Fox Chase Cancer Center Physicians Among Honorees as Pennsylvania Medical Society Celebrates Doctors’ Day 2023

PHILADELPHIA (March 30, 2023)— Ten physicians at Fox Chase Cancer Center were honored by the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) today as it celebrated its state-wide recognition of physicians for Doctors’ Day 2023.

“While accolades such as this recognition from PAMED highlight our doctor’s work to the outside world, it is often their personal interactions with their patients that distinguish them. This kind of caring reflects who we are at Fox Chase, and our doctors are an important part of this,” said Robert Uzzo, MD, MBA, FACS, President and CEO of Fox Chase.

“As we know from our practice at Fox Chase, caring for patients with cancer is both a privilege and a responsibility. Our patients choose us to guide them during what is often a very difficult and overwhelming time in their lives. To have their trust is an honor all on its own,” he added. PAMED received 300 nominations from the public, patients, and colleagues, and ultimately ended up recognizing 83 physicians in Eastern Pennsylvania who have gone above and beyond in their care.

The Fox Chase physicians who were honored and are PAMED members are:

The Fox Chase physicians who were honored and are not PAMED members are: 

PAMED staff and leaders visited a handful of nominated physicians in different parts of the state for an in-person presentation for their recognition.

“The numerous amount of nominations we received really shows the vital role physicians play in the everyday lives of their patients and how much their hard work is appreciated,” said Martin Raniowski, CEO and executive vice president of PAMED.

PAMED is a physician-led, member-driven organization representing all physicians and medical students throughout the state. It advocates for physicians and their patients, educates physicians through continuing medical education, and provides expert resources and guidance to help physicians and their organizations navigate challenges in today’s ever-evolving healthcare system.

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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