Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Lucio Di Nunno, MD

Medical Oncologist

CTCA in Suburban Chicago

"To provide optimal and personalized care is why I am here."

- Lucio Di Nunno, MD

Patient Rating

4.7 / 5
53 Ratings

About Our Ratings

Medical degree

  • G. D’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara, Chieti, Italy

Internship / Residency

  • Residency, Internal Medicine, St. Joseph Hospital, Chicago, IL
  • Internship, Medical Oncology - Regional Oncologic Hospital, Bari, Italy

Advanced degree(s)

  • Specialization in Medical Oncology - University of Bari, Bari, Italy

Certification(s)

  • Medical Oncology – American Board of Medical Specialties

Fellowship(s)

  • Medical Oncology - Scott & White Memorial Hospital Texas A&M University Health Science Center, Temple, TX

Practicing since: 1985

Dr. Lucio Di Nunno knew in high school that he wanted to be a doctor. Today, as Medical Oncologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) near Chicago, he combines his extensive training with various diagnostic and therapeutic options at CTCA® to provide personalized care for patients with a wide range of cancer types.

Originally from Italy, Dr. Di Nunno received his Doctorate in Medicine and Surgery from G. D’Annunzio University of Chieti. His postgraduate training began with an internship in medical oncology at the Regional Oncologic Hospital in Bari, Italy, where he achieved his specialization in Medical Oncology at the University of Bari, Italy, in 1985.

He practiced medicine and oncology in Italy before coming to the United States in 1991.

At St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago, Dr. Di Nunno completed a three-year residency program in Internal Medicine and then a fellowship in Medical Oncology at Scott & White Memorial Hospital and Texas A&M University, where he also served as Medical Oncologist and Instructor of Medicine at the Texas A&M University College of Medicine.

Dr. Di Nunno served as Oncologist at Rush Cancer Institute, the Joe Arrington Cancer Center, Cardinal Bernardini Cancer Center of Loyola University Medical Center, Floyd Memorial Cancer Center and Knowles Cancer Center at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital. He was named among the best doctors in America for multiple years.

In addition to patient care, Dr. Di Nunno has provided instruction and leadership in numerous capacities. He was on the medical school faculty at Loyola University and Rush Presbyterian–St. Luke’s Medical Center. He also served on the Breast Cancer Steering Committee at Joe Arrington Cancer Center and led the Hematology/Oncology Research Program at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Di Nunno is also a dedicated researcher, seeking to advance cancer care through clinical studies. He has participated in studies on lung cancer, breast cancer, lymphoma and other cancer types, and has presented his findings at many professional conferences.  Licensed to practice medicine by the States of Illinois and Texas, Dr. Di Nunno is board certified in medical oncology by the American Board of Medical Specialties.

Dr. Di Nunno first joined CTCA in 2011 and returned in April 2016. He treats patients with solid tumors. He also practices acupuncture, which may help alleviate some symptoms of cancer and its treatments. He is dedicated to providing patient-centered care using advanced diagnostic and therapeutic options.

Outside of CTCA, Dr. Di Nunno enjoys spending time with his wife and their four children. He also practices martial arts.

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

3.75 / 5
3/31/2018
[...] I was able to adapt to him well. He had good bedside manner

Patient rating

5 / 5
3/27/2018
very informative

Patient rating

5 / 5
3/12/2018
lOVE lOVE lOVE my oncology team. [...]

Patient rating

No Rating
2/20/2018
Thank you for all you have done and are doing for me!

Patient rating

5 / 5
2/20/2018
they have been very good at explaining every step with me as we go and what to watch for Dr Di Nunno is great I love the way he takes time to make sure that I know what to expect with my treatments what is next and keeping a close watch on my cancer and taking the next step as soon as possible

Patient rating

5 / 5
2/19/2018
Dr. DiNunno is an amazing man. He is caring and truly concerned about my well being. I feel like he is my Dr. and My Friend. It is always a pleasure to see him.

Patient rating

5 / 5
2/13/2018
Dr Dinunno is a gem. experienced, compassionate, honest, calm, informative .

Patient rating

5 / 5
1/29/2018
Knowledgeable, caring.

Patient rating

No Rating
1/16/2018
[...] Dr. Nuno is also very nice.

Patient rating

No Rating
1/11/2018
*Dr. Di Nunno is awesome! Makes me feel very comfortable & at peace.

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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.

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 gynecologic oncologists. Gynecologic surgical offerings are not included at this time due to a different survey tool required to evaluate these services.

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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