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Bradford A. Tan

bradford tan

Chair, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA)
Medical Director of Pathology, Laboratory Medicine & the Stem Cell Laboratory, CTCA® at Midwestern Regional Medical Center


Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Education and Postdoctoral Training


Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology, Velez College, Cebu City, Philippines

Medical School

Cebu Institute of Medicine, Cebu City, Philippines

Residency and Chief Resident

Resident Physician and Chief Resident, University of Illinois Metropolitan Group

Hospitals Residency in Pathology, Chicago

Academic Honors & Awards

  • Excellence in the Study of Anatomy (ESA), Cebu Institute of Medicine
  • Certificate of Special Expertise in Breast Prognostic Factor Testing
  • Laboratory Medical Director Certificate of Recognition, College of American Pathologists
  • Named as one of Chicago’s Top Pathologists by Consumer Research Council of America 2004-2005
  • National Top Doctors – Pathology, US World & News Report 2011
  • Named as one of Top Doctors in Pathology in the Chicago Metro Area by Castle Connelly 2003


  • Diplomate, American Board of Pathology (Anatomic/Clinical Pathology)
  • Diplomate, American Board of Pathology (Cytopathology)
  • Fellow, College of American Pathologists
  • Fellow, American Society of Clinical Pathologists
  • Medical License (Florida, Illinois, Arizona, Georgia)
  • Diplomate, Federation Licensing Examination (FLEX)
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
  • Clinical Instructor, University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Pathology

Previous Positions

  • Director of Cytopathology, Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago
  • Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Chairman, Cancer Committee; Chief of Surgery)

Professional Organizations/Affiliations

  • Member, American College of Physician Executives
  • Member, College of American Pathologists
  • Member, American Society of Clinical Pathologists
  • Member, Chicago Pathology Society
  • Member, Illinois Society of Pathology


Primary author or co-author of publications, including:

Weisenberg E, Froula E, Tan BA, Chlamydia trachomatis in a ThinPrep Papanicolaou Test, Arch Pathol Lab Med, July 2001, 125(7), 981-982.

Tan BA, Weldon-Linne CM, Rhone DP, Penning CL and Visvesvara GS. Acanthamoebae Infection presenting as Skin Lesions in Patients with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. Arch Pathol Lab Med, October 1993; 117: 1043-1046.

Vashi P, Sirinjitakorn P and Tan BA. Decreased Gastrointestinal Injury Following Short Duration Intra-arterial Chemotherapy for Metastatic Liver Disease (Abstract). American Gastroenterological Association. May 1998, New Orleans, LA.

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