Jefferson University Hospitals
Leonard G. Gomella, MD, FACS

Leonard G Gomella MD, FACS

Jefferson University Physician

Academic Title

Professor
Chair, Department of Urology
Director, Kimmel Cancer Center Network

Dr. Gomella leads patient care, research and teaching in the Department of Urology. He provides outpatient care and performs surgery on patients with urologic malignancies such as prostate, bladder and kidney cancer. Students and residents work by his side when Dr. Gomella cares for patients, which allows him to train new generations of surgeons. He collaborates with outstanding scientists and physicians in clinical and laboratory reserach to find better diagnostic tools and more effective treatments for cancer.

Dr. Gomella took some time to answer questions so patients can get to know the person outside of the hospital or office:

How do you renew yourself?

Taking a boat trip with friends and family on the Chesapeake Bay. Being on the water always makes things better.

If you weren't a physician, what other career would you choose?

I'd be a professional guitarist like Eric Clapton - without th drugs! To quote Clapton: "For me there is something primitively soothing about this music."

What would we be surprised to learn about you?

When I was 17, I founded a volunteer ambulance service in New York City with other kids my age. The press nicknamed us the "Kiddie Corps."

What's on your bucket list?

I would love to learn the pedal steel guitar, a staple in Nashville but not common in the Philadelphia music scene.

Specialties

Urology
Urology - Urologic Oncology

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Overview

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Education & Fellowships

  • University of Kentucky, Medical School
  • Internship: University of Kentucky College of Medicine
  • Residency: University of Kentucky College of Medicine
  • Fellowship: National Cancer Institute

Years in Practice

32

Board Certification

  • Urology

Hospital Affiliation

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Insurances Accepted

Jefferson physicians accept most health insurance plans, including those listed below. However, plan acceptance may vary by practice and may be subject to change. If you have questions about whether a specific physician accepts your insurance, please contact your insurance company.

  • Aetna
  • Amer Assoc Retired Persons (AARP)
  • AmeriHealth
  • AmeriHealth Comprehensive
  • AmeriHealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth Major Medical
  • AmeriHealth Personal Choice
  • Amerihealth 65
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • BC BS Special Care
  • Berkshire Health Partners
  • Coventry/Health America
  • Delaware Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Devon
  • Empire BC/BS
  • Employers Health Network PPO
  • Federal BCBS
  • Federal Option HMO
  • Galaxy
  • Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Horizon HMO
  • HumanaChoicePPO,Medicare,GoldPlusHMO
  • Intergroup Preferred
  • Keystone First VIP Choice
  • Keystone First/Connect
  • Medallion of New Jersey
  • Medicaid of PA
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan Inc.
  • Mutual Omaha Preferred
  • NJ Blue Shield
  • One Net PPO
  • Opti Choice
  • Oxford of PA
  • PPO Next
  • Personal Choice (GPPPN)
  • Postal Workers/Mailhandlers
  • Preferred Care PPO
  • Premier Blue
  • Prime Health Services, Inc.
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • Qualcare
  • Tricare
  • UPMC HMO,PPO ReadingHspEmpONLY
  • UPMC Medicare HMO
  • US Family Health Plan
  • United Healthcare

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Notes

Practice limited to Urologic Oncology with expertise in prostate, bladder and kidney cancer.

Awards

America's Top Doctors For Cancer 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
Top Doctors for Men in the US, Mens Health Magazine 2007
AUA Achievement Award 2015
Jefferson Achievement Award in Medicine 2015
University of Kentucky Academic Excellence Award 2009
Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002

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Primary Location

833 Chestnut Street
Suite 703
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-1000
Fax: (215) 503-2066
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