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John M. Daly, MD, FACS, FRCSI (Hon), FRCSG (Hon)

John Michael Daly, MD

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

About

Attending Surgeon

TRDG Member, Breast CancerColorectal and SI CancerEsophagus, Pancreas, and Liver Cancer

Interim Dean, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Harry C. Donahoo Professor, Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University

Specialties

Key Awards

Philadelphia Magazine Top Docs 2019
     Surgery

Treatment Philosophy

Hello, my name is Dr. John Daly. I am a surgical oncologist at the Fox Chase Cancer Center and I care for women and men who have cancers and other abnormalities that involve their breasts.

I attended medical school at Temple University and following graduation I went to Houston where I trained at the MD Anderson Cancer Center and remained there on the faculty.  Following this my wife and family returned to New York where I was on the faculty at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for six years.  Upon leaving New York, I came to Philadelphia as the Chief of Surgical Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania hospital for eight years.  I returned to New York as Chairman of the Department of Surgery at New York Hospital for nine years.  Ultimately, I returned to Philadelphia as Dean of the Medical School at Temple University School of Medicine and Professor of Surgery where I cared for patients with tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, as well as breast cancer.  I have now come to Fox Chase as Professor of Surgery and a surgical oncologist specializing in the care of patients with these types of cancers.

I became a surgical oncologist after training at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and have been one for over 25 years.  I became a surgical oncologist because the care of patients with cancer is complicated.  The operations are often difficult, the medical care, the psychological care, the emotional care for patients requires a multidisciplinary team of people and here at Fox Chase we have that team.  I have realized full well all of the ancillary needs of patients who have cancer.  My wife had cancer, and so I have seen the care of patients from both sides of the table from my delivering care to people who have malignancies to, in my wife’s situation, those who receive the care; so, I understand both sides.  For that reason I think I am a much better practitioner than I was 25 years ago.  My level of experience has had me deal with thousands of patients who have cancer and from that experience I am not only a better physician, a better surgeon, but a better man.

Education and Training

Educational Background

  • Fellow, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
  • Resident, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX, 1973-1978
  • MD, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 1973

Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery (#034087) 1988, 1999, 2008
  • Re-certified, American Board of Surgery

Memberships

  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American Cancer Society
  • American College of Surgeons, Former Vice-President
  • American Gastroenterological Society
  • American Institute of Nutrition
  • American Medical Association
  • Society of Surgical Oncology, Fomer President 
  • American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Former President


 

Honors & Awards

  • Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors, 2018, 2019
  • America's Top Doctors®2016-17
  • The Diamond Award, Temple University Health System, 2009
  • Clarence E Schaffrey Award, St Joseph’s University, 2008
  • Harry McGlaughin Alumnus of the Year, Temple University, 2008
  • Best Doctors in America, 2001-2002
  • The Best Doctors in New York, New York Magazine, June 6, 2002
Patient Stories

Janet Blair

Breast Cancer

Janet Blair

Breast Cancer

I was 62 years old in January 2014 when a routine mammogram detected a cluster of calcifications in my left breast. Further testing showed that I had stage 3 breast cancer. I was scared and knew I needed to make some decisions.

Karen Lucas

Breast Cancer

Karen Lucas

Breast Cancer

For more than 20 years, Karen Lucas has been diligent about getting annual mammograms, as well as yearly visits to her OB/GYN. At the age of 65, during a routine mammogram in August 2012, the test showed calcification in both breasts.

Research Profile

Research Interests

Epigenetics of Cancer and disparities in cancer care

Publications

Selected Publications

Intraperitoneal chemotherapy: biologic implications for clinical outcome. Daly JM.Ann Surg. 2000 Apr;231(4):457-9. No abstract available. PubMed

A marriage of databases produces knowledge offspring. Daly JM.Ann Surg. 2013 Dec;258(6):845-6. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000000309. No abstract available. PubMed

 

Additional Publications

PubMed

Ratings

41 PATIENT SATISFACTION REVIEWS

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OVERALL RATING

4.7 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

  • 4.7
  • 4.6
  • 4.8
  • 4.8
  • 4.7

11 PATIENT COMMENTS

  • 5.0
    August 08, 2019
    Dr. Daly's staff took a stressful situation and made it feel safe and pleasant. He even called me the night before surgery to see if I had any concerns or questions. That really made a difference for me! He's wonderful....
  • 5.0
    July 07, 2019
    I love Dr. Daly and his staff [...].
  • 5.0
    May 27, 2019
    It is always a very positive & comforting experience visiting Dr. Daly's office.
  • 5.0
    May 05, 2019
    My diagnosis is not pleased but I trust Dr. Daly & his team will take good care of me.
  • 5.0
    April 22, 2019
    Very good all the way around.
  • 5.0
    March 21, 2019
    All good.
  • 5.0
    March 11, 2019
    Dr. Daly is wonderful! Dr. Daly answered all my questions [...]. He is caring & compassionate. I am so happy I chose Fox Chase Cancer Center. Highly recommend.
  • 5.0
    March 05, 2019
    Excellent visit with Dr. Daly. Made me feel at ease. I felt like I was in great hands!
  • 5.0
    January 01, 2019
    Dr. Daly is one of the best doctors I have ever seen and an exemplary human being, too.
  • 5.0
    December 06, 2018
    Dr. John Daly is awesome!
  • No Star Ratings Available November 18, 2018
    Always rushed. Talks while moving [...] intimidating.
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