Gynecologic Oncologist Scott D. Richard, M.D., Joins Medical Staff 
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 
PHILADELPHIA (May 30, 2012) - Hahnemann University Hospital announced today that Scott D. Richard, M.D. will join the medical staff as Gynecologic Oncology clinical service chief, beginning July 16, 2012.  Richard has also been appointed a member of the teaching faculty at Drexel University College of Medicine, where he will serve as associate professor and director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Richard comes to Hahnemann from Magee-Women’s Hospital in Pittsburgh where he serves as an attending in the Division of Gynecology Oncology, and where he also completed a gynecologic oncology fellowship in 2008.  Dr. Richard is a graduate of Albany Medical College and completed his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey.

He specializes in the medical and surgical management of cancers of the female reproductive system, including ovary, uterine, cervical and vulvar.  His research interests include the development of novel treatment approaches for gynecologic cancers.

Owen Montgomery, M.D., Drexel University College of Medicine’s chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, is delighted about the addition of Dr. Richard to the medical staff. “I am thrilled that Dr. Richard is coming and am looking forward to his expertise in prevention and treatment of gynecological malignancies,” said Dr. Montgomery. “Dr. Richard will also greatly enhance the educational programs in minimally invasive and robotic gynecological surgery,” he added.

During his time at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Dr. Richard was named Outstanding Chief Resident in 2005.

Dr. Richard has a record of presentations, and has co-authored a number of publications including a chapter in a book published in 2007 titled, Current Clinical Oncology: Intraperitoneal Cancer.

About Hahnemann University Hospital
Hahnemann University Hospital is a 496-bed academic medical center at Broad and Vine Streets in Philadelphia, Pa.  The hospital is a tertiary care institution that specializes in cardiac services, heart failure and transplantation, OB/GYN, orthopedics, medical, surgical and radiation oncology, bone marrow transplantation, renal dialysis and kidney/pancreas/liver transplantation. In 2009, Hahnemann earned Magnet® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. Hahnemann is recognized by the American Heart Association as a leader in coronary artery disease and heart failure treatments and was named a 2010 Best Hospital for Heart and Heart Surgery by U.S. News and World Reports. The hospital performed one of the city’s first kidney transplants in 1963 and one of the first bone marrow transplants in 1976.  Hahnemann became Philadelphia’s first Level I Regional Resource Trauma Center for adults in 1986, and since then has been served by MidAtlantic MedEvac, an aeromedical transport program for critically ill patients. Hahnemann is proud to be the first hospital in Philadelphia to join with The Wellness Community of Philadelphia to offer onsite support and education services to cancer patients and their families. Hahnemann is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. An affiliate of Drexel University College of Medicine, Hahnemann University Hospital is part of Tenet Pennsylvania, which also includes St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. To learn more about Hahnemann, visit 

About Drexel University College of Medicine
Drexel University College of Medicine has established some of the most highly innovative and rigorous academic programs available today, incorporating the University’s expertise in engineering and technology into traditional medical training. The College of Medicine is home to one of the nation’s leading centers for spinal cord research; one of the foremost centers for malaria study; and a highly regarded HIV/AIDS program with extensive NIH-funded research in prevention and therapeutic interventions. Drexel University College of Medicine has been designated a Vanguard National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and is highly respected in numerous other specialties including cardiology and pain management. Visit for more information. 


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