Bruce Gershenhorn,DO

DO

CTCA Lung Cancer Program Director

4.9 (154 Ratings)

40 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 at  Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Chicago, and Lung Cancer Program Director for CTCA®, 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 including comments directed at hospital COVID-19 policies and procedures. 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 25, 2021

5.0

"Very forthcoming in information and procedure."
May 18, 2021

5.0

"*Dr. Gershenhorn and staff made me confident they were going to figure this out."
May 18, 2021

5.0

"Love these guys! I had more questions answered in 15 mins. than I did in 5 visits in [...]!"
May 18, 2021

5.0

"*Dr. Gershenhorn is amazing!! I feel he's saving my life. Friendly, caring, explains things, listens. Always has a smile."
May 6, 2021

5.0

"My oncologist has become a friend - someone who truly cares about my health."
May 4, 2021

5.0

"Very Competent and Professional Medical staff."
Apr 23, 2021

5.0

"Outstanding. At one appointment he said "I was thinking about you as I was driving to work today". He was thinking about me before I got there, smart kind, honest & frank. 5 stars are not near enough."
Apr 21, 2021

5.0

"dr grishenhorn is detailed when giving you his final diagnoses."
Apr 21, 2021

5.0

"never had a doctor in my life that is so great then my cancer doctor"
Apr 20, 2021

5.0

"A great doctor."
Apr 14, 2021

5.0

"Dr. Gershenhorn is the best !!"
Apr 13, 2021

5.0

"Dr G is the best."
Apr 8, 2021

5.0

"He's very good Very reassuring addressed all my ?'s and eased my anxiety"
Mar 24, 2021

5.0

"doctors and nurses are amazing! saving my life!"
Mar 17, 2021

5.0

"efficent and very good at what he does dr bruce gershenhorn"
Mar 17, 2021

5.0

"Dr. Gershenhorn is one of the best"
Mar 11, 2021

5.0

"*Dr. G. couldn't be anymore perfect!"
Mar 3, 2021

5.0

"I have recommended the CTCA to many people. And Dr. G is the best doctor. Always listens and explains everything!"
Feb 21, 2021

5.0

"I was asked question that assured me that I was more that just a patient. I was treated like a royal guest or part of the family."
Feb 11, 2021

5.0

"I feel my life is in (his/their) hand) and I have the upmost confidence in the ability to care for me. Thank you for accepting me into this facility."
Feb 10, 2021

5.0

"*Dr. Gershenhorn was very nice & forthcoming with information & able to explain things that were confusing. I really liked him & his team."
Feb 10, 2021

5.0

"such a great experience and given so much good information"
Feb 9, 2021

5.0

"I already recommended *Dr. Gershenhorn."
Feb 5, 2021

5.0

"I have recommended *Dr. Gershenhorn to several. He went over that & records sent from my home state & drs. He was knowledgeable & what I had been through and involved others if needed to give a well rounded diagnosis & treatment recommendation."
Feb 3, 2021

5.0

"Excellant!!!"
Jan 7, 2021

5.0

"He is the sweetest guy."
Oct 5, 2020

5.0

"*Dr. Gershenhorn shows much respect, answers, explains all my questions, even to this day."
Jul 29, 2020

5.0

"I have recommended CTCA already"
Jul 24, 2020

5.0

"I feel *Dr. Gershenhorn takes me seriously when I ask questions. My husband and I both think Dr. is the best! I am so glad I came for a 2nd opinion at CTCA. I have received the very best care!"
Jul 16, 2020

5.0

"Dr. Gershenhorn was very attentive and genuine in his overall interaction."
Jul 15, 2020

5.0

"We feel that Dr. Gershenhorn is an excellent doctor who explained everything to us in very clear and excellent detail. He sounds extremely knowledgeable and very caring. People write online that he did miraculously good things for them and changed their lives, and we hope he will do it for us, and we feel that if he cannot do it, nobody can. Thank you Dr. Gershenhorn."
Jul 14, 2020

5.0

"Dr. Gershenhorn is not only knowledgeable and personable but also relates to his patients where they are at and on their level! We love him! Complete confidence!"
Jul 10, 2020

5.0

"JUST WOW! FANTASTIC"
Jul 8, 2020

5.0

"[...] was very pleased we both understood what they were striving for very comforting."
Jul 1, 2020

5.0

"dr. grishenhorn is fantastic. makes you feel good at every appt."
Jun 30, 2020

5.0

"a treasure!!"
Jun 30, 2020

5.0

"Dr. Gershenhorn is the best, caring doctor I've ever known. I thank God for him and feel he's the reason I'm alive."
Jun 24, 2020

5.0

"After coming to CTCA for the pat [...] years [...] has had several oncologists.....[...] and Dr. Gershenhorn. All all the best in their own different ways. We are satisfied with Dr. Gershenhorn. The only problem being that you get used to one and all of a sudden they are gone and you have to "break in" a new one! So far, so good. No complaints in the oncologist department."
Jun 24, 2020

5.0

"He is a great Doctor"
Jun 24, 2020

5.0

"YEA!!!"