Kathryn Tumelty, CRNP, FNP-C, AOCNP

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111


Advanced Practice Clinician
​Nurse Practitioner


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


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


  • ONS

Honors & Awards

  • Susan Komen Philadelphia – Light of Life award, 2014

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



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  • 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.
  • 5.0
    October 31, 2020
    Kathryn Tumelty was polite, kind and knowledgeable. I felt I could share my concerns and receive open and honest opinions and facts regarding my issues. The support team at FoxChase is fantastic! Hats off to NP Kathryn Tumelty and Dr. [...] surgeon.
  • 5.0
    September 17, 2020
    Excellent care was provided to me!
  • 5.0
    August 06, 2020
    All went well.
  • 5.0
    February 02, 2020
    Kathryn was wonderful: kind, thoughtful and respectful.

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