Fox Chase Cancer Center’s Thoracic Surgical Oncology Program Now On Site at DCMH
Fox Chase Cancer Center thoracic surgeons Walter Scott, M.D., Stacey Su, M.D., and Prashant Shah, M.D., recently joined the Delaware County Memorial Hospital medical staff, bringing Fox Chase Cancer Center thoracic surgical oncology expertise to the DCMH campus.
Scott is the chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Su is an assistant professor of Thoracic Surgery at Fox Chase Cancer Center and serves as Director of Thoracic Surgical Oncology at DCMH. Shah is an attending surgeon, Thoracic Surgery, at Fox Chase Cancer Center.
“I’m very pleased to welcome Drs. Scott, Su and Shah to the DCMH medical staff and to the Delaware County Regional Cancer Center. This unique partnership with Fox Chase Cancer Center provides a tremendous boost to the comprehensive lung health services that we are able to offer patients,” says John D. Sprandio, M.D., chief of the Section of Hematology/Oncology at DCMH and medical director of the Cancer Center.
Scott specializes in treating cancers that involve the chest, including lung, esophageal, mediastinal tumors, Pancoast tumors, tumors of the chest wall, and other thoracic cancers. He has expertise in minimally invasive techniques, including video-assisted lobectomy and robotic surgery, and was the first surgeon in the Delaware Valley to investigate the use of ultrasound bronchoscopy to evaluate lymph nodes in the chest.
As Fox Chase Cancer Center division chief, Scott directs the thoracic surgical oncology efforts to develop new clinical research studies and advance new technologies. He is the author of “Lung Cancer: A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment,” a book for lung cancer patients and their families.
Scott earned his M.D. at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency in general surgery and fellowships in research in cardiovascular physiology and cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Chicago Medical Center.
“Working with DCMH to bring our program to patients in Delaware County is a great opportunity to extend our expertise beyond the walls of Fox Chase Cancer Center. DCMH patients will benefit from research being conducted at Fox Chase Cancer Center and will have access to the latest techniques being developed and performed at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, while staying closer to home.” says Scott.
Su specializes in treating patients with lung cancer, esophageal cancer, and other cancers of the chest, as well as complex benign chest wall and esophageal diseases. She has expertise in performing traditional open surgery, as well as minimally invasive surgical techniques. Her areas of special interest include mesothelioma, pectus excavatum, paraesophageal hernia and hyperhydrosis.
After earning her M.D. at the University of California at San Diego School of Medicine, Su completed her residency in general surgery, as well as a fellowship in thoracic surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. In addition, she held academic appointments at Harvard Medical School as a clinical fellow in the department of surgery and as a research fellow at the Joslin Diabetes Center. Before coming to Fox Chase, she was a staff surgeon and held an appointment as assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania.
“I look forward to this unique opportunity to work with the outstanding physicians and staff at Delaware County Memorial Hospital and to care for the people in this community,” Su says.
“We are very proud to introduce Dr. Su to the DCMH community. Our patients will undoubtedly benefit from her exceptional training, expertise and talent,” says William McCune, president of DCMH.
Su will see new patients in the Delaware County Regional Cancer Center at Delaware County Memorial Hospital and will be supported by Scott and Shah. To refer a patient or to contact the Fox Chase Cancer Center surgical thoracic team, call (610) 394-4744.
For more information about Crozer-Keystone Health System cancer services, visit http://ckcancer.crozerkeystone.org.