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Charalambos (Babis) Andreadis


Cancer therapy researcher and food aficionado

Dr. Charalambos (Babis) Andreadis specializes in bone marrow transplantation for adults and in treating Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, leukemia and multiple myeloma. He cares for patients at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. His research, published widely in scientific journals, examines genetic and other factors that affect how patients respond to therapy, including degrees of drug toxicity. He also studies patient outcomes in these disorders.

Andreadis earned his medical degree at Columbia University's Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society in 1998. He completed a residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a fellowship in hematology and oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he joined the faculty in 2004. He also earned a master's degree in clinical epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania, focusing on pharmacogenetics, the study of how genes impact an individual's response to medications.

  • Education

    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1998

  • Residencies

    Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2001

  • Fellowships

    University of Pennsylvania, Hematology-Oncology, 2004

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I aspire to guiding patients through diagnosis, treatment and recovery with a scientifically rigorous and highly personalized approach.

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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    292 Ratings
    About our process
    May 20, 2023
    Dr Andreadis was wonderful and I can highly recommend him.
    May 08, 2023
    Apr 14, 2023
    Dr. Andreadis acted in a way that left us feeling confident that I am in good care. Next steps and possible next steps in place.
    Apr 14, 2023
    Dr. Andreadis is just an outstanding physician and a person!
    Apr 12, 2023
    I love Dr.Andreadis he listens and cares about you and is so very kind he saved my life .
    Mar 25, 2023
    Dr Andreadis is a caring profession
    Mar 24, 2023
    I feel I'm getting the best possible care at UCSF.
    Mar 24, 2023
    Dr. Andreadis makes me feel relaxed and well taken care of.
    Mar 22, 2023
    Dr Andreadis and his nurses supporting staff are excellent. If there was an excellent column it would be checked.
    Mar 19, 2023
    Dr. Andreadis is always professional courteous communicates well and remembers everything we have discussed from previous visits follows up whenever he says he will do so. I have the greatest respect for Dr. Andreadis.
    Mar 17, 2023
    Dr Andreadis has treated my cancer for nearly five years His expertise kind nurturing bedside manner has proven to be a Success! Thank You!
    Feb 15, 2023
    I am lucky and grateful to have such an amazing smart considerate doctor. Dr. Andreadis is so informative and I feel seen and heard by him on all matters of my health
    Feb 15, 2023
    Dr. Andreadis is an A+++ doctor. Probably the best hematologist oncologist in the Bay Area.
    Feb 13, 2023
    Dr Andreadis is a leader in is field and well versed in latest treatments.
    Jan 29, 2023
    Since my diagnosis is rare and aggressive I doubt I would have the opportunity to make a recommendation.
    Jan 20, 2023
    Dr Andreadis is a great dr with exceptional personal skills
    Dec 26, 2022
    Love Dr. Andreadis!
    Dec 21, 2022
    Dr Andreadis is brilliant progressive professional and so caring; a rare combination I highly recommend him for Leukemia/Lymphoma patients
    Dec 07, 2022
    Dr. Andreadis is brilliant and a great listener - adds up to a superstar Doctor. I trust him with my life.
    Nov 16, 2022
    Dr. Andreadis took the time to explain things clearly and made sure to leave time for any and all questions I had. He made me feel like I'm part of the decision making process as well.
    Nov 09, 2022
    Oct 12, 2022
    Dr. Andreadis is A+ MD - caring and has a great personality profile.
    Oct 09, 2022
    Dr. Andreadis is professional courteous and communicates extremely well. He is always prepared for my visits reviews blood work and labs explaining what tbe results mean in my particular case and alleviates any concerns with those explanations. He additionally follows up on the status of referrals given as support for my condition and acknowledges tbe specific details of outside influences such as 2 recent deaths in my immediate family which admittedly reassures me He is listening supportive as well as asking if he can do anything else that nay ve helpful for me to get through the losses without compromising my own health.I highly recommend end Dr. Andreadis and am very confident with him as my cancer care provider cannot speak highly enough of his integrity knowledge and ability to see his patients not only their condition.
    Oct 08, 2022
    This care provider has been meticulously following my case for a long time now. I do appreciate his concern and excellent care
    Sep 18, 2022
    Dr. Andreadis listens and answers all our questions with clarity and patience.
    Sep 02, 2022
    Top notch! Empathetic and thought.
    Aug 20, 2022
    He always listens he always gives clear answers and he is always very patient with dumb questions. I am thankful to have him as my oncologist.
    Aug 19, 2022
    Superbly excellent. Thank you
    Jul 25, 2022
    Dr. Andreadis has shown himself to be a wonderful listener to all of my concerns since our first meeting -- and this has been continued each time we have interacted whether in person or via MyChart.
    Jul 25, 2022
    Dr. Andreadis is and has been excellent as my care provider. I would recommend him to anyone who needed his services.
    Jul 08, 2022
    I am happy to be able to meet with Dr. Andreadis.He seems like a top notch expert. He took his time to explain the situation and answer my questions.
    Jun 08, 2022
    Everyone was so concerned about my questions.
    Jun 07, 2022
    Dr Andreadis is the best Dr one can wish to have. Beyond his expertise in his field he is an excellent listener explains things in layman's terms allows patients to be involved in making decisions provides hope encouragement and makes patients to be optimistic. He is the best!
    May 13, 2022
    He kind of explained but used jargon a bit too much. I stopped and asked for clarification- sometime he succeeded sometimes he didn't. Had I not done some research bfhand I would have understood less
    Apr 20, 2022
    Dr. Andreadis is fantastic! I feel so fortunate he was the team lead for my BMT procedure.
    Apr 17, 2022
    Mar 13, 2022
    I experienced an excellent visit with Dr. Andreadis ~ he provided a welcoming professional informative and educational overview with a warm sense of humor as well. The visit was a wonderful acknowledgement and celebration of my remission status following successful treatment for stage 4 DBCNHL. I very much appreciate the invaluable insight efforts consideration selection and application of specific treatments that sustained my life ~ such an enormous responsibility to undertake beneath the pressure of what is at stake. It is with much gratitude and appreciation that I thank him for saving my life.
    Mar 11, 2022
    This provider is a specialist to whom I was referred to by my regular oncologist. He was familiar with my medical records and confirmed that my status with CLL remains one of "watchful waiting".. Good to get that confirmation from a specialist.
    Feb 28, 2022
    The doctor and doctor's assistant gave me full attention and went above and beyond to explain about my health Issue how to look for signs of the disease and what would be treatment options. They helped me to feel empowered and mentally prepared to deal with any possible outcome.
    Feb 18, 2022
    The brain follicular lymphoma I was told was the first UCSF had ever seen. Now Dr. Andreadis thinks my condition might be something different? I guess that's why it's called "practicing" medicine. Dr. Andreadis is a superb physician which I thoroughly trust and admire. Perhaps he was just reflecting his thoughts verbally?
    Feb 16, 2022
    Great! I feel lucky to see an "expert" in the field!
    Feb 16, 2022
    Dr. Andreadis is a very good Doctor.
    Jan 14, 2022
    Dr Andreadis is a wonderful physician and I have all the confidence possible in him.
    Dec 17, 2021
    This provider is not interested in solving any health problem I have. I think it is frightening that he might be treating people whose lives depend on his care.
    Oct 27, 2021
    Dr. Andreadis has an excellent bedside manner. He is very patient with me as I always have lots of questions and worries.
    Oct 11, 2021
    Dr. Andreadis is a world-class specialist as well as a caring physician and I am grateful for his care.
    Sep 23, 2021
    After visit summery was impossible to get!
    Sep 13, 2021
    Overall Dr. Andreadis provides valuable information and addresses my questions in a relaxed and patient manner. I usually prepare questions in advance. After the visit a question or needed information comes to mind that I would have appreciated having been asked such as whether to continue taking current prescription how long or any withdrawal side effects that may result. Clarifying some lab results such as when one might expect an improvement in red &/or white blood cell counts or any action I might take toward their improvement would also be appreciated. I deeply value receiving an educational & comprehensive explanation whenever possible as this can greatly improve the healing process in a dimensional way.