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Rudolph Willis, MD

Vice Chief of Staff for Clinical Affairs & Medical Oncologist

Eastern Regional Medical Center

Medical Degree

  • Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis

Internship / Residency

  • Internal Medicine - University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine


  • American Board of Internal Medicine


  • Clinical & Research Associate - National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

Practicing Since: 1987

“It is the compassionate physician that heals with compassion, heals more completely, and heals the whole person.” This is Dr. Rudolph Willis’ guiding belief as he works with patients and staff members in his roles as medical oncologist and Vice Chief of Staff for Clinical Affairs at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Eastern Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Willis says, “My goal is to help CTCA at Eastern Regional Medical Center set the standard of cancer care to which all future cancer care will be compared."

Dr. Willis, who is board certified, earned a medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He completed an internship and residency at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, followed by a medical oncology fellowship at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). While at NCI, he conducted laboratory research on tumor cell biology and was awarded the Research Scientist Development Award.

Dr. Willis' professional background includes extensive teaching experience at both the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and Washington University School of Medicine. He also served as the Director of Washington University School of Medicine's clinical trials subunit. He practiced oncology in Virginia before joining CTCA in 2005.

Dr. Willis has published numerous works that have appeared in scientific and medical journals. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Society for Integrative Oncology.

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