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Hospitalist Suzanne Boyle, MD, Joins Fox Chase's Department of Medicine

PHILADELPHIA (August 10, 2010) – Suzanne Boyle, MD, has joined Fox Chase Cancer Center’s Department of Medicine as an attending physician for the hospitalist program.

“I was drawn to Fox Chase Cancer Center because it offers its patients a very unique combination of features: those of a nationally-renowned academic center that provides leading-edge cancer care, but with the ability to deliver that care in a small, community hospital-like setting,” Boyle says.

As a hospitalist, Boyle coordinates inpatient care in collaboration with the patient’s team of doctors, which may include a medical oncologist, surgeon or radiation oncologist.  She is also responsible for helping patients and their families understand their condition and treatment options as well as ensuring a smooth transition between inpatient and outpatient settings.

“Fox Chase provides a multi-disciplinary approach to care under the convenience and comfort of one roof,” says Boyle.  “This small setting optimizes care for patients and families and facilitates collaboration between all members of the health care team in order to develop a personalized treatment strategy for each patient.”

Prior to joining Fox Chase, Boyle completed her residency at Temple University Hospital and earned her M.D. from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick.  She has won several awards, including the Internal Medicine Chief Residents' Appreciation Award and the Internal Medicine Housestaff Peer Award, both from Temple University Hospital.

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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