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Alan David Haber, MD, FCCP

Alan Haber, MD, FCCP

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

About

Chief, Section of Pulmonary, Sleep and Critical Care Medicine

Professor, Department of Medicine

Director, Intensive Care Unit

Treatment Focus

  • Diagnostic bronchoscopy and pleural procedures
  • Pulmonary medicine and sleep medicine consultation
  • Critical care services

Key Awards

Philadelphia Magazine Top Docs 2021
Pulmonary Disease

Treatment Philosophy

My practice of pulmonary medicine began with an interest in the physiology (function) of the lungs. Shortly thereafter, I realized that becoming an excellent chest physician required not just an understanding of the mechanics of lung performance. It also meant having an appreciation of the day-to-day challenges of patients with lung disease.

Shortness of breath can be among the most frightening of medical symptoms. To live with this symptom chronically can seem unmanageable. My goal in the care of my patients is to minimize respiratory distress through judicious use of medications, procedures and education. My goal in my day-to-day interactions with families and staff is to treat others with respect, and to balance realism and hope as we negotiate difficult illnesses together.

Sleep problems in cancer patients are a particular interest of mine. This stems from my experience directing a sleep medicine laboratory before arriving at Fox Chase Cancer Center in 2007. I also maintain specialized certification in sleep medicine. This is a field on the cusp of major advancements and I hope to be a part of this progress.

Cancer patients are faced with unique sleep issues. As they survive longer, these patients are subject to the usual sleep-related problems that plague non-cancer patients, including sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome and insomnia. I hope to increase the awareness of sleep-related problems among my physician peers at Fox Chase and work towards improving the sleep health of our mutual patients.

Education and Training

Educational Background

  • Fellow, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 1991
  • Resident, Internal Medicine, and Chief Medical Resident, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY, 1988
  • BA/MD, 6-year Biomedical Program/Mathematics and Biomedical Science, Boston University, Boston, MA, 1984

Certifications

  • ABIM Diplomate: Internal Medicine
  • ABIM Diplomate: Pulmonary Medicine
  • ABIM Diplomate: Critical Care Medicine
  • ABIM Diplomate: Sleep Medicine
  • ABSM Diplomate: Sleep Medicine

Memberships

  • Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
  • Member, American College of Physicians
  • Member, American Thoracic Society
  • Member, American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Honors & Awards

  • Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors, 2015-20
  • America's Top Doctors®2015-17
  • Chairman’s Award for Outstanding Service in Department of Medicine, Graduate Hospital, 2000
  • Dean’s Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching.  Allegheny University of the Health Sciences, 1998
  • Postgraduate honors: Finalist, Howard K. Spiro, Jr., Faculty Excellence Award, Yale University School of Medicine, 1993
Research Profile

Research Interests

  • Sleep and Cancer
  • Cancer Survivorship
Publications

Selected Publications

Haber AD.  Ethics of the Fathers.  Ann Intern Med 2012; 156: 58-9.

Haber AD.  A Family Affair – Revisited.  Ann Intern Med 2010; 152: 612-13.

Haber AD.  A Family Affair.  Ann Intern Med 2007; 146: 753-4.

Sharma V, Galli W, Haber, AD, Pressman MS, Stevenson R, Myer T, Peterson DD, Zachariah J, Mercogliono G, Greenspon LW.  Unexpected Risks During the Administration of Conscious Sedation: Previously Undiagnosed Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Ann Intern Med 2003; 139: 707- 708.

Bouali H, Pace PP, Haber, AD.  A Man with Right Shoulder Pain and Resting Hypoxemia.  Journal of Respiratory Diseases 2002; 23: 341 – 343.

Sharma VK, Haber AD.  Acquired Methemoglobinemia: A Case Report of Benzocaine-Induced Methemoglobinemia and a Review of Literature.  Clin Pulm Med 2002; 9: 53:58.

Haber MM, West AB, Haber AD, Reuben A.  Relationship of Aminotransferases to Liver Histological Status in Chronic Hepatitis C.  Am J Gastroenterol 1995; 90: 1250 – 1257.

Beckett WS, Russi MB, Haber AD, Rivkin RM, Sullivan JR, Tameroglu Z, Mohsenin V, Leaderer BP.  Effect of Nitrous Acid on Lung Function in Asthmatics: A Chamber Study.  Environmental Health Perspectives 1995; 103: 372 – 375.

Haber AD, Beckett WS.  Role of Prostaglandin Synthesis in the Attenuation of Methacholine Effect During Repeated Inhalation Challenges in Normal Subjects.  Chest 1992; 102: 856 – 863

Ratings

103 PATIENT SATISFACTION REVIEWS

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OVERALL RATING

4.9 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

  • 4.9
  • 4.8
  • 4.9
  • 5.0
  • 4.9

30 PATIENT COMMENTS

  • 5.0
    June 15, 2021
    Good experience.
  • 3.8
    May 21, 2021
    Good experience.
  • 5.0
    April 25, 2021
    dr. Haber as a caring doctor that I would highly recommend to anybody
  • 5.0
    April 23, 2021
    My experiences with Dr. Haber have been great. He has a way of putting you at ease.
  • 5.0
    April 21, 2021
    My visits with Dr. Haber have never been anything but professional in every way. I have great admiration for him and his staff!
  • 5.0
    April 09, 2021
    need more staff in the scheudling department and in phone triage. no one answers the phone and the schedule of has been messed upmultiple times. provider/nursing was wonderful.
  • 5.0
    March 19, 2021
    The patient care that I have received from both Doctor/ Staff Personnel has been the greatest experience. I was treated as if I was part of their Family at all times, I truly believe that all other facilities should adopt the standard that is set at Fox Chase- Temple Health. I would recommend everyone to go see and live the experience that I have.
  • 5.0
    March 19, 2021
    Highly professional expert kind!
  • 5.0
    March 05, 2021
    Very good doctor and staff!
  • 5.0
    March 03, 2021
    For many years I have been doing well thanks to my team - [...] & Dr. Haber. They always answers are my concerns & I have faith in them.
  • 5.0
    February 09, 2021
    Always have had good experiences at Fox Chase. Dr. Alan Haber is a real asset.
  • 5.0
    January 22, 2021
    Dr. Haber is an outstanding physician!!
  • 5.0
    November 25, 2020
    Very well satisfied.
  • No Star Ratings Available September 28, 2020
    good.
  • 5.0
    September 14, 2020
    Dr. Haber, after my breathing test, asked if I would take my inhaler so that the breathing test could be duplicated. He wrote a script for tubing to facilitate my inhaler prescribed. I appreciated the time and input displayed to assure I was getting the full benefit from my inhaler.
  • 5.0
    August 25, 2020
    Good experience.
  • 4.5
    August 24, 2020
    The respiratory part of my visit was very good. A good experience, always.
  • 5.0
    August 14, 2020
    Very helpful & professional doctor & staff
  • 5.0
    August 07, 2020
    Dr. Haber is an outstanding physician and I am fortunate to have him as my pulmonary doctor.
  • 5.0
    June 25, 2020
    Dr. Haber is a very professional and caring doctor. I liked him from the first time I met him and am lucky to have found him.
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