Internist buys 3BD townhome in Center City West

Medium 3217a4f443417d38e0ac9ef4030358f1 Dr. Marilyn Schapira and Ralph Schapira bought a three-bedroom, 2.5-bath townhome at 309 S. 25th St. in Center City West from Gabriela K. Cesarino and Timothy A. Kerner for $852,500 on April 3.

The 1,700-square-foot townhouse, built in 1970, is in Center City West. It is located in the Rittenhouse-Fitler Historic District.

Dr. Schapira is a professor in the general internal medicine division at Penn Medicine and a co-leader of the Abramson Cancer Center's Cancer Prevention and Control Program. Previously, she was faculty at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

She earned her M.D. from the University of Michigan and her M.P.H. from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She completed her residency at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital and her internship at Duke University Medical Center and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

According to, there have been 337 home sales in Center City West during the last 12 months, with a median sales price of $383,000.

Address: 309 South 25th Street
Buyer(s): Ralph Schapira and Marilyn Schapira
Seller(s): Gabriela K Cesarino and Timothy A Kerner
Sale date: Apr. 3, 2012