Dr. Stephanie Greco Inducted as Fellow Into the American College of Surgeons

December 15, 2021

Dr. Stephanie Greco inducted as Fellow into the American College of SurgeonsDr. Stephanie Greco inducted as Fellow into the American College of Surgeons

PHILADELPHIA (December 15, 2021)—Stephanie Greco, MD, FACS, an assistant professor in the Department of Surgical Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center, became a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) during the convocation ceremony at the ACS Clinical Congress, which was held virtually October 23-27.

“I am extremely honored to be inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. I am very privileged to be able to represent the college and participate in such a great organization,” said Greco.

“It is one of the greatest honors to become a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons,” said Jeffrey M. Farma, MD, FACS, chief of the Division of General Surgery at Fox Chase. “We are extremely proud of Dr. Greco being inducted this year.”

FACS credentialing exists to foster the professional growth and development of surgeons, promote high standards and best practices in surgical care, and establish and maintain patients’ confidence in the ability and integrity of their surgeon. By meeting the college’s stringent membership requirements, fellows of the college earn the right to use the distinguished designation of FACS—Fellow, American College of Surgeons—after their names.

An applicant for fellowship must be a graduate of an approved medical school, must have completed advanced training in one of the 14 surgical specialties recognized by the college, must possess certification by an American surgical specialty board or appropriate certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and must have been in practice for at least one year at the time of their application.

Before admission into fellowship, the surgeon must further demonstrate ethical fitness and professional proficiency, and his or her acceptance as a fellow of the college must be approved by three-fourths of its board of regents.

The ACS is a scientific and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient. The college is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Its achievements have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients. The college has more than 84,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world.

Greco has been a member of ACS since her residency training. She received her medical degree from the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed her general surgery residency at the New York University School of Medicine, followed by a surgical oncology fellowship at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. She specializes in the treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies, including colorectal cancer and peritoneal malignancies, among others, as well as soft tissue cancers such as sarcoma and melanoma.

Her research interests include the study of cancer cell dormancy in sarcoma, which she does in collaboration with Lori Rink, PhD, an assistant professor in the Molecular Therapeutics program, and Margaret von Mehren, MD, vice chair of the Department of Hematology/Oncology, as well as clinical outcomes and quality improvement.

Greco is also involved in a number of national organizations, including the Association for Academic Surgery, the Association of Women Surgeons, and the Society of Surgical Oncology, where she serves on various committees.

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 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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