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Oana Tomescu, MD, PhD

Oana Tomescu, MD, PhD Physician

Associate Professor of Pediatrics Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Tomescu is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Oana Tomescu

Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2015 - 2017

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's May 2018 Top Docs issue

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.

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

Clinical Specialties


  • Internal Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Adolescent Medicine, 2010

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
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • 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: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


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

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Tomescu is employed by Penn Medicine.

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. Physician Burnout and Recovery: Interventions for Physician Wellbeing

Selected Publications:

Niharika Ganta MD, Caitlin White MD, Janae K. Heath MD, Oana Tomescu MD, PhD: "Implementation of a Wellness Consultative Service to Identify Drivers of Burnout in Subspecialty Training Programs" Department of Medicine Research Day : 2018.

Anne Duckles and Oana Tomescu, MD/PhD, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Medicine: "A Mixed Methods Evaluation of a Mindfulness-Based Resilience Curriculum for Medical Residents" SGIM, Annual Meeting Denver, CO : 2018.

Anne Duckles; Heather Klusaritz, MSW, PhD; Oana Tomescu, MD, University of Pennsylvania: A qualitative exploration of burnout and wellness in internal medicine residents at Penn Medicine “We’re in this because we love patients, but all of that gets forgotten when you’re stressed.” SGIM, Annual Meeting Denver, CO : 2018.

Oana Tomescu, MD PhD: Resilience Strategies for Burnout: Recognition and Recovery (chapter) The Toolkit Series: A Textbook for Today's Chief Medical Resident, 24th Edition : 2018.

Anne Duckles, Heather Klusaritz and Oana Tomescu: A Qualitative Exploration of the Impact of a Resident Wellness Curriculum Qualitative Health Research Conference, Quebec, Canada : 2017.

Thomas L, Harry E, Quirk R, Gooding H, Ripp J, James T, Kosub KY, Pinto-Powell RC, Orrange S, Panagioti M, Duckles AB, Brown C, Feingold J, Co JP, Wallach S, Tan WW, McManamon AC, Palamara K, Block L, Quinn M, Lukela M, Tomescu O.: Evidence-Based Interventions for Medical Student, Trainee and Practicing Physician Wellbeing: A CHARM Annotated Bibliography Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine : 75,2017.

Anne Duckles and Oana Tomescu: Burnout and Mindfulness Among Internal Medicine Residents ACP, Regional Conference : 2017.

Drs. neha Vapiwala and Oana Tomescu: Wisdom for new doctors: 'We're all in this together' Philadelphia Inquirer : 2017.

Tomescu O.: An Evaluation of a Pilot Resilience and Mindfulness Training Curriculum for Internal Medicine Interns (poster) AAIM Skills Development Conference, October 2016 Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center National Harbor, MD : 2016.

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.

Academic Contact Info

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

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