Kevin Fox is the MacDonald Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of the Rena Rowan Breast Center at the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Fox grew up in Red Hill, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, attended Princeton University and graduated from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He served a three year medical residency at Johns Hopkins, then came to Philadelphia in 1984 where he served a three year fellowship in Medical Oncology, and joined the faculty at Penn in 1987.
Dr. Fox resides in Broomall with his wife Sarah. He has two children, Kate, who is an elementary school teacher at the Miquon School in suburban Phildelphia, and James, who works in investment banking for UBS. He is a passionate fan of Philadelphia sports, and claims that he left Baltimore after seven years in order to be closer to the Phillies, and away from an American League city.
He became acquainted with Bringing Hope Home at its inception through his association with Paul Isenberg, whose wife Nicole was a patient of his during her battle with Hodgkin’s disease. He found the simple, sincere, and straightforward mission of Bringing Hope Home to be very powerful, and capable of having much impact on the lives of the sick and their families. While other charitable groups often embrace the larger mission of supporting cancer research, the ability of BHH to provide help and solace to “real people” in “real time” carried profound importance, and to him, defined the true meaning of charity, hope, and help.