Two Fox Chase Cancer Center Doctors Named ‘Top Physicians Under 40’ in Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA (April 26, 2022)—The Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) announced its 2022 Top Physicians Under 40 award recipients. Two Fox Chase Cancer Center doctors were honored: Kristen Manley, MD, division chief of the Section of Hospitalist Service and associate professor in the Department of Medicine, and Jason Castellanos, MD, MS, assistant professor in the Department of Surgical Oncology.

To be nominated, physicians must practice in Pennsylvania and be under the age of 40. Winners were selected by a committee of PAMED members.

“With their ambition and innovative ideas, these candidates are more than qualified to be recognized with the top physicians’ award,” said F. Wilson Jackson, MD, PAMED president-elect and chair of the award committee. “They will shape and shine bright in the future of medicine.”

Below are the listings for the two Fox Chase winners as they appear on the PAMED website:

Jason Castellanos, MD, MS

Dr. Castellanos is an assistant professor of surgical oncology at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, PA. He completed his general surgery residency in the Department of Surgery at Vanderbilt University. During his research years at Vanderbilt, he obtained a Master of Science degree in Bioinformatics. He has also completed a fellowship in both complex general surgical oncology and hepatopancreaticobilary (HPB) surgery from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

According to the physician who nominated him, Castellanos is “an excellent HPB surgical oncologist that exemplifies the future of improving quality of care for cancer patients through excellent clinical care, novel treatment options, education, advocacy, and research in Pennsylvania.”

Kristen Manley, MD

Dr. Manley is the Division Chief of the Hospitalist Service and Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. She is on several academic committees at Fox Chase, including the Epic Steering Committee, Nutrition Steering Committee, and Improving Goal Concordant Care Implementation Committee. She also teaches the outpatient rotation supervising at Fox Chase for the oncology elective.

According to the physician who nominated her, Manley has “unique expertise based on her experience caring for many of our patients, day in and day out. She believes that it is vital as a clinician to remember that patients are also people who come from all cultures and walks of life, and all are deserving of our respect.”

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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