Lung cancer specialist named medical oncology department chair at Temple University

August 04, 2023

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Martin J. Edelman, MD, has been appointed the first chair of the department of medical oncology at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.

Edelman has been with Fox Chase Cancer Center — part of Temple Health — since 2017. He will continue to serve as chair of the department of hematology/oncology and deputy cancer center director for clinical research at Fox Chase.

Graphic with headshot of Martin J. Edelman, MD

“Collaboration and integration among our faculty and staff at Fox Chase Cancer Center and the larger Temple Health community is critical to our growth and ongoing success. This is why we are so pleased to announce this appointment,” Amy J. Goldberg, MD, FACS, dean at Lewis Katz School of Medicine, said in a press release.

Edelman is recognized for his expertise in lung cancer treatment and research. His work focuses on development of new agents and biomarkers to help personalize treatment.

“Throughout his tenure, he has collaborated effectively with our clinical, scientific and administrative leadership to grow robust therapeutic, clinical research, and translational research programs in hematology and medical oncology while leading the department in aligning emerging national trends with the delivery of care to [patients with cancer],” Robert Uzzo, MD, MBA, FACS, president and CEO of Fox Chase, said in the release.


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