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Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Arturo Loaiza-Bonilla, MD, MSEd, FACP

Vice Chair, CTCA Department of Medical Oncology

CTCA Philadelphia

"Our patient-centered approach is the common vision we all share to make each and every one of our patients feel part of our family. "

- Arturo Loaiza-Bonilla, MD, MSEd, FACP

Patient Rating

4.8 / 5
50 Ratings

About Our Ratings

Medical degree

  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia

Internship / Residency

  • Residency, Internal Medicine - Harbor Hospital Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Internship, Internal Medicine - Harbor Hospital Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Advanced degree(s)

  • Master of Science, Medical Education - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Certification(s)

  • Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology & Hematology - American Board of Internal Medicine

Fellowship(s)

  • Hematology and Oncology - University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL

Practicing since: 2017

It was the compassionate, patient-centered approach to fighting cancer that attracted Dr. Arturo Loaiza-Bonilla to Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA). He joined CTCA® in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in May 2017, and is Vice Chair of CTCA's Department of Medical Oncology. He also serves as the hospital's Chief of Medical Oncology and Medical Director of Research.

“At CTCA, our research department works closely with the pharmaceutical and diagnostic industries. This collaboration helps us deliver innovative technologies and novel treatment options to our patients,” says Dr. Loaiza-Bonilla. “Our clinical trials emphasize new targeted therapies, diagnostics, molecules and immunotherapy. Whenever possible, we incorporate these breakthroughs and technologies into treatment plans, tailored to each patient and their specific tumor type. This is personalized precision cancer treatment, the next dimension of cancer care.”

Board certified in medical oncology as well as hematology, Dr. Loaiza-Bonilla is dedicated to comprehensive care for patients suffering from gastrointestinal malignancies, such as colon, esophagus, gastric, liver, pancreas and neuroendocrine tumors.

Dr. Loaiza-Bonilla earned a medical degree from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá, Colombia. Following medical school, he completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Harbor Hospital Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Loaiza-Bonilla also completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida.

Prior to joining CTCA, Dr. Loaiza-Bonilla was an assistant professor of clinical medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.  During this time, he completed his master’s degree in medical education at the same university.

Dr. Loaiza-Bonilla has been published in several medical journals and oncology publications. He is also a reviewer and counselor for several journals, special interest groups, panels and academic competitions. He has also served as principal investigator and co-investigator for many large oncology clinical trials. Dr. Loaiza-Bonilla has been a member and held leadership positions for several medical organizations. These include the Pennsylvania Society of Oncology and Hematology, American Society of Hematology, American Society of Clinical Oncology and American Association of Cancer Research.

In addition to his work, Dr. Loaiza-Bonilla is passionate about music. He was a tenor singing classical and baroque chorale music, including a long tenure at the Handel Choir of Baltimore. Outside CTCA, Dr. Loaiza-Bonilla enjoys golfing, skiing or reading. He and his spouse, a neurologist, enjoy time together traveling, exploring and dining. 

Patient ratings and comments

The patient ratings and comments on this page are obtained from an external Press Ganey® outpatient survey provided to all eligible CTCA patients within one to two weeks of their treatment occurrence. Raw data from the answers to the survey questions about our physicians are calculated by Press Ganey into a one- to five-star rating. In the spirit of transparency, all patient comments are posted as written by the patient, whether they are positive or negative. We only exclude comments if they are deemed to be slanderous or libelous, contain profanity or vulgar language, or do not relate to the patient’s experience with the doctor involved. As a result, the comments are the views and opinions of the patients surveyed and are not endorsed by, and may not necessarily reflect the opinion of, CTCA.

Patient rating

5 / 5
11/21/2018
When the first thing that happens when Dr. Bonilla and [...] walk into the room is getting a hug, I know I'm I. the right place. They not only know what is going on with me physically, they know what is going on personally. My care team couldn't be better.

Patient rating

5 / 5
10/30/2018
We were very impressed by how Dr. Bonilla explained to us the treatment process .

Patient rating

5 / 5
10/30/2018
My oncologist is excellent. This cancer center has done a superb job in hiring the very best of care givers.

Patient rating

5 / 5
10/30/2018
Talk about him to everyone - an excellent choice that was made for me - love him!!

Patient rating

5 / 5
8/29/2018
Dr. Bonilla impressed us at every interaction. He is obviously intelligent and experienced, but kind and compassionate as well. He is patient with questions and explains things well.

Patient rating

5 / 5
8/7/2018
Very concerned

Patient rating

5 / 5
7/1/2018
Dr. Bonilla is very kind, caring , & Compassionate

Patient rating

5 / 5
6/5/2018
Dr. Bonilla was wonderful in going over test results,providing explanations and documentation and more importantly,giving hope

Patient rating

5 / 5
5/17/2018
Outstanding doctor talks to you like a friend and took all of time I needed to fully understand what all of my options were.

Patient rating

5 / 5
4/26/2018
Dr Arturo Padilla-Loayza is very nice, knowledgeable, professional, caring and honest.

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About our star ratings

The patient star ratings are an average of all responses to physician-related questions on our nationally recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) measures patient satisfaction as part of our effort toward continuous improvement in all aspects of the patient experience. We partner with Press Ganey®, a third-party-validated organization with over 30 years of experience supporting over 26,000 health care organizations, to survey our patients about their recent experiences at CTCA®.

Why is this information important?

CTCA is committed to transparency. Not only do the surveys allow us to continuously improve our services, but we hope these ratings will help you feel confident in your decision to seek care at CTCA.

How are the star scores calculated?

All eligible CTCA patients receive a survey from Press Ganey within one to two weeks after their treatment occurrence. In addition to being asked about their overall experience at CTCA, patients are asked to score the level of confidence they have in their provider, as well as the likelihood they will recommend the physician to others. Raw data from the answers to the survey questions about our physicians are calculated by Press Ganey into a one- to five-star rating, with one star being the lowest possible rating and five stars being the highest.

Are all comments included?

In the spirit of transparency, all patient comments are posted as written by the patient, whether they are positive or negative. Patients’ names and other identifying information are removed from the comments for confidentiality and patient privacy. We only exclude comments if they are deemed to be slanderous or libelous, contain profanity or vulgar language, do not relate to the patient’s experience with the doctor involved, or are statements that cannot be verified as factual. As a result, the comments are the views and opinions of the patients surveyed and are not endorsed by, and may not necessarily reflect the opinion of, CTCA. All ratings are included even if a comment is excluded.

Why don’t all physicians have ratings and comments?

Following industry best practice, star ratings and comments are only published for physicians with a minimum of 30 completed patient surveys. This helps us ensure that the sample size is large enough to give you an accurate representation of the physician's care.

Star ratings and comments are not available for all physicians or specialties. The validated Press Ganey survey captures patient experience feedback with the primary oncology services of chemotherapy and radiation therapy, which include only medical, radiation and in-office gynecologic oncology services. Gynecologic surgeries are not evaluated at this time because a different survey tool would be required.

Can anyone provide ratings and responses for a physician?

No. Only patients who are under the care of the physician can provide a response through the Press Ganey survey. Eligible patients receive the survey either by mail or email after their treatment occurrence. Survey responses are completely voluntary.

How do you protect patient information for those who have responded to the survey?

Patient privacy is of the utmost importance to us. If a review comment includes any information that could identify a patient (e.g., name, etc.), it is removed from the comment prior to publishing on the physician’s bio page. All patient information that has been removed from a comment is designated with an ellipsis, or “[…]”.

How often are the scores updated?

Press Ganey surveys are sent out all year long. All patient ratings and reviews are regularly updated and published within a month of receiving the responses. Ratings and reviews remain on a physician’s bio page for one year after being published. After that time period, the ratings and reviews older than a year are removed to ensure the most current information is available.

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