Ioana Bonta,MD


Medical Oncologist, CTCA Atlanta

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Ioana Bonta - Medical Oncologist

I try to understand not only the disease in the patient but also the patient outside of the disease.

  • Medical Oncology
  • Medical School: Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania
  • Residency:

    Emergency Medicine – University Hospital, Bucharest, Romania
    Internal Medicine – (Presence) Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
    Internal Medicine – Michael Reese Hospital (University of Illinois College of Medicine), Chicago, Illinois

  • Fellowship:

    Hematology & Oncology – Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
    Hematology & Oncology – Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
    Medical Ethics – University of Chicago Medicine, McLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, Chicago, Illinois


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

“The patient-centered approach to care is what drew me here,” says Dr. Ioana Bonta, Medical Oncologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Atlanta. “We are able to treat the patient as a whole person, not as a disease.”

Dr. Bonta joined CTCA® in September 2014. At CTCA, she treats patients with thoracic cancer, which includes tumors in the lungs and chest. She also treats genitourinary cancers, which include cancers of the urinary tract, bladderkidneysprostatetesticles and penis. Dr. Bonta incorporates the latest advances into her therapeutic recommendations and works with patients to create individually tailored treatment plans. She also conducts research and works on clinical trials. In addition, she leads the education of medical students at CTCA Atlanta.

Originally from Romania, Dr. Bonta completed her Doctor of Medicine at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest in 1996. She was an intern in General Medicine at Vadu Lat Hospital in Giurgiu, Romania, from 1996 to 1997. She then had a residency in Emergency Medicine at University Hospital in Bucharest from 1997 to 1999.

Dr. Bonta came to the United States in 2000 to join the Carl J. Vyborny Translational Laboratory for Breast Imaging Research at the University of Chicago, where she worked until 2006. She completed residencies in Internal Medicine at Michael Reese Hospital from 2006 to 2008 and at Saint Joseph Hospital from 2008 to 2009. Both hospitals are in Chicago.

Following her residencies, Dr. Bonta was hospitalist at a large regional hospital in the Atlanta area. From 2011 to 2014, she pursued further training in hematology and oncology, completing fellowships at Boston University and Emory University in Atlanta. While at Boston University, she served as acting Chief Fellow and continued her research work. She has published several papers and holds two patents in medical research.

Dr. Bonta is certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She is licensed to practice medicine through the States of Georgia, Massachusetts and Illinois. She is also a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer.

“Each patient has the right to decide how to live and what treatment to pursue,” says Dr. Bonta. “We will be there to help every step of the way.”

Outside of CTCA, Dr. Bonta enjoys spending time with her husband, a nuclear medicine physician, and their four children.