Margaret von Mehren, MD, Chief of the Division of Sarcoma Medical Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center, was recently appointed the new Vice Chair of the Department of Hematology/Oncology.
“It is an honor to serve the Department of Hematology and Oncology, which I have been a member of since 1993, when I started my fellowship; I never anticipated this when I joined,” said Dr. von Mehren. “It is my privilege to work with and for our talented and committed faculty in the department.”
Margaret von Mehren, MD
Martin J. Edelman, MD
In addition to her new position, Dr. von Mehren is also Associate Director for Clinical Research, Physician Director of the Clinical Trials Office, and a member of the Cancer Epigenetics Institute at Fox Chase. In addition, she holds several positions with the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, including being an adolescent and young adult oncology panel member, editorial board member for the organization’s journal (JNCCN–Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network), and soft-tissue sarcoma panel member.
Her specialties include gastrointestinal stromal tumors, melanoma, sarcoma, skin cancer, and uterine sarcoma. She has also been named one of Philadelphia Magazine’s Top Doctors from 2006 through 2021.
“Dr. von Mehren and I have worked together for almost 5 years. She exemplifies a ‘quiet competence.’ Evaluating problems, proposing solutions, and getting results without drama,” said Martin J. Edelman, MD, Chair of the Department of Hematology/Oncology. “I look forward to working with her in this new role as we continue to grow and expand the department.”