Eugene Ahn,MD

MD

Deputy Medical Director, CTCA Clinical Research

4.9 (181 Ratings)

76 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. 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 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
Aug 6, 2020

4.4

"First time visit with this oncologist as previous oncologist retired."
Jul 24, 2020

5.0

"great medical oncologist experience"
Jul 5, 2020

5.0

"Dr. Ahn is amazing. I'd recommend him to everyone. He's very comforting. Doesn't treat you like a number. Doesn't act like he's got 50 patients to see that day so "hurry with your questions". He really took into account the type of cancer I have and chose a treatment plan that didn't necessarily follow textbook [...] cancer treatment. He treats every case individually. Very good "bed-side" manner."
Jul 5, 2020

5.0

"Love Dr Ahn!"
Jul 2, 2020

5.0

"Dr. Ahn listens great and supports the nutrition and lifestyle I live! He is wonderful!"
Jul 1, 2020

5.0

"Dr. Ahn is wonderful. During appointments, he sits and listens carefully to my concerns, offering a range of possible best options for me to consider. He is accessible via email both before and after appointments, and he maintains an active blog and Twitter account, of which he posts relevant information regarding breast cancer, managing disease during the COVID19 pandemic, and tips for better treatment outcomes. He normally ends visits with a friendly hug, but honored social distancing practices with an American Sign Language hug (arms across chest). He seems to me a genuinely caring practitioner."
Jun 24, 2020

3.8

"Facility issue not onc issue, Dr. Ahn is amazing."
Jun 9, 2020

5.0

"I liked the recommendation of books to read concerning my cancer."
Jun 7, 2020

5.0

"Dr. Ahn is awesome. He is the main reason I come from [...] to your facility. He is very personable and kind."
Jun 7, 2020

5.0

"Dr. Ahn is very thorough. Explains everything and doesnt talk down to you at all"
May 19, 2020

5.0

"Felt very comfortable with Dr. Ahn. I really like him."
May 15, 2020

5.0

"Dr Ahn is so accessible which creates a safe feeling within me. I love the fact that he is also a scientist in research. When in person Dr Ahn is never hurried, explaining everything in a way I can understand and answers all questions."
May 14, 2020

5.0

"*Dr. Ahn is so very caring & compassionate. He also offers alternative & supplemental things to try/do."
May 12, 2020

5.0

"*Dr. Ahn answered all my questions also prescribed a medication to stop my [...] and [...]."
May 12, 2020

5.0

"I love my Dr. Eugene Ahn!!!!!!"
May 11, 2020

5.0

"I have recommended Dr Ahn to my friends and my family has the impression he is a rock star in my eyes."
May 5, 2020

5.0

"We love Dr Ahn"
Apr 30, 2020

5.0

"I felt very comfortable with *Dr. Ahn, he is very personable and attentive."
Apr 27, 2020

5.0

"Love *Dr. Ahn & *[...] - very professional, knowledgeable & personable."
Apr 6, 2020

3.8

"I have not seen the oncologist as much as I would like lately. I have seen his PA. I like her but I feel that I really need to see the oncologist more."
Apr 5, 2020

5.0

"Dr Ahn is wonderful. he explains everything he gives me options as well as discuss side effects. I feel very taken care of. I trust Dr Ahn completely"
Mar 31, 2020

5.0

"I have had Dr. [...] for [...] years and he was absolutely AWESOME! i loved him so much and really miss him and his knowledge in this dreadful cancer. Now I have Dr. Aun and he seems very knowledgable also and I am trusting in what he says to me. He wants me to keep coming every month for treatment but my problem is the [...] so I am depending upon his knowledge to help me through this. He was very pleasant and very stern about me coming every month for me to stay cancer free. So I am looking at ways to get rid of the [...]... Of course I will keep doing what I can to keep the cancer away..."
Mar 27, 2020

5.0

"*Dr. Eugene Ahn is a caring physicians. He is a blessing!!"
Mar 18, 2020

5.0

"Dr.Ann is the best and I am so blessed to have him in my life ."
Mar 18, 2020

5.0

"Dr. Ahn's usual approach is one of kindness and caring for the whole patient. However, during my last visit, he seemed a bit distracted. Perhaps, like most, he was more concerned about ensuring that his patients received information about COVID19, but that was not my immediate concern because I'd read a considerable amount of information prior to my visit. That aside, I'm appreciative of the time he spends answering questions and considering the best approach to care based on my specific needs."
Mar 15, 2020

5.0

"Dr. Ahn is the best."
Mar 8, 2020

5.0

"I recommend to every body"
Mar 7, 2020

5.0

"I tell all my friends."
Mar 4, 2020

5.0

"love my oncologist"
Mar 3, 2020

5.0

"Dr Ahn was very informative and open minded to other discussions. he was open to seeing me without an appointment to discuss my fears"
Feb 28, 2020

5.0

"My original Oncologist was a great Dr. he new what what he was talking about and ALWAYS did what was best for me. I now have a new Oncologist and he also is knowledgeable about my specific cancer. I really think he will be a great Dr. for my specific cancer and the issues I have. I am thankful for his tenacity to take care of me curing this cancer."
Feb 27, 2020

5.0

"*Dr. Ahn is so compassionate, and caring. He looks you in the eye; that's you know *Dr. Ahn cares, I'm happy and satisfied he's my oncologist."
Feb 25, 2020

5.0

"I love both of my oncologist they truly care for all of their patients"
Feb 12, 2020

5.0

"Doctor Ahn is the best !! all ways checking to make sure there no surprises, very kind and he all way take the time to hear me , thank you Doctor Ahn ."
Feb 11, 2020

5.0

"Dr. Ahn gave a very clear and comprehensive explanation of the results of the PET scan and the blood work. He then outlined several approaches for continued care which we discussed and arrived at a treatment plan. This was all done in a very caring manner and I am so grateful to be in his care."
Feb 10, 2020

5.0

"i have great confidence in Dr.. Ahn ."
Jan 22, 2020

5.0

"Dr. Ahn is so compassionate and any time I email him with a concern he is quick to respond & addresses any and all concerns I have. He has made the cancer journey smoother & is so very kind."
Jan 19, 2020

5.0

"He is Awesome, so was [...]"
Jan 18, 2020

5.0

"excellent"
Jan 14, 2020

5.0

"Really trust my Oncologist, as did my Daughter."
Jan 4, 2020

5.0

"Loved [...] ! Unfortunately she had to leave for awhile. I am now with Dr. Ahn who is very attentive and takes his time answering my concerns."
Jan 4, 2020

5.0

"Both of my oncologists have been fabulous. ([...] and Dr. Ahn)"
Jan 4, 2020

5.0

"Dr. Ahn is incredible. He takes the time to answer all my questions... and I ask a lot of questions. He has a ton of knowledge and backs it up with factual data, putting my mind at ease."
Dec 29, 2019

5.0

"*Dr. Ahn is the sweetest, caring & compassionate doctor I have ever met."
Dec 22, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Ahn is very professional and knowledgeable. He answers every question thoroughly and respects your opinion. I highly recommend him."
Dec 17, 2019

5.0

"Dr Ahn and [...] are the consummate professionals. Way over the top in every respect!"
Dec 15, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Ahn has been nothing short of amazing from our first encounter with him!"
Dec 10, 2019

5.0

"*Dr. Ahn was amazing, very kind."
Dec 10, 2019

5.0

"*Dr. Ahn and his staff are top notch. Kind, concerned, profession and thorough."
Dec 5, 2019

5.0

"I have the best Medical Oncologists Dr. Ahn I couldn't ask for a better Doctor. He saved my life and I owe he the world. I could thank him forever."
Dec 3, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Ahn is very thorough and explains every test and test results. I feel that he is looking out for me and my heath and well being. I would highly recommend him."
Nov 27, 2019

5.0

"I trust him to the fullest extent. He is very knowledgeable and caring. Wonderful person."
Nov 22, 2019

5.0

"Love him!"
Nov 22, 2019

5.0

"loved my previous oncologist, [...]. love my new. oncologist doctor Ahn!"
Nov 18, 2019

5.0

"Oh my gosh, the whole team are wonderful people."
Nov 15, 2019

5.0

"He Knows about the research on different upcoming treatments and he talks to me about facts. I like to be fully informed. he Osbert concerned since my first treatment and he and his wife were great help to me in deciding my own treatment. Dr. Ahn is a very intelligent man who is always thinking of new ways to increase the survival rates of his patients. He always greets my family with hugs and smiles. He talks to me about my blood work and scans and tells me the truth. Dr. Ahn has advocates for me to get my medications that I need for treatment of which my insurance has denied me. He goes beyond his job description. He and his staff were a big help getting my refills when my provider kept changing and it put me two to three months without my medications."
Nov 13, 2019

5.0

"Dr Ahn is the BEST! He is always attentive, compassionate and genuinely interested in my well being. Dr Ahn provides detailed responses to my questions and I never feel like he is rushing me through the process. I am grateful for Dr Ahn's expertise and the commitment he demonstrates to ensure my long-term healing."
Nov 12, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Ahn .... this was my first time seeing him because my oncologist retired. He was incredible. Told me it was my body and that he'd work with me to make decisions! what a thrill."
Nov 7, 2019

5.0

"I appreciate *Dr. Ahn's straight forward answers & he always offers HOPE!"
Nov 3, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Ahn is great, very thorough, patient, great listener."
Oct 22, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Ahn is a very good doctor. He is always a joy to see."
Oct 22, 2019

5.0

"I was very impressed with my oncologist. He was very knowledgeable and did not rush me. He willingly answered l my questions. Very personable."
Oct 21, 2019

5.0

"dr Ahn is very personable and answers questions or concerns I have and he is very genuine person"
Oct 17, 2019

5.0

"My Oncologist is the best, very concern,patent and supportive"
Oct 16, 2019

3.8

"This is the 3rd oncologist I have seen. All have been very helpful and very informed about all treatment options and have made it easier to make decisions about my treatment."
Oct 16, 2019

5.0

"extremely impressed and satisfied"
Oct 8, 2019

5.0

"would highly recommend"
Oct 7, 2019

5.0

"First time visit since [...] retired. First visit with Dr Ahn was very nice pleased with time taken with me. My questions were answered and discussions were informative."
Oct 5, 2019

5.0

"very knowledgeable and courteous"
Oct 5, 2019

5.0

"First time meeting him since [...] retirement. Overall favorable impression."
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"