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Namrata (Neena) Vijayvergia, MD

Namrata (Neena) Vijayvergia, MD

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

About

Assistant Chief, Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology

Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology/Oncology

TRDG Member, Colorectal and SI CancerEsophagus, Pancreas, and Liver Cancer

Medical Director, Medical Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center Partners

Research Program

Treatment Philosophy

Coming from a family of 12 doctors, I wanted to be one for as long as I can remember. After graduating from medical school in India, I pursued Internal Medicine training at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, where I also served as a chief medical resident. During that time I became interested in oncology and clinical research. I recently completed my fellowship in hematology/oncology at Temple/Fox Chase Cancer Center and have been fortunate enough to stay on as faculty. Early in my training, I realized that I wanted to dedicate my career to help discover new therapies for patients with gastrointestinal cancers, with a particular focus on pancreatic and neuroendocrine malignancies. We have made significant progress but a lot still needs to be done.

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Education and Training

Educational Background

  • Fellow, Hematology/Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2012-2015
  • Resident, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 2008-2011
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, University of Rajasthan, Ajmer, India, 2007

Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Memberships

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Hematology
  • North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Indian Medical Association

Honors & Awards

  • Top Physicians Under 40 2020, Pennsylvania Medical Society
Patient Stories

Ardelle Clarke

Neuroendocrine Tumors

Ardelle Clarke

Neuroendocrine Tumors

I plan on having a very, very long life. I’m 66 years old and I run a daycare in Havertown, Pennsylvania. Until I was diagnosed, I had no symptoms to speak of and had lived a healthy lifestyle. That’s why when doctors told me I had carcinoid tumors, I had trouble believing I was really sick.

Research Profile

Research Program

Research Interests

Neuroendocrine Tumors
Pancreatic Cancer
Outcomes Research
Publications

Selected Publications

Vijayvergia, N., Denlinger, C., Survivorship in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer:Challenges Faced and Steps Forward. Manuscript submitted to JNCCN. 2015  PubMed

Vijayvergia, N., Dotan, E., Cohen, S.J., Predictors of long-term survival with metastatic pancreatic cancer (mPC) in the gemcitabine era: The Fox Chase Cancer Center experience. Manuscript submitted to Cancer. 2015  PubMed

Matthews, E., Zhou, L., Vijayvergia, N., El-Deiry, W., A Multiplexed Marker-based Algorithm for Diagnosis of Carcinoma of Unknown Primary Using Circulating Tumor Cells, Poster accepted for presentation at AACR 2015. 2014 

Vijayvergia, N., Cohen, S.J., Predictors of long-term survival with metastatic pancreatic cancer (mPC) in the gemcitabine era: The Fox Chase Cancer Center experience. J Clin Oncol 33, 2015 (suppl 3; abstr 253). 2014

Vijayvergia, N., Engstrom, P.F., Molecular profiling of advanced stage Neuro Endocrine Tumors (NETs): The Fox Chase Cancer Center (FCCC) experience. Poster presented at NANETS annual symposium 2014 and GI ASCO Symposium 2015 (JClin Oncol 33, 2015 (suppl 3; abstr 245)

Vijayvergia N, Mehra R. Clinical challenges in targeting anaplastic lymphoma kinase in advanced non-small cell lung cancer. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2014 Sep;74(3):437-46

Ratings

144 PATIENT SATISFACTION REVIEWS

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OVERALL RATING

4.9 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

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18 PATIENT COMMENTS

  • 5.0
    November 22, 2019
    love dr Vj/ [...] both are very professional and care about my well being
  • 5.0
    November 20, 2019
    Very good.
  • 5.0
    October 16, 2019
    Very good.
  • 5.0
    October 07, 2019
    Dr. VJ & [...] are always great. I have been coming to FCCC since 2009 for prostate & colon cancer as well as thyroid issues & wouldn't go anywhere else.
  • 5.0
    September 30, 2019
    Dr. Vijay is an excellent doctor. She always explains everything and is concerned.
  • 5.0
    September 26, 2019
    Dr. Vijayvergia was very warm, caring & knowledgeable. [...]
  • 5.0
    September 23, 2019
    Very pleased with my visit.
  • 5.0
    June 25, 2019
    Dr. Vijayvergia has been my oncologist in connection with my [...] cancer since it was discovered late in 2017, and she and her Fox Chase team have been wonderful in helping me through this including surgery and treatments/monitoring since that time. I am fortunate to have chosen Fox Chase and Dr. Vijay both for their expertise as well as their/Fox Chase's concern and care for me and my family as their patient.
  • 5.0
    June 18, 2019
    A good experience.
  • 5.0
    April 16, 2019
    Just so wonderful.
  • 4.5
    April 01, 2019
    we do love Dr. Vj.
  • 5.0
    April 01, 2019
    Exceptional care from Dr. Vijay - Adore her!
  • 4.5
    March 21, 2019
    Dr V is great. I came to FCCC for a second opinion on my treatment protocol and I was provided with options I'd never heard of before
  • 5.0
    March 12, 2019
    Glad that I have Dr. Vijay as my doctor.
  • 5.0
    February 25, 2019
    I am so thankful to EVERYONE at Fox Chase in ALL departments for taking such good care of me!
  • 5.0
    February 17, 2019
    The doctor, her fellow and all staff @ FCCC were 10+.
  • 5.0
    February 10, 2019
    Fox Chase saved my life love the staff so graceful would recommend friends & family.
  • 5.0
    February 04, 2019
    Excellent experience.
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