Ioana Bonta,MD

MD

Medical Oncologist, CTCA Atlanta

4.9 (172 Ratings)

62 Reviews
Ioana Bonta - Medical Oncologist
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I try to understand not only the disease in the patient but also the patient outside of the disease.

Location
Atlanta
Specialties
Medical Oncology
Education
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, IL
Internal Medicine – Michael Reese Hospital (University of Illinois College of Medicine), Chicago

Fellowship:

Hematology & Oncology – Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Hematology & Oncology – Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Medical Ethics – University of Chicago Medicine, McLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, Chicago, IL

Certifications

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.

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 occurance. 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
Apr 29, 2019

5.0

"I just Love Dr. Bonta. she is a very caring person and I feel she has concerns and does the best of her ability to treat each individual as to what they need. I was a stage [...] cancer patient in [...] and thanks to her and my team she gave me the treatments that I needed and I am considered to be in remission. I have recommended several people in [...] to the facility because I feel they have the best knowledge and the best doctors around"
Apr 24, 2019

5.0

"*Dr. Ioana Bonta goes above and beyond in my medical care. She is so thoughtful. She takes time to explain every aspect of my medical treatment. *Dr. Bonta is amazing!!"
Apr 23, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Bonta is a very capable physician and special person caring for others. I have full confidence in her abilities and recommendations for my treatments. Let's continue to pay it forward and learn more about curing cancer for the next generation."
Apr 15, 2019

5.0

"If there is a number higher than a 5 then that would be Dr. Bonta!"
Apr 14, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Bonta is a world-class oncologist. I have total confidence in every aspect of her care managing my case."
Apr 12, 2019

5.0

"The very best!!"
Apr 10, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Bonta obviously doubles as Wonder Woman. She's been fantastic: compassionate, encouraging, thorough, and very patient-oriented in her approach to care."
Apr 3, 2019

5.0

"Excellent doctor and staff"
Apr 3, 2019

5.0

"Great!"
Mar 28, 2019

5.0

"she is so caring!"
Mar 5, 2019

4.4

"She has a very compassionate heart and listens to my questions and requests."
Feb 27, 2019

5.0

"Mrs Bonta was the highlight of my coming there. Very happy each time I met with her."
Feb 27, 2019

5.0

"We love Dr. Bonta."
Feb 25, 2019

5.0

"she is great very concerned that every thing is explained and that everyone knows what's going on"
Feb 19, 2019

5.0

"*Dr. Bonfa is the BEST."
Feb 12, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Bonta is easy to talk to and is both comforting and informative."
Jan 31, 2019

5.0

"Excellent"
Jan 30, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Bonta is WONDERFUL! She took all the time we needed to explain every question we had. She explained all the test that I had been through and the results. I made me and my wife feel very comfortable and she is very caring. I can't say enough great things about her."
Jan 29, 2019

5.0

"*Dr. Bonta has been a Godsend. She has impeccable "bedside manner," encourages and thoughtfully responds to my questions, and is always clear in communicating information relevant to my treatment. I especially appreciate how personable she is."
Jan 28, 2019

5.0

"She's awesome! I Am blessed to have her!"
Jan 28, 2019

3.8

"Too busy. Seems like I don't have her full attention. Could be more concerned with my quality of life and take more time provide an integrated approach to side affects and comfort management; and offer a more long term treatment plan. I feel rushed during our very brief consults and don't get the time to discuss options to important decision points."
Jan 27, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Bonta is amazing and her staff is too. They feel like part of my family."
Jan 15, 2019

5.0

"Dr Bonta is very sweet and nurturing which is something I am looking for during this time"
Jan 2, 2019

5.0

"I truly believe and trust Dr. Bonta"
Dec 24, 2018

5.0

"Dr Bonta is a great doctor"
Dec 12, 2018

5.0

"Great I Love her Dr Bonta"
Dec 11, 2018

5.0

"She is awesome and I love how she explain everything to me and my wife."
Dec 11, 2018

5.0

"She is a wonderful, kind and compassionate person. Explains every thing. I tell everyone about her."
Oct 31, 2018

5.0

"we really liked Dr. Bonta ."
Oct 24, 2018

5.0

"She was very good and she _____ us on a lot of things we did not know. Thanks to *Dr. Bonta."
Oct 19, 2018

5.0

"excellant;"
Oct 17, 2018

5.0

"Dr. Bonita team is very great"
Oct 17, 2018

5.0

"very caring"
Oct 16, 2018

5.0

"Dr. Bonta is excellent, giving clear explanations and showing real care."
Oct 16, 2018

5.0

"my doctor is doing everything she can to keep me informed and stop this cancer from coming back"
Oct 15, 2018

5.0

"*Dr. Bonta is great! We came to her seeking answers and encouragement and this we did receive. Besides her expertise, she is caring, supportive, and concerned. So glad to be on her team."
Oct 9, 2018

5.0

"best ever!!!!"
Oct 8, 2018

5.0

"Dr. Bonta is caring and shows a genuine concern for her patients."
Oct 3, 2018

5.0

"love Dr Bonta. sometimes feel like a little more time to go over stuff an answer our questions"
Oct 1, 2018

5.0

"Dr. Bonta at CTCA in Newnan, GA. and her staff are wonderful."
Oct 1, 2018

5.0

"dr. bonta is honest and very kind and the best doctors I have dealt with my whole life"
Sep 26, 2018

5.0

"Thankful in her leadership as we battle this cancer."
Sep 26, 2018

5.0

"Wonderful"
Sep 26, 2018

5.0

"Dr. Banta was absolutely amazing. What impressed me the most was her ability to ensure I understood my disease and treatments available."
Sep 23, 2018

5.0

"Dr bonta is the best."
Sep 23, 2018

5.0

"Dr. Bonta has provided extraordinary care. She listens to my concerns, is easy to talk to and has been very calm, deliberate and clear in explaining my diagnosis and treatment plan. She's also been very encouraging/supportive."
Sep 10, 2018

5.0

"my doctor is a blessing her and the radiation doctor and there whole staff. I living proof."
Sep 5, 2018

5.0

"Again, Just a class act."
Aug 19, 2018

5.0

"love, love, love Dr. Bonta and her team"
Aug 14, 2018

5.0

"very professional and passionate"
Jul 23, 2018

5.0

"awsome"
Jul 18, 2018

5.0

"I often do!!"
Jul 9, 2018

5.0

"*Dr. Bonta is the top of the list - the greatest."
Jun 29, 2018

5.0

"Dr. Bonta is the best"
Jun 26, 2018

5.0

"I love Dr. Bonta."
Jun 26, 2018

5.0

"Dr Bonta is awesome!"
Jun 18, 2018

5.0

"very good job"
Jun 10, 2018

5.0

"I appreciated the time she took to fully explain her recommendation"
Jun 8, 2018

5.0

"We were so impress with Dr. Bonta. She was pleasant, friendly, caring, honest, knowledgeable and great at explained everything. However, our care has been transferred to [...] , who we have not seen yet."
May 31, 2018

5.0

"loved her!"
May 30, 2018

5.0

"Dr. Bonta is great."
May 29, 2018

5.0

"I Love my oncologist Dr.Bonta. I was diagnosed with [...] and I ask her to do what she had to do to save my life that I was ready to fight back. I was given [...] treatment. I would have been lucky to weigh [...] and sometimes being pushed with a wheel chair or walking with a walker. after [...] years I am currently at [...] more than I want to be considering I am short but I am able to work out and all my scans and blood work has came back great. It makes a lot of difference when you know you have a doctor behind you pulling for you and helping you fight. [...]. I was put into counseling 1 with pastoral and 1 mind and body which are great. There's still a big hole in my heart but with the help that my oncologist got me encourages me to keep pushing on. She is the best and most kind hearted doctor a person could ask for."