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Lydia Komarnicky

Lydia Komarnicky, MD

Professor and Chair

Specialties: Radiation Oncology


  • MD - Medical College of Pennsylvania

Awards & Honors

  • Named "Top Doctor" by Philadelphia magazine (2012-2018)

Clinical Background

Lydia Komarnicky, MD, is a radiation oncologist in Philadelphia. She is a prominent specialist in the treatment of breast, lung and eye tumors. She is a member of the board of Susan G. Komen Foundation and has been recognized repeatedly as a "Top Doc" by Philadelphia Magazine.

Dr. Komarnicky has written numerous articles on cancer in peer review journals and a patient education book with Dr. Anne L. Rosenberg, entitled "What to Do If You Get Breast Cancer."

Long active in developing breast cancer awareness programs throughout the Philadelphia region, Dr. Komarnicky has served as a spokesperson for the Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation and on various committees of the American Cancer Society. In addition, she served as the medical advisor for the National Women's Health Resource Center's "Learn.Love.Commit." breast cancer awareness campaign.

Dr. Komarnicky was the cancer liaison physician for Hahnemann University Hospital, and she served on the hospital's cancer committee.

Clinical Services

Breast cancer, Stereotactic radiosurgery, Brachytherapy - low and high dose


  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (1987)


  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (1983)

Lydia Komarnicky, MD, is professor and chair in the Department of Radiation Oncology. Before joining Drexel University College of Medicine, Dr. Komarnicky was associate professor of radiation oncology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and director of the hospital’s residency program. She also served as clinical service chief at Hahnemann University Hospital for five years.

In the Media

"Faculty Physicians Named 'Top Docs' by Philadelphia Magazine"
(April 26, 2017)

"Faculty Physicians Named 'Top Docs' by Philadelphia Magazine"
(April 28, 2016)

"Faculty Physicians Named 'Top Docs' by Philadelphia Magazine"
(May 1, 2015)

"Faculty Physicians Named 'Top Docs' by Philadelphia Magazine"
(May 1, 2014)

"Faculty Physicians Named 'Top Docs' by Philadelphia Magazine"
(May 1, 2013)

"Faculty Physicians Named 'Top Docs' by Philadelphia Magazine"
(May 1, 2012)

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"Drexel Cancer Care: Treating the Whole Patient"
(June 23, 2014)

* This physician's clinical practice is independent of Drexel University.