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Julian Schink, MD

Chief of Gynecologic Oncology, Cancer Treatment Centers of America®; Medical Director of Gynecologic and Medical Oncology

Midwestern Regional Medical Center

"My mission is to cure cancer, and to always care even if I fail to cure. Timeliness and information are key elements to a caring environment because waiting causes suffering, whether it is waiting for treatment or for information."

- Julian Schink, MD
Julian Schink, MD

Medical Degree

  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio - San Antonio, TX

Internship / Residency

  • Resident, Obstetrics and Gynecology - Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL

Certification(s)

  • Diplomate, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology & Gynecologic Oncology - American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Fellowship(s)

  • Gynecologic Oncology - University of California, Los Angeles Medical School, Los Angeles, CA

Practicing Since: 1988

Dr. Julian Schink brings more than 25 years of oncology experience to his position as Chief of Gynecologic Oncology at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) and Medical Director of Gynecologic and Medical Oncology at CTCA® in Zion, Illinois.

Dr. Schink joined CTCA in May 2017. Board certified in gynecologic oncology as well as obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Schink is dedicated to caring for patients and advancing the treatment of gynecologic malignancies. He provides surgery and chemotherapy treatments for patients with gynecologic cancers, including ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, uterine cancer and gestational trophoblastic neoplasia.

“As a gynecologic oncologist, my single, most important goal is to fight cancer,” says Dr. Schink. “Advances in gynecologic oncology, including robotic surgery, have helped cancer patients become survivors.”

Dr. Schink will lead the national Gynecologic Oncology Program at CTCA, which focuses on high-quality, evidence-based medicine and personalized treatment options to meet the needs of each unique patient. 

Dr. Schink earned a medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas. Following medical school, he completed a four-year residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Schink also completed a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the University of California, Los Angeles Medical School in Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Schink has held numerous academic positions, including vice chair of obstetrics and gynecology and professor at the University of Wisconsin Medical School; an endowed professorship, as the John I Brewer Professor of gynecology and cancer research at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Chief of Women’s Health at Spectrum Health; and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Michigan State University. Dr. Schink has been published in several medical journals, including over 125 publications in oncology and women’s health. He has authored more than 10 chapters in oncology textbooks, particularly focusing on gestational trophoblastic disease. He has also served as principal investigator and co-investigator for many large clinical trials responsible for improving and expanding cancer treatment options.

Licensed by the States of Illinois, California, Wisconsin and Michigan, Dr. Schink has been a member of and held leadership positions at several medical organizations. These include the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists and the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation. Dr. Schink has also won several awards for his outstanding work, including listings on America’s Top Doctors, The Best Doctors in America and Chicago Super Doctors.

In addition to his work, Dr. Schink is passionate about the water and boating. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Sharon. Together, they have four adult children, three grandchildren, two dogs and two boats.

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