Rita Axelrod

Rita Axelrod, MD

Contact Dr. Axelrod

925 Chestnut Street
Suite 320A
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 955-8874

Medical School

New York University School of Medicine - 1970


Medical College of Georgia


Lankenau Hospital - 1975-1976
Philadelphia General Hospital

Board Certification

Internal Medicine
Medical Oncology

Hospital Appointment

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Active Medical Staff

University Appointment


Research & Clinical Interests

Medical Oncology, Head and Neck Cancers, Lung Cancer, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Brain Tumor, Esophageal Cancer

Dr. Axelrod has several research interests which include clinical research in malignancies of the head and neck, lung and esophagus, with emphasis on multidisciplinary management, combined modality therapy, and supportive care. She serves as Director of Head and Neck Oncology and Clinical Director of the Pulmonary Oncology program for the division. She also serves as the Director of the Jefferson Oncology Group, a clinical trials network within the Jefferson Health Care System.