PHILADELPHIA (August 15, 2018) – Fox Chase Cancer Center is pleased to announce the hiring of Jennifer Tome Higa, MD, as an interventional gastroenterologist in the Department of Medicine.
Most recently, Higa completed successive fellowships in gastroenterology and advanced endoscopy at the University of Washington and Virginia Mason Medical Center, respectively.
Higa earned her medical degree from the New York Medical College and completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School.
“We’re very excited to have Dr. Higa join our team,” said David Weinberg, MD, MSc, chair of the department of medicine at Fox Chase. “Her combination of clinical expertise and research capability will make her an excellent fit at Fox Chase.”
The gastroenterology team at Fox Chase is nationally recognized for its expertise in high-end endoscopic procedures, and its efforts to develop novel endoscopic approaches to complex gastrointestinal disorders. Patients have access to endoscopic procedures that are frequently not available at other medical centers.
Higa will begin seeing patients at Fox Chase in August.