Leigh Kinczewski, DNP, CRNP, ACHPN

Leigh Kinczewski, CRNP

Advanced Practice Clinician

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP)

Supportive Oncology and Palliative Care Program

Treatment Philosophy

I have worked at Fox Chase Cancer Center for over a decade – first as a staff nurse and now as a nurse practitioner. I would not have remained at the same place for so long if I didn’t strongly feel our patients get optimal care. Fox Chase has the unique combination of cutting edge academic research along with a small, warm, friendly environment – the best of both worlds. I am part of the Supportive Oncology and Palliative Care Program (formerly the Pain and Palliative Care Program) and in this capacity I have the honor of working with patients to alleviate symptoms and offer support across the cancer continuum.

Clinical Locations

Educational Background

  • DNP, Temple University, 2023
  • MSN, Adult and Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program, Minor in Palliative Care, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2014
  • BSN, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2007


  • Adult-Gerontologic Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP-BC)
  • Advanced Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse (ACHPN)
  • Registered Nurse in Pennsylvania and Illinois


  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Honors & Awards

  • Special Contributor Award 2017
  • Nursing Department Recognition Award Runner-Up 2011    

Selected Publications

“When Can I Get Off These Pills? A Collaborative Approach to Voluntary and Gradual Opioid Taper in Cancer Patients” March 2018. Poster Presentation American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Assembly.

“Pain that Won’t Go Away: Demoralization in a Cancer Patient” February 2017. Poster Presentation American Academy of Hospice and Palliative  Medicine Annual Assembly.

Kinczewski, L. (2016). Microwave ablation for palliation of bone metastases: an emerging treatment for pain relief. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, pending publication June 2016.

Kinczewski, L. (2014). The chance to save lives: the implementation of lung cancer screening programs. Cancer Nursing Practice, 13 (7), 18-22.

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