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John A. Abraham, MD, FACS

John Abraham, MD

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

About

Attending Surgeon, Orthopaedic Surgery 

Sarcoma and GIST Cancer TRDG Member

Specialties

Treatment Focus

Orthopedic Surgery, Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Follow on Twitter: @FCCCSurgOnc

Education and Training

Educational Background

  • Fellow, Orthopedic Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA, 2006
  • Resident, Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA, 2005
  • MD, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 2000

Certifications

  • General orthopaedics
  • Orthopaedic oncology

Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), Fellow
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS), Fellow 

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons, 2014 
  • Top Doctors in Philadelphia, 2011 - 2014 
  • Best Doctors in America, 2011 - 2014 American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant, 2014 
  • John J. Gartland Teaching Award, Thomas Jefferson Orthopedic Surgery Department, 2014 
  • US Bone and Joint Initiative Young Investigators Award, 2013 
  • Healthcare Champion Award North American Thrombosis Forum (NATF), 2009
  • Partners in Excellence Award, for Clinical Excellence Partners Health Care, Harvard Medical School, 2007 
  • William H. Thomas Award, Harvard Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program: Best resident, 2005  
Patient Stories

Catherine Rosenberg

Sarcoma

Catherine Rosenberg

Sarcoma

Catherine Rosenberg's cancer journey began in 1990 when she was eight years old. Diagnosed with synovial sarcoma, she underwent two surgical resections followed by the maximal radiation an adult can receive to one part of the body at the age of eight. The surgery was successful, though Catherine developed lymphedema as a side effect to the treatment. As the pain grew worse she was unable to work. After two additional surgeries in 2013 and 2014, Catherine feels she has her life back; she is pursuing a PhD and is regularly active doing the things she loves. "In 2016, almost a year after surgery, I knew it was the best medical decision I’ve made in my life. I’ve had an amazing experience with the compassionate and caring doctors, nurses, and nursing assistants at Fox Chase...I’m continuing therapy at Fox Chase to treat my lymphedema, and I recommend Fox Chase to anyone with a similiar prognosis."

Publications

Selected Publications

Shallop B,Starks A,Lee A, Ready J, Greenbaum S, Geller D, Merli G, Maltenfort M, Abraham J. Thromboembolism in patients undergoing surgery for skeletal metastases. J Bone and Joint Surg, Accepted. 

Karam JA, Huang RC, Abraham JA, Parvizi J. Total joint arthroplasty in cancer patients. J Arthroplasty. 2014 Dec 18. pii: S0883-5403(14)00948-6. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2014.12.017. PubMed

Ghanem E, Heppert V, Spangehl M, Abraham J, Azzam K, Barnes L, Burgo FJ, Ebeid W, Goyal N, Guerra E, Hitt K, Kallel S, Klein G, Kosashvili Y, Levine B, Matsen L, Morris MJ, Purtill JJ, Ranawat C, Sharkey PF, Sierra R, Stefansdottir A. Wound management. J Orthop Res. 2014 Jan;32 Suppl 1:S108-19. doi: 10.1002/jor.22554. PubMed

Kirsch JM, Rosenberg AE, O'Hara BJ, Abraham JA. Aggressive tibial lesion in a 70-year-old man. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Aug;472(8):2555-60. doi: 10.1007/s11999-014-3704-9. Epub 2014 May 28. PubMed

Shallop B, Abraham JA. Synovial chondromatosis of pes anserine bursa secondary to osteochondroma. Orthopedics. 2014 Aug 1;37(8):e735-8. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20140728-90. PubMed

Ghanem E, Heppert V, Spangehl M, Abraham J, Azzam K, Barnes L, Burgo FJ, Ebeid W, Goyal N, Guerra E, Hitt K, Kallel S, Klein G, Kosashvili Y, Levine B, Matsen L, Morris MJ, Purtill JJ, Ranawat C, Sharkey PF, Sierra R, Stefansdottir A. Wound management. J Arthroplasty. 2014 Feb;29(2 Suppl):84-92. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2013.09.041. Epub 2013 Dec 15. PubMed

Offodile AC 2nd, Abraham JA, Guo L. Mesh reconstruction of the inguinal ligament with bone anchors following radical oncologic excision: a case series. Hernia. 2014 May 6. PubMed 

Wong JC, Abraham JA. Upper Extremity Considerations for Oncologic Surgery. Orthop Clin North Am. 2014 Oct;45(4):541-564. doi: 10.1016/j.ocl.2014.06.007. Epub 2014 Aug 6. PubMed

Starks A, Guo L, Abraham JA. Resection of soft tissue tumors extending through the obturator ring. Orthopedics. 2013 Sep;36(9):e1220-4. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20130821-29. PubMed

Karanjia H, Abraham JA, O'Hara B, Shallop B, Daniel J, Taweel N, Schick FA Distal fibula metastasis of cholangiocarcinoma.J Foot Ankle Surg. 2013 Sep-Oct;52(5):659-62. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2013.02.017. Epub 2013 Apr 9. PubMed

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