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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

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

69 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

  • 5.0
  • 4.9
  • 4.9
  • 4.9
  • 4.8

16 PATIENT COMMENTS

  • 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.
  • 5.0
    April 19, 2021
    Kathleen always makes me feel as though I am her only patient.
  • 5.0
    April 19, 2021
    I have had a great experience throughout my treatment and always knew I was in good hands with professionals who were knowledgeable about my condition and gave me confidence regarding treatment.
  • 5.0
    March 01, 2021
    Fox Chase is the best! Kathy Smith is exceptional - as are all employees at Fox Chase THANK YOU.
  • 5.0
    February 12, 2021
    I feel like Kathy responds to questions that I can't quite articulate clearly; she makes me feel truly cared for.
  • 5.0
    December 31, 2020
    Kathleen Smith is a very excellent NP, she cares and listens to all my concerns. She is the best.
  • 5.0
    October 22, 2020
    Kathy Smith is the most caring (awesome person) & kind person to talk with. Very understanding to my problems.
  • 5.0
    September 25, 2020
    Kathleen Smith always does her best to make me have a great visit, she makes me feel like I am her only patient.
  • 5.0
    September 04, 2020
    Kathy & Dr. [...] are the BEST.
  • 5.0
    August 21, 2020
    Fox Chase overall is a caring place. Kathleen is caring and truthful. I like her and trust her judgment.
  • 5.0
    July 31, 2020
    Very good experience. I had a Dexa scan prior to this visit that day and results were shared with me by Kathleen Smith.
  • 5.0
    June 17, 2020
    I cannot say anything but good comments about Kathleen Smith she is a great nurse practitioner, she is so caring to all my concerns.
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