Dr. Rudolph Willis, MD

Dr. Rudolph Willis, MD

Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 67
Dr. Rudolph Willis, MD is an oncology specialist in Philadelphia, PA and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from Washington University In St Louis School Of Medicine in 1977 and specializes in oncology and medical oncology.

1331 E Wyoming Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19124

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Top Care Areas

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Breast Diseases
more than 87% of peers
Secondary Malignancies
more than 87% of peers
more than 85% of peers

Dr. Willis's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Willis "Trained at the National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute, Dr. Rudolph Willis brings extensive experience in oncology research to his patients. But he certainly doesn t expect things to stay the same.

I am convinced that the way we treat cancer today is not going to be the way we treat cancer in the next 10 or 15 years. I think we re going to be in a position where we re going to be forced to pay attention to other factors that affect outcomes for patients.

Having observed numerous patients during his training and career, Dr. Willis is a firm believer that treating cancer is about more than a chemotherapy regimen.

It was clear to me that there is more to this. It has to do with other factors. It has to do with this mind/body connect. It has to do with the immune system. It has to do with a host of other things.

The commitment to exploring other factors, such as the mind-body connection or spirituality, and applying their power to impact treatment is one of the things that drew Dr. Willis to Cancer Treatment Centers of America. At CTCA, Dr. Willis feels he is able to choose novel approaches that are at the forefront of managing cancer.

For Dr. Willis, what it boils down to is a commitment to delivering the best treatment possible and fulfilling the promise to provide the Mother Standard of care.

I think that s what the Mother Standard is really implying, to make sure that we take care of that person like we would want to be taken care of.


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2  Specialties

  • Oncology
  • Medical Oncology

1  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

105  Conditions Treated


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3  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

1 Sanction
  • Failure to file/pay taxes (7/21/2004)
    Action Taken: Revocation
    Summary: Dr Rudolph E. Willis

    Nature of Complaint:

    The Physician has been charged with failure to pay Missouri State Taxes.

    Action Taken:

    The Board has Revoked the Physician’s license to practice medicine in Missouri.

    State: Missouri
0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Washington University In St Louis School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • University Of Missouri, Kansas City School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • University Of Missouri, Kansas City School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • National Cancer Institute (Nih)
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Willis' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Willis to family and friends
14 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

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Dr. Willis' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

I have been a patient of Dr. Willis for 7 years now and hands down he is the best and the kindest doctor I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. He is extremely knowledgably and caring. I value his opinion in my care and all recommendations for my other doctors that I have. He is funny also.
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