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Jerome Maddox Appointed General Counsel for Fox Chase Cancer Center

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Jerome Maddox, JD, PhD

Jerome Maddox, JD, PhD has been appointed General Counsel for Fox Chase Cancer Center, effective May 9, 2022. He joins Fox Chase and Temple Health from his role as Vice President, Global Commercial and Public Policy in the legal department at Moderna, Inc. in Cambridge, Massachusetts.   

“Mr. Maddox brings enormous expertise and experience to Fox Chase Cancer Center and he will be a tremendous asset to the continued growth of Fox Chase,” said Michael A. Young, MHA, FACHE, President and CEO of Temple University Health System. “Temple Health continues to make significant investments in infrastructure and leadership at Fox Chase and Mr. Maddox’s experience in commercialization of complex life sciences advancements is an important step forward for Fox Chase and for Temple Health.”

“Mr. Maddox is an exciting addition to the leadership team of Fox Chase Cancer Center, said Robert Uzzo, MD, MBA, FACS, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Hospital of Fox Chase Cancer Center and the G. Willing “Wing” Pepper Chair in Cancer Research. “His deep experience in commercialization, research and development, sponsored research, and clinical trials at world-class organizations will be exceptionally helpful in supporting our strategy of expanding clinical trials for the benefit of our patients at Fox Chase and advancing the science of our researchers.”

“Mr. Maddox is an exceptionally talented lawyer and leader, with a long track record of impact and success at leading pharmaceutical companies,” said John Ryan, JD, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Temple University Health System. “He will be a very valuable addition to Temple Health’s Legal Department and we are delighted to welcome Jerome home to the Philadelphia legal community.”

Mr. Maddox earned his law degree, cum laude, from the Temple University Beasley School of Law. Prior to attending law school, he earned a PhD in political science at Harvard University, where he also earned his B.A., and held tenure track positions in the Departments of Political Science at Stanford University and the University of Pennsylvania.  Prior to his role at Moderna, he had roles of increasing responsibility at GlaxoSmithKline in Philadelphia, including as Vice President, Legal Operations for Global and U.S. Vaccines and as Senior Counsel for R&D and Global Legal Operations – Oncology.  Mr. Maddox also had previous roles at Aramark Corporation as an Assistant General Counsel and as an Associate in the Antitrust practice group at the Dechert LLP law firm in Philadelphia. 

Mr. Maddox is a long-time resident of Philadelphia, serves as a Board Member of the Free Library of Philadelphia and is a past Co-President of the Philadelphia Diversity Law Group.

As a member of Fox Chase Cancer Center’s executive team and reporting to John Ryan, Mr. Maddox will lead and oversee the legal and governance functions for Fox Chase Cancer Center, including corporate secretarial matters, major contracts and transactions, regulatory compliance, litigation, legal support of research, intellectual property, clinical trials and affiliations with commercial partners, and medical staff and patient care matters.