Generosa Grana, MD, FACP

4.92 out of 5 (188 ratings, 54 reviews)
Ratings and Reviews


Cooper University Health Care Titles

  • Director, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper
  • Hematologist/Medical Oncologist

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University Titles

  • Professor of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine - General)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Other Languages


Professional Type

Cooper University Physician



About Me

What was your first job? 

My first part-time job during high school was working in a law office as a library assistant – not very exciting. My first full-time summer job during college was working in the steel mill where my father was an employee. I was called “little José” and really got an appreciation for the hardships of his job. I loved the camaraderie with the employees and working with my dad.

Tell us something about you that people wouldn’t expect. 

I came to the United States at the age of 10 not speaking a word of English. If you listen carefully, you will still pick up my accent. Learning the language and the culture was quite challenging for me but it was tremendously harder for my parents who were in their mid-30s. As an immigrant, I often feel torn between the old and new.

What inspired you to become a cancer specialist? 

I was inspired by the physicians and patients that I worked with during my residency training. I was struck by the relationship between patients and physicians, by the multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment, and by the excitement in the field.

What is your essential patient care philosophy?

I see myself as their partner in their cancer journey. My role is to provide information, guidance, and support but to always engage them in the decision-making process and to make sure that I respect their priorities and their autonomy. Ultimately, it is a partnership and it requires mutual respect and commitment. My goal for our program is that it be focused on meeting the needs of our patients – they are going through some tremendous physical and emotional hardships and our team should be there for them each step of the way.

What do you hope your patients say about you to their family and friends? 

I hope they say that I listened to them and spent time understanding their needs. I hope they sense that I value their opinions and respect their autonomy.

What three words best describe you?

Enthusiastic, energetic, and demanding – I am demanding of myself and those around me as I want the best possible experience for our patients.

Outside of your family and your work, what are your passions?

My greatest passion is my three children – I love watching them grow into independent, strong adults with their own goals and aspirations. I love to travel – anywhere, any place, any mode of transportation. I am a pet lover (currently two dogs and two cats, but a myriad of other critters in my past) and I am a voracious reader in both Spanish and English.

Office Locations

Education & Training

Medical SchoolNorthwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL
InternshipInternal Medicine - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
ResidencyInternal Medicine - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
FellowshipHematology/Oncology - Temple University Hospital/Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA

Special Interests

Breast cancer, cancer and genetics, cancer prevention

Awards and Honors

  • Philadelphia Magazine "Top Docs" - 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Best Doctors in America - 2014
  • Inside Jersey Magazine "Top Docs" - 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Inside Jersey Magazine "Top Docs for Women" - 2015
  • Inside Jersey Magazine "Top Docs for Cancer Care" - 2014, 2015
  • South Jersey Magazine "Top Docs" - 2017, 2022, 2023
  • South Jersey Magazine "Best Doctors" - 2015, 2016, 2017
  • South Jersey Magazine "Best Physicians for Women" - 2014, 2015
  • SJ Magazine "Top Docs" - 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2023
  • SJ Magazine "Top Female Docs" - 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2023
  • SJ Magazine "Top Docs Patient Poll" - 2020
  • New Jersey Monthly Magazine "Top Docs" - 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • South Jersey Magazine "Top Physicians" - 2020, 2021

Ratings and Reviews

Ratings and reviews come from patient responses to health care provider-related questions on the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CG-CAHPS) Patient Experience Survey that Cooper sends to patients after outpatient office visits.  Learn more about our survey and how ratings are calculated >>

Overall Rating

4.92 out of 5 (188 ratings, 54 reviews)
Sep 12, 2023
Excellent experience and medical advice.
Sep 12, 2023
I adore Dr. Grana!! I came back to her for a 2nd opinion and I'd wait for over an hour if I had to because I know she spends equal time with her patients and is very thorough. I feel so much calmer about my prognosis with my cancer. She is speaking to my other oncologist to discuss further testing on my pathology. She is always relaying the most updated research when it comes to breast cancer testings/improvements/trials. I only switched my oncologist because my insurance doesn't cover tier 3 so I am paying out of pocket which I think I will continue to do every year to see her as a second opinion. I can't say enough great attributes about Dr. Grana!
Aug 12, 2023
Dr Grana and her nurse Carol Lynn are great. Wouldn't want to be with anyone else.
Aug 12, 2023
Very efficient and easy.
Aug 12, 2023
Dr. Grana and her staff are excellent.
Aug 12, 2023
This doctor is one of the best out there and I always feel comfortable when I come to see her. I feel she listens and cares about my well being.
Aug 12, 2023
Thorough and informative appointment
Jul 12, 2023
Dr. Generosa Grana is a truly exceptional and caring physician and Cooper University is extremely lucky to have her!
Jul 12, 2023
Always a comfortable, inclusive exam and talk with Dr. Granna
Jul 12, 2023
I had a thorough exam and I was completely happy.