J. Robert Beck, MD, Named Deputy Director and Chief Academic and Administrative Officer of Fox Chase Cancer Center
PHILADELPHIA, PA (January 15, 2014)—J. Robert Beck, MD, has been named Deputy Director and Chief Academic and Administrative Officer of Fox Chase Cancer Center. Beck, who holds the H.O. West and J.R. Wike Chair in Cancer Research, will also retain the title of Chief Medical Officer for the present.
In his new roles, Beck will oversee all activities that support the academic and research operations of Fox Chase. As Deputy Director, he will also serve as a key advisor to Richard I. Fisher, MD, President and CEO of Fox Chase, concerning matters related to value creation; culture of patient safety; investment in quality, risk management, regulatory and accreditation matters; clinical outcomes; employee and faculty engagement; medical staff and faculty governance; public reporting; value based purchasing; and pay for performance.
“As a 24-year veteran administrator at academic medical centers, Bob brings a remarkably diverse array of experience and expertise to his continuing service to Fox Chase,” says Fisher. “In addition to his many administrative duties, he maintains research interests in technology assessment, cost-effectiveness of cancer therapies, cancer health disparities, and the organization of biomedical informatics services and general academic resources.
Beck received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College, earned his MD at Johns Hopkins University, and served his residency in pathology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Prior to joining Fox Chase in 2001, Beck held academic and professional positions at Dartmouth, Oregon Health and Sciences University, and Baylor College of Medicine.
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).