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Kathleen J. Smith, MSN, CRNP, ANP-BC, ONC

Kathleen Smith, MSN, ANP-BC, ONC

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

About

Advanced Practice Clinician

Nurse Practitioner

Key Awards

Oncology Nursing Society-Patient Education Award

Treatment Philosophy

I have worked in oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center for 25 years, starting as a nurse in the inpatient setting, then 14 years in chemotherapy infusion administration.  During that time, I have experienced many patients with fears, anxieties, questions and need for information regarding their cancer, chemotherapy and how to manage the potential side effects of treatment.

I've seen how dedicated Fox Chase Cancer Center is in provided quality care and I wanted the experience of working in an academic cancer center.  Fox Chase was the perfect fit for me.

My area of special interest is in women's health, chemotherapy, and patient education.  Fox Chase allows me to pursue my goal to support women who are facing the challenges of fighting their cancer, to provide them information and make evidenced based recommendations that will help them through their journey.

I feel honored to be a part of my patients' health care team, and to work collaboratively with the top doctors, pharmacists and Magnet-designated nurses in today's oncology.  To see firsthand the progress being made in oncology through research is amazing, and I believe that everyone deserves the highest quality of individualized, holistic, quality of care.

Education and Training

Educational Background

  • BSN, University of St. Francis, St. Joliet, IL
  • MSN, LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA

Certifications

  • ANCC-American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • AOCNP-Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner (AOCNP®)

Honors & Awards

  • ONS, Patient Education Award
Patient Stories

Dawn Maria Dent

Uterine Sarcoma

Dawn Maria Dent

Uterine Sarcoma

I love shopping. I collect handbags, jewelry, shoes, and luxury items, and I love high-end designers. It’s what you buy when you celebrate milestones. I have a YouTube channel—Dawn Loves Couture—and I use it to post unboxings and reviews of the items I buy. It’s like shopping with friends. But I had to put that all on hold when I was diagnosed with cancer.

Miriam Lieberman

Breast Cancer;  Uterine Sarcoma

Miriam Lieberman

Breast Cancer;  Uterine Sarcoma

For decades, my healthcare routine was the same: When I scheduled my annual mammogram to screen for breast cancer, I also booked an appointment for a preventative transvaginal ultrasound. That’s because my sister survived a bout with uterine cancer 40 years ago, and our family history could put me at risk of developing the same cancer.

Ratings

89 PATIENT SATISFACTION REVIEWS

Our Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to care provider related questions from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more.

OVERALL RATING

4.9 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

  • 4.9
  • 4.9
  • 5.0
  • 5.0
  • 4.9

25 PATIENT COMMENTS

  • 5.0
    May 21, 2022
    Completely satisfied with the service I received.
  • 5.0
    March 30, 2022
    Excellent service, caring staff. So happy I came to Fox Chase.
  • 5.0
    March 29, 2022
    I have always found everyone at [...] to be compassionate, sensitive and caring. Kathy Smith is a very special person and always makes the time to listen and help with my concerns. She is the BEST!
  • 5.0
    January 26, 2022
    Kath Smith RN was friendly, caring, and compassionate.
  • 5.0
    November 22, 2021
    Nurse Kathy Smith is the "consummate, professional" who is compassionate, "PATIENT," accommodating, receptive w/ease to talk to well informed. Too appreciative to have her as my nurse!
  • 5.0
    November 13, 2021
    It was my first visit with Kathleen and I was very pleased with the experience.
  • 5.0
    November 13, 2021
    Kathy Smith is an amazing, caring, compassionate and helpful nurse practitioner. [...]
  • 5.0
    November 07, 2021
    Can not say enough about the excellent care and answered concerns I receive from Kathy Smith. I am so grateful being her patient.
  • 5.0
    October 14, 2021
    Ms. Kathleen Smith is extremely knowledgeable & caring provider. On this visit she gave me extensive information on COVID-19 vaccination. She thought the booster shot would be available for me. I found this very helpful.
  • No Star Ratings Available October 07, 2021
    All good..very satisfied with the professionalism and knowledge provided
  • 5.0
    September 21, 2021
    My mammogram & appointment went very quickly - this was good.
  • 5.0
    September 20, 2021
    Fox Chase has always been the best experience of friendly helpful people. That's why I drive over an hour to get my routine care!
  • 5.0
    August 31, 2021
    Wonderful care provider and nurse/assistant!
  • 3.5
    August 20, 2021
    Wasn't very friendly or caring when greeted, by Dr.or Nurse.Seemed like a bad day for them both.Dr.was better this visit than last year though. She seemed to listen to my concerns this time, and asked how I ws doing. Not sure if she knows my medical history. Never went over it with me, which I believe she should have at my first appointment with her which was last year.
  • 5.0
    August 12, 2021
    Ms. Smith is a very highly qualified medial assistant. Her care method, understanding & professionalism are of the best in her field. [...]
  • 5.0
    July 29, 2021
    Good experiences with the nurse & doctor and the working helping me with my health.
  • 5.0
    July 28, 2021
    Kathy Smith is a wonderfully compassionate and highly knowledgeable provider. I have 100% faith in her skills and know that she has my best internet at heart! She is an incredible asset to your hospital!
  • 5.0
    July 24, 2021
    Cathy Smith is friendly and professional.
  • 5.0
    July 22, 2021
    [...] Kathy Smith & the rest of their team is excellent. [...]
  • 5.0
    April 26, 2021
    Every appointment I have had since my cancer diagnosis in late [...] 2020 with Kathleen Smith, her Associates, the Lab Techs, the Infusion department have been absolutely excellent. Everyone was professional and treated me with kindness and respect.
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