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Hematologist/oncologist joins Geisinger Medical Center

CONTACT: Mike Ferlazzo: 570-214-7410
                                               515-450-2908 (c)
                                               msferlazzo@geisinger.eduJuly 19, 2013

DANVILLE, Pa. – Joseph Vadakara, M.D., has joined Geisinger Health System as a hematologist/oncologist.

A 2002 graduate of Medical College-Thiruvananthapuram-University of Kerala in India, Dr. Brayford completed his residency in 2009 at Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, where he was named chief resident. In June, he completed an oncology/hematology residency at Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia.

Prior to his training in the United States, Dr. Vadakara was house officer for internal medicine and emergency medicine at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi, India.

Dr. Vadakara has conducted research on both lymphoma and lung cancer and currently has a study on his lymphoma research in press with Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports.

He is board certified in internal medicine, and an associate member of both the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American College of Physicians.

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