- Master of Medical Science - St. Francis University, Loretta, PA
- BS, Biology - University of Illinois at Chicago
- RN - Kiev Nursing College, Kiev, Ukraine
- National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
“After working with cancer patients for years, I have come to see what a difference the right medical team can make in their lives,” says Irina Vigovskaya, a physician assistant on the radiation oncology team at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Chicago. “I want to be as helpful as possible to my patients.”
Originally from Ukraine, Vigovskaya completed a registered nurse program at Kiev Nursing College in 1990. She served as a registered nurse at Kiev Student Hospital for several years before coming to the United States. She then earned a bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2004. She went onto complete a master’s degree in medical science at St. Francis University in Loretta, Pennsylvania.
Previously, Vigovskaya served as a physician assistant at a private medical practice in Chicago. Her work included diagnosing and treating patients, prescribing medication, performing follow-up exams and counseling patients on health maintenance. After caring for many cancer patients, she decided to turn her focus to oncology. She joined CTCA® in May 2014.
Vigovskaya is certified as a physician assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
Vigovskaya is dedicated to providing Patient Empowered Care® at CTCA. She says, “I keep my patients informed of their options, and offer guidance and support throughout their cancer journey.”
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