Sramila Aithal,MD

MD

Hematologist & Medical Oncologist, CTCA Philadelphia

4.8 (184 Ratings)

54 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 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
Aug 3, 2020

5.0

"dr.Itel is the best"
Jul 4, 2020

5.0

"I speak of her very highly"
Jun 15, 2020

5.0

"I fully trust everything she says, and all treatments recommended very caring and listens. I never feel rushed or confused by what she says. Very understanding."
Jun 11, 2020

5.0

"*Dr. Athal is wonderful!"
Jun 4, 2020

5.0

"I am happy with my oncologist. Dr. Arithal is straight forward, take time to answer questions and recommend proper treatment according to our medical discussion. She and her staff will do a visit follow up call and encourage me to call if I have a question or concerns"
May 22, 2020

5.0

"*Dr. Aithal is so thorough and pleasant and caring."
May 21, 2020

5.0

"my team is AWESOME!!"
May 20, 2020

5.0

"Dr. Aithal is not just very good; she is excellent! I have always felt that she is capable of treating me for the best results. I would recommend her to anyone who needed cancer care."
May 12, 2020

5.0

"I have the highest regard for and confidence in *Dr. Aithal."
May 12, 2020

5.0

"Dr. Aithal is amazing; knowledgeable; communicates well; thorough; personable; perfect in every way"
May 3, 2020

5.0

"The Medical Oncologist explains everything methodically; this is a helpful experience, since after a full day of appointments, it solidifies what has happened and what treatment is recommended."
Apr 28, 2020

5.0

"friendly, gave very thorough explanations and options"
Apr 27, 2020

5.0

"I have full confidence in *Dr. Aithal, she made me feel comfortable that she has case my case in hand and will proceed with a good treatment plan."
Apr 21, 2020

5.0

"Very caring and informative. Easy to talk with."
Apr 21, 2020

5.0

"Only the best and finest oncologists are at CTCA Philly. They are professional in their interactions with their patients. They are good listeners, experts in their field, and up to date on the pharmaceutical drugs used to treat Cancers. Are there any alternative treatments ever given to patients at CTCA facilities?"
Apr 20, 2020

5.0

"*Dr. Aithal is the best!"
Apr 7, 2020

5.0

"absolutely loved my Oncologist. Knowledge very very easy to talk to, she always make sure you have a full understanding of your treatment going over everything step by step. her passion and commitment to saving lives is incredible."
Mar 24, 2020

5.0

"Love *Dr. Aithal - trust her completely with her knowledge, her compassion is felt, she has a gentle spirit filled with hope & healing to achieve. As she delivers her plan of care."
Mar 20, 2020

5.0

"my doctor makes me feel she is very interested in my well being and we have good communication, I like her"
Mar 18, 2020

5.0

"she is awesome. her concern with her patients is awesome."
Mar 11, 2020

5.0

"dr aithal gives great care and confidence"
Mar 11, 2020

5.0

"Dr Aithal, my nurse navigator, [...], and the rest of the staff were truly wonderful. I always feel that I am well cared for, and the staff are all extremely responsive to my needs. Dr. Aithal's patience with in responding to my questions and my family's questions, in a manner in which we could understand. I am very grateful."
Mar 4, 2020

5.0

"*Dr. Aithal is the MOST thorough & innovative oncologist I have ever had and I have had 5 so far wit 3 of those being @ CTCA. So I know the difference between excellent & just OK. She leaves NO STONE unturned & is evaluating every possible change in her patients at all times. She is the best - world class! I have been patient @ CTCA since [...] & still living! "
Mar 4, 2020

5.0

"*Dr. Aithal explained everything thoroughly & with care... she went into details my x-rays & pointed out and explained everything & made sure I understood & welcomed all my questions and concerns."
Feb 26, 2020

5.0

"Very friendly and concerned. Made me feel comfortable and hopeful every visit. She listens to my concerns and is very patient and understanding"
Feb 26, 2020

5.0

"My medical oncologist is very knowledgeable, caring and concern about my well being."
Feb 21, 2020

5.0

"Dr Aitel is very caring!!"
Feb 12, 2020

5.0

"i love the Oncologist she was very through explained everything in a way that i was able to understand"
Jan 30, 2020

5.0

"Have already referred numerous people."
Jan 24, 2020

5.0

"excellent"
Jan 22, 2020

5.0

"Dr. Arthial has been open with me and my family from the beginning in [...] Reassurance in my condition and treatment. My team of doctors have been great. I've called with concern or questions and response was in a timely manner, I realize I'm not the only patient. "
Jan 22, 2020

4.4

"very efficient in bringing forth and explaining all concerned areas"
Jan 22, 2020

3.8

"Good"
Dec 31, 2019

5.0

"excellent"
Dec 31, 2019

5.0

"Awesome, Dr. Aithal is professional and caring."
Dec 12, 2019

3.8

"My oncologist is excellent in her field of expertise. Because we are different people we can have different ideas about my care."
Dec 11, 2019

5.0

"Very good."
Nov 28, 2019

5.0

"Dr Aithal is one of the most amazing woman I've ever met. she is knowledgeable and truly shares every aspect of my treatment with me. I could not ask for a better medical professional to care for me during this time. she even shares with me the knowledge she learns from going to the conferences which I appreciate more than you can imagine."
Nov 14, 2019

5.0

"Dr Aital is AWESOME"
Nov 13, 2019

5.0

"Extremely knowledgeable,caring and compassionate."
Nov 7, 2019

5.0

"Best in the buisness"
Nov 3, 2019

5.0

"very caring and competent"
Nov 3, 2019

5.0

"Dr Aithal is as amazing oncologist who's compassionate and caring for her patients."
Oct 31, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Aithal is very knowledgeable. very easy to talk to and explains everything. She has been very helpful with other health issues as well."
Oct 30, 2019

5.0

"very thorough in explanations"
Oct 22, 2019

5.0

"Dr Aithal and her PA are so reassuring for a survivor like me. It has been six years and the monitoring has made me feel somewhat safe about my future health."
Oct 21, 2019

5.0

"Very caring and compassionate. Listens and explains things well."
Oct 16, 2019

5.0

"my oncologist is the "bomb"....she is always on top of her game...knowledgeable about alternative treatments...always encouraging and compassionate...couldn't have done this last 6 years without her."
Oct 16, 2019

5.0

"outstanding"
Oct 16, 2019

5.0

"I love the fact that she explains everything in detail gives me options and allows me to view the film and pictures taken and explains them to me makes me feel comfortable Always speaks positive very assuring to me. I love that she's always smiling"
Oct 8, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Aithal is spectacular... there's not enough good things to say about her!"
Oct 8, 2019

5.0

"Dr. S. Altalhie an is excellent Oncologist as is her PA assistant. she is a personable, caring, friendly, and direct. [...]"
Oct 7, 2019

5.0

"very caring and professional."
Oct 2, 2019

5.0

"dr. aithal..is one of the most thorough doctors I have ever been too..she listens to my concerns and explains everything in great detail..and what our next step should be..she is kind and compassionate..I've been through alot in my journey over the last 5yrs. and could not have done it without her..she's one of the best in her field"