Medical Leadership

Medical Leadership

Leading Cancer Center Administrator/Scientist Richard I. Fisher, MD, To Join Fox Chase Cancer Center and Temple University School of Medicine

Fisher will become executive vice president, reporting directly to the president and CEO. He will also be physician-in-chief, responsible for overseeing and leading the seven clinical department chairs at the Center.
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Richard I. Fisher, MD

  • President and CEO, Fox Chase Cancer Center
  • Cancer Center Director
  • Senior Associate Dean,
    Temple University School of Medicine

At Fox Chase Cancer Center, Fisher is the President, Chief Executive Officer, and Cancer Center Director. At Temple University School of Medicine, Fisher is senior associate dean for cancer programs, reporting to the dean of the school of medicine.


J. Robert Beck, MD

J. Robert Beck, MD
  • Senior Vice President
  • Deputy Director
  • Chief Academic Officer
  • Chief Administrative Officer
  • H.O. West and J.R. Wike Chair in Cancer Research

Dr. J. Robert Beck supervises the Office of Academic Programs, the Office of Research and Development Alliances, and the Institutional Review Board, as well as biostatics, informatics and information technology. He also chairs the Center's long-term strategic planning.


James Helstrom, MD, MBA

James Helstrom, MD, MBA
  • Chief Medical Officer

As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Helstrom works with physicians and nurses to improve the delivery of clinical care in both the inpatient and outpatient departments, working closely with clinical department chairs, nursing, and senior administrative leaders.


Mary B. Daly, MD, PhD, FACP

Mary Daly
  • Chair, Department of Clinical Genetics
  • Timothy R. Talbot Jr. Chair in Cancer Research

One of Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors in Medical Oncology, Dr. Daly is Fox Chase's Chair of the Department of Clinical Genetics and the Timothy R. Talbot Jr. Chair in Cancer Research.


Paul F. Engstrom, MD

  • Acting Chairman, Medical Oncology
  • Senior Vice President, Extramural Research Programs
  • Chief Network Officer Emeritus, Fox Chase Cancer Center Partners
  • The Samuel M.V. Hamilton Chair in Cancer Prevention

Dr. Engstrom, who joined Fox Chase in 1970, has devoted his professional and academic career to improving cancer prevention and early detection research and service.


Eric Horwitz, MD

Eric Horwitz
  • Chairman, Radiation Oncology
  • Gerald E Hanks Endowed Chair in Radiation Oncology

Under Dr. Horwitz's direction, Fox Chase was the first in the northeastern United States to offer high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy implants to men with prostate cancer.


Rosaleen B. Parsons, MD

Rosaleen Parsons
  • Chair, Department of Diagnostic Imaging

Rosaleen B. Parsons, MD, has national recognition in the field of genitourinary radiology and has published manuscripts and authored chapters in the field.  She has served on the editorial board for the Journal of Women’s Imaging and is a manuscript reviewer for Radiology, Radiographics, American Journal of Radiology and Acta Radiology.


Arthur S. Patchefsky, MD

Arthur Patchesfsky
  • Chairman, Pathology

Dr. Patchefsky leads a team of senior-level consultants highly valued for their skills in the diagnosis of tumors and tumor-related conditions.


Robert G. Uzzo, MD, FACS

Robert Uzzo
  • Chairman, Department of Surgery
  • Attending Surgeon, Urologic Oncology
  • G. Willing "Wing" Pepper Chair in Cancer Research

Nationally known as a leader in the field of urologic oncology, Dr. Uzzo has made important clinical, scientific and educational contributions to the Department of Surgery.


David Weinberg, MD, MSc

David Weinberg
  • Chairman, Internal Medicine
  • Audrey Weg Schaus and Geoffrey Alan Weg Chair in Medical Science

Non-oncologists have an increasing role in quality care for cancer patients. The Department of Internal Medicine includes doctors experienced in gastroenterology, dermatology, internal medicine and pulmonology.