Melissa Thompson Griffin, PA-C
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants;
Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS);
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
I became a member of the Medical team at Fox Chase Cancer Center in 2007 as an Advanced Practice Clinician in the Department of Medicine.
I came to work here at Fox Chase Cancer Center because of their reputation as national leader in cancer research and care. As a member of the Department of Medicine at Fox Chase I work with a multi-disciplinary team that provides comprehensive care not only in the treatment of cancer but the prevention of it. The team approach to medicine here fosters an environment of communication and personalization of care tailored to the individual patients needs. Fox Chase gives patients the attention of small community hospital with the resources of a National Cancer Institute designated cancer center providing cutting edge treatment options in cancer prevention and treatment.
In my role here at Fox Chase Cancer Center I provide care in the outpatient clinic setting working with physicians and patients with the management of patient assessment, coordination of care, and patient education. Helping patients understand and navigate what can be an emotionally overwhelming process. Working with the dedicated group of Physicians in the Department of Medicine we not only manage patients with cancer but also provide services for cancer screening, prevention and post oncologic care programs for not only cancer patients but anyone in the community seeking quality care at one of the top ranked cancer centers in the region.
Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pa., College of Nursing and Health Professions, Physician Assistant Program, 2002
Honors and Awards
Nation Honor Society for Allied Health, member
Thyroid cancer, thyroid nodules, thyroid and parathyroid disorders, tumors and disorders of the adrenal gland.
Griffin, M. A case of Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease. Advance for Physician Assistant. Vol. 15. Issue number 5. Page 25. May 2007.