Physicians ⋮ M.D., Regional Medical Director – North
- Diplomate, American Board of Medical Oncology
- Diplomate, American Board of Hematology
- American Board of Internal Medicine
A Southern California native, Dr. Shum returns to us from Philadelphia, PA where he served as an attending physician and member of the Crozer Regional Cancer Center, a Fox Chase Cancer Center affiliate for the past two years. During his tenure there, he served as a relevance reviewer for Hematology and Medical Oncology for the American Board of Internal Medicine and was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor at Temple University’s School of Medicine. Dr. Shum is triple board certified by the American Board of Hematology, the American Board of Medical Oncology and the American Board of Internal Medicine. Fellowship trained in Hematology and Oncology at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey at Cooper, Dr. Shum earned his medical degree from the University Autonoma of Guadalajara and his fifth Pathway Certification at New York Medical College. He completed his residency at UMDNJ- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, (Cooper University Hospital) and served at Chief Institutional Fellow. Prior to this, he graduated from the University of California at Berkeley.
Dr. Shum has received numerous honors and teaching awards including the Arthur P. Gold Foundation Excellence in Humanism and Teaching Award, the Golden Apple Teaching Award, Teaching Resident of the Year Award, Internal Medicine Resident of the Year Award, Cambridge Who’s Who in Medicine, AMA Physician’s Recognition Award and NJ ACP Certificate of Merit. He has presented nationally at NJ ACP, SGIM, Lynn Sage Breast Symposium, San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium and internationally at Novo Nordisk Symposium on Haemostasis Management. His publications can be found in the Am J of Med, Blood, Proc Am J Clin Onc and Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.
Dr. Shum is fluent in Spanish, conversational Cantonese (Chinese).
- American College of Physicians
- American Society of Clinical Oncology
- American Society of Hematology
Patient Care Philosophy:
Dr. Shum continues to strive to bridge the gap of patient understanding through communication and education. His strong interest in clinical trials allows him to integrate current standard therapies with the latest advances. “While we maintain our integrity through honestly, we must remain compassionate. Our dedication and commitment to achieve the highest quality of care is aimed at improving quality of life and ultimately improving survival. It is our responsibility to help our patients and their families navigate through their cancer management to minimize anxiety through this difficult period.”