Eugene Ahn,MD

MD

Deputy Medical Director of Clinical Research

4.9 (113 Ratings)

43 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. He also serves the CTCA enterprise as Deputy Medical Director of Clinical Research.

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, and he's been recognized as one of Castle Connolly's Top Doctors® many times, most recently in 2021. 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 also serves as CTCA Chicago's Medical Director for Clinical Research 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
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About our ratings
Jul 29, 2021

5.0

"Dr. Ahn is awsome. Very personable and knowledgeable."
Jul 28, 2021

5.0

"Dr. Ahn explains everything. Holistic recommendations also."
Jul 19, 2021

5.0

"*Dr. Ahn has a great bedside manner and takes time to explain everything in detail. He is always positive and encouraging."
Jul 16, 2021

5.0

"I have only praise for *Dr. Ahn & his team."
Jul 8, 2021

5.0

"Dr Ahn is awesome."
Jul 8, 2021

5.0

"CTCA has a gem in Dr. Ahn. He goes above and beyond what is expected. I have been totally blessed by having him as my Doctor. He is professional, brilliant, filled with empathy and compassion and I feel so confident in his approach and the answers that he gives. He is the BEST of the BEST!"
Jun 17, 2021

5.0

"He is awesome. Very good at explaining everything."
Jun 11, 2021

5.0

"*Dr. Ahn is AMAZING - his skill & care are unmatched! They both matter."
May 20, 2021

5.0

"He was great! He was very personable, easy to ask questions of and explained in detail my situation, the likely course of treatment and why the type of treatments would be necessary."
May 6, 2021

5.0

"He is an amazing doctor. He takes care of his patients. I was impressed with his knowledge."
Apr 28, 2021

5.0

"Dr. Ahn exceeded my expectations in every way. He is kind and extremely intelligent. I can't say enough good things about Dr. Ahn and his staff."
Apr 27, 2021

5.0

"LOVE *Dr. Ahn. He is amazing. So warm and knowledgeable. I've recommended him MULTIPLE times. (And we live 7.5t hrs. away)."
Apr 27, 2021

5.0

"*Dr. Ahn cares about you as his patient, I thank God for leading me to an awesome treatment center."
Apr 26, 2021

5.0

"Dr. Ahn is intelligent and cares greatly for his patients."
Apr 22, 2021

5.0

"Dr. Ahn is great"
Apr 13, 2021

5.0

"He is the best !"
Apr 13, 2021

5.0

"very patient and attentive to my concerns."
Apr 13, 2021

5.0

"Dr Ahn is an amazing Dr I would recommend him to anyone having to go through cancer very smart and nice man."
Apr 13, 2021

5.0

"very good"
Apr 12, 2021

5.0

"*Dr. Ahn is amazing. I have referred at least one patient to your facility and recommend CTCA to people on a constant basis."
Apr 8, 2021

5.0

"Dr Ahn, [...] and [...] are professional, caring and extremely competent. Not only are they ranked top of their fields but the practice what they preach and are sincere about the well being of their patients. This kind of attitude is what CTCA represented with Richard Stephenson was around!"
Apr 1, 2021

5.0

"Dr. Ahn explained everything well. I felt relief from stress as he explained my condition and what he recommended for treatment. He showed that he looked at my information carefully and put together a well thought out plan to help with what I am facing."
Mar 31, 2021

5.0

"Dr Ahn is the Best!!!!! He has always been very caring, very informative, very gentle, very thorough. In my opinion I would not be where I am today without Dr. Ahn. He has been respectful to my Faith beliefs of healing and he has went over and beyond any of my expectations for any Dr. I have had in my life. I feel that I'm very blessed to have had him leading my treatment in a rare kind of cancer, [...]."
Mar 31, 2021

5.0

"great guy but can get a lil testy when challenged"
Mar 24, 2021

5.0

"*Dr. Ahn is very knowledgeable."
Mar 24, 2021

5.0

"I feel like Dr.Ahn and his staff are very responsive to my needs and concerns. I very much trust my team."
Mar 24, 2021

5.0

"LOVE Dr Ahn!!"
Mar 22, 2021

5.0

"Dr. Ahn is the best!"
Mar 18, 2021

5.0

"Super appreciate *Dr. Ahn!"
Mar 11, 2021

5.0

"I absolutely love *Dr. Ahn and his medical staff."
Mar 10, 2021

5.0

"Dr. Ahn has recommended books that were very helpful to me at my first visit. He has a good sense of humor. I like Dr. Ahn and I feel comfortable with Dr. Ahn. I believe that he is always thinking about my best healthcare interest."
Mar 4, 2021

5.0

"*Dr. Ahn is the best!"
Feb 26, 2021

5.0

"*Dr. Ahn is always kind, informative & easy to talk with. I email him with concerns & he quickly responses."
Feb 24, 2021

5.0

"I trust Dr. Ahn with treatment decisions and appreciate his availability to answer questions between visits."
Feb 24, 2021

5.0

"Dr. Ahn is AMAZING! He is beyond thorough in explaining and taking time with you at every appointment. He is very accepting of the route you choose, modern/alternative."
Feb 24, 2021

5.0

"Dr. Ahn truly listened to my concerns. I feel more at ease since my consult with him than I have since my cancer diagnosis one year ago."
Feb 21, 2021

5.0

"We were very pleased with the time the doctor spent explaining the diagnosis and answering our questions."
Feb 21, 2021

5.0

"I recommend Dr Ahn all the time. he is personable, kind and honest with me."
Feb 11, 2021

5.0

"My confidence in Dr. Ahn is higher than rated but there was no button for that. He expresses great interest in me and how I'm doing in life beyond just the cancer. He demonstrate great ability in research and shares any new information that may affect me and my treatment. He is a great asset to CTCA."
Feb 3, 2021

5.0

"Dr Ahn is the kindest dr / oncologist I have ever encountered. Very smart. Kind and caring. always knows what is next if what we are doing isn't working. Always has suggestions to help with any thing that may not be working as it should. Ie: diet, exercise, etc etc"
Jan 21, 2021

5.0

"*Dr. Ahn is my favorite dr. thus far. Very knowledgeable & concerned w/overall health & nutritional supplements & COVID prevention."
Oct 26, 2020

5.0

"First time meeting *Dr. Aha. Very nice and didn't rush out of room explained everything - Answered my questions."
Oct 7, 2020

5.0

"I like *Dr. Ahn. He has recommended books for me to read that have helped me to understand my medical condition how to alleviate some of my problems. I am continuing to read these books that he recommended."