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Julia C. Tchou, MD, PhD, FACS

Julia C. Tchou, MD, PhD, FACS Physician

Co-Director, Rena Rowan Breast Center Section Chief, of Breast Surgery Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery

Languages spoken:

  • Cantonese

Dr. Tchou is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Julia C. Tchou

Recognized annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issues from 2009 - 2017

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Penn Medicine.

Overall Ratings

Patient Comments

Clinical Specialties


  • Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 2002

Clinical Expertise:

  • Benign and Malignant Breast Disease
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Risk Reduction
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Breast Conserving Surgery (Lumpectomy)
  • Breast MRI
  • Breast Surgery
  • Cancer Prevention and Early Detection
  • Clinical Trials
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC)
  • Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma (IDC)
  • Invasive (Infiltrating) Lobular Carcinoma (ILC)
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Molecular Breast Imaging
  • Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy (NSM)
  • Prophylactic Mastectomy
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping and Biopsy
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Targeted Therapy
  • Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • 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 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

Education and Training

Medical School:
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship: Northwestern Medical Center


Abramson cancer Center, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Local American Associate of Cancer Research, National American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant at the Wistar Institute, National American College of Surgeons , National American College of Surgeons, National American Society of Clinical Oncology, National Association of Academic Surgery, National Association of Academic Surgery, National Association of Women Surgeons, National Breast Cancer Alliance, National Breast Cancer Research Program, Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research programs, National Cancer Center at the Wistar Institute, Local Developmental Pilot Project Grant review, TREC, National DOD, CDRMP, Breast Cancer Research Program, National ECOG Breast Committee's Local-Regional Working Group, Local ECOG Breast Committee's Local-Regional Working Group, Local Global Breast Cancer Tumor Board , National NIH/NCI IMAT, National NIH/NCI Provocative Questions Initiative Grant Review panel member, National NIH/NCI UH2/UH3 , National One of 40 invited attendees to participate in Artemis Project, National Breast Cancer Coalition – The Breast Cancer Deadline 2020, National Scientist Reviewer, Department of Defense, CDRMP, Breast Cancer Research Program, National Society of Asian Academic Surgeons, National Society of Surgical Oncology, Breast Disease Site Working Group, National Society of Surgical Oncology, National The Wistar Institute Cancer Center, , Local Tumor Microenivronment and Metastasis Program, The Wistar institute, Philadelphia, PA, Local Unite for Her, a non-profit organization to provide integrative care to breast cancer patients, National Women in Surgery Committee, American college of surgeons, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Tchou is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

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

Academic Contact Info

Division of Endocrine & Oncologic Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
3rd Floor West

Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Phone: (215) 615-7575
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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