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Pramod Krishnamurthy, MD, MPH, Joins Fox Chase Cancer Center’s Department of Medicine

PHILADELPHIA, PA (November 12, 2012)—Pramod Krishnamurthy, MD, MPH, has joined Fox Chase Cancer Cancer’s pulmonary division within the department of medicine after completing a fellowship in interventional pulmonology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Mich. He has special interests in interventional pulmonology and its application in the diagnosis, staging, and treatment of lung and other cancers of the chest. His practice interests also include pulmonary disease in immunocompromised cancer patients, lung nodules, benign airways disease requiring airway interventions, acute and chronic treatment of pleural disease, and critical care medicine.

“As a specialist in the interventional pulmonology field, my goal is to provide safer minimally invasive procedural options to my patients, both for the diagnosis and treatment of lung, airways and pleural disease,” says Dr. Krishnamurthy. “I came to Fox Chase because of its national reputation in the field of oncology and its commitment to fight cancer through compassionate patient care and research.”

Dr. Krishnamurthy completed his pulmonary and critical care training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, both in New York. Prior to that, he completed a residency in internal medicine at Rochester General Hospital, an affiliate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, N.Y., where he served an additional year as chief medical resident. He earned his medical degree from Bangalore University in India and later attended the University of North Texas School of Public Health in Fort Worth, where he obtained a master’s degree in public health, majoring in epidemiology.

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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