Thirty One Fox Chase Cancer Center Physicians Listed Among Region's Best in Philadelphia Magazine’s 2012 “Top Doctors” Issue

PHILADELPHIA (May 10, 2012)—Fox Chase Cancer Center physicians have, once again, made a strong showing in Philadelphia magazine’s annual "Top Doctors" issue — now available on newsstands — with 31 clinicians listed among the region’s best in their specialties by a national survey of professional peers.  The list of “Top Doctors” serves as an important standard for anyone seeking expert medical care in the Philadelphia area.

Fox Chase is also recognized in the accompanying feature story — “Miracle Medicine”, which highlights 28 novel ways Philadelphia doctors are saving lives — for breakthroughs in three areas: laparoscopic surgery, for the single-port surgical techniques; doctor/patient communication, for an iPad application called drawMD; and lung cancer, for a study of an experimental device that tests exhaled breath for signs of lung cancer.

Fox Chase physicians listed in the 2012 “Top Doctors” issue include:

Marcia C. Boraas, MD

Robert A. Burger, MD

David Y. T. Chen, MD

Marcin A. Chwistek, MD

Massimo Cristofanilli, MD

Paul G. Curcillo, MD

Mary B. Daly, MD

Hormoz Ehya, MD

Lori J. Goldstein, MD

Richard E. Greenberg, MD

John P. Hoffman, MD

Eric M. Horwitz, MD

Gary R. Hudes, MD

Earl D. King, MD

Stephanie A. King, MD

Miriam N. Lango, MD

Michael H. Levy, MD, PhD

Barton N. Milestone, MD

Michael M. Millenson, MD

Mark A. Morgan, MD, FACOG, FACS

Rosaleen B. Parsons, MD

Arthur S. Patchefsky, MD

John (Drew) A. Ridge, MD, PhD, FACS

Walter J. Scott, MD, FACS

Elin R. Sigurdson, MD, PhD, FACS

Mitchell R. Smith, MD, PhD

Neal S. Topham, MD, FACS

Michael Unger, MD, FACP, FCCP

Robert G. Uzzo, MD, FACS

Margaret von Mehren, MD

David S. Weinberg, MD, MSc

Fox Chase Cancer Center (Fox Chase), which includes the Institute for Cancer Research and the American Oncologic Hospital and is a part of Temple Health, is one of the leading comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. Founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals, Fox Chase was also among the first institutions to be designated a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1974. Fox Chase is also one of just 10 members of the Alliance of Dedicated Cancer Centers. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are also routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has received the Magnet recognition for excellence six consecutive times. Today, Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research, with special programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach. It is the policy of Fox Chase Cancer Center that there shall be no exclusion from, or participation in, and no one denied the benefits of, the delivery of quality medical care on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, disability, age, ancestry, color, national origin, physical ability, level of education, or source of payment.

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