Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Dennis Citrin, MD, PhD

Medical Oncologist

Midwestern Regional Medical Center

"At Cancer Treatment Centers of America, we are committed to doing our very best to treat patients, get rid of the cancer and recognize that patients need support on all levels—physical, nutritional, psychological and spiritual."

- Dennis Citrin, MD, PhD

Patient Rating

4.8 / 5
60 Ratings

About Our Ratings

Medical Degree

  • MB - University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland

Internship / Residency

  • Internal Medicine - University of Glasgow

Advanced Degree(s)

  • PhD - University of Glasgow

Certification(s)

  • Medical Oncology & Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

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Practicing Since: 1977

Dr. Dennis Citrin is a board-certified medical oncologist with more than three decades of experience. His practice is exclusively devoted to patients with breast cancer. Dr. Citrin works with a team of experts to help patients fight breast cancer at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) near Chicago.

Dr. Citrin earned a Bachelor of Medicine degree (MBCHB), which is equivalent to a medical degree (MD), from the University of Glasgow in Scotland. He then completed a residency in internal medicine at the university. Following his residency, he completed three years of breast cancer research, leading to a PhD. Dr. Citrin was then awarded a Medical Research Council fellowship in cancer medicine, which brought him to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he completed a fellowship in human oncology.

Over the next 20 years, Dr. Citrin served on the faculty of several medical schools, including the University of Wisconsin, University of California in San Diego, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York and Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago.

Prior to joining CTCA® in 2004, Dr. Citrin served patients in private practice and as a staff member at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

Dr. Citrin is a member of several professional associations, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Association for Cancer Research and the Chicago Medical Society. His research has been presented at numerous national and international conferences, and has been published extensively in journals such as Cancer and the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

He is also the author of “Knowledge is Power: What Every Woman Should Know About Breast Cancer,” which breaks down the facts about the many types of breast cancer, complemented with real stories from patients who treated under his care at CTCA at Midwestern. In 2016, Chicago Magazine named him to Chicago’s Top Cancer Doctors list for Medical Oncology.

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

No Rating
1/31/2018
good doctor

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5 / 5
1/31/2018
wonderful

Patient Rating

5 / 5
1/30/2018
I love my doctor he's very caring.

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No Rating
1/30/2018
Dr. Dennis Citrin and [...] are simply the best. Dr. Citrin has a good group with the same goal to make me feel and be my best.

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No Rating
1/28/2018
Dr. Citrin (and [...] ) is wonderful about explaining treatment and is very reassuring. I feel like I am in very good hands with his team.

Patient Rating

5 / 5
1/24/2018
I am forever grateful to *Dr. Citrin, *[...] Love.

Patient Rating

No Rating
1/23/2018
The BEST!!!

Patient Rating

5 / 5
1/21/2018
love dr citrin!!!! good man

Patient Rating

3.75 / 5
1/19/2018
dr Citrin is very wise and fun and enthusiastic and caring and I have faith in him; but I do wish he would take a little more time and pause and really listen....maybe it is because he is so confident in what he does.

Patient Rating

5 / 5
1/17/2018
Wonderful! I feel like I am in good hands with my oncologist.

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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, 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.

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. 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 oncologists and radiation oncologists. This helps us ensure that the sample size is large enough to give you an accurate representation of the physician’s care.

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 ellipses, 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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