Dr. Bijoy Telivala is board-certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine, and practices at our Southside location. Originally from India, Dr. Telivala received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College in Mumbai. He received his Doctor of Medicine from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and remained at Temple University/Fox Chase Cancer Center to complete his fellowship in Hematology and Oncology
Aside from his love for his patients and patient-care, Dr. Telivala finds the oncology/hematology field incredibly motivating: “we push the limit every day in terms of medical care and quality of life. We are seeing new developments at a very rapid pace,” he says. “A cancer diagnosis is life changing for everyone associated with the patient, so I believe that the best care is about evaluating and helping, not just the patient, but the entire family – everyone and everything needs to be taken into consideration.”
During his time in medicine, Dr. Telivala has learned to listen and talk with his patients: “I have learned to become their guide, friend, and advocate on this difficult journey, including picking up subtle clues of things they want to say but are unable to,” he says, continuing “each patient is unique and I have learned to respect each of them.”
Dr. Telivala enjoys working with a group of doctors, nurses, and other support staff who share the primary goal of helping and guiding patients: “the compassion and empathy offered by the team as CSNF is truly unmatched.”
When not at work, Dr. Telivala enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, and playing table tennis and bridge.