Bruce Gershenhorn,DO

DO

CTCA Lung Cancer Program Director

4.8 (222 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
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
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!!!"
Jun 16, 2020

5.0

"I think *Dr. G. is the bomb."
Jun 14, 2020

3.8

"[...]. I like my doctor because he appears to work with my wishes too, & not just follow protocol."
Jun 10, 2020

5.0

"Love Dr. Gershenhorn and team. They go out of their way for me!!"
Jun 10, 2020

5.0

"we have already recommended you too many of our friends"
Jun 9, 2020

5.0

"Very comfortable to speak to both nurse and doctor. Answered our questions. Explained in laymen's terms the [...] cancer and treatment."
Jun 9, 2020

5.0

"You are No.1 in my book! All that I met while there, and there were many, had the same feelings as I did. Quite a testimony for sure!"
Jun 6, 2020

5.0

"highly recommend Dr Gershenhorn to others!"
Jun 4, 2020

5.0

"he very like able and help me so much I wouldn't give him up for anything"
Jun 2, 2020

5.0

"Caring and Very help-full and understanding"
Jun 2, 2020

5.0

"he is very good but all of the doctors are very good"
May 27, 2020

5.0

"The doctor was excellent! [...]"
May 24, 2020

5.0

"Dr. Gershenhorn is amazing! [...]."
May 20, 2020

5.0

"Great!"
May 19, 2020

5.0

"Very thorough and knowledgeable"
May 19, 2020

5.0

"Dr Gershenhorn is awesome"
May 14, 2020

5.0

"Dr Gershenhorn is so kind and caring. His plan of care saved my life. I am [...] years old and have an excellent quality of life. I was given no hope and told to get affairs in order in [...] whereI I was diagnosed. So thankful for Dr G and CTCA!"
May 13, 2020

5.0

"Dr. Gershenhorn and staff are tremendous."
May 12, 2020

5.0

"*Dr. G is on top of things. He takes great care of me."
May 12, 2020

3.8

"seem to be in a hurry"
May 6, 2020

5.0

"Very nice and informative. Answered all questions and concerns."
May 1, 2020

5.0

"*Dr. Gernshen Horn - not only great doctor but very personable with my family & I."
Apr 28, 2020

5.0

"love dr gershinhorn"
Apr 16, 2020

5.0

"I absolutely love *Dr. G.! He is patient and always takes the time to listen and he values my input."
Apr 15, 2020

5.0

"We love Dr. G.! He deserves the utmost respect, professionally and as a good human being!"
Apr 15, 2020

5.0

"my doctor explains everything so that I can understand it. He is very caring. Easy to talk too. I feel very comfortable."
Apr 8, 2020

5.0

"Dr. Gershenhorn is phenomenal. He treats me like a person and not a number. He's taken his time with me every time I see him, which is about every [...] weeks now. He's caring, kind, optimistic, and he's given me so much hope. I credit him with saving my life. I absolutely WOULD recommend him and his nurse, [...]."
Apr 6, 2020

5.0

"He's amazing. He has always been there for me and my family. He shows care and concern and he is an all around great doctor. We (i) am blessed to have him."
Mar 25, 2020

5.0

"I love Dr. G and staff"
Mar 10, 2020

5.0

"Very personable,knowledgeable and answered all of our questions"
Mar 10, 2020

5.0

"I can say enough good things about the treatment it is always great."
Mar 9, 2020

5.0

"I think Dr. Gershenhorn is phenomenal allow him to be the best he can be. I pay a very expensive air fare and travel time to see him."
Feb 25, 2020

5.0

"very lovely and make you feel good about your self"
Feb 18, 2020

5.0

"Exhibits willingness to listen and take what I say seriously. Very good at addressing concerns and facilitating appointments with other practitioners at facility when needed. Good personality and easy to talk to."
Feb 11, 2020

5.0

"Very open and honest, and showed compassion."
Feb 5, 2020

5.0

"Amazing"
Feb 4, 2020

5.0

"Amazing!! Friendly. Explains things. Not in a rush. Your don't fee like a number."
Feb 1, 2020

5.0

"I would recommend Cancer treatment center to anyone that I'm aware of that has cancer or that has been told that they might need to see an oncologist"
Jan 29, 2020

5.0

"Gershenhorn awesome Dr!!!!"
Jan 28, 2020

2.5

"The doctor is always in a hurry and doesn't share results with me. I don't feel that I am being given the real facts of my illness to me. I have to ask many questions to know what is going on. I fly halfway around the world just for 5 minutes with the doctor and this is concerning for me."
Jan 26, 2020

5.0

"love him so nice and explains everything lol"
Jan 23, 2020

5.0

"DR G IS THE BEST!"
Jan 14, 2020

5.0

"Dr Gershenhorn and his staff are excellent. I am a [...] cancer survivor of [...] years with good quality of life. Have had good scans/labs since last treatment [...] So thankful for Dr G and the entire staff of CTCA Zion. I highly recommend my doctor and this facility. "
Dec 31, 2019

5.0

"excellant"
Dec 25, 2019

5.0

"Felt that they have empathy and really care about you,body,mind and soul."
Dec 9, 2019

5.0

"We would like to give Dr. Gershenhorn 1027 on a scale of 1-5!"
Nov 27, 2019

3.8

"He never listens to my lungs, or heart. I am on serious medication that can affect my heart, but he never listens."
Nov 27, 2019

5.0

"keep up the good work"
Nov 26, 2019

5.0

"very caring"
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."