Issam Alawin,MD


Medical Oncologist, CTCA Tulsa

4.9 (46 Ratings)

12 Reviews
Issam Alawin - Medical Oncologist

Cancer has such a massive effect on the whole family. It is my job to listen to not only my patients, but their family, as well. I take time to answer all their questions and educate them about their cancer and treatment options available to them.

  • Primary Specialty: Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical School:
    University of Jordan School of Medicine, Amman, Jordan
  • Residency:
    Internal Medicine - University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
    Internal Medicine - King Hussein Cancer Center, Amman, Jordan
    General Practice - Zarqa Governmental Hospital, Zarqa, Jordan
  • Fellowship:
    Oncology - University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Medical Oncology & Internal Medicine – American Board of Internal Medicine

Issam Alawin, MD, joined Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in May 2018. An experienced medical oncologist who is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Alawin came to CTCA® to be part of a multidisciplinary team that provides conventional treatments to fight cancer and supportive therapies to manage cancer-related side effects, all under one roof. He works closely with each of his patients to deliver a thorough evaluation, individualized diagnosis and customized treatment plan. Dr. Alawin is also passionate about using today’s advances in cancer care, including genetic testing, targeted therapies and clinical trials.

“I believe we are living in the golden age of medical oncology,” says Dr. Alawin. “There have been so many changes and advancements in how we treat cancer. Since 2000, precision medicine has evolved, and hundreds of new targeted therapies have been released, helping us better target mutations. The field continues to develop, and patients will benefit from these advances in cancer treatment with better outcomes and fewer side effects.”

Dr. Alawin earned a medical degree from the University of Jordan School of Medicine in Amman, Jordan. He completed an internship in general practice from Zarqa Governmental Hospital in Zarqa, Jordan. Dr. Alawin completed a residency in internal medicine at King Hussein Cancer Center in Amman, Jordan. He then moved to the United States to further his training at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, by completing a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in oncology.

Prior to joining CTCA, Dr. Alawin served as an oncologist in both outpatient and inpatient settings, and he has been a sub-investigator in numerous clinical trials. Dr. Alawin also teaches medical students and is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Outside of CTCA, Dr. Alawin enjoys spending time with his wife and two young daughters. Together, they enjoy watching movies, going to the park and traveling. 

Patient Ratings
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About Our Ratings
Jan 30, 2019


"I have every confidence in him he is very caring, thorough, upbeat and is always ready to help me. Explains things well and gives me time I need."
Jan 29, 2019


"He - *Dr. Alawin - is the best."
Jan 29, 2019


"Dr. Alawin is amazing!"
Jan 22, 2019


"very professional and knowledgeable"
Jan 15, 2019


"very good"
Jan 15, 2019


"explained everything very well, friendly , caring Doctor"
Dec 31, 2018


"extremely pleased with Dr. Alawin's willingness to spend time with us and explain things, answering questions"
Oct 25, 2018


"Dr. Alawan is a good oncologist but I feel like he should've offered mother another opportunity for more imaging study instead of being so quick to recommend hospice after only a follow up study."
Oct 14, 2018


"Love how knowledgeable my oncologist is"
Oct 11, 2018


"I love my oncologist and team. I never feel like I'm a bother to them when I call."
Jun 19, 2018


"He is very knowledgeable and answers all questions and concerns."
Jun 13, 2018


"We feel very confident with Dr. Alawin, he takes the time to explain the treatment and options available. I feel like he really cares about his patients condition."