Ashwin Sheelvanth,MD

MD

Medical Oncologist, CTCA Chicago

4.8 (160 Ratings)

38 Reviews
Ashwin Sheelvanth - Hematologist-Oncologist & Medical Oncologist
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I try to give patients options and come up with a plan with them. It's about what feels comfortable to them. I also try to be conscious of their need to travel to and from the hospital, and their time and expenses. I encourage them to consider all of these factors when they decide.

Location
Chicago
Specialties
Medical Oncology
Hematology
Education
Medical school:
J.J.M. Medical College, Davangere, India
Residency:
Internal Medicine - New York Medical College, Valhalla
Fellowship:
Medical Oncology/Hematology - New York Medical College
Certifications
Medical Oncology & Hematology, American Board of Internal Medicine

Ashwin Sheelvanth, MD, says the integrated model of care at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) drew him to the network of cancer hospitals’ location in Illinois: CTCA® Chicago.

“The integrated team approach makes CTCA different from other hospitals and cancer treatment facilities,” he says. “Here, I can work with other clinicians to provide conventional medicine, nutrition, naturopathic medicine, and other therapies—all as integral parts of their treatment.”

Many of Dr. Sheelvanth’s patients are fighting gastrointestinal cancers, such as advanced-stage esophageal, colon or rectal cancer. Dr. Sheelvanth is determined to find the right treatment for each of his patients, helping them to aggressively fight the disease and improve their quality of life.

Board certified in hematology and medical oncology, Dr. Sheelvanth earned a medical degree from J.J.M. Medical College in Davangere, India. He completed a residency and fellowship at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York.

Prior to serving CTCA patients, Dr. Sheelvanth practiced medical oncology and hematology at Tri-Valley Oncology Hematology Associates in Westlake Village, California. He also garnered experience at two other oncology facilities in the Midwest.

Dr. Sheelvanth has conducted research in association with Sarah Cannon Research Institute and the Translational Oncology Research International (TORI) Network with UCLA. He has been published in the journals Medical Oncology and the British Journal of Haematology. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology.

Family is very important to Dr. Sheelvanth. He and his wife (who is currently in medical school) have two young boys. The good-humored doctor is also an avid tennis player and fan.

Patient ratings
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 occurance. 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.
About Our Ratings
Mar 27, 2019

5.0

"he is open and honest. I have a question and he answers it. no bs"
Mar 27, 2019

5.0

"awesome and amazing. Very caring and understanding. patience with much empathy. The best Dr. I've ever had."
Mar 20, 2019

5.0

"Recommend to every person I talk to."
Mar 19, 2019

5.0

"I love my Doctor he cares so much for me."
Mar 12, 2019

5.0

"Excellent!"
Mar 11, 2019

5.0

"I trust my doctor and his team"
Mar 5, 2019

5.0

"He makes everything easy to understand and takes the time to answer questions we ask. We never feel rushed."
Feb 26, 2019

5.0

"very friendly and professional. explanation of my condition was detailed and in words that I can understand."
Feb 26, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Shellvanth completely earned my respect and trust as a doctor. He was willing to answer our many questions with clear and precise answers we could understand. I would highly recommend him to others."
Feb 25, 2019

5.0

"soft spoken with a big heart for each of us"
Feb 20, 2019

5.0

"Knowledgeable and professional"
Feb 12, 2019

5.0

"I'm very satisfied."
Feb 10, 2019

5.0

"My oncologist is the best you have at CTCA! Dr S and his staff are wonderful!"
Dec 27, 2018

5.0

"I trust him"
Dec 26, 2018

5.0

"LOVE my doctors!!!! Dr. Sheelvanth is the BEST!!!"
Nov 18, 2018

5.0

"Excellent!"
Nov 7, 2018

5.0

"The greatest"
Oct 10, 2018

1.9

"[...] Dr Sheelvanth seems knowledgeable and has a great personality but has never examined patient at all! Not even a touch!"
Sep 7, 2018

5.0

"Dr.Sheelvanth is very direct in his answers to my guestions and explains everything openly. He is able to accomplish this in an easy manner in which I can feel engaged."
Sep 6, 2018

5.0

"The Dr. was honest and seemed caring"
Aug 30, 2018

5.0

"Dr. Shellvanth is the main reason that we come to Zion. His is absolutely amazing. He is so knowledgeable, caring, and patient. He makes us feel like family. He takes time to explain everything fully and is always sure that we understand. He is the BEST!!!!"
Aug 29, 2018

5.0

"Dr Sheelvanth (sp?) is THEE BEST Dr there is!! He's got heart!!"
Aug 28, 2018

5.0

"Dr. Sheelvanth and his staff are amazing. They are always great with me."
Aug 24, 2018

5.0

"Best guy every."
Aug 8, 2018

5.0

"Very caring doctor. Thorough explanation of scan results and future options."
Jul 17, 2018

5.0

"Dr.Sheelvanth is a great doctor and I believe he has put together a good game plan for my cancer."
Jul 3, 2018

5.0

"I would highly recommend my Dr. to others."
Jun 28, 2018

5.0

"the oncologist is very thorough easy to understand very pleasant was answering all questions very patient very thorough & greatly appreciated"
Jun 26, 2018

5.0

"first time for me and him as [...] retired. liked him very well"
Jun 26, 2018

5.0

"knowledgeable, patient and personable"
Jun 24, 2018

5.0

"Hate the fact I need to go to the center but very happy with Dr. Sheelvanth. He is very knowledgeable, takes time with us, we never feel rushed, and he's very personable."
Jun 15, 2018

5.0

"I have great confidence and respect for *Dr. Sheelvath."
May 30, 2018

5.0

"excellent"
May 23, 2018

5.0

"Dr. Sheelvanth is amazing!"
May 22, 2018

5.0

"Put me at ease, was very thorough, care was great!!"
May 13, 2018

5.0

"We have told everyone how amazing your facility is"
Apr 30, 2018

5.0

"Dr. Sheelvanth IS the best in medicine!!!!"
Apr 23, 2018

5.0

"very good experience here with my oncologist. took the time I needed to explain and teach what was going on."