M. Shuja Shafqat Joins the Division of Plastic Surgery at Fox Chase Cancer Center

August 13, 2018

Dr. Shafqat will provide plastic and reconstructive surgery services.Dr. Shafqat will provide plastic and reconstructive surgery services.PHILADELPHIA (August 13, 2018) – Fox Chase Cancer Center is pleased to announce the hiring of M. Shuja Shafqat, MD, to the Division of Plastic Surgery. He will provide plastic and reconstructive surgery services.

Currently Shafqat is a microsurgery fellow at Fox Chase, and will become an assistant professor on completion of the program in August. The microsurgery fellowship program accepts only one trainee each year. The fellow receives comprehensive training and education across a wide array of microsurgical cases, including reconstruction of the breast, head and neck, extremities and trunk. The curriculum is designed to prepare him or her for a leadership role in multidisciplinary microsurgical procedures in an academic or community setting.

Shafqat earned his medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine, and completed a combined plastic surgery residency. He has earned several awards and published numerous journal articles and book chapters, and been an active participant in surgical professional associations.

“We’re very excited to welcome Dr. Shafqat to our department,” said Neal Topham, MD, FACS, chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Fox Chase. “He has been an outstanding fellow, and I look forward to all he will accomplish.”

The Hospital of Fox Chase Cancer Center and its affiliates (collectively “Fox Chase Cancer Center”), a member of the Temple University Health System, is one of the leading cancer research and treatment 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 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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