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Fox Chase Cancer Center Physicians Chosen as Top Doctors In Nation; Philadelphia Region

PHILADELPHIA (May 22, 2006) - Twenty-five Fox Chase Cancer Center physicians have been named as the nation's "top doctors." The physicians were selected by other doctors who chose them as the best in their specialty. The data is collected by America's Top Doctors (Castle Connolly) and listed in Philadelphia Magazine's annual list of top doctors.

According to Philadelphia Magazine editor Sandy Hingston, "Our 'Top Doctors' list has always been the gold standard for those seeking the finest medical care in the Philadelphia area."

"It's no surprise so many of our physicians make the Top Doctors list year after year," said Robert C. Young, M.D., president of Fox Chase Cancer Center. "Fox Chase chooses the best and the brightest doctors and they choose us."

This year's "Top Doctors" list includes the following Fox Chase Cancer Center physicians (by specialty).

Medical Oncology

Roger B Cohen, MD, FACP, lung, head and neck cancers - Director, Phase I Clinical Trials Program

Mary B Daly, MD, FACP, breast and ovarian cancer prevention - Sr. vice president, Population Science; Director, Margaret Dyson Family Risk Assessment Program.

Lori Goldstein, MD - Director, The Naomi and Phil Lippincott Breast Evaluation Center, breast cancer - Director, Breast Evaluation Center; Leader, Breast Cancer Research Program

Gary Hudes, MD, genitourinary cancers - Director, Genitourinary Malignancies Program

Cory J Langer , MD, lung cancer - Director, Thoracic and Head and Neck

Neal Meropol, MD, gastrointestinal cancer - Director, Gastrointestinal Tumor Risk Assessment Program and Gastrointestinal Cancer Program

Mitchell Smith, MD, PhD, hematological cancer - Director, Hematology Service

Margaret von Mehren, MD - Physician Director, Clinical Trials Office; Associate Director, Clinical Research , sarcoma, breast cancer - Director, Sarcoma Oncology Program

Louis Weiner, MD, gastrointestinal cancer - Chairman, Department of Medical Oncology and Vice President, Translational Research

Radiation Oncology

Eric M. Horwitz, MD - Chair, Radiation Oncology; Gerald E. Hanks Chair in Radiation Oncology, prostate cancer - Clinical Director, Department of Radiation Oncology

Andre Konski, MD, MBA, MA, gastrointestinal and prostate cancers - Clinical Research Director, Department of Radiation Oncology and Director, Prostate Cancer Family Risk Assessment Program

Alan Pollack, MD, PhD, prostate cancer - Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology

Surgical Oncology

Monica Morrow, MD, breast cancer - Chairman, Department of Surgical Oncology

John P. Hoffman, MD, FACS - Chief, Pancreaticobiliary Service, breast cancer - Attending Surgeon

Elin R Sigurdson, MD, PhD, FACS - Chief of the Division of General Surgery; Director of Surgery Oncology Fellowships; Director of Breast Fellowships, breast, gastrointestinal - Attending Surgeon

John A. Ridge, MD, PhD, FACS - Chief, Head and Neck Surgery, head and neck cancers - Chief, Head and Neck Surgery

Thoracic Surgery

Melvin Goldberg, MD, cardio-thoracic - Vice chairman, Department of Surgical Oncology; Chief, Thoracic Surgical Oncology


Richard E. Greenberg, MD, FACS - Chief, Division of Urologic Oncology, urology - Chief, Urologic Oncology

Robert G. Uzzo, MD, FACS - Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology; Chair, Department of Surgery ; Co-Leader, Genitourinary Cancer Treatment, urology - Attending Surgeon


Kathryn Evers, MD, FACR - Director, Mammography, Radiology, MD, breast cancer - Director, Mammography


Stuart Lessin, MD, skin cancer - Director, Dermatology and Director, Melanoma Family Risk Assessment Program


Oleh Haluszka, MD, gastrointestinal disorders - Director, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy


Arthur S. Patchefsky, MD - Chair, Pathology, MD, breast and pulmonary cancers - Chairman, Department of Pathology

Pulmonary Disease

, Director, Pulmonary Cancer Detection and Prevention Program; and Director, Pulmonary Endoscopy and High-Risk Lung Cancer Program

Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of the Temple University Health System, is one of the leading cancer research and treatment 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 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 four 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.  For more information, call 1-888-FOX CHASE or (1-888-369-2427).

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