Marcia Boraas, MD, Returns to Fox Chase's Department of Surgical Oncology

November 5, 2010

PHILADELPHIA (November 5, 2010) – Marcia Boraas, MD, FACS, Attending Surgeon, Breast Surgery, has returned to Fox Chase Cancer Center as an attending surgeon in the department of surgical oncology. She specializes in treating patients with breast cancer, as well as those who may be at high risk of the disease and patients with suspected breast cancer.

“I’ve been caring for women in the Philadelphia area with breast cancer for more than 25 years,” she says. “I believe that offering personalized and hopeful care to my patients is what makes my work so rewarding.”

Boraas returns to Fox Chase after working for seven years at the University of Pennsylvania, where she served as an attending surgeon and clinical associate professor. She began her medical career at Fox Chase in 1983 after completing her residency in general surgery and clinical fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

“In my experience, Fox Chase has always valued an individualized approach to breast cancer treatment, offering its comprehensive resources in a patient-centered setting,” she says.

Boraas earned her MD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons as well as a member of the American Medical Women’s Association and the Association of Women Surgeons.

In November 2009, Boraas was recognized for “outstanding devotion to the breast health of the women of the Delaware Valley” at the first annual “Tickled Pink” event in Philadelphia, which raised over $110,000 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. In 2010, Boraas was named a “Best Doctor in America” by Best Doctors Inc., and a “Top Doc” by Philadelphia magazine.


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