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David N. Anderson, MD

David N. Anderson, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery

Dr. Anderson is employed by Penn Medicine.

Clinical Specialties


  • Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 2015

Clinical Expertise:

  • Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia
  • Axillary Lymphadenopathy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Follow Up
  • Carcinoma In Situ of Breast
  • Cystosarcoma Phyllodes
  • Dysplasia of Breast
  • ER Positive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Lumpectomy
  • Mastectomy
  • Metastatic Axillary Cancer
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Nipple Sparing Mastectomy
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Rena Rowan Breast Center

    Abramson Cancer Center Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, West Pavilion, 3rd Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center


American College of Surgeons, National American Society of Breast Surgeons, National Society of Surgical Oncology, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Anderson is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Reyes Sylvia A, Williams Austin D, Arlow Renee L, De La Cruz Lucy M, Anderson David N, Ugras Stacy, Brooks Ari D, Sataloff Dahlia, Freedman Gary, Tchou Julia: Changing practice patterns of adjuvant radiation among elderly women with early stage breast cancer in the United States from 2004 to 2014 Breast Journal : 2019 (Epub).

Mcgreevy C, De La Cruz L, Kanchwala S, Sataloff D, Brooks A, Anderson D, Mateo A: Eliminating narcotic use with institutional enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) Protocol in autologous breast reconstruction patients following mastectomy: A pilot study Annals of Surgical Oncology 26 (2 Suppl): 55,2019.

Shakir S, Mateo A, De La Cruz L, Sataloff D, Brooks A, Anderson D, Kanchwala SK: Make your own DIEP: Perforator delay improves DIEP flap reliability Annals of Surgical Oncology 26 (2 Suppl): 158-159,2019.

Mateo A, Anderson D, La Cruz Lucy D, Shakir S, Brooks A, Soriano I, Kanchwala S: Laparoscopic assisted DIEP flap harvest improves breast reconstruction outcomes Annals of Surgical Oncology 26 (2 Suppl): 156-157,2019.

Arlow R, Williams A, Reyes S, De La Cruz L, Anderson D, Ugras S, Brooks A, Sataloff D, Tchou J: Demographic characteristics affect the rate of 21 gene recurrence score testing and chemotherapy administration Annals of Surgical Oncology 25 (2 Suppl): 229-230,2018.

Reyes S, Williams A, Arlow R, Tchou J, Anderson D, Ugras S, Brooks A, Sataloff D, De La Cruz L: Mastectomy with close or positive margins for pure DCIS: Do we need to radiate? Annals of Surgical Oncology 25 (2 Suppl): 103-104,2018.

Anderson D, Sakr RA, Patil S, Stempel M, Morrow M: Do close or positive mastectomy margins mandate the use of radiotherapy? Poster Presentation, American Society of Breast Surgeons : 2015.

Anderson D, Sacchini V: Staging and workup of the noninvasive breast cancer The Outpatient Breast Clinic: Aiming at Best Practice : 277-292,2015.

Anderson D, Yu G, Reddy V.: Junior Medical League: Addressing the Minority Health Care Disparity.(Poster Presentation) Annual Convention of the American Medical Student Association : 2005.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Surgery
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
3400 Spruce Street, Perelman Center 10th Floor South Extension

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 615-1696
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)