Sameera Kumar Joins the Department of Radiation Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center

August 27, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (August 27, 2018) – Fox Chase Cancer Center is pleased to announce the hiring of Sameera Kumar, MD, as an assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology.

Kumar earned her medical degree at the West Virginia University School of Medicine, and recently completed her residency in radiation oncology at the University of Kentucky, where she served as chief resident.

“With multiple publications, conference presentations, and awards to her credit, Dr. Kumar is at the beginning of what I believe will be a remarkable career in radiation oncology,” said Eric M. Horwitz, MD, FABS, FASTRO, chair of radiation oncology at Fox Chase. “Her strong blend of clinical and academic skills will be an immense benefit to our patients and the Cancer Center.”

Kumar will provide primarily thoracic radiation oncology services, and will begin seeing patients at Fox Chase on August 27.

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 five 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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