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Hospitalist Manjula Sharada Naik, MD, Joins Fox Chase's Department of Medicine

PHILADELPHIA (August 10, 2010) – , has joined Fox Chase Cancer Center’s Department of Medicine as an attending physician for the hospitalist program.

“It gives me immense pleasure to join the hospitalist group here at Fox Chase Cancer Center,” says Naik.  “I like my job as a hospitalist due to the continuity of care and also the wide exposure to acute cases. It gives me a tremendous opportunity to learn about medicine.”

Naik comes to Fox Chase from Brandywine Hospital.  She completed her internal medicine residency in 2007 at Forest Hills Hospital in New York.  Within internal medicine, Naik is particularly interested in oncology and the field of new drug treatments.

“Working here at Fox Chase gives me exposure to drug treatments, infusion protocol, palliative care and end of life issues,” she says.
Naik is certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.  She earned her M.B.B.S. from Kasturba Medical College in Mangalore, India.

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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