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Janos L. Tanyi, MD, PhD

Janos L. Tanyi, MD, PhD Surgeon

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Languages spoken:

  • Hungarian

Dr. Tanyi is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology - Gynecologic Oncology, 2014
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2010

Clinical Expertise:

  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Cervical Lesions
  • Cervix Biopsy
  • Chemotherapy for Gynecologic Cancers
  • Colposcopy
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Surgery
  • Gynecologic Surgery
  • Gynecology Clinical Trials
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopy
  • LEEP Procedure
  • Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy (Uterus Removal Surgery)
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Hysterectomy (RALH)
  • Supracervical Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Trophoblastic Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vulvar Cancer

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • 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
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University Medical School of Debrecen
Residency: Semmelweis University, Medical School
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine - Ben Taub General Hospital
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Fellow, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, National Inactive member, European Association of Gynecologists and Obstetricians, International Junior Fellow (candidate for Fellow), Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Tanyi is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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:

Tanyi JL: Endometrium hyperplasia and carcinoma Obstetrics and Gynecology Board Review: Pearls of Wisdom, Fourth Edition 44:441-49 : 2014.

Tanyi JL: Cervical lesions and cancer Obstetrics and Gynecology Board Review: Pearls of Wisdom, Fourth Edition 43:431-39 : 2014.

Kandalaft LE, Powell Jr DJ, Chiang CL, Tanyi J, Kim S, Bosch M, Montone K, Mick R, Levine BL, Torigian DA, June CH, Coukos G: Autologous lysate-pulsed dendritic cell vaccination followed by adoptive transfer of vaccine-primed ex vivo co-stimulated T cells in recurrent ovarian cancer. Oncoimmunology 2(1):e22664 : 2013.

Zsiros E, Frank R, Hagemann IS, Lee H, Tanyi JL, Feldman M, Coukos G: Mapping the chemokine microenviroment in ovarian cancer. Poster on the 44th Annual Meeting of SGO, Los Angeles, CA, March : 2013.

Zsiros E, Duttagupta P, Garrabant T, Levine B, Tanyi JL, Kandalaft LE, Coukos G: Chemokine receptors enhance T-cell vaccine homing to ovarian cancer. Poster on the 44th Annual Meeting of SGO, Los Angeles, CA, March : 2013.

Beer LA, Wang H, Tang HY, Cao Z, Chang-Wong T, Tanyi JL, Zhang R, Liu Q, Speicher DW: Identification of multiple novel protein biomarkers shed by human serous ovarian tumors into the blood of immunocompromised mice and verified in patient sera. PLoS One 8(3):e60129 : 2013.

Yang X, Zhong X, Tanyi JL, Shen J, Xu C, Gao P, Zheng TM, Demichele AM, Zhang L: mir-30d Regulates multiple genes in the autophagy pathway and impairs autophagy process in human cancer cells. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 431(3):617-22 : 2013.

Hu X, Guo J, Zheng L, Li C, Zheng TM, Tanyi JL, Liang S, Benedetto C, Mitidieri M, Katsaros D, Zhao X, Zhang Y, Huang Q, Zhang L: The heterochronic microRNA let-7 inhibits cell motility by regulating the genes in the actin cytoskeleton pathway in breast cancer. Mol Cancer Res 11(3):240-50 : 2013.

Chiang CL, Kandalaft L, Tanyi JL, Hagemann AR, Motz GT, Svoronos N, Montone K, Mantia-Smaldone GM, Smith L, Nisenbaum HL, Levine BL, Kalos M, Czerniecki BJ, Torigian DA, Powell DJ Jr, Mick R, Coukos G: A dendritic cell vaccine pulsed with autologous hypochlorous acid-oxidized ovarian cancer lysate primes effective broad antitumor immunity: from bench to bedside. Clin Cancer Res 19(17):4801-15 : 2013.

Yang JY, Yoshihara K, Tanaka K, Hatae M, Masuzaki H, Itamochi H; Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network, Takano M, Ushijima K, Tanyi JL, Coukos G, Lu Y, Mills GB, Verhaak RG: Predicting time to ovarian carcinoma recurrence using protein markers. J Clin Invest 123(9):3740-50 : 2013.

Academic Contact Info

University of Pennsylvania Health System,
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Jordan Center for Gynecologic Cancer at Penn
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Third Floor West
215-349-8939 ph
215-349-5625 fx

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 349-8939
Fax: (215) 349-5625
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)