Fox Chase Cancer Center Welcomes Jason Alfred Castellanos

PHILADELPHIA (August 13, 2020) – Fox Chase Cancer Center announces the hiring of Jason Alfred Castellanos, MD, MS, who will join the Department of Surgical Oncology as an assistant professor in the academic clinician track in the Division of General Surgery. He will focus on malignancies of the liver, bile ducts, and pancreas.

Castellanos is coming to Fox Chase from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, where he completed fellowships in complex general surgical oncology and hepatopancreatobiliary surgery.

He received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and completed his residency in general surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. During residency he was a postdoctoral research fellow studying the tumor microenvironment in pancreatic cancer, earned his master’s degree in biomedical informatics, and served as administrative chief resident.

Castellanos is certified by the American Board of Surgery in general surgery and board eligible in clinical informatics and complex general surgical oncology. He has also received certification in hepatopancreatobiliary surgery from the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association.

He is a member of numerous societies, including the American College of Surgeons, American Pancreatic Association, Society of Surgical Oncology, and the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association.

Castellanos has been published in several peer-reviewed journals and presented at multiple cancer research conferences.

Castellanos will begin work at Fox Chase on September 1, 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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