Roman Petrov, MD, Joins the Fox Chase Cancer Center Division of Thoracic Surgery

PHILADELPHIA (May 16, 2017) – Fox Chase Cancer Center is pleased to announce the arrival of Roman Petrov, MD, who will join the faculty as assistant professor in the division of thoracic surgery. He will concurrently serve as assistant professor of thoracic medicine and surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.

Petrov comes to Fox Chase from Memorial Health System in Marietta, OH, where he served as an attending physician and chief of the department of thoracic surgery. He completed general surgery residency at the University of Washington Medical Center and Albany Medical Center, as well as a cardiothoracic residency and minimally invasive Thoracic Surgery Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Petrov is Board Certified in General and Cardiothoracic Surgery and is a Fellow of American College of Surgeons. Dr. Petrov's clinical interests include Lung and Esophageal cancer, benign foregut diseases and chest wall tumors and deformities, including Thoracic outlet syndrome.

“Dr. Petrov is a skilled surgeon who is widely published, and has presented original research at numerous scientific conferences. With this body of clinical and academic work, he is a perfect fit for Fox Chase,” said Abbas El-Sayed Abbas, MD, MS, chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Fox Chase.

“I am excited to join the team at Fox Chase, and contribute to its excellent tradition of patient care,” said Petrov.

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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