Fox Chase Cancer Center Welcomes Elizabeth A. Bourne

PHILADELPHIA (July 28, 2020) – Fox Chase Cancer Center announces the hiring of Elizabeth A. Bourne, DO, who will join the Department of Medicine as an assistant professor in the Division of Hospitalist Medicine.

Bourne is coming to Fox Chase from Jefferson Health Northeast in Philadelphia, which comprises Jefferson Bucks, Jefferson Torresdale, and Jefferson Frankford, where she was the chief internal medicine resident.

During her time at Jefferson Northeast, Bourne spent time as a hospitalist, and as a member of the intensive care unit, rapid response team, hematology/oncology, and palliative care. During this time, she gained experience on a step-down unit with acutely ill patients, in surgical/trauma ICUs, a transfusion center, and in radiation oncology services.

She received her doctor of osteopathic medicine from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Lynchburg, Virginia.

At Jefferson Northeast, Bourne was part of an independently created research committee that develops research curriculum for the residency program. She was also a member of the Program Evaluation Committee, which reviewed the residency program’s faculty and residents. She also served as a member of the Graduate Medical Education Committee, where she created an internal medicine retreat and worked towards acquiring more services for the residents.

She has presented at lectures and scientific assemblies. She is also fluent in Spanish.

Bourne will begin work at Fox Chase on August 15, 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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