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Female Gynecologic Oncologist Joins St. Luke’s Cancer Center
August 16, 2019

St. Luke’s Cancer Center is pleased to welcome Ashley Graul, MD, MSCE, to its team of experts. Dr. Graul will join St. Luke's Cancer Care Associates to treat women with cervical, ovarian, and uterine cancers with fellow gynecologic oncologists, Nick Taylor, MD, Rick Boulay, MD and Israel Zighelboim, MD.

Dr. Graul is a compassionate, dedicated and empathetic physician who’s focus is on patient care. She works with patients to develop a personalized, comprehensive plan to ensure the best clinical outcomes.

“Joining St. Luke’s feels more like joining a family who takes care of our patients together,” says Dr. Graul. “A patient’s battle against cancer is very personal and requires quite an emotional and time investment from everyone involved, so that family atmosphere is really important to our patients, their caregivers and to us as providers.”

Dr. Graul received her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine, completed residency training at Pennsylvania Hospital and her Gynecologic Oncology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. She is published in multiple journals including Gynecologic Oncology and the International Journal of Gynecological Cancer. In addition to a strong focus on research, she has also strived to make an impact in patient advocacy through lobbying and legislative boards. 

“In addition to my interest in patient-focused, supportive care surrounding cancer treatment, I also feel strongly about pursuing clinical research to help advance the field of oncology,” says Dr. Graul.

During her fellowship, she was honored with a merit award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology, which recognizes early-career oncologists who are committed to research and innovation. Having been trained at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Graul has been exposed to a wide breadth of diseases and patient populations and that, coupled with her strong background in clinical trials, helps her develop and institute the latest findings within her own practice at St. Luke’s.

Dr. Graul and her team are now accepting patients in Bethlehem and Easton. To schedule an appointment, call 484-503-HOPE (4673). Learn more at sluhn.org/cancer.

 

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About St. Luke’s

Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network of more than 15,000 employees providing services at 10 hospitals and 300 outpatient sites.  With annual net revenue greater than $2 billion, the Network’s service area includes 11 counties: Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Montgomery, Monroe, Schuylkill and Luzerne counties in Pennsylvania and Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey.  Dedicated to advancing medical education, St. Luke’s is the preeminent teaching hospital in central-eastern Pennsylvania.  In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the Lehigh Valley’s first and only regional medical school campus.  It also operates the nation’s longest continuously operating School of Nursing, established in 1884, and 34 fully accredited graduate medical educational programs with 263 residents and fellows.  St. Luke’s is the only Lehigh Valley-based health care system with Medicare’s five- and four-star ratings (the highest) for quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction.  St. Luke’s is both a Leapfrog Group and Healthgrades Top Hospital and a Newsweek World’s Best Hospital.  In 2019, three of IBM Watson Health’s 100 Top Hospitals were St. Luke’s hospitals.  St. Luke’s University Hospital has earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from IBM Watson Health seven times total and five years in a row. St. Luke’s has also been cited by IBM Watson Health as a 50 Top Cardiovascular Program.  Utilizing the Epic electronic medical record (EMR) system for both inpatient and outpatient services, the Network is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of the SLUHN’s information technology applications such as telehealth, online scheduling and online pricing information.  St. Luke’s is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providers.