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Fox Chase Physicians Listed Among America's Top Doctors

PHILADELPHIA (January 26, 2009) — Fox Chase Cancer Center is well represented in the latest edition of America's Top Doctors, issued this month, with 29 physicians featured. The guide is published by Castle Connolly, a healthcare research and information company that works as a resource to help patients identify the nation's top doctors and top hospitals.  It uses a physician-led research team to conduct an extensive screening process, which includes surveys of tens of thousands of physicians in medical leadership positions and private practice across the country, to identify specialists and subspecialists considered to be clinically outstanding by their peers.

The physicians listed in the guide were selected after peer nomination, extensive research and careful review and screening by a doctor-directed research team.  The guide identifies more than 5,000 top specialists throughout the U.S. in more than 60 medical specialties and subspecialties for the care and treatment of more than 1,700 diseases and medical conditions.

Fox Chase physicians listed in the 2009 edition of America's Top Doctors include:

Stuart Lessin, MD—Skin Cancer

Department of Medicine
Oleh Haluszka, MD — Gastrointestinal Disorders
Earl D. King, MD - Director, Pulmonary Function Laboratory, Internal Medicine; Director, Respiratory Care, Pulmonary —Pulmonology
Michael Unger, MD, FACP, FCCP - Director, Pulmonary Cancer Detection and Prevention Program, Internal Medicine; Director, Pulmonary Endoscopy and High-Risk Lung Cancer Progra, Internal Medicine — Pulmonology

Medical Oncology

Michael A. Bookman, MD – Gynecologic Cancer
Roger B. Cohen, MD — Lung Cancer, Head and Neck Cancers, Phase I Trials
Mary B. Daly, MD, PhD, FACP — Breast and Ovarian Cancer Prevention
Lori Goldstein, MD - Director, The Naomi and Phil Lippincott Breast Evaluation Center, Medical Oncology — Breast Cancer
Gary R. Hudes, MD - Director, Genitourinary Malignancies, Medical Oncology—Genitourinary Cancers
Michael Levy, MD PhD — Supportive Care, Pain Management, Hospice-Palliative Care
Neal J. Meropol, MD — Gastrointestinal Cancer
Michael M. Millenson, MD - Director, Hematology Service, Medical Oncology—Lymphoma, Leukemia
Russell J. Schilder, MD — Hematologic Malignancies, Ovarian, Endometrial and Cervical Cancers
Mitchell R. Smith, MD, PhD—Hematologic Cancer
Margaret von Mehren, MD - Director, Sarcoma Program, Medical Oncology —Sarcoma, Melanoma, Immunotherapy

Hormoz Ehya, MD - Chief, Cytopathology, Pathology — Cytopathology of Breast and Lung
Arthur S. Patchefsky, MD - Chair, Pathology – Breast and Pulmonary Cancers

Radiation Oncology

Gary M. Freedman, MD – Breast Cancer
Eric M. Horwitz, MD - Chair, Radiation Oncology; Gerald E. Hanks Chair in Radiation Oncology —Prostate Cancer

Andre A. Konski, MD, MBA, MA – Gastrointestinal and Prostate Cancers
Nicos Nicolaou, MD — Lung Cancer

Kathryn Evers, MD, FACR - Director, Mammography, Radiology — Breast Cancer

Surgical Oncology
Richard E. Greenberg, MD, FACS - Chief, Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology — Urologic Cancers
John P. Hoffman, MD, FACS - Chief, Pancreaticobiliary Service, Surgical Oncology — Liver, Pancreatic, Gastrointestinal and Breast Cancers
Mark A. Morgan, MD, FACOG, FACS - Chief, Section of Gynecologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology — Gynecologic Cancers
John A. Ridge, MD, PhD, FACS - Chief, Head and Neck Surgery, Surgical Oncology — Head and Neck Cancers
Walter J Scott, MD, FACS - Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Surgical Oncology — Lung Cancer  
Elin R. Sigurdson, MD, PhD, FACS - Chief of the Division of General Surgery, Surgical Oncology; Director of Surgery Oncology Fellowships; Director of Breast Fellowships — Colorectal Cancer, Liver Cancer, Breast Cancer, Melanoma
Robert G. Uzzo, MD, FACS — Urologic Cancers  

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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