Adam Walchak, MD

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Assistant Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology

Treatment Philosophy

Clinical Locations

Educational Background

  • Fellowship, Orthopaedic Hand and Microsurgery, Integris Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City, OK, 2018
  • Residency, Plastic Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, 2017
  • Residency, General Surgery, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 2014
  • MD, Drexel College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 2009
  • MS, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, 2005
  • BS, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, 2003

Certifications

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Medical Physician and Surgeon
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Medical Society, 2018
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2017
  • American Society for Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery, 2014

Honors & Awards

  • Consultant of the Year Award: CCMC Emergency Department, 2019
  • Adrian E. Flatt Fellows Scholarship: awarded to young surgeons interested in pursuing higher education in the field of hand surgery, 2017
  • Leo M. Davidoff Society Award: Outstanding Chief Resident achievement in teaching of medical students, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Division of Plastic Surgery, 2017
  • H. Taylor Caswell, M.D., Award: Outstanding Chief Resident achievement in surgical education of residents, Temple University Hospital, Department of Surgery, 2014

Selected Publications

  • Wu T, Walchak A, Rayan G. “Congenital thumb-index web space deficiency”. Hand (N Y). 2019 Mar 21:1558944719837694. doi: 10.1177/1558944719837694. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Weingarten M, Papazoglou E, Zubkov L, Zhu L, Vorona G, Walchak A. “Measurement of optical properties to quantify healing of chronic diabetic wounds”. Wound Repair and Regeneration. May-June 2006;14(3):364-370.
  • Walchak A. “Expression of Cathepsin K in the involuting mouse mammary gland”. Villanova Press, defended undergraduate thesis Spring 2003.
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My cancer journey began in late 2021 when I began experiencing feelings of sickness, most often after eating. One night in February 2022, however, it became clear food was not the issue.

I’m the kind of guy who can sleep anytime, anywhere, so when the pain in my abdomen got so bad that I couldn’t sleep, I finally told my wife I needed to go to the ER. The doctors there did some testing and scans, but all they found was an infection, so they gave me an IV and antibiotics. After a few days, when I felt better, they sent me home.

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A few years ago, when I was 46, something unusual showed up on my yearly mammogram. So they did an ultrasound and said I should come back every six months for monitoring for the next two years.

For 18 months, there was no change. Then, in April of 2023, I went for my last follow-up scan. When we finished, instead of sending me home, the radiologist came into the room to talk to me. I knew then that something wasn’t right.

She said there had been a change since my last scan. It looked like I had a malignancy in my right breast, and we would need a biopsy to be sure.

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