Alan Tan,MD

MD

Clinical Research Medical Director, CTCA Phoenix

4.8 (125 Ratings)

21 Reviews
Alan Tan -  Clinical Research Medical Director & Medical Oncologist and Hematologist
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It's truly a privilege to be an oncologist in such a collegial environment where we all have a common goal at helping our patients in the best way possible.

Location
Phoenix
North Phoenix
Specialties
Hematology
Medical Oncology
Education
Medical school:
Saint Georges University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies
Residency:
Internal Medicine - Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Fellowship:
Hematology & Oncology - Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Certifications
Medical Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

As Clinical Research Medical Director at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Goodyear, Arizona, Dr. Alan Tan works with patients to design a treatment plan to fit their specific needs and goals.

Dr. Tan joined CTCA® Phoenix in December of 2016. He is experienced in delivering targeted, individualized cancer treatment using the latest advances in cancer care. “Immunotherapy is not a new concept, however we now have newer ways of incorporating immunotherapy so that more patients benefit and have lower toxicity compared to chemotherapy,” says Dr. Tan. “Immunotherapy drugs are designed to help alert the immune system about mutated cells so it may locate and destroy them. Although we have made major strides in the past several years, we are still at the tip of the iceberg of immuno-oncology." As Director of Cancer Immunotherapy at our Phoenix hospital, Dr. Tan has a goal to offer more novel clinical trials investigating combinations of immunotherapy agents to potentially cure more patients of advanced malignancies.

Dr. Tan completed a Bachelor of Science degree in molecular biology from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois. He then spent two years in clinical and basic science research at The University of Chicago Hospitals in Chicago, Illinois, investigating intracellular signal transduction pathways.  He then earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from Saint Georges University School of Medicine in St. Georges, Grenada. He completed a residency and fellowship at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.

Dr. Tan has past clinical experience as a hematologist and oncologist at a hospital system in Northwest Indiana. He is also a key opinion leader and serves on several advisory boards. He currently is a principal investigator on several clinical trials at CTCA.

Dr. Tan is board certified in hematology, medical oncology and internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Board of Internal Medicine. Throughout his career, Dr. Tan has authored peer reviewed original research publications and presented his work at many lectures.

Outside of CTCA, Dr. Tan enjoys spending time traveling, hiking, biking and downhill skiing.  He is originally from Chicago and is a life-long Cubs fan.

Patient ratings
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About Our Ratings
May 23, 2019

5.0

"*Dr. Tan is awesome."
May 3, 2019

5.0

"very thorough"
Apr 30, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Tan is wonderful, very kind and understanding and explained everything so we can understand exactly what to look for and what to expect."
Mar 28, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Tan was very Professional, Knowledgeable and communicative. I have already recommended him and CTCA to others."
Mar 27, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Tan [...] are very patient with my questions and concerns"
Mar 26, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Tan is top notch. I trust him totally and do recommend him often."
Mar 21, 2019

5.0

"*Dr. Tan is very reassuring and I have great confident in him."
Mar 13, 2019

5.0

"I am thrilled to have a medical oncologist who will listen to me and work with me instead of lecturing me and putting me down."
Mar 11, 2019

5.0

"Love *Dr. Tan. Very smart caring doctor."
Jan 22, 2019

5.0

"*Dr. Tan is great spends all the time you need with him."
Jan 2, 2019

5.0

"*Dr. Alan Tan and his entire staff were very accommodating and helpful in answering all our questions. Also very attentive to concerns and explanation/recommendations for treatment."
Jan 2, 2019

5.0

"I was very pleased with [...] and Dr. Tan. they seemed very knowledgeable in the treatment of cancer."
Nov 29, 2018

5.0

"Even though Dr. Tan does not agree with my naturopathic ways of dealing with my cancer, he does not belittle me like other oncologists have done. We have an 'agree to disagree' with each other policy."
Nov 27, 2018

5.0

"Dr. Tan is the best doctor I have had experience with in my 60 years of living."
Nov 1, 2018

5.0

"*Dr. Tan is very professional and very caring. *Dr. Tan explains your treatment and is very positive and confident, which makes the patient feel hope to remission. Dr. Tan's staff is also very caring & profession with his patients. They are wonderful. Thank you!"
Oct 26, 2018

5.0

"I really like and trust *Doctor Tan."
Aug 21, 2018

5.0

"very confident with my Dr"
Jul 24, 2018

5.0

"Dr Tan was thorough and personable. I felt confident in his abilities that communicate and provide exceptional care."
Jul 22, 2018

5.0

"his very knowledgeable & patient ."
Jul 1, 2018

5.0

"I have already sent two friends to you since I started coming to CTCA"
Jun 12, 2018

5.0

"doctor tan is amazing.explains everything.answes all questions.amazing"