Title: Medical Oncologist
Location: Fort Washington, Pennsylvania United States
Richard H. Creech MD, Medical Oncologist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in medical oncology.
With a lifelong interest in biology and both his parents as PhDs, Dr. Creech knew that he too wanted to pursue a field that would allow him to help others. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Johns Hopkins University in 1961, an MD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1965, and is certified in internal medicine, medical oncology, and hematology under the American Board Internal Medicine. It was during his time as an intern and resident in medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania from 1965 to 1967 that Dr. Creech decided he wanted to treat people with malignant hematologic disorders. He later joined the Eastern Cooperative Oncology group where they initiated studies to determine the effectiveness of various drug combinations which proved to be a fun and rewarding opportunity. In addition to this role, Dr. Creech has held various positions including, but not limited to, adjunct professor of medicine and division chief of medical oncology at Temple University Hospital from 2008 to 2010, chairman of the department of medicine at Jeanes Hospital from 1992 to 2014, and an active staff member at Holy Redeemer Hospital from 1997 to 2005.
Of all his career accomplishments, Dr. Creech is extremely proud of when he first went to the American Oncologic Hospital in 1972 which was a fledgling institution that had just moved from downtown Philadelphia. There were three people who started the institution and they had to get patients to take care of which resulted into the institute growing into the Fox Chase Cancer Center. Other highlights were when he was the chair of medicine at Jeanes Hospital where he spent a fair amount of time developing a continuing educational medication program for the physicians at the hospital as well as the rotating interns and medical students from the University of Pennsylvania and Temple. He is also glad to have helped develop a medical oncology program at Temple University where he recruited fellows who had just finished their fellowship and got the physicians on their way for their careers in medicine.
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