Sramila Aithal,MD

MD

Hematologist & Medical Oncologist, CTCA Philadelphia

4.9 (195 Ratings)

62 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
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, Brooklyn, NY
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 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
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"
Oct 10, 2018

5.0

"I just sent a friend to you for a 2nd opinion this week. I believe in your hospital and would recommend it to anyone."
Sep 28, 2018

5.0

"I truly can't say enough about my oncologist. She's the most kindest and knowledgeable doctor I've ever had during my cancer journey. Always so compassionate and confident in treatments are explained so well. She's prolonging my life and is always concerned about my comfort during treatments. She has done so much for me. Assisted me with helping find financial aid for my medicines. Helps me with everything and never rushes through my appts. She really cares about each patient and it shows."
Sep 17, 2018

5.0

"*DR. Aithal is amazing & so compassionate. I would be dead if it wasn't for her."
Sep 7, 2018

5.0

"Excellent bedside manner. Very knowledgeable & confident."
Sep 6, 2018

5.0

"*Dr. Aithal has been my favorite oncologist to date, and I've been under the care of 4 different ones. She's amazing, though I wish I wouldn't have to wait so long for her at my scheduled appointments."
Aug 29, 2018

5.0

"waiting time was over 40 minutes"
Aug 26, 2018

5.0

"Excellent."
Aug 22, 2018

5.0

"Excellent doctor, has kept me alive for the past [...] years."
Aug 22, 2018

5.0

"Dr Aithal knows what she's doing and gently gets me to comply with her recommendations."
Aug 8, 2018

5.0

"I feel very comfortable and we'll informed stvmy oncology appt"
Aug 2, 2018

5.0

"I feel *Dr. Aithal actually listened to me gave me options for treatment & answered all my questions & concerns."
Aug 2, 2018

5.0

"she is so good I feel important to her"
Jul 30, 2018

5.0

"She is upfront and to the point and I appreciate that! knowlegable."
Jul 18, 2018

5.0

"*Dr. Aithal goes beyond expectations and is knowledgeable and compassionate."
Jul 18, 2018

5.0

"She is the best"
Jul 17, 2018

5.0

"She listens! She shares some med knowledge w/me so I can understand what's happening, she seems genuinely happy to see me at appt. time. Reminds me of what I need to do to help myself stay cancer free."
Jul 12, 2018

5.0

"We like the was she explains everything."
Jun 22, 2018

5.0

"Just wonderful! Calm & clear & reassuring."
Jun 1, 2018

5.0

"EXCELLENT."
May 30, 2018

5.0

"I find her to be a very caring person and always is advailable to me forany questions"
May 25, 2018

5.0

"Dr was very informative and knowledgable"
May 24, 2018

5.0

"It has been [...] years and I feel that my oncologist is like family as she cares so much."
May 21, 2018

4.4

"explains things very well. easy to understand. answers all my questions."
Apr 30, 2018

5.0

"we have been very satisfied with the care that my [...] has received."
Apr 23, 2018

5.0

"my oncologist is the. best."
Apr 23, 2018

5.0

"Dr. Aithal is Amazing. Very kind and compassionate. Very knowledgeable"
Apr 20, 2018

5.0

"Excellent as always."
Apr 19, 2018

5.0

"Dr. Aitthal shared very good information with us as we were seeking a second opinion."
Apr 19, 2018

5.0

"I adore Dr. Aithal . she is a terrific, knowledgeable, compassionate person. Her concerns don't stop at the cancer that she is treating, she also treats your overall needs."
Apr 18, 2018

5.0

"She is great. Helping me to continue making positive health changes."