Bradford Tan,MD


Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, City of Hope Atlanta, Chicago and Phoenix

Bradford Tan - Chair Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

I am proud to be a member of the integrated care team at City of Hope and to serve our patients and their families.

City of Hope Chicago
2520 Elisha Avenue
Zion, IL 60099
Medical school:
Cebu Institute of Medicine, Cebu City, Philippines
Anatomic & Clinical Pathology - University of Illinois Metropolitan Group Hospitals, Chicago
Academic Appointments

Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Pathology


Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology, American Board of Pathology
Fellow, College of American Pathologists
Fellow, American Society for Clinical Pathology

About Me

Bradford Tan, MD, has devoted nearly three decades of his career to serving patients at City of Hope. In addition to serving as Medical Director of the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and the Stem Cell Laboratory at City of Hope Chicago, Dr. Tan serves as Chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine for City of Hope Atlanta, Chicago and Phoenix. He also leads the City of Hope Chicago hospital's medical team as Chief of Staff. 

Dr. Tan is a visionary leader who understands that the pathology and laboratory team play an essential role in every patient’s care. Dr. Tan says his vision for Laboratory Services at City of Hope is to be nationally recognized for excellence in delivering accurate, timely and the highest quality of services to our patients by providing complete, innovative, state-of-the-art diagnostic and consultative services.

Dr. Tan was named as one of the 2011 U.S. News & World Report Top Doctors. He has also been named one of the top pathologists in the Chicago area by the Consumers’ Research Council of America and was recognized as one of Castle Connolly's Top Doctors® many times and as recently as 2022. He is a Fellow of the College of American Pathologists and the American Society for Clinical Pathology.

Over the years, Dr. Tan and his team have helped the City of Hope enterprise's laboratory services grow significantly. His team is constantly offering new and innovative testing methods that strive to improve the lives of patients. As Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at City of Hope, Dr. Tan ensures tests performed in laboratories across the enterprise are accurately run, and that the results are provided to our physicians and patients in the shortest amount of time possible. He oversees the implementation of cutting-edge tests that help our oncologists provide the most targeted medical treatments to each patient.

Dr. Tan earned a medical degree from the Cebu Institute of Medicine in the Philippines. Thereafter, he completed an anatomic and clinical pathology residency at the University of Illinois Metropolitan Group Hospitals. He is a member of various pathology associations locally and nationally.

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