Meet Our Experts

Our philosophy is quite simple – we help patients and their families through the experience of cancer with the comprehensive, compassionate care that is the hallmark of AtlantiCare. Learn more about your cancer care team by clicking a link below.

 

James C. Wurzer, MD, PhD

Medical Director of Radiation Oncology

A diagnosis of cancer touches on every aspect of a person’s life, and I believe outstanding cancer care should be equally encompassing. I strive to apply that philosophy in treating cancer patients and helping people who suffer from this frustrating and debilitating disease.

 

James C. Wurzer, MD, PhDJames C. Wurzer, MD, PhD

James C. Wurzer, MD, PhD, is medical director of Radiation Oncology at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC). After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, he earned both his medical degree and his doctorate in pharmacology through a National Institutes of Health-sponsored program at the Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology at the School of Medicine, Temple University. He served as chief resident in radiation oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia and completed an American

Society for Therapeutic and Radiology Oncology Fellowship in radiation oncology, also at Fox Chase.

Dr. Wurzer has extensive experience in all radiation treatment modalities, including intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), stereotactic radiation therapy and brachytherapy. Dr. Wurzer is specially trained in CyberKnife® robotic radiosurgery. Certified in radiation oncology by the American Board of Radiology, he has published in medical journals including Cancer; Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics; Carcinogenesis; Journal of Neuroscience Research and Nucleic Acids Research. He has presented his research nationally and internationally.

Dr. Wurzer serves as a liaison to the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer. He is a member of the New Jersey Medical Society, the American Cancer Society, the American College of Radiology, the American Society for Therapeutic Radiation, the American College of Radiation Oncology and the American Medical Association.

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Neha R. Chawla, MDNeha Chawla, MDNeha Chawla, MD

Hematologist-Oncologist

Dr. Chawla is a dedicated Fox Chase physician who works on-site at AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute in delivering high-quality cancer care to patients in the community. She collaborates closely with other physicians at AtlantiCare in offering the full spectrum of cancer care—from evaluation and diagnosis to treatment, clinical trials, psychosocial support, wellness services and survivorship.

In addition to her role at AtlantiCare, Dr. Chawla serves as an adjunct professor in the department of hematology/oncology at Fox Chase. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Rochester General Hospital and fellowship in hematology/oncology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

 

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Vijaykumar K. Gandhi, MD

Adjunct Professor, Department of Hematology/Oncology

As a physician specializing in blood and cancer diseases, my goal is to provide high-quality, state-of-the-art, personalized treatments to all my patients, with honesty, dignity, and caring. I consider it a privilege and honor to be part of the Hematology–Oncology team and assist my patients in their fight against cancer.

 

Vijay GandhiVijaykumar K. Gandhi, MD

Before joining Fox Chase Cancer Center and the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, Vijaykumar K. Gandhi, MD, was in private practice as a hematologist and oncologist in Cape May Court House, NJ, for more than 25 years. From 1990 to 2003, he served as chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology at Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital in Cape May County Court House, where he contributed to the development of cancer programs such as the oncology tumor board and chemotherapy infusion services.

After earning his medical degree from the Baroda Medical College, M.S. University in India, Dr. Gandhi completed a residency in internal medicine at Catholic Medical Center, Jamaica, New York. He then completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology at Mercy Catholic Medical Center (Jefferson University, Philadelphia affiliate), as well as at the State University of New York, Stony Brook.

Dr. Gandhi is dual board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) in medical oncology and internal medicine. He was certified as a diplomate in hematology by ABIM from 1992 to 2002. He has been recognized as a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly, New Jersey Magazine from 2005 to 2014, and the Consumer Research Council of America. In addition, Dr. Gandhi is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the New Jersey Medical Society, and he is a past president of the Cape May County unit of the American Cancer Society. He resides in Cape May County with his wife and two daughters.

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Vijay Sandilya, MD

Medical Oncologist

I consider it a privilege not only to be able to bring advanced medical care to my patients, but also stand by them during one of the most testing times in their lives. I always strive to make each one of my patients feel better by treating them and their loved ones with dignity, by being honest, and by presenting choices in a way that is easy to understand and also factors in their individual and unique situation.

 

vijay-sandilya-mdVijay Sandilya, MD

Prior to joining Fox Chase and AtlantiCare, Dr. Sandilya completed a clinical fellowship in medical oncology and hematology at the Drexel University College of Medicine, serving as chief fellow in his final year. In 2010, he supervised the opening of a new office of Cancer Care of Central Pennsylvania in Lock Haven, Pa., building the practice from scratch to serve patients in Clinton County. He oversaw the operations of the on-site infusion center, as well as serving as the hematologist-oncologist for the facility. At Lock Haven Hospital, Dr. Sandilya worked as a consultant hematologist-oncologist and served as chairman of the Continuing Medical Education Committee. He is an expert reviewer for
scientific research journals focused on the areas of immunology and oncology.

Dr. Sandilya has a special interest in treating patients with lymphoma and colon cancer. He is triple board certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology.
Dr. Sandilya earned a medical degree at University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi University, in Delhi, India, and completed a residency in internal medicine at Hahnemann University Hospital at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pa.

He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and enjoys travel and music. He resides in Egg Harbor Township with his wife and two daughters.

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Beverly Lynn DiCerbo, APRN, BC

Board Certified Nurse Practitioner

“I believe the patient is my top priority and utilize best practices and research to uniquely fit each individual patient needs."

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Beverly joined The AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, A Fox Chase Cancer Center Partner, in September 2015. She is a board certified nurse practitioner since July 2006. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, and her Master of Science degree at Rutgers University. Beverly has ten years of experience in Hematology/Oncology. Prior to that, she worked as a hospice nurse, delivering compassionate and comfort care to her patients and their family. Beverly is dedicated to her patients care and well-being and believes in treating the patient, and their loved ones, with the highest respect and dignity.

She is an invited member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, as well as a member of the National
Oncology Nursing Society.

Beverly enjoys gospel music and the theatrical arts. She resides in Ventnor Heights with her husband and is a proud mother of two sons, and treasures spending time with her family and loving pets.

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Marianne Herman, MSN, RN, ACHPN, APN

Nurse Practitioner

I strive to help patients and families through the healing process from diagnosis through survivorship. I am committed to providing quality safe care to all, relieving suffering, improving quality of life for patients living with cancer, and assuring that the care provided meets the needs and goals of patients.

Marianne Herman, MSN, RN, ACHPN, APNMarianne Herman, MSN, RN, ACHPN, APN

Marianne Herman, MSN, RN, ACHPN, APN, is a long-time AtlantiCare colleague with more than 25 years of patient care experience. She joined the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute as a board-certified nurse practitioner in 2012.

Prior to this clinical role, Herman held the position of palliative care nurse practitioner and program coordinator at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC). She previously held the positions of clinical nurse specialist, Medical/Surgical/Oncology, and as staff nurse in the Hematology/Oncology/ Medical-Surgical unit at ARMC.

Herman earned a Master of Science degree in nursing (MSN) from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BSN) from The Richard Stockton State College. She earned board certification as an adult nurse practitioner, as well as advanced certification in hospice and palliative care nursing and certification from the End-of-Life Nursing
Education Consortium.

She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the New Jersey Nurses Association, the Oncology Nurses Society, and several other professional societies. In addition, Herman is a proud recipient of The AtlantiCare 2012 iCare Nursing Excellence “Caritas Nurse” Award.

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