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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.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 2015

Clinical Expertise:

  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign and Malignant Breast Disease
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Evaluation
  • Breast Cancer Risk Reduction
  • Breast Conserving Surgery (Lumpectomy)
  • Breast Surgery
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC)
  • Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma (IDC)
  • Invasive (Infiltrating) Lobular Carcinoma (ILC)
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Lobular Carcinoma In Situ (LCIS)
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mastectomy
  • Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy (NSM)
  • Prophylactic Mastectomy
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping and Biopsy
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Description of Clinical Expertise

David N. Anderson MD is a board-certified and fellowship trained breast surgical oncologist whose practice is dedicated to the treatment of benign and malignant breast diseases. He is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and sees patients at the Rena Rowan Breast Center in the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. He performs all aspects of breast surgery, including breast conservation (lumpectomy), mastectomy, nipple-sparing mastectomy, and axillary lymph node procedures. He works closely with radiologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and plastic surgeons to deliver the highest-quality breast care.

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)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • 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
  • 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:

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, 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, 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

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
10th Floor South Extension

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