Bruce Gershenhorn,DO

DO

Medical Director, Lung Cancer Center, CTCA Chicago

4.9 (272 Ratings)

72 Reviews
Bruce Gershenhorn - Medical Oncologist
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I like to get to know my patients on a personal level, and allow them to get to know me, if they like. The bond that develops over time between an oncologist and a patient and his or her family is unique and extremely powerful.

Location
Chicago
Specialties
Medical Oncology
Education
Medical school: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Residency:
Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center (Mount Sinai Beth Israel), Manhattan, NY
Fellowship:
Hematology & Oncology - Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
Certifications
Medical Oncology and Hematology - American Board of Internal Medicine

“I take pride in spending as much time as necessary with patients, until they feel all issues have been addressed to their satisfaction and are comfortable moving forward,” says Dr. Bruce Gershenhorn. As a Medical Oncologist and the Director of the Lung Cancer Center at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Chicago, Dr. Gershenhorn works on a dedicated team of cancer experts.

“At CTCA®, medical oncologists work together with radiation oncologists, oncologic surgeons, interventional radiologists, pathologists, naturopathic clinicians and other clinicians," says Dr. Gershenhorn. "I can honestly say I know of no other cancer center with such a patient-care focused, yet broad-based approach to fighting cancer. I am proud to be a member of this healing environment.”

Dr. Gershenhorn is board certified in medical oncology and hematology. He earned an osteopathic medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed an internal medicine residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, New York. In addition, Dr. Gershenhorn completed a fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York, where he served as Chief Fellow in the Department of Hematology/Oncology. He was honored with an award for his accomplishments as Chief Fellow. In 2016, Chicago Magazine named him to Chicago’s Top Cancer Doctors list for Medical Oncology.

Before pursuing an education in medicine, Dr. Gershenhorn completed a bachelor’s degree in biology at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. 

Dr. Gershenhorn says his relationship with patients is sacred. He adds, “I take recommendations I provide to my patients very seriously, and I treat my patients as I would treat my family.”

Just as he feels it’s important to treat patients with great respect, Dr. Gershenhorn also believes it’s essential to encourage patients to learn as much as they can about their disease and treatments.

“Patient empowerment revolves around education,” he says. “Arming patients with knowledge of both conventional and complementary anticancer therapies is critical. Empowerment allows patients to have control over a situation in which they may sometimes feel powerless. I believe this philosophy motivates patients to be more actively involved in decision-making and not just passive participants in their care.”

Furthermore, Dr. Gershenhorn believes the power of hope should never be underestimated in the fight against cancer. “It is the vision, in the mind’s eye, of a path to a brighter future," he says. "As an oncologist, I am in the unique position to provide hope and optimism, while at the same being realistic about the limitations of treatments.”

In his spare time, he enjoys gardening, sports and all outdoor activities, especially fishing.

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
May 22, 2019

5.0

"Very knowledgeable, walked us through our options and got [...] in right away to start his therapy. "
May 14, 2019

5.0

"love Dr gershenhorn a d really love [...]"
May 13, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Gershenhorn takes time to help us understand [...] treatments, and is genuinely concerned for [...] well being"
May 7, 2019

5.0

"Dr g has treated me for 5 year he has done what he said he would do when I first saw his very best"
May 5, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Gershenhorn treated my [...] and 5-months later started treating me. I only wanted him. He is INCREDIBLE along with [...] his assistant. I feel safe and very well in good hands with him."
Apr 9, 2019

5.0

"I really like the Doctor and staff. I really felt Dr Gershenhorn looked and double checked everything related to my condition, then said so now that we know what we're dealing with, let's go get it! Very inspiring in confidence. Love his socks also, it shows a great human side as well.nurses and practitioner are also great"
Apr 6, 2019

5.0

"I am fully confident in Dr G. I truly trust the care and appreciate the level of care that I receive during every visit."
Apr 5, 2019

5.0

"Dr Grisnhorn is very good"
Apr 3, 2019

5.0

"I appreciate Dr Gershenhorn and his staff."
Mar 28, 2019

5.0

"*Dr. Gershenhorn, is an amazing life saver, I can't say enough good about him, very perrsonable, great doctor, and he truly care's about his patient's."
Mar 20, 2019

5.0

"Dr Gershenhorn is very competent. knows the plan immediately for treatment. shows concern for the timing of treatment as we have 3 hr drive as hubby needs to go to work in the afternoon."
Mar 18, 2019

5.0

"I love my Oncologist Dr. Bruce Gersenhorn he explain everything very briefly about results of all test. he always treats all his patients good!"
Mar 15, 2019

5.0

"Dr. gershenhorn has been wonderful even though I'm not always the best patient."
Mar 12, 2019

5.0

"excellent care"
Mar 5, 2019

5.0

"very good."
Feb 22, 2019

5.0

"He is fantastic."
Feb 20, 2019

5.0

"DR G IS FABULOUS!"
Feb 17, 2019

5.0

"All the doctors are wonderful"
Feb 11, 2019

5.0

"100% confidence that he is doing the best he can with my situation. God bless him."
Feb 10, 2019

5.0

"We totally trust & love Dr Gershenhorn!"
Feb 10, 2019

5.0

"very caring, awesr And knowledgeable."
Jan 27, 2019

5.0

"I wish I could have taken Dr. Gershenhorn home! I've had bad experiences with the medical oncologists here at home - no compassion whatsoever."
Jan 27, 2019

5.0

"My Oncologists is the best !! He is always looking to make you feel and understand everything that is going to happen and to listen to your concerns needless to say I love him !! my soul is better for it.and my health."
Jan 21, 2019

5.0

"very educated and has my health a priority"
Jan 11, 2019

5.0

"*Dr. Gershenhorn was able to explain the various options & why he was recommending a particular approach. He used a white board which was helpful."
Dec 28, 2018

5.0

"*Dr. Bruce Gershenhorn is the best he's very friendly, & caring."
Dec 19, 2018

5.0

"Doctor Gershanhorn explained all and as a team we are beating the Dragon"
Dec 19, 2018

5.0

"Dr. Gurshenhorn is a great Dr. And I have recommended him to many other patients."
Dec 11, 2018

5.0

"Dr Gershenhorn is definitely a Top Doc. Dr G and his team at CTCA saved my life when doctors back home offered no hope."
Dec 11, 2018

5.0

"I adore Dr. Gershenhorn! He listens, is very attentive and appreciates my participation in my care."
Dec 5, 2018

5.0

"Dr. Gerschenhorn is the best and I trust him with my life. I'm truly blessed to have him and his team as I go through this horrible disease. Thank you CTCA for having such an amazing person/doctor on your rolls."
Dec 3, 2018

5.0

"Medical Oncologist AMAZING"
Dec 2, 2018

5.0

"I feel that I am getting the top medical care companion knowledgeable and to let you feel and know that we are in this together ."
Nov 30, 2018

5.0

"*Dr. Bruce Gershenhorn, he is the greatest doctor out of your staff, God bless him."
Nov 28, 2018

5.0

"very good"
Nov 18, 2018

5.0

"We do all the time!! Best oncologist on the planet!!"
Nov 18, 2018

5.0

"I have recommended to others"
Nov 16, 2018

5.0

"Dr. Gershenhorn is fantastic. [...]is also wonderful. They provide excellent care, answer all questions and let the patient and family be part of all the plans. [...] We appreciate Dr. Gershenhorn, [...] and [...] very much."
Nov 14, 2018

5.0

"doctor Gershenhorn and [...] are very top notch. I love them"
Oct 31, 2018

5.0

"Dr Gershenhorn is the best! He is matter of fact, looks you in the eye, and is very straightforward. I am happy to have him as my Dr."
Oct 30, 2018

5.0

"He is the best and the team is always on top of my care."
Oct 24, 2018

5.0

"dr gershenhorn & assistant [...] are amazingly kind & very patient when I had questions. I love them both. they are such a blessing! as well the entire team!"
Oct 15, 2018

5.0

"Dr. Gershonhorn is always ready to listen, never rushes us, and seems genuinely interested in how I'm feeling."
Oct 9, 2018

5.0

"I love Dr Gershenhorn. very smart, up front Dr. knows his stuff!"
Sep 27, 2018

5.0

"can't say enough good about Dr Gershenhorn! I'm almost [...] years into Stage [...] lung - and no one could tell I've even been ill! I thank God for my having Dr Gershenhorn as my doctor."
Sep 27, 2018

5.0

"He is a Good doctor he went over my results explained the type of tumor and gave his opinion answered our questions giving me information to make the best decision for me."
Sep 26, 2018

5.0

"Dr Gershenhorn is a wonderful doctor"
Sep 24, 2018

5.0

"DR G IS AWESOME"
Sep 24, 2018

5.0

"Very good"
Sep 21, 2018

5.0

"Very good in all areas (put me at ease regarding treatment), gave in detail the processes and forthcoming procedures."
Sep 18, 2018

5.0

"*Dr. Gershenhorn, *[...], and the team are great. All so caring and kind."
Sep 16, 2018

5.0

"Excellent."
Sep 7, 2018

5.0

"So thankful for Dr. Gershenhorn and his team of professionals. They saved my life! Others gave me no hope."
Sep 5, 2018

5.0

"I'm truly blessed that I have Dr. Gershonhorn as my doctor. He's brilliant, kind, thorough, and gives me his time instead of treating me like a number. I feel I'm alive today because of him and the rest of the team."
Aug 21, 2018

5.0

"Dr Gershenhorn has my complete confidence!!!!"
Aug 15, 2018

5.0

"Dr. Gershenhorn is the best!"
Aug 14, 2018

5.0

"We do recommend Dr G all the time!! He is the absolute best oncologist out there!! Hands down!!"
Aug 11, 2018

5.0

"Dr. G and his Nurse [...] are amazing very patient and caring!"
Aug 9, 2018

5.0

"what a great team. love dr. gershenhorn and [...]."
Jul 31, 2018

0.6

"I accepted Dr. Gershenhorn because he was part of the team that treated me when I first came to CTCA in [...]. He is ignorant and I am seeking a new doctor as I write this comment."
Jul 29, 2018

5.0

"We love how kind the staff is."
Jul 20, 2018

5.0

"The VERY best *Doct. G. GREAT."
Jul 18, 2018

5.0

"Excellent"
Jul 10, 2018

5.0

"Excellent"
Jun 27, 2018

5.0

"*Bruce is a great dr. He explained everything well and his staff called within three days of leaving the Cancer Center to let me know my test results."
Jun 26, 2018

5.0

"Dr G is the smartest man I know!"
Jun 26, 2018

5.0

"I do tell future patients that things have changed and are not as good as they were previously. Doctors and others try to get things done. The new time crunch they face now is not doctor or patient friendly. The doctors do the best they can."
Jun 25, 2018

5.0

"although he seems like he really cares for me and my situation... he sometimes spends more time entering info into laptop and talking to me at the same time, than just talking to me.. At the same time if there is any other appointments or anything need right away, he takes care of it for me..."
Jun 24, 2018

5.0

"Saved my life"
Jun 20, 2018

5.0

"My Oncologist is patient, listens, and doesn't make hasty negative decisions leaving the patient hopeless."
Jun 20, 2018

5.0

"I am so thankful to have Dr Gershenhorn! I totally trust & respect him!"
Jun 20, 2018

5.0

"Dr. Getshenhorn is incredible I am totally confident of his recommendations."