Pamela Crilley,DO


Chair, CTCA Department of Medical Oncology

4.8 (71 Ratings)

10 Reviews
Pamela Crilley - Chair, CTCA Department of Medical Oncology

My goals are to provide the most personalized cancer care to each patient—to use targeted therapies, innovative technologies and a multidisciplinary approach that encompasses and integrates the hopes and goals of each patient.

CTCA Philadelphia
Medical Oncology
Stem Cell Transplant
Medical school: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internal Medicine - Delaware Valley Medical Center (Aria Bucks Hospital), Bristol, PA
Hematology & Oncology - Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Medical Oncology & Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) "is patient-focused and makes the welfare of each patient its top priority,” says Dr. Pamela Crilley, Chair, Department of Medical Oncology at CTCA®. In July 2011, Dr. Crilley joined the team of cancer treatment experts at our hospital in Philadelphia, where she serves as a Hematologist-Oncologist and Medical Oncologist. She says the integrated, team approach to caring for cancer patients has proven to be a unique and exciting opportunity.

“My approach to patient care is first to listen to the patient, and then to try to provide hope, compassion and an innovative, evidence-based treatment plan with input from our team,” she adds. “And, I empower patients to make decisions in their care.”

Dr. Crilley is board certified in medical oncology and internal medicine. She earned an osteopathic medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Crilley completed an internship and internal medicine residency at Delaware Valley Medical Center in Bristol, Pennsylvania. She then completed a hematology-oncology fellowship at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, where she served as Chief Fellow.

Before studying medicine, Dr. Crilley received a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Temple University.

Dr. Crilley has held multiple academic and administrative positions at Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann University Hospital, including as Division Chief and Clinical Service Chief of Hematology/Medical Oncology. She also served on several committees at Hahnemann University Hospital, and currently serves as Professor of Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.

Dr. Crilley has been a featured physician in Best Doctors in America (Best Doctors, Inc.) and a recipient of the Battafarano Award for Excellence in Clinical Care.

Her research and work have been published extensively in the American Journal of Hematology, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Blood and other clinical journals. Additionally, she has served as an editorial board member for the American Journal of Clinical Oncology. She has also presented on breast cancer, acute leukemia and bone marrow transplantation at numerous clinical conferences.

Dr. Crilley belongs to several professional associations, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology and the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation.

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Mar 26, 2021


"*[...] & *Crilley best ever."
Mar 25, 2021


"*Dr. Crilley has been great to work with. She takes her time with us to explain things. And is very personable. I would highly recommend *Dr. Crilley and CTCA."
Mar 24, 2021


"Dr Crilley is top notch. She is not only extremely competent, but is a very caring and compassionate provider. She always thinks outside the box in terms of treatment and support."
Feb 24, 2021


"I definitely would recommend."
Feb 16, 2021


"everyone is compassionate and caring to ur concerns and we could not ask for anyone better then CTCA"
Dec 7, 2020


"*Dr. Crilley and *Dr. [...] are awesome."
Oct 1, 2020


Jul 10, 2020


"Recommendations continue to be made on behalf of my oncologists!!! Very pleased & satisfied!"
Jun 29, 2020


"I don't feel that everything was dealt with. I would've liked to have spoken to the doctor after I Received additional bloodwork."
Jun 14, 2020


"very concern caring about my issues"