Eugene Ahn,MD

MD

Medical Director of Clinical Research, CTCA Chicago

4.8 (228 Ratings)

80 Reviews
Eugene Ahn - Medical Director of Clinical Research & Hematologist/Oncologist
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I promise to all of my patients an open, compassionate discussion about all topics related to cancer and together formulation of the best individualized treatment plan.

Location
CTCA Chicago
Specialties
Medical Oncology
Education
Medical school:
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL
Residency:
Internal Medicine - University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City
Fellowship:
Infectious Disease, Hematology/Oncology & Microbiology/Immunology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Certifications

Medical Oncology - American Board of Internal Medicine
Infectious Diseases - American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Dr. Eugene Ahn, MD, first dreamed of finding a cure for cancer when he was 5 years old. “My father was a hematologist/oncologist, and I always had a strong desire to improve our understanding and treatment of cancer,” says Dr. Ahn, Medical Director of Clinical Research at Cancer Treatment Centers of America ® (CTCA), Chicago, which is located between the Chicago and Milwaukee metro areas.

Dr. Ahn earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology at Yale University in 1993. He completed his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Miami in 1997. His postgraduate training, from 1997 to 2007, included a residency in internal medicine at the University of Utah, fellowships in infectious disease and hematology/oncology at the University Miami, and a National Institutes of Health-funded research fellowship in microbiology/immunology.

From 2007 to 2014, he served as faculty at the same institution, and as Assistant Professor, he was the principal investigator on numerous clinical trials focused on improving the treatment of breast cancer and other diseases. His work is published in renowned journals, including Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, Clinical Breast Cancer and Genomics. In 2016, Chicago Magazine named him to Chicago’s Top Cancer Doctors list for Medical Oncology. In 2017, he was elected by his peers to a three-year term on the board for The Society for Integrative Oncology.

Dr. Ahn recommends complementing conventional treatment plans with patient-preferred mind-body interventions to enhance immunity through innate biological pathways called “psychoneuroimmunology.” Research has shown that mind-body interventions enhance such conventional cancer treatments as surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy by improving dose tolerance and ability to complete therapy, quality of life and, in some studies, enhance cure rates.

“Ultimately, I joined CTCA® because they have been delivering for decades this type of integrative care to every patient that is seen here, and I’m excited for the unlimited possibilities we can build here by continuing to offer and further innovate this integrative approach,” says Dr. Ahn.

Licensed to practice medicine by the State of Florida and Illinois, Dr. Ahn is board certified in Medical Oncology, Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

He will also serve as CTCA Chicago's Medical Director for Clinical Research (in Integrative Oncology) to enhance the clinical research portfolio at CTCA. He has particular interest in studying the most active ingredients of an integrative oncology approach.

When he is not at CTCA, Dr. Ahn enjoys spending time with his wife and newborn girl, playing piano and guitar, and exploring the beautiful outdoors.

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 3, 2019

5.0

"Awesome"
Oct 2, 2019

3.8

"[...] retired and I have met with two new drs and like them both. dr ahn was very kind"
Oct 2, 2019

5.0

"As I said before I feel Nothing but hope at the CTCA my Oncologist give me the upmost care and information along with the rest of my team of Doctors they are amazing!!!"
Oct 2, 2019

5.0

"I love Dr. Ahn!"
Sep 27, 2019

5.0

"Love *Dr. Ahn! He is truly caring for my treatment and well-being. Hugs when I'm crying. Laughs when I'm smiling."
Sep 25, 2019

5.0

"ALWAYS EXCELLENT"
Sep 22, 2019

5.0

"i appreciate how he took the time to listen to my concerns and explain things to me."
Sep 17, 2019

5.0

"Outstanding doctor."
Sep 15, 2019

5.0

"He is the best"
Sep 9, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Eugene Ahn replace retired [...]. I feel very confident that he will work with me on my diagnosis."
Sep 4, 2019

5.0

"LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Dr. AHN! He has been a MAJOR part of my recovery and support over the past 4 plus years! Given that he's ALWAYS researching and learning, and has always been up front and completely honest with me, I TRUST HIM explicitly!!"
Aug 30, 2019

3.8

"This time there was a misunderstanding with the new treatment protocol. Two weeks ago the new treatment started and the oncologist said that the firsts four treatments will be every two week in separation, and after that once a month. This time I saw [...] . She clarified that there were only three treatments every two weeks each , and then once a month. They agreed that there was a misunderstanding and they corrected it right away ensuring me that this time everybody was in the same page. We are human and we commit mistake once in a while. I am glad that the Nurse Practitioner was able to spot this. Thank you "
Aug 25, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Ong is great."
Aug 21, 2019

5.0

"*Dr. Ahn, is very kind and patient. He is very thorough. I would recommend him."
Aug 21, 2019

5.0

"kind...clear communicator...gave me options...great listener..."
Aug 19, 2019

5.0

"He was an extraordinary listener and explained everything to me. He accepted by reluctance to do radiation treatment and even told me that because of my age, it might not be necessarily effective. He was very caring and ordered lab tests and a bone scan, which I was able to do before I went home. Those results were interpreted for me in a way I could understand. I wish I could help Dr. Ahn with his clinical trials, but I wasn't pursuing treatment at CTCA, only seeking a second opinion on my treatment plan."
Aug 15, 2019

5.0

"my first oncologist was never clear to me about informing me and always felt in the dark. retired now 2nd one didn't have long enough to figure out but nothing offered up. still in dark. new one current told me all the things I wished I knew and understood during my five year time being treated and my progression and expectations. I wish I would have had him first off. he offered clarity's I was so unsure off that I didn't understand before."
Aug 14, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Ahn is outstanding!!!"
Aug 14, 2019

5.0

"I think Dr. Ahn is absolutely amazing. Would not want anyone else taking charge of my treatment!"
Aug 8, 2019

5.0

"I am very impressed with the attention given by my oncologist. My Oncologist asks for information from my caregiver and I and then listens attentively and asks good follow-up questions. He is present and not distracted with other thoughts, other patients, or distracted by entering information into a computer while we talk. I feel I'm given information and options and helped to understand those options. We don't feel rushed during our appointments. There have been a few appointments where my oncologist was not punctual, and I understand that he is providing that same courtesy to other patients and / or possibly double-checking my record prior to our appointment. But it has not inhibited our ability to fulfill our goals for the appointment."
Aug 7, 2019

5.0

"this was my first time with Dr. Ahn after having [...]. I was very pleased with [...] and was hoping I would feel as comfortable with Dr. Ahn, he was compassionate and knowledgeable, I was not disappointed. My experience with all of the Drs. as well as nurses and staff have been nothing short of stellar. I am so thankful for CTCA"
Aug 4, 2019

5.0

"I love the way i am taken care of.My medical oncologist is the best."
Aug 4, 2019

5.0

"good"
Jul 31, 2019

5.0

"They were wonderful too me they congratulations me on my 5 years they sign a certificate and gave me a gift."
Jul 30, 2019

3.1

"I am a previous patient of [...] who I found to be exceptional in my ongoing care for Breast Cancer ([...] now well check ups). Dr. Ahn felt some of [...] 's ways were old fashioned... (I LOVED THAT) as he always put me at ease. Dr. Ahn is knowledgeable but it will take time for me to truly warm up to his kind of care. I was told he doesn't traditional do breast exams but for this visit but I requested one. Scheduling told me he recommended I return next year to see the Nurse Practitioner but I insisted on a "Dr." visit. I am coming from [...] - 2days travel, trains and my spouse takes time off for this I prefer the best I can get. "
Jul 14, 2019

5.0

"oncologist are all good"
Jun 27, 2019

5.0

"Great Dr.Ahh is a blessing from above ."
Jun 25, 2019

5.0

"felt he was listening. very personable."
Jun 18, 2019

5.0

"I loved *Dr. Ahn met him for the first time in [...]. [...] I am 10 years cancer free THANK YOU JESUS! "
Jun 18, 2019

5.0

"very good"
Jun 18, 2019

5.0

"Love Dr. Ahn!"
Jun 17, 2019

5.0

"I was immediately impressed by Dr. Ahn's demeanor, knowledge and bedside manner on our first meeting (I transferred my care from CTCA [...]"
Jun 12, 2019

2.5

"Was 45 minutes late, new to me, and no eye contact when he came in or personal interaction. Great with just the facts."
Jun 10, 2019

5.0

"Dr Ahn is incredible. I've met many medical professionals in my own medical career and he's by far the best. shows great compassion and yet is on top of research and front line treatment options. obviously incredible knowledgeable and positive. He always finds time to explain things and answer questions. A truly exceptional oncologist and great person! we couldn't be happier with him and feel lucky to have him as our Oncologist. keep up the hard work!!"
Jun 2, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Ahn seems to remember my case each visit. He is genuine and caring. I appreciate his care and focus on my progress."
May 30, 2019

5.0

"I recommend him to people I know who have cancer"
May 30, 2019

3.8

"He is a good oncologist, but during the visit I would like that he could spend a little more time doing a whole physical check , not just a talk."
May 29, 2019

3.8

"My oncologist retired. This was my first time seeing the new oncologist. Although, I liked him I was a little uneasy that he changed some ways from Dr. Citron. I also didn't get to visit with the nutritionist or anyone. This was also a first"
May 29, 2019

3.8

"just started with my 3rd oncologist. my first 2 retired. I just met Ahn and liked him but only met him once."
May 29, 2019

5.0

"Love Dr. Ahn"
May 23, 2019

5.0

"Absolutely wonderful care and very knowledgeable"
May 14, 2019

5.0

"I have 2 neighbors I tell them they need to come here. One is in stage [...] , and the other one is stage [...] breast cancer."
May 7, 2019

3.8

"Dr Ahn was very attentive and sincere. He provided practical solutions for the concerns I presented."
May 6, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Ahn was amazing-very good at explanations, and providing me with articles to read regarding treatment options. Once he understood that I was willing and able to do extra things, he encouraged me to continue exercising through all of my treatments. I have been blessed to be one of his patients!"
May 5, 2019

5.0

"I completely trust Dr. Ahn and his staff to know and recommend the best treatment for me. I would definitely recommend him to others in my situation."
Apr 30, 2019

5.0

"very personable. I felt listened to & heard"
Apr 30, 2019

5.0

"Wonderful physician. Honest, caring and knowledgeable. Patient centered treatment. Easy to talk to and understand."
Apr 30, 2019

1.9

"very rushed and frazzled. commented how busy he was since colleague retired. Big change since I first began treatment at CTCA."
Apr 29, 2019

5.0

"*Dr. Ahn is knowledgeable in the medical field yet very personable. he NEVER rushed us with all our questions. This is a man you would want on your side when facing cancer. He is a gift and I highly recommend him!"
Apr 28, 2019

3.8

"this was the first time meeting Dr. Ahn"
Apr 22, 2019

5.0

"*Dr. Ahm was professional and caring. I appreciated his obvious concern with my well being."
Apr 11, 2019

5.0

"my oncologist is awesome any questions or concerns that I had he was more than willing to take the time to answer them"
Apr 10, 2019

5.0

"He is the best. Would not go to anyone else."
Apr 7, 2019

5.0

"The new one is amazing! my first one ,Was not a good fit for me. my answers are for my new one."
Apr 2, 2019

5.0

"I feel like *Dr. Ann is the BEST. He is so smart & kind & we felt like he truly cares for his patients!!!"
Apr 1, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Ahn is the best I have ever dealt with. I trust and respect him with my care. Great Doc... I recommend him to everyone I know going through breast cancer"
Apr 1, 2019

5.0

"Completely. Dr Ahn was all a Dr should be!"
Mar 26, 2019

5.0

"Dr Ahn was excellent and spent a lot of time with us."
Mar 13, 2019

5.0

"I would recommend Dr. Ahn to anyone. He is great!"
Mar 5, 2019

5.0

"only doctor I love and trust this much!"
Mar 4, 2019

5.0

"I have a new oncologist, Dr. Ahn. And he is wonderful!!"
Feb 21, 2019

5.0

"Dr Ahn is an amazing doctor. His knowledge of the disease is widespread. He is always well versed on any new treatment or studies that have come out. He always makes sure I understand the treatment and always answers every question."
Feb 13, 2019

5.0

"Bravo Dr. Ahn. you are an amazing man. He spent time explaining everything. He truly cares for his patients. Thank you for being awesome."
Feb 12, 2019

5.0

"very pleased with Dr. Ahn and his staff"
Jan 30, 2019

5.0

"Dr Ahn and [...] have been extremely helpful, professional and showing wonderful compassion, integrity, and professionalism throughout this journey. They are the best of the best! I could not be more pleased and confident throughout the process, only because of these two wonderful Physicians."
Jan 29, 2019

5.0

"Dr Ahn is very straight forward and compassionate. He took time to be sure my feelings and daughters were at ease. He helped me understand options and his sense of urgency was great."
Jan 27, 2019

5.0

"I love Dr. Eugene Ahn,my oncologist. He listens to me. I already tell everyone I know with cancer to go to ctca."
Jan 22, 2019

5.0

"Keep up great job."
Jan 22, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Ahn is a blessing & anything I send an email with a question or concern he and/or his team gets back to me promptly. I appreciate his concern."
Jan 22, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Ahn is brilliant and compassionate."
Jan 17, 2019

5.0

"My doctor is excellent! He always listens and gives great advice. He is very caring and dedicated to my treatment and well-being."
Jan 14, 2019

5.0

"I always compliment CTCA on my care to others!"
Jan 11, 2019

3.8

"personable and likeable. impressed with his knowledge and caring manner"
Jan 7, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Ahn is extremely caring and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him."
Jan 2, 2019

5.0

"Dr Ahn and I have had our differences. but I respect his medical opinion and knowledge. I feel I am in good hands."
Dec 26, 2018

5.0

"We just love Dr. Ahn's bedside manner and his thoroughness. He tries to give us his time and answers our questions."
Dec 2, 2018

5.0

"very caring, listens and answers all my questions."
Nov 14, 2018

4.4

"My favorite thing about my Oncologist is his patience. He does not seem in a rush, and always has given me time to address every issue I have had."
Nov 7, 2018

5.0

"I am almost finished with my treatments. I have been pleased with Dr Ahn from the beginning. He has been concerned throughout, giving me the time I needed to make decisions and answering my questions ( I had many). I am very pleased with the treatment I have received from him. I haven't been the easiest patient and for the most part he kept his patience with me. I am grateful to have him as my doctor."
Oct 30, 2018

5.0

"Always talking and referring this wonderful place to others!"