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Kathryn Tumelty, CRNP, FNP-C, AOCNP

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

About

Advanced Practice Clinician
​Nurse Practitioner

Specialties

Treatment Philosophy

I chose to work at Fox Chase when we relocated to the Philadelphia area in 2007 to continue my career in oncology at an academic cancer Center. I had started my Career at Duke University and wanted to continue to practice at a center that was dedicated to providing quality, up to the minute care.

I spent over 10 years in the breast medical oncology department at Fox Chase working with women who were diagnosed with breast cancer. It is such a rewarding career to work with these incredibly strong women. In 2018 I transitioned from medical oncology to the Department of Clinical genetics and Risk Assessment. I now get to help patients before they are diagnosed with cancer with hopes of preventing it and guide those at an increased risk. There are so many aspects to cancer care, and at Fox Chase we address all of them.

Education and Training

Educational Background

  • MSN, Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia,  Richmond, VA, 2003
  • BSN, Nursing,Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, 2001
  • BA, Sports Medicine, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA, 2000

Certifications

  • Family Nurse Practitioner through AANP
  • Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner through ONCC
  • CRNP, State of PA

Memberships

  • ONS

Honors & Awards

  • Susan Komen Philadelphia – Light of Life award, 2014
Patient Stories

Tracy Gatto

Breast Cancer

Tracy Gatto

Breast Cancer

In 2011 at the age of 28, Tracy Gatto learned she had breast cancer after she discovered a lump in her breast. She sought a second opinion from a specialist at Fox Chase Cancer Center and immediately felt that was where she wanted to seek treatment. Tracy underwent chemotherapy, followed by surgery and reconstruction. Because of the BRCA1 genetic mutuation she most likely inherited from her father, Tracy had increased risk of ovarian cancer. She worked with the Risk Assessment Program, where she was referred to a surgical gynecologist to discuss the possibility of undergoing a prophylactic oophorectomy to remove her ovaries. Today, Tracy is doing well and even took part in Paws for the Cause, an annual dog walk and fundraiser hosted by Fox Chase, to give back. "It really takes a special person to work at Fox Chase. Everyone I met had a smile on their face and was incredibly positive," she said. "As a receptionist, I knew it can be a struggle to stay positive all day long. It’s hard to make cancer a positive experience, but I never left feeling discouraged."

Publications

Selected Publications

Marion Cole, Shobha Parajuli, Douglas Laske, Lori Goldstein, Tara Morrison, Abir Mukherjee, Kathryn Tumelty, Eric Tetzlaff, Margaret von Mehren, Susan Inniss Peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor of the dura in a 51-year-old woman following intensive treatment for breast cancer The American journal of case reports 07/2014; 15:294-9. DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.890656

Ratings

76 PATIENT SATISFACTION REVIEWS

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OVERALL RATING

4.9 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

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9 PATIENT COMMENTS

  • 5.0
    March 18, 2022
    I like that FCCC always returned phone calls. Always treated with respect.
  • 5.0
    March 14, 2022
    I am always impressed by the level of care, expediency & expertise provided by everyone at Fox Chase.
  • 5.0
    February 22, 2022
    Excellent experience, great caring staff & really appreciated Kathryn Tumelty's time & visit.
  • 5.0
    January 04, 2022
    Wonderful patient experiences!
  • 5.0
    December 20, 2021
    Kathryn Tumelty is one of the most caring, attentive, warm providers I've ever had.
  • 5.0
    September 27, 2021
    I received excellent care.
  • 5.0
    May 28, 2021
    Kathryn Tumelty is a good listener & is concerned about my health issues.
  • 5.0
    May 21, 2021
    I love Kathryn Tumelty, she's an incredible provider.
  • 5.0
    March 08, 2021
    Kathryn Tumelty, NP, is a caring and thorough provider. She spent a lot of time with me, answered all of my questions, and was sensitive in delivering surprising test results.
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