Director of Operations, Radiation Oncology, Penn Medicine
Joshua H. Lahav is the Director of Clinical Operations of the Radiation Oncology Department at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine at Penn Medicine. He maintains oversight of clinical operations including Nursing, Radiation Therapy, Social Work, Nutrition, Patient Scheduling, New Patient Coordinators, Dosimetry and the Call Center. His focus on streamlining efficiency and optimizing processes has generated operational improvements and innovations such as offering telemedicine appointments for multiple services, optimized treatment scheduling, and increasing Halcyon utilization by 20%. He is currently working on bringing a Prostate High Dose Radiation Therapy Brachytherapy program to Penn Medicine’s Radiation Oncology department.
Josh comes to Penn Medicine from Fox Chase Cancer Center where he was the Business Operations Manager for Ambulatory Care. Josh provided administration over the operational, financial, quality, and regulatory excellence of eight departments. In his tenure at Fox Chase, Josh led projects that decreased patient wait times for chemotherapy by 43%, implemented the opening of an off-site infusion center, and increased specialty pharmacy referrals by 29%.
Josh also worked for Premier Urgent Care (now Tower Health Urgent Care) where he was the Site Operations Manager. During his tenure, Josh opened multiple Urgent Care Centers de novo, transitioned the enterprise to self-funded health insurance, and managed site operations of ten centers including staffing, facility management, patient satisfaction, inventory management, and cash flow.
Josh graduated Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a BS in Psychology. He is currently working towards his Master’s in Business Administration at the Fox School of Business at Temple University. His research on consumer behavior and preference while at Temple University led to presentation to the C-suite of Barnes and Noble where he presented his marketing plan to increase customer foot traffic.