Fox Chase Cancer Center Welcomes Dr. Joseph R. Triggs

PHILADELPHIA (October 6, 2022)—The Department of Medicine at Fox Chase Cancer Center is pleased to announce the hiring of Joseph R. Triggs, MD, PhD, as an assistant professor in the Division of Gastroenterology.

Triggs earned his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Pennsylvania and attended graduate school at the University of Chicago, where he earned his doctorate in immunology. His thesis focused on the genomic analysis of transcriptional and chromatin dynamics during B cell development.

He went on to earn his medical degree from the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine and completed both his internal medicine residency and his gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship at Northwestern University’s McGaw Medical Center.

He has also completed an Alvin I. Goodman Esophageal Fellowship at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and an advanced endoscopy fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine.

Prior to joining the Fox Chase faculty, Triggs worked as an assistant professor of clinical medicine at the University of Pennsylvania’s Division of Gastroenterology. He has also held several teaching positions throughout his career.

Triggs has earned a number of honors and awards over the years, including the Hoffman-Levin Fellowship Award from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, the Junior Student Resident Teaching Award from Northwestern University’s Department of Medicine, and the Richard W. Reilly Award from the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine.

He has also published multiple peer-reviewed articles and belongs to multiple professional organizations, including the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society.

Triggs began his tenure at Fox Chase on October 1.

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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