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Physician Assistant Joins Urology Division at Fox Chase Cancer Center

PHILADELPHIA (January 4, 2005) -- Fox Chase Cancer Center welcomes physician assistant, John Dougherty, MSH, PA-C, to the division of urology. Dougherty, certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Health as emergency medical and advanced life support technician for cardiac, basic trauma and pediatric, brings a wide spectrum of expertise to the hospital of Fox Chase.

Dougherty will work closely with the attending and resident staff to coordinate patient management throughout the hospital including the clinic areas, in-patient floors and operating room suites. "Dougherty will be an excellent asset to the care of our patients," said Richard Greenberg, MD FACS, chief of the urologic oncology division at Fox Chase.

Dougherty's prior clinical experience includes providing primary and specialty care to HIV patients, psychiatric assistance, pediatrics, and gynecology and cardiology surgical procedures. He has also worked in different capacities as a paramedic since 1999, including flight /critical care transport.

Dougherty served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Science where he taught courses in cardiology, trauma and emergency medicine.

In addition to his Department of Health certifications, Dougherty earned his Master's degree in Health Science from the Hahnemann School of Nursing and Health Professionals at Drexel University in August 2004. He received his B.A. in 2000 from the University of Pittsburgh.

Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of the Temple University Health System, is one of the leading cancer research and treatment centers in the United States. Founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals, Fox Chase was also among the first institutions to be designated a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1974. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are also routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has received the Magnet recognition for excellence four consecutive times. Today, Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research, with special programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach.  For more information, call 1-888-FOX CHASE or (1-888-369-2427).

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