematological malignancies.

Since joining the Department of Medical Oncology at our Philadelphia hospital in July 2008, Dr. Aithal says she appreciates the approach to patient care at CTCA®—to treat the whole person, not just the disease, as well as the patient-centered care philosophy.

Her role includes carrying out her passion, which is treating patients with all stages of breast cancer, early stage and advanced. She also has expertise in treating other cancer types.

“I believe in treating individual patients with insight into their care and a healthy understanding using available evidence-based data,” says Dr. Aithal. “I feel this approach offers hope for patients to manage their cancer with a good quality of life and lower levels of toxicity,” she adds.

Most importantly, Dr. Aithal says she advocates personalized and innovative cancer care since “cancers of the same origin behave in different ways, clinically, biologically, socially, molecularly, and genetically. Precision medicine and targeted therapies are expanding treatment options for cancer and offering patients treatments that are based on their unique molecular characteristics. It is exciting to be practicing cutting-edge oncology in this era,” she says.

In addition to her work at CTCA, Dr. Aithal says her family is very important to her. She is married and has a daughter. She is also greatly interested in women’s health issues, community services, music and spirituality, and conducts medical camps for the needy. “I have received and learned more from my patients than I could have possibly given. I look to make a difference in anything I do,” says Dr. Aithal.

Dr. Aithal is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology, the American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians.
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
Sep 19, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Aithal and her staff are top-notch!"
Sep 17, 2019

5.0

"great and confident"
Sep 17, 2019

5.0

"Highly recommended; shows earnest concern for patients; a great asset to the medical profession."
Sep 16, 2019

5.0

"I have recommended my oncologist to my friends who are suffering with cancer."
Sep 13, 2019

5.0

"Always smiling, listens well and offers positive suggestions"
Sep 10, 2019

5.0

"Awesome."
Sep 5, 2019

2.5

"She scoffed at one of my questions/concerns. Didn't seem like sincere care about how I was doing."
Sep 4, 2019

5.0

"She is great!"
Aug 28, 2019

5.0

"this was life changing visits for me with so many different treatments for me thank you!!!"
Aug 19, 2019

5.0

"dr Aithal is why I fly from [...]! "
Aug 16, 2019

5.0

"*Dr. Aithal seemed very knowledgeable, professional, friendly, & went into detail explaining everything."
Aug 4, 2019

3.8

"This last visit I was politely but pointedly made to feel stupid because I refused chemo in [...] regarding possible reoccurrence/metastasis of CA in other parts of my body at any time in my life. I did my research before making my decision and am still comfortable with my decision regardless of the oncologists "standard of care" policy. "
Aug 1, 2019

5.0

"The reason that I come to ctca is because of my doctors."
Jul 31, 2019

5.0

"She is amazing and explains everything to me about my condition"
Jul 1, 2019

5.0

"i love the fact that they show kindness and are sincere. im not just another number i have a name there. she always explains options and breaks down the lingo so i can understand. her excitement makes me more positive and always ready to keep me fighting. feeling at ease is the most important part."
Jun 24, 2019

5.0

"Dr Aithal is the best!! She is kind and caring and explains everything to me and answers all my questions."
Jun 19, 2019

5.0

"she is very caring and yet tough on making sure I'm following her instructions. Great doctor."
Jun 2, 2019

5.0

"So happy to have such great Doctors."
May 29, 2019

5.0

"I loved how she sat and talked with me for over 30 minutes about everything that had to do with my cancer. she showed me my scans and went into detail about what I was seeing. I did not have that experience with my current doctor"
May 23, 2019

5.0

"things were explane were i could understand."
May 20, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Aithal is an excellent oncologist."
May 14, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Athiel is awesome. very through and detailed."
Apr 28, 2019

5.0

"She is great and really cares"
Apr 24, 2019

3.8

"Always .5 to 1.5 hrs. late for scheduled appointments."
Apr 24, 2019

5.0

"Excellent."
Apr 23, 2019

5.0

"Takes time to detail explain treatment and meds"
Apr 23, 2019

5.0

"Very professional. Very well informed about my medical history. Allows me to have a hand in how I will be treated."
Mar 25, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Aithal is very compassionate and caring."
Mar 22, 2019

2.5

"when I was going through treatment She was ok but now treatments are over I feel like I am a burden to her"
Mar 13, 2019

5.0

"dr aithal is wonderful. she is very direct, knowledgeable and concerned."
Mar 12, 2019

5.0

"*Dr. Aithal is an amazing woman! I would definitely recommend her to anyone."
Mar 4, 2019

5.0

"Love *Dr. Aithal."
Mar 3, 2019

5.0

"My Oncologist is very knowledgeable, easy to talk with and never makes you feel your appointment is being rush."
Feb 27, 2019

5.0

"She is wonderful. Compassionate, thorough, knowledgeable."
Feb 26, 2019

3.8

"oncologist need to advise patients more about prevention and cause"
Feb 25, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Aitel was very informative and honest about my breast cancer."
Feb 18, 2019

5.0

"was very knowledgeable and explained things in a way I could understand."
Feb 12, 2019

5.0

"love Dr Aithal"
Jan 22, 2019

5.0

"dr Aithal and her staff are great"
Jan 20, 2019

5.0

"Dr Aithal is a competent oncologist. She is professional, compassionate, thorough in her examination, listens to you during appointments, and an expert in her field. Grateful to have her as my oncologist."
Jan 14, 2019

5.0

"She were very professional. Caring, explain and answer question thoroughly. She were thorough in examination."
Jan 11, 2019

5.0

"Yes, I have referred others to the Center and they have attended."
Jan 5, 2019

5.0

"Dr.Aithal is the BEST"
Jan 3, 2019

5.0

"*Dr. Aithal is wonderful. Listens. Compassionate. Explains everything in detail."
Dec 13, 2018

5.0

"My medical Oncologist was great took his time to explain everything to me"
Dec 4, 2018

4.4

"Dr. Aithal was extremely thorough in walking me through my pathology report, talked to me in detail about stages and grades of [...] cancer. Also, was very clear in her recommendations for my medical treatments, eventhough, I disagreed with part of the recommendation (chemotherapy). She also checked my [...], which is another health issue that I am dealing with and recommended that I follow up with an [...] after I get my cancer treatments underway. Very professional and gave me a good vibe about the good care I would receive under her."
Dec 2, 2018

5.0

"Dr. Aithal has been correct every step of the way, just writing this is testament to that"
Dec 2, 2018

5.0

"my doctors and nurses at the Eastern regional district in Philadelphia. are my angels [...] and Dr. Aithal they caring and show love and concern."
Dec 1, 2018

3.8

"Good."
Nov 29, 2018

3.8

"Although I believe *Dr. Aitnal is a great oncologist. I am not sure how knowledgeable she is about [...] cancer. My concern!"
Nov 27, 2018

5.0

"I love Dr.Aithal. She explains everything and she treats me like a human being."
Nov 27, 2018

5.0

"Dr Athal is exceptional , knowledgable,,caring , compassionate . She is the main reason I keep coming back to CTCA."
Nov 14, 2018

5.0

"My medical oncologist is wonderful."
Nov 8, 2018

5.0

"Dr. Aitel is a very educated compassionate doctor. Once again we are very thankful to have a professional that shared our personal faith. I look forward to having more of a relationship with her. When questioned she shared about her medical volunteer service that she does in India. That was very inspiring and I am thankful for doctors like that."
Nov 5, 2018

5.0

"Dr. Aiteal is awesome(excuse spelling) she is an expert in her field"
Oct 31, 2018

5.0

"She is very thorough."
Oct 28, 2018

5.0

"she was excellent"
Oct 24, 2018

5.0

"She amazing, caring, very thorough."
Oct 17, 2018

5.0

"loved her and have recommended her to others!"
Oct 17, 2018

5.0

"dr aithal is the best"
Oct 14, 2018

5.0

"love Dr Aithal"