Bruce Gershenhorn,DO

DO

Medical Director, Lung Cancer Center, CTCA Chicago

4.9 (296 Ratings)

73 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
CTCA 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 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.
About Our Ratings
Oct 29, 2019

5.0

"my oncologist and his team are the best. They save my life in [...] . Now I just see them once a year to make sure that Cancer didn't come back. "
Oct 29, 2019

5.0

"we sure like Dr Gershenhorn and [...] as well as their staff altogether.[...]is awesome also"
Oct 22, 2019

5.0

"I have already recommended CTCA and Dr. Gershenhorn to all my friends !!"
Oct 17, 2019

5.0

"Tey did their part , I did my part and as a team I'm still in physical World after [...] tumors "
Oct 16, 2019

5.0

"The doctors and nurses we met were so helpful and caring."
Oct 7, 2019

5.0

"I have complete confidence in my Dr. and in Cancer Treatment Center in Chicago."
Oct 7, 2019

5.0

"Awesome!!"
Oct 7, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Gershenhorn is vey caring and warm."
Oct 2, 2019

5.0

"Dr G is great with me and my family he is honest, answers all questions. I feel like he truly cares about me and everyone he treats. He is one of my heroes."
Sep 24, 2019

5.0

"I very much like Dr. Gershenhorn, he explains things very well and he makes sure I understand what is happening."
Sep 23, 2019

5.0

"The best none better."
Sep 10, 2019

5.0

"highly recommended to others"
Sep 10, 2019

5.0

"Dr.G and [...] have gone above and beyond to make sure I understand everything that is going on with my prognosis and progress. I wouldn't change Oncologists for anything!"
Sep 9, 2019

5.0

"Great"
Sep 4, 2019

5.0

"Dr Gershenhorn is the BEST! God bless him and his staff!"
Aug 28, 2019

5.0

"dr. gershenhorn is Awesome"
Aug 26, 2019

5.0

"best Dr I have ever had for any illness"
Aug 25, 2019

5.0

"Excellent!! couldn't ask for a better Oncologist or PA [...]"
Aug 21, 2019

5.0

"great doctor. was real good about my problems and on top of things."
Aug 19, 2019

5.0

"I'm very thankful to have Dr Gershenhorn as my doctor!"
Aug 15, 2019

5.0

"EXCELLENT"
Jul 31, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Gershenhorn and his team gave me hope. They are the best."
Jul 28, 2019

5.0

"we have every confidence in [...] and Dr Gershenhorn and staff. We can't recommend them highly enough"
Jul 25, 2019

5.0

"I love Bruce Gershenhorn he is one of a kind."
Jul 25, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Gershenhorn visit with me is Awesome. He comes in with a great attitude he has looked over my chart he has viewed my results and before I can ask a question he answer them before I ask. concerns I may have he listen and address them. Is love a strong word my husband and I love and respect his ability and my confidence in him has helped me go through this life changing event."
Jul 11, 2019

5.0

"complete trust in his care. He shows true concern and really listens to your needs."
Jul 10, 2019

5.0

"he's the best!"
Jul 9, 2019

5.0

"great Oncologist, pleasant, timely, friendly,"
Jul 9, 2019

5.0

"Dr. G is the best. I'm the type of person who wants the bottom line and don't need to be coddled or petted. Dr. G answers the difficult/hard questions I ask. At first it made him a tad uncomfortable but now he answers them without flinching."
Jul 2, 2019

5.0

"*Dr. "G" always makes me feel welcomed and at ease when visiting during my apptmts. He ALWAYS takes time to answer my questions. I always feel like I'm not to be rushed-"
Jun 28, 2019

5.0

"I actually have recommended *Dr. Gershenhorn to other people."
Jun 28, 2019

5.0

"AWESOME, outstanding, kind, relatable."
Jun 26, 2019

5.0

"have only met with Dr Gershenhorn once but really liked him and feel confident that he will get me on proper therapy to kick the cancer near my left kidney"
Jun 18, 2019

5.0

"talking to all doctor's was on time and very helpful"
Jun 18, 2019

5.0

"excellent"
Jun 16, 2019

5.0

"He saved my mothers life. she is doing amazing. How could we not love him and ctca!!!!!! Thank you"
Jun 6, 2019

5.0

"Fantastic"
Jun 5, 2019

5.0

"Have not been treated by him just see him for results on tests."
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"