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Oana Tomescu, MD, PhD

Oana Tomescu, MD, PhD Physician

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Tomescu is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Medicine
    • Internal Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Adolescent Medicine, 2010
  • Internal Medicine, 2007

Description of Clinical Expertise

1. Adolescent & Young Adult Health
2. Adolescents & Young Adults with Special Health Care Needs
3. Mind-Body Medicine
4. Dysautonomia Syndromes

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 of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM), National Member, Society of Adolescent Medicine, National Member, Society of General Internal Medicine, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Tomescu is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

1. Transition from Pediatric to Adult Health Care
2. Physician Self-Care and Wellness Interventions

Selected Publications:

Peter, NG, Feit KE, Sonis J, Tomescu O, Pletcher JR.: Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Care. Reaching Teens: Strength-Based Communication Strategies to Build Resilience and Support Healthy Adolescent Development. : 523-30,2014.

Tomescu O.: Healer, Heal Thyself: Self-Care for the Caregiver. Reaching Teens: Strength-Based Communication Strategies to Build Resilience and Support Healthy Adolescent Development. : 581-92,2014.

Wallis, EM, Tomescu, O, Schwartz, LA, Salek, E, Trachtenburg, S, Stollon, N, and N Peter.: "Transitioning Children with Chronic Illness to Adult Healthcare: Practices of Pediatric Clinicians." 14th Chronic Illness and Disability Conference Research Symposium; 2013; Houston, TX. : 2013.

Tomescu O, Ginsburg KR: Interviewing the Adolescent: Strategies that Promote Communication and Foster Resiliency Pediatrics and Adolescent Gynecology, 6th edition : 21-28,2012.

Oana Tomescu: Healer, Heal Thyself: Self-Care for the Caregiver Reaching Teens: Wisdom from Adolescent Medicine, American Academy of Pediatrics, DVD Textbook. : 2012.

Tomescu O, Kinsman S: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Netter's Pediatrics : 526-27,2011.

Tomescu O, Peter NG: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Pediatric Practice: Infectious Disease : 420-30,2009.

Libura J, Drukala J, Majka M, Tomescu O, Navenot JM, Kucia M, Marquez L, Peiper SC, Barr FG, Janowska-Wieczorek A, Ratajczak MZ: CXCR4-SDF-1 signaling is active in rhabdomyosarcoma cells and regulates locomotion, chemotaxis, and adhesion Blood 100 (7): 2597-2606,2007.

Tomescu O, Ginsburg KG: The Adolescent Encounter; An Interactive Learning Resource for Healthcare Communication : 2005; 2012 revision in progress.

Ulager J, Pearson A, Tomescu O, Hill C, Auerswald C, Ginsburg KG: Why Should I Tell You? Homeless Youth Share What it Takes for Professionals to Earn their Trust Poster presentation : 2005.

Academic Contact Info

Edward S. Cooper Practice of General Internal Medicine
3701 Market Street, Suite 640

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-2250
Fax: (215) 615-3995
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)