Find a Cancer Provider

Are you a referring physician?
within
I am searching for a
Suhail K. Kanchwala, MD

Suhail K. Kanchwala, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Languages spoken:

  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Urdu

Dr. Kanchwala is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Surgery
    • Plastic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

  • Cancer
    • Breast Cancer Program
    • Center for Head and Neck Cancer
  • Plastic Surgery

Board Certification:

  • Plastic Surgery, 2011

Clinical Expertise:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC)
  • Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma (IDC)
  • Invasive (Infiltrating) Lobular Carcinoma (ILC)
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mouth Cancer (Oral Cancer)
  • Nasal Cancer
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Other types of Breast Cancer
  • reconstructive plastic surgery
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Throat Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: University of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center

Memberships

American Society of Plastic Surgeons, National Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Kanchwala is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Fischer John P, Nelson Jonas A, Shang Eric K, Wink Jason D, Wingate Nicholas A, Woo Edward Y, Jackson Benjamin M, Kovach Stephen J, Kanchwala Suhail: Predicting the need for muscle flap salvage after open groin vascular procedures: a clinical assessment tool. Journal of plastic surgery and hand surgery 48 (6): 389-95,2014.

Fischer John P, Wes Ari M, Kanchwala Suhail, Kovach Stephen J: Effect of BMI on modality-specific outcomes in immediate breast reconstruction (IBR)--a propensity-matched analysis using the 2005-2011 ACS-NSQIP datasets. Journal of plastic surgery and hand surgery 48 (5): 297-304,2014.

Nelson Jonas A, Fischer John P, Yan Chen, Fosnot Joshua, Selber Jesse C, Wu Liza C, Serletti Joseph M, Kanchwala Suhail: The impact of obesity on abdominal wall function after free autologous breast reconstruction. Microsurgery 34 (5): 352-60,2014.

Fischer JP, Basta MN, Wink JD, Nelson JA, Serletti JM, Kovach SJ, Low DW, Vallabhajosyula P, Acker MA, Kanchwala S.: Abstract 48: An internally validated risk model of deep sternal wound infection (DSWI): A review of 5,179 patients undergoing index median sternotomy procedures. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 133 (4 Suppl): 1011-1012,2014.

Wes Ari M, Cleveland Emily, Nelson Jonas A, Fischer John P, Kovach Stephen J, Kanchwala Suhail, Serletti Joseph M, Wu Liza C: Do Prior Abdominal Surgeries Increase Complications in Abdominally Based Breast Reconstructions? Annals of plastic surgery : 2014.

Fischer John P, Mirzabeigi Michael N, Sieber Brady A, Nelson Jonas A, Wu Liza C, Kovach Stephen J, Low David W, Serletti Joseph M, Kanchwala Suhail: Outcome analysis of 244 consecutive flaps for managing complex groin wounds. Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS 66 (10): 1396-404,2013.

Fischer John P, Cleveland Emily C, Nelson Jonas A, Kovach Stephen J, Serletti Joseph M, Wu Liza C, Kanchwala Suhail: Breast reconstruction in the morbidly obese patient: assessment of 30-day complications using the 2005 to 2010 National Surgical Quality Improvement Program data sets. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 132 (4): 750-61,2013.

Fischer John P, Nelson Jonas A, Kovach Stephen J, Serletti Joseph M, Wu Liza C, Kanchwala Suhail: Impact of obesity on outcomes in breast reconstruction: analysis of 15,937 patients from the ACS-NSQIP datasets. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 217 (4): 656-64,2013.

Elkassabany NM, Fosnot CD, Shaked A, Kanchwala SK, Kovach SJ 3rd, Chang B, Lin IC, Ochroch EA, Baranov DY, Levin LS.: Perioperative management of a patient scheduled for bilateral hand transplant. [Case Report] Journal of Clinical Anesthesia 25 (3): 224-227,2013.

Fischer John P, Nelson Jonas A, Sieber Brady, Cleveland Emily, Kovach Stephen J, Wu Liza C, Serletti Joseph M, Kanchwala Suhail: Free tissue transfer in the obese patient: an outcome and cost analysis in 1258 consecutive abdominally based reconstructions. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 131 (5): 681e-92e,2013.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Surgery
Division of Plastic Surgery
10 Penn Tower
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

Related Links