Thenappan Chandrasekar, MD

Thenappan Chandrasekar, MD

Contact Dr. Chandrasekar

833 Chestnut Street
Suite 703
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 955-1000
(215) 503-2066 fax

Medical School

Sidney Kimmel Medical College - 2010


General Surgery Internship, UC Davis Medical Center
General Surgery, UC Davis Medical Center
Urology, UC Davis Medical Center


SUO Fellow in Urologic Oncology, Princess Margaret Cancer Center and Sunnybrook
Health Sciences Center, University of Toronto
Endourologic Society Fellow (Robotic Surgery), Thomas Jefferson University

Board Certification

American Board of Urology (Board Eligible)

University Appointment

Assistant Professor

Research & Clinical Interest

Dr. Chandrasekar’s clinical interests are broad, encompassing most of urologic oncology – cancers of the kidney, bladder, prostate, testis, penis/scrotum, and adrenals. Yet, from a clinical perspective, his interest lies in maximizing patient outcomes while minimizing adverse events (side effects) and overtreatment; as such, he is a strong believer in conservative management when appropriate. From a research perspective, Dr. Chandrasekar has an interest in improving care in the field of bladder and kidney cancer, both areas ripe for major change. More importantly, he has a strong background in health sciences research, working with large datasets to help address major disparities in healthcare delivery and outcomes. Ultimately, however, patient care comes first – and he understands the importance of treating each patient as an individual!

Awards & Honors

Fall 2003: National Merit Scholar, National Merit Scholarship Program
Fall 2007: Levine Research Scholarship Fund Recipient
Spring 2009: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Inductee
Spring 2015: Northern California Urological Resident Seminar – First Place (Basic Science)
Spring 2016: Northern California Urological Resident Seminar – Third Place (Clinical Science)
Spring 2018: Clinical Fellow Teaching Award
Fall 2018: SUO – Young Urologic Oncologists (YOU) - Paper of the Year Award

Clinical Expertise:

Adrenal Cancer
Adrenal Gland Tumors
Bladder Cancer
Bloodless Medicine
Cancer Clinical Trials
Cancer Surgery
Continent Urinary Diversion
Elevated PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) Level
Kidney Cancer
Laparoscopic Surgery
Metastatic Adrenocortical Carcinoma
Neobladder Reconstruction
Penile Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC)
Robotic Surgery
Targeted Molecular Therapy
Testicular Cancer
Transitional Cell Carcinoma (Urothelial Carcinoma)
Urethral Cancer
Urinary Diversion