Fox Chase Surgeon Sanjay S. Reddy to Participate in Inaugural Society of Surgical Oncology Career Catalyst Mentorship Program

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Sanjay S. Reddy, MD, FACS, was recently chosen as a participant in the Society of Surgical Oncology’s inaugural Career Catalyst Mentorship Program.

PHILADELPHIA (March 8, 2024) — Sanjay S. Reddy, MD, FACS, an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgical Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center, was recently chosen as a participant in the Society of Surgical Oncology’s (SSO) inaugural Career Catalyst Mentorship Program.

“It is truly an honor to have been selected for this highly competitive award offered through the society,” said Reddy. The SSO is a global organization of over 3,000 surgical oncologists whose mission is to improve multidisciplinary patient care by advancing the science, education, and practice of cancer surgery worldwide.

The Career Catalyst Mentorship Program is aimed at providing support and opportunities for mid-career surgical oncologists with leadership potential. Participants are matched with SSO member mentors based on their interest in several categories, including hospital administration, research leadership, academic surgical leadership, hybrid or community practice systems, education leadership, and cancer center directorship.

The program will begin ahead of the SSO 2024 Annual Meeting, which is being held March 20-23 in Atlanta. Program participants will take part in an educational session that will include topics such as leadership skills and organizational leadership.

“This mentorship program will pair me with an academic leader in surgical oncology and will include participation over a two-year timeline, as well as a five-day observership at the host mentor’s institution. There will also be bimonthly webinars for the duration of the award, which, I’m excited to say, will provide a long-term structured mentoring relationship,” said Reddy.

In addition to serving as Program Director of the Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Fox Chase, Reddy also holds the Marvin S. Greenberg, MD, Chair in Pancreatic Cancer Surgery and is a Co-Director of the Marvin & Concetta Greenberg Pancreatic Cancer Institute.

He has had an active role in mentorship at Fox Chase, both in teaching residents and fellows, and as a mentee under the instruction of John Hoffman, MD, FACS, a world-renowned pancreatic cancer surgeon and former Marvin S. Greenberg, MD, Chair in Pancreatic Cancer Surgery.

“I am very excited to be taking part in this program and look forward to making the most of these important learning opportunities. This award will serve as a mechanism to advance my personal and also our institutional footprint within academic leadership for surgical oncology,” said Reddy.

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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