When a health challenge is placed before us, we lean on close family and friends, and quite often build a strong and lasting relationship with the physician guiding us to better health.
Such was the case with an anonymous donor and retired endocrine surgeon Steven P. Kahn, MD, FACS. This year, so pleased with the care provided, this donor made a donation of $100,000 in honor of Dr. Kahn (pictured) in support of Princeton HealthCare System’s (PHCS) Endocrine Program.
This generous gift includes funding for community education and outreach; professional development and training of clinical staff; the development of a semiannual, multidisciplinary cancer conference; and also enables PHCS to conduct research studies related to new treatments and therapies. “The recognition that this gift brings to the Endocrine Program and the advancement of its mission is the highest honor I can receive,” said Dr. Kahn.
During his tenure, Dr. Kahn helped to develop one of the most comprehensive endocrine programs in the state of New Jersey at PHCS, where a team of specialists work collaboratively with each patient to understand his or her unique needs and develop appropriate treatment plans. Disease of the endocrine organs, particularly the thyroid and parathyroid, has been on the rise worldwide. “While thyroid cancer is becoming more common, it is, fortunately, also one of the more curable forms of cancer,” said Rashmi Roy, MD, a board-certified surgeon at University Medical Center of Princeton (UMCP). “As more physicians become aware of the symptoms of the disease, we’re detecting cancer at an earlier stage, when it is most treatable.” Dr. Roy is an active participant in the multidisciplinary cancer center here at UMCP and one of the only fellowship-trained endocrine surgeons in the region.
As we acknowledge this donation, it is important to remember that gifts of all sizes are critical to our goal of providing the best possible health care to our community. For additional information or if you are interested in supporting this important program, please call the Foundation office at 609.252.8710.
Article as seen in Foundation News Winter 2015.