Fox Chase Cancer Center Welcomes Robert Brenchak

August 11, 2020

PHILADELPHIA (August 11, 2020) – Fox Chase Cancer Center announces the hiring of Robert Brenchak, MD, who will join the Department of Medicine as an assistant professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine.

Brenchak is coming to Fox Chase from Temple University Hospital, where he was an assistant professor of clinical medicine in the department of hospital medicine. He split his time there working with medically complex patients and teaching residents and medical students.

He received his medical degree from the Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine and was inducted into the National Medical Honor Society, Alpha Omega Alpha.

Brenchak completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He was then a hospitalist at UPMC Presbyterian, where he worked closely with pulmonologists caring for patients on the pulmonary step-down floor.

Brenchak then moved on as a nocturnal intensivist at UPMC East, where he worked with critically ill patients in the ICU and on the general floors. Before returning to Temple, he was a hospitalist at the Pittsburgh VA Medical Center caring for patients admitted to the general medicine service.

Brenchak is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He has presented at the Clinical Pathology Conference on rhabdomyolysis, the breakdown of muscle tissue.

Brenchak will begin work at Fox Chase on September 1, 2020.

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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