Fox Chase’s Dr. Sanjay S. Reddy Appointed to Volunteer Position With the American Board of Surgery and New Position With the Society of Surgical Oncology

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Sanjay S. Reddy, MD, FACS, was recently appointed to a volunteer position with the American Board of Surgery and a position with the Society of Surgical Oncology.

PHILADELPHIA (November 28, 2023) — Sanjay S. Reddy, MD, FACS, Co-Director of the Marvin & Concetta Greenberg Pancreatic Institute and an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgical Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center, was recently appointed to a volunteer position with the American Board of Surgery and a position with the Society of Surgical Oncology.

“I’m very excited to be taking on these new roles and am honored to be considered among my peers as a leader in my field,” said Reddy, who is also the Marvin S. Greenberg, MD, Chair in Pancreatic Cancer Surgery.

Reddy was appointed an inaugural editorial board member for the Education/Training Section of Surgical Oncology Insight. This journal is a new initiative from the Society of Surgical Oncology and publishes articles that showcase innovative surgical techniques and treatment methods.

In his new role, Reddy will be responsible not only for promoting the journal, but providing editorial content related to surgical practice. He will also be tasked with reviewing manuscripts and identifying field experts who may contribute quality content to the journal.

“With this role I’ll be able to see the continuity of this journal moving forward from conception, to inception, to completion. To be recognized as someone who is considered a thought leader in pancreatic cancer surgery was humbling, and I’m excited to begin this appointment,” said Reddy.

Additionally, Reddy has received a two-year appointment to assist in developing complex general surgical oncology Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) for the Complex General Surgical Oncology Board (CGSOB) of the American Board of Surgery (ABS).

The ABS is a nonprofit organization that has been promoting surgical excellence since 1937 and leads the way in surgical education and practice by promoting professionalism, lifelong learning, and certification of surgeons.

EPAs were introduced by the ABS through a pilot program that ran from 2018 through 2020 and officially launched for general surgery residency programs in July 2023. The goal of EPAs is to identify areas of practice in which fellows should be competent before completing their training.

EPAs are expected to launch at all Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited CGSO fellowship programs in August 2025. Reddy was nominated among his peers to be part of the CGSO EPA Scope Council, which consists of a volunteer group of surgeons who are charged with identifying the EPA topics to be addressed during a CGSO fellowship.

“Surgical education is a substantial part of my practice. As the program director for our Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship, I believe that exploring objective ways to judge a fellow’s competence both in and out of the operating room is something that needs to be more fairly assessed,” said Reddy.

“By developing these EPAs, it gives us a unique opportunity to understand and know what trainees need to have learned during fellowship and give them guidance as to where they can improve as they move along in their training careers,” he said. “These programs are an essential stepping stone for future surgeons, and I’m proud to be part of that.”

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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