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Fox Chase Cancer Center Endowed Chair Program logoMarvin S. Greenberg, MD Chair in Pancreatic Cancer Surgery

Established in 2008 by Concetta Greenberg in honor of her late husband Marvin S. Greenberg, MD, this chair was established to support a leader in the field of pancreatic cancer surgery who has demonstrated clinical leadership and who represents the highest standards of excellence.

John P Hoffman, MD, FACS

John P. Hoffman, MD, FACS

Surgical Oncology
Chief, Pancreaticobiliary Service

John Hoffman is the Division Chief of Pancreaticobiliary Surgery at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Coming from a general surgical background, he joined Fox Chase in 1986 with a desire to focus his surgical career on the treatment and advancement of treatment for cancer.

Dr. Hoffman specializes in treating cancers of the upper abdomen, including: liver, pancreatic, gastrointestinal, and breast cancers. Over the last 20 years, much of his time has been spent specifically on the development of new care and treatment methods for pancreatic cancer.

When he entered the field of surgical oncology in the mid-1970s, the dominant theory was that pancreatic cancers were not treatable. Now, more than thirty years later, Dr. Hoffman has seen and developed many advances in treatment options, including new drug therapies and advancements in surgical resections.

In a clinical setting, Dr. Hoffman and his team continue to test the efficacy of new drugs and treatment plans to improve the care of cancer patients at Fox Chase. In 2008, Dr. Hoffman became the first recipient of the Marvin S. Greenberg, MD Chair in Pancreatic Cancer Surgery, recognizing his distinct contributions to the evolution of pancreatic cancer medicine. He is also consistently named as one of Philadelphia Magazine's "Top Docs".

For information about how to support Fox Chase's endowed funds, please contact:


Rich Santoro
Senior Director, Major and Planned Gifts
Institutional Advancement
Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111
Tel: 215-728-3192
Fax: 215-728-2759
rich.santoro@fccc.edu