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The West Clinic welcomed Moon J. Fenton, MD, PhD to its team of Medical Oncologists/Hematologists in August 2012. Originally from South Korea, Dr. Fenton’s family moved to Memphis when she was a child. She grew-up in the Bartlett area and attended school there. After graduation, Dr. Fenton attended undergraduate school at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She went on to receive a PhD in Molecular Cell Sciences at The University of Memphis and did research at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for four years in the Department of Experimental Hematology, studying cell-signal transduction pathways in platelets.
Upon completion of her graduate training, Dr. Fenton attended Medical School at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She completed her Residency in Internal Medicine at Wayne State University, where she was named Intern of the Year and Most Outstanding Resident in the Outpatient Clinic. After finishing her Residency training, Dr. Fenton completed a Fellowship in Hematology Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Fenton is board-certified in Medical Oncology and currently serves on the National Comprehensive Care Network® (NCCR) panel for colorectal cancer. She has been approved for an NCCN grant in head and neck cancer research.
In addition to her PhD research, Dr. Fenton focused her research in developing immunotherapeutic options, targeting acute myelogenous leukemia, during her Fellowship. She is interested in genitourinary cancers and co-authored an article on prostate cancer treatment and a book chapter on kidney cancer. Dr. Fenton received several pre-doctoral awards from the American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Cell Biology.
“I am excited to be returning to Memphis and look forward to working with the Greater Memphis Medical Community to provide outstanding cancer care to patients in this area,” states Dr. Fenton. “It is an honor to join The West Clinic’s team of Hematologists and Oncologists, leaders in cancer research and treatment. I will take an active role in their nationally-renowned research program which is committed to improving cancer care.”
Dr. Fenton’s husband serves as an attending physician in Emergency Medicine at a local hospital. She enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs.