Philomena McAndrew, M.D.

Dr. Philomena McAndrew, a native of Philadelphia, attended Villanova University as an undergraduate and obtained her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency at Temple University Hospital and a fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at UCLA. She began her career in full time academic medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine. In 1987, she entered into practice in the Cedars Sinai Community and became one of the founding members of Tower Hematology Oncology Medical Group. Dr. McAndrew has been an investigator on several breast cancer studies, as her special interest is breast and other women’s cancers.

Dr. McAndrew has been involved in numerous hospital committees at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, including chairing the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, serving as the Clinical Vice-Chief of Medicine at Cedars Sinai and serving on the Cancer and the Medical Executive Committees. She is a member and Co-clinical director of Medical Oncology at the Saul and Joyce Brandman Breast Center a Center of Excellence at Cedars-Sinai. She has also served as a board member of several cancer-related charitable organizations, including the Wellness Community, the Lymphoma Research Foundation Medical Advisory Board and Research for Women’s Cancer. In addition to maintaining a very active medical practice, she has been married for nearly forty years (to the same man!) and has two children. Dr. McAndrew’s warmth, compassion, good humor, and devotion to her patients have made her much loved.