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Harold Huss, DO, FACS

Surgical Oncologist

CTCA Chicago

"My philosophy is to be honest with patients and present all the facts and options at hand in an empathetic manner. When a patient and his or her family leave the room, I ensure that they walk away with a plan and don’t feel hopeless. I want them to know that we are fighting this disease together."

- Harold Huss, DO, FACS

Osteopathic medical degree

  • Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University

Internship / Residency

  • General Surgery - University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center, Worcester


  • American Board of Surgery


  • Research Fellow, Gastrointestinal Oncology - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York
  • Research Fellow, Immunology - Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston
  • Surgical Oncology - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Practicing since: 2011

Dr. Harold Huss is a surgical oncologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Chicago, where he performs advanced surgical procedures to treat many types of cancer. He collaborates with other oncologists and clinicians at CTCA® to provide patients with fully integrated cancer care. He notes, “At CTCA, we practice Patient Empowered Care®. We work together in a cohesive manner to develop a plan that works best for each patient. And, we ensure patients are better informed about their treatment options.”

“CTCA distinguishes itself from other institutions by providing every need for cancer patients in one location,” adds Dr. Huss, who joined CTCA in August 2011. “We consider all aspects of a patient’s medical journey so he or she does not need to worry about logistics. We also support patients’ families.”

Board certified in general surgery, Dr. Huss earned an osteopathic medical degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University. He received a bachelor’s degree from Yeshiva University in New York City.

Dr. Huss completed a general surgery internship and residency at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts, and a surgical oncology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Additionally, he completed research fellowships in gastrointestinal oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, and in immunology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston.

Dr. Huss is a recipient of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Research Training Grant from the National Cancer Institute. His research interests include hepatobiliary disease, gastrointestinal oncology and immunophysiology. Dr. Huss’s research has been published in several clinical journals, including the Journal of The National Cancer Institute and The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Dr. Huss is a member of the Society of Surgical Oncology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He has presented at numerous clinical conferences.

The inspiration behind Dr. Huss’s career in oncology and his compassion for cancer patients stems from his grandparents and their battles against cancer. He says, “They inspired me to continue my studies and research in the field of cancer.”

Dr. Huss’s interests outside of the medical field include following current events, politics and sports. He enjoys attending sporting events whenever he has the opportunity.

Patient ratings and comments

Star ratings and comments are only available for medical, radiation and gynecologic oncologists. Gynecologic surgical offerings are not included at this time due to a different survey tool required to evaluate these services. CTCA uses a validated Press Ganey® survey, which captures patient experience feedback for the primary oncology services of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Following industry best practice, star ratings and comments are only published for physicians with a minimum of 30 completed patient surveys.

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