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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

109 PATIENT SATISFACTION REVIEWS

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OVERALL RATING

4.9 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

  • 4.9
  • 4.9
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  • 5.0
  • 4.9

42 PATIENT COMMENTS

  • No Star Ratings Available June 20, 2022
    Dr. Haber is the BEST! He is a magnificent doctor and a fine gentleman. I hope he gets acknowledged for his excellence.
  • 5.0
    June 10, 2022
    Very happy with the care I receive at fox chase cancer center. Can't get better !
  • 5.0
    May 23, 2022
    Dr. Haber is a great physician and even greater person. Fox Chase is lucky to employ him. I cannot find enough words to describe how he has helped me.
  • 5.0
    May 21, 2022
    Good dr
  • 5.0
    May 18, 2022
    Dr. Haber and his staff are always very professional and courteous. Questions are always answered and concerns always addressed.
  • 5.0
    May 04, 2022
    Dr Haber is simply terrific. Very informative, patient, caring and comforting.
  • 5.0
    April 19, 2022
    Dr. Haber was very caring & nice. He spent more time with me then I thought he would. More time is best with patients. Nurse are excellent. Nurse [...] is very caring.
  • 5.0
    April 05, 2022
    I felt all the people were very nice and made me feel I was welcomed and very comfortable.
  • 5.0
    March 29, 2022
    I really enjoyed my visit with him! He was kind, listened to what I had to say and explained everything! Great Job!
  • 5.0
    March 24, 2022
    Dr. Haber is an excellent doctor [...]
  • 5.0
    March 21, 2022
    This was one of the best doctor visits I ever had.
  • 5.0
    February 25, 2022
    Dr. Haber is the best doctor I have ever seen. [...]
  • 5.0
    February 21, 2022
    Dr. Haber is a very caring and knowledgeable doctor. He is very concerned about his patients. I feel very lucky that I have him as my doctor.
  • No Star Ratings Available January 31, 2022
    The very best doctor
  • 5.0
    January 12, 2022
    Everyone I meet at Fox Chase is very polite and very knowledgeable
  • No Star Ratings Available January 08, 2022
    I've always found Dr. Haber to be a great listener, educator, professional and an all-around excellent Dr.
  • 5.0
    December 16, 2021
    Dr Alan habor is god sent. Very kind and soft spoken. Answered all my questions and concerns and would not change him for anything. We need more doctors like him. And his staff is perfect and kind.
  • 5.0
    December 14, 2021
    Good Doctor. Never a complaint.
  • 5.0
    November 30, 2021
    Dr. Haber and his service team are very compassionate and understanding to all patient needs.
  • 5.0
    November 15, 2021
    I called Dr. Haber & he answered on the first ring! He called me after I scheduled to see a surgeon to make sure I was OK with the appointment.
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