Fox Chase Cancer Center Welcomes Sheela Ahmed

PHILADELPHIA (January 2, 2020) – Fox Chase Cancer Center announces the hiring of Sheela Ahmed, MD, who will be joining the Department of Medicine as an associate clinical professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Sleep, and Critical Care Medicine.

Ahmed comes to Fox Chase from Wellspan Health, where she was a pulmonary, critical care, and sleep physician.

She received her medical degree from Patna Medical College and Hospital in Patna, India. Ahmed completed her residency in internal medicine and was the chief fellow of the pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship at the prestigious Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, India.

Ahmed then became a British Thoracic Society Fellow at St. Thomas Hospital in London and North Manchester General Hospital before arriving in the United States. She completed another residency in internal medicine and another fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland.

She is board certified in internal, pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. Ahmed had previous licenses in Oregon and Washington, but is currently licensed in Pennsylvania. She is also a member of the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Association of Sleep Medicine, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

Ahmed is a published author on pulmonary disorders and an active participant in graduate medical education. She has presented at various conferences and has guest lectured for the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

Ahmed will begin work at Fox Chase on January 6, 2020.

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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