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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 annual Top Docs issues for 2018 and 2019

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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

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Clinical Specialties


  • Internal Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Adolescent Medicine, 2010

Clinical Expertise:

  • Annual Examination
  • Anxiety
  • Arthralgia
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Cholesterol Disorders
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Cold
  • Cough
  • Depression
  • Flu Shot Vaccination
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Health Screening
  • Hypertension
  • Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid)
  • Immunizations
  • Minor Injury
  • Multiple Chronic Illnesses
  • Physical Exams
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Respiratory Infections
  • Skin Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sports Injury
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Tobacco Smoking Counseling
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaccines
  • Weight Problem
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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)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • 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
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • 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:

Amber-Nicole Bird, MD, Oana Tomescu, MD/PhD, Amber Pincavage, MD: A Novel Medical Student-Driven Multicenter Resilience Curriculum (poster) Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM); Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM) National Meeting : 2019.

Niharika Ganta, MD MPH; Janae Heath, MD, MSCE; Oana Tomescu MD, PhD: Prevalence and Contributors to Subspecialty Trainee Burnout and Impact of Innovative Wellness Consultative Service (poster) Northeastern Group on Educational Affairs (NEGEA) Conference; Philadelphia, PA : 2019.

Alisha Jamil, Sara Ginzberg, MD, Elizabeth Duckworth, and Oana Tomescu, MD PhD: The Impact of Changing to a Pass/Fail Curriculum on Burnout ​at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania​ (poster) Northeastern Group on Educational Affairs (NEGEA) Conference; Philadelphia, PA : 2019.

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" (poster) Department of Medicine Research Day : 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.” (poster) SGIM, Annual Meeting Denver, CO : 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" (poster) 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 (poster) Qualitative Health Research Conference, Quebec, Canada : 2017.

Anne Duckles and Oana Tomescu: Burnout and Mindfulness Among Internal Medicine Residents (poster) ACP, Regional Conference : 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 (online publication) Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine : 75,2017.

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)