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Bradford Tan, MD

Lead Chief of Staff and National Director for Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Midwestern Regional Medical Center

"I am proud to be a member of the integrated care team at Cancer Treatment Centers of America and to serve our patients and their families."

- Bradford A. Tan, MD
Bradford A. Tan, MD

Medical Degree

  • Cebu Institute of Medicine, Cebu City, Philippines

Internship / Residency

  • Anatomic & Clinical Pathology - University of Illinois Metropolitan Group Hospitals, Chicago


  • Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology; Cytopathology - American Board of Pathology
  • Fellow, College of American Pathologists
  • Fellow, American Society for Clinical Pathology

Bradford Tan, MD, has devoted nearly 20 years of his career to serving patients at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). He serves as Lead Chief of Staff and Medical Director of Pathology, Laboratory Medicine and the Stem Cell Laboratory for CTCA at Midwestern Regional Medical Center.

In August 2011, Dr. Tan was also appointed as National Director of Laboratory Services for CTCA. He is a visionary leader who understands that the pathology and laboratory team play an essential role in every patient’s care. Dr. Tan says his vision for Laboratory Services at CTCA is to be nationally recognized for excellence in delivering accurate, timely and the highest quality of services to our patients by providing complete, innovative, state-of-the-art diagnostic and consultative services.

Dr. Tan was named as one of the 2011 U.S. News & World Report Top Doctors. He has also been named one of the top pathologists in the Chicago area by the Consumers’ Research Council of America and as was recognized as one of Castle Connolly's Top Doctors® in 2013. He is a Fellow of the College of American Pathologists and the American Society for Clinical Pathology.

Over the years, Dr. Tan and his team at CTCA at Midwestern Regional Medical Center have helped the hospital’s laboratory grow significantly. The team is constantly offering new and innovative testing methods that strive to improve the lives of patients. As the Medical Director of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Dr. Tan ensures tests performed in the hospital’s laboratory are accurately run, and that the results are provided to our physicians and patients in the shortest amount of time possible. He oversees the implementation of cutting-edge tests that help our oncologists provide the most targeted medical treatments to each patient.

Dr. Tan earned a medical degree from the Cebu Institute of Medicine in the Philippines. Thereafter, he completed an anatomic and clinical pathology residency at the University of Illinois Metropolitan Group Hospitals. He is a member of various pathology associations, and also serves as a clinical instructor at University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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