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, PhDJames C. Wurzer, MD, PhD

James C. Wurzer, MD, PhD

Medical Director, Oncology Program,Medical Director, Radiation Oncology;
AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute,
a Fox Chase Cancer Center Partner

Adjunct Associate Member,
Department of Radiation Oncology,
Fox Chase Cancer Center

"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, 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

Medical Oncologist,
AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute,
a Fox Chase Cancer Center Partner

Adjunct Professor,
Department of Hematology/Oncology,
Fox Chase Cancer Center

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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Rajesh Nahar, MDNahar Rajesh MDRajesh Nahar, MD

AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute,
a Fox Chase Cancer Center Partner

"Hope has to always be maintained when fighting cancer. Hope is important. It is good for the mind and helps the body. Therefore, it’s important for me to ask patients questions about their hopes and goals so I can respect their wishes in regard to their treatment and care."

Rajesh Nahar, M.D., is a board-certified medical oncologist and hematologist who specializes in treating some of the most commonly diagnosed solid-tumor cancers, including lung, colon and breast cancer. Dr. Nahar joined the medical staff of the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, a Fox Chase Cancer Center Partner, in November 2017.

He earned his medical degree from the Calcutta Medical College in Kolkata, India, in 1990. Dr. Nahar then relocated to the United States to complete his medical residency (internal medicine) and fellowship training (medical oncology and hematology) at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. He was a top scholar on the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination, scoring above the 90th percentile.

Dr. Nahar is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Medical Association, and the American Society of Hematology. He is board certified in medical oncology by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and he is board eligible in hematology.


Beverly Lynn DiCerbo, APRN, BCBeverly DiCerbo, APNBeverly DiCerbo, APN

Oncology Nurse Practitioner,
AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute,
a Fox Chase Cancer Center Partner

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


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

Oncology Nurse Practitioner,
AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute,
a Fox Chase Cancer Center Partner

"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, 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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