Fox Chase’s Richard I. Fisher and Jonathan Chernoff Elected to Historic Interurban Clinical Club

Richard I. Fisher, MD, President and CEOPHILADELPHIA (April 12, 2016) — Richard I. Fisher, MD, President and CEO, and Jonathan Chernoff, MD, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer — both from Fox Chase Cancer Center — have been elected to the Interurban Clinical Club.

In a unanimous vote by the council and general membership, Fisher was voted in as an honorary member and Chernoff was elected as an active member. They will be welcomed at the group’s next meeting in November 2016 in Philadelphia.

Jonathan Chernoff, MD, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer
Jonathan Chernoff, MD, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer

Just seven new members were elected to the club this year, which meets twice a year. The meetings take place in a select group of rotating cities —New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore and New Haven.

The Interurban Clinical Club was founded in 1905 by William Osler.  The Club was established so medical teachers in some of the leading medical schools in the Eastern United States could share ideas and fellowship.

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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