Jordan Anaokar Appointed Site Director For Radiology at Fox Chase Cancer Center

May 7, 2021

Dr. Anaokar, site director for Radiology at Fox ChaseDr. Anaokar, site director for Radiology at Fox Chase

PHILADELPHIA (May 7, 2021)—Fox Chase Cancer Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Jordan Anaokar, MD, as the new site director for radiology.

“In making this announcement, it is especially exciting for us to promote a rising star, who has earned the great respect of her peers, mentors, and trainees around Fox Chase, and whose talent and leadership will further advance radiologic services within Fox Chase and all of Temple University Health System,” said Richard I. Fisher, MD, president and CEO of Fox Chase.

In her new role, Anaokar will coordinate with medical staff and the Department of Radiology in developing and implementing departmental programs in addition to her clinical care, research, and teaching. She will serve as the department leader, working in consultation with the Chair and Chief of Radiology for Temple University Health System (TUHS), acting as liaison with nursing services and other clinical areas throughout Fox Chase, as well as Fox Chase leadership and colleagues throughout TUHS.

“As site director, I’ll be working closely with Dr. Gary Cohen, Chair and Chief of Radiology for Temple University Health System, and the Fox Chase Cancer Center and TUHS leadership as we move towards a more integrated radiology department,” said Anaokar. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve the Fox Chase community in this capacity as we continue to provide quality cancer imaging services to Fox Chase patients and the broader TUHS community.”

Anaokar will also be responsible for implementing and assisting in the development of departmental programs, overseeing quality management and performance improvement in radiology care, overseeing medical records review, and engaging in physician recruitment and retention efforts, among other responsibilities.

Anaokar has been an associate professor in the Department of Diagnostic Imaging at Fox Chase since January 2016. She specializes in over a dozen different kinds of cancer with a treatment focus on gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and thoracic imaging.  She has been serving as the Director of the Fox Chase Diagnostic Imaging Protocol Lab since 2020.

Anaokar earned her undergraduate degree from Princeton University in 2001 and went on to receive her medical degree from Columbia University in 2008. She completed an internship in internal medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City and her residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of California, Los Angeles. During her time there she served as chief resident and completed fellowship training in abdominal imaging and cross-sectional interventional radiology.

She is a member of several professional and scientific societies, including the Radiologic Society of North America, the Society of Abdominal Radiology, and the Society of Thoracic Radiology. She also serves on a number of committees at Fox Chase, including the Faculty Practice Plan Committee and the Research Review Committee.

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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