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Philadelphia Magazine Selects 27 Fox Chase Physicians for Its Annual List of "Top Doctors"

PHILADELPHIA (May 12, 2008) — Philadelphia Magazine's annual list of "Top Doctors," a gold standard for those seeking excellent medical care in the Philadelphia area, included 27 Fox Chase Cancer Center physicians. The doctors, from a variety of specialties, were selected as one of the region's best by a national survey.

The survey, conducted by America's Top Doctors (Castle Connolly), involves peer nomination, extensive research and careful review and screening by a doctor-directed research team. The process asks other doctors whom they would "choose to tend to their family members."

This year's "Top Doctors" list includes the following Fox Chase Cancer Center physicians:


Stuart Lessin, MD - Skin Cancer

Department of Medicine

Oleh Haluszka, MD - Gastrointestinal Disorders
Earl D. King, MD - Director, Pulmonary Function Laboratory, Internal Medicine; Director, Respiratory Care, Pulmonary - Pulmonology
- Pulmonology

Medical Oncology

Roger B. Cohen, MD - Lung Cancer, Head and Neck Cancers, Phase I Trials
Mary B. Daly, MD, PhD, FACP - Breast and Ovarian Cancer Prevention
Lori Goldstein, MD - Director, The Naomi and Phil Lippincott Breast Evaluation Center - Breast Cancer
Gary R. Hudes, MD - Attending Physician, Genitourinary Oncology - Genitourinary Cancers
Michael Levy, MD, PhD - Supportive Care, Pain Management, Hospice-Palliative Care
Neal J. Meropol, MD - Gastrointestinal Cancer
Michael M. Millenson, MD - Director, Hematology Service - Lymphoma, Leukemia
Russell J. Schilder, MD - Hematologic Malignancies, Ovarian, Endometrial and Cervical Cancers
Mitchell R. Smith, MD, PhD - Hematologic Cancer
Margaret von Mehren, MD - Physician Director, Clinical Trials Office; Associate Director, Clinical Research - Sarcoma, Melanoma, Immunotherapy


Hormoz Ehya, MD - Chief, Cytopathology, Pathology - Cytopathology of Breast and Lung
Arthur S. Patchefsky, MD - Chair, Pathology - Breast and Pulmonary Cancers

Radiation Oncology

Eric M. Horwitz, MD - Chair, Radiation Oncology; Gerald E. Hanks Chair in Radiation Oncology - Prostate Cancer
Andre A Konski, MD, MBA, MA - Gastrointestinal and Prostate Cancers
Alan Pollack, MD, PhD - Prostate Cancer


Kathryn Evers, MD, FACR - Director, Mammography, Radiology- Breast Cancer

Surgical Oncology

Richard E. Greenberg, MD, FACS - Chief, Division of Urologic Oncology - Urologic Cancers
John P. Hoffman, MD, FACS - Chief, Pancreaticobiliary Service - Liver, Pancreatic, Gastrointestinal and Breast Cancers
- Gynecologic Cancers
John A. Ridge, MD, PhD, FACS - Chief, Head and Neck Surgery - Head and Neck Cancers
Walter J. Scott, MD, FACS - Chief, Thoracic Surgery - Lung Cancer
Elin R Sigurdson, MD, PhD, FACS - Chief of the Division of General Surgery; Director of Surgery Oncology Fellowships; Director of Breast Fellowships - Colorectal Cancer, Liver Cancer, Breast Cancer, Melanoma
Robert G. Uzzo, MD, FACS - Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology; Chair, Department of Surgery ; Co-Leader, Genitourinary Cancer Treatment - Urologic Cancers

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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