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Fox Chase Cancer Center Physicians Listed Among the Region's Best in Philadelphia Magazine's 2009 "Top Doctors" Issue

PHILADELPHIA (March 27, 2009) – Fox Chase Cancer Center is pleased to announce that 27 of its physicians are listed among the region’s best in Philadelphia Magazine’s 2009 “Top Doctors” issue.  The annual list of “Top Doctors” is a gold standard for those seeking excellent medical care in the Philadelphia area—listing doctors that were selected among the region’s best by a national survey of professional peers.

"Our entire team of physicians provides outstanding cancer care. We are especially proud to see that 27 of them were recognized by Philadelphia Magazine as ‘top doctors’ in the region,” says Michael V. Seiden, MD, PhD, President and CEO of Fox Chase. “Listings like these do influence patient care decision-making and are a point of pride for our Center.”

“Rising Stars” is a new addition to this year’s issue highlighting some of the region’s best physicians under the age of 40. Fox Chase has four doctors listed as “rising stars” who are doing astounding work in the medical field—Angela Bradbury, MD, oncologist; Andrew Gumbs, MD, surgical oncologist; Sameer Patel, MD, plastic and reconstructive surgeon; and Yu-Ning Wong, MD, oncologist.

Fox Chase physicians listed in the 2009 “Top Doctors” list include:

Stuart Lessin, MD—Skin Cancer

Department of Medicine
Oleh Haluszka, MD — Gastrointestinal Disorders
Earl D. King, MD — Pulmonology
Michael Unger, MD — Pulmonology
David S. Weinberg, MD, MSc — Gastroenterology

Medical Oncology
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 J. Goldstein, MD—Breast Cancer
Gary R. Hudes, MD—Genitourinary Cancers
Michael Levy, MD PhD—Supportive Care, Pain Management, Hospice-Palliative Care
Neal J. Meropol, MD—Gastrointestinal Cancer
Michael M. Millenson, MD—Lymphoma, Leukemia
Russell J. Schilder, MD—Hematologic Malignancies, Ovarian, Endometrial and Cervical Cancers
Mitchell R. Smith, MD, PhD—Hematologic Cancer
Margaret von Mehren, MD—Sarcoma, Melanoma, Immunotherapy

Hormoz Ehya, MD — Cytopathology of Breast and Lung

Radiation Oncology
Eric M. Horwitz, MD — Prostate Cancer
Nicos Nicolaou, MD — Lung Cancer

Kathryn Evers, MD — Breast Cancer
Rosaleen B. Parsons, MD — Genitourinary Cancers, Genitourinary Radiology, Gynecologic Cancers

Surgical Oncology
Richard E. Greenberg, MD, FACS — Urologic Cancers
John P. Hoffman, MD, FACS — Liver, Pancreatic, Gastrointestinal and Breast Cancers
Mark A. Morgan, MD, FACOG, FACS — Gynecologic Cancers
John A. Ridge, MD, PhD — Head and Neck Cancers
Walter J. Scott, MD, FACS — Lung Cancer  
Elin R. Sigurdson, MD, PhD — 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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