Issam Alawin,MD

MD

Medical Oncologist, CTCA Tulsa

4.8 (167 Ratings)

41 Reviews
Issam Alawin - Medical Oncologist
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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.

Location
CTCA Tulsa
Specialties
Medical Oncology
Internal Medicine
Education
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
Fellowship:
Oncology - University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Certifications
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
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
Nov 3, 2020

5.0

"Very compassionate caring. No cover up on condition but assured me everything will be okay."
Oct 15, 2020

5.0

"Like him lot like *Dr. [...]."
Jul 31, 2020

5.0

"I feel they have their upmost concerns for your recovery."
Jul 31, 2020

5.0

"Very caring."
Jul 29, 2020

5.0

"Dr. Alawin and His staff are fantastic!!"
Jul 29, 2020

5.0

"very pleasant and explained everything"
Jul 26, 2020

5.0

"good"
Jul 25, 2020

5.0

"Great doctor & staff"
Jul 24, 2020

5.0

"Very confident with Dr. Alawin and his staff."
Jul 24, 2020

5.0

"I would highly recommend the facility and staff as a whole."
Jul 24, 2020

5.0

"new doctor for me but very knowledgeable"
May 26, 2020

5.0

"*Dr. Alawin is very through in explaining things, is compassionate & caring, and gives you time to ask questions."
May 20, 2020

5.0

"*Dr. Alawin has done a wonderful job with my situation; I can't say enough good things about him."
May 20, 2020

1.3

"Dr. didn't appear to be confident with treatment plan. Was not assertive enough for me to feel comfortable with treatment plan."
May 18, 2020

5.0

"*Dr. Alewan (Tulsa) is an exceptionally skilled and kind doctor. I always have questions (sometimes I get [...]) and he patiently listens & answers my questions."
Apr 27, 2020

5.0

"Dr Alawin and his staff are amazing. We love them!"
Apr 22, 2020

2.5

"first time to see dr Alawin. his ideas are a bit different than I am used to. didn't seem to be acquainted with Dr [...] who is the oncology chair person for all five CTCA's"
Apr 14, 2020

5.0

"we always recommend CTCA!"
Apr 13, 2020

5.0

"take very good care of me and gives me all information."
Mar 26, 2020

5.0

"100%"
Mar 24, 2020

5.0

"Great at what he does !!"
Mar 17, 2020

5.0

"*Dr. Alawin is awesome!"
Mar 15, 2020

5.0

"Seems very caring and compitent"
Mar 4, 2020

5.0

"extremely excellent and very knowledgeable"
Feb 28, 2020

5.0

"Have not had but a consultation with oncologist. Have had no treatment for the cancer yet. That is to be determined. May not be any."
Feb 21, 2020

5.0

"highly recommend the cancer treatment center of America and all the doctors very knowledgeable and compassionate during all of this"
Feb 19, 2020

5.0

"Excellent Doctor"
Feb 10, 2020

5.0

"my oncologist are all top notch."
Feb 9, 2020

5.0

"*[...] *Dr. Alawin has kept me alive!"
Feb 5, 2020

5.0

"*Dr. Alawin is a very caring doctor who explains and answers all questions."
Feb 5, 2020

5.0

"very nice and helpful, and caring"
Feb 4, 2020

5.0

"The time period to receive follow-up treatment if necessary was not expressed."
Feb 4, 2020

5.0

"He is exceptional. Very good at his job."
Jan 29, 2020

5.0

"Dr. Alawin has excellent expertise and also a very good listener and his passion and empathy show that he really care for his patient."
Jan 13, 2020

5.0

"Thorough & compassionate all at the same time!! Very impressed."
Jan 10, 2020

5.0

"*Dr. Alawin is a great doctor, we really felt close to him, he is very sweet, & very smart!"
Jan 9, 2020

5.0

"I love my people."
Dec 31, 2019

5.0

"I have recommended every Dr. I had."
Dec 30, 2019

5.0

"My Oncologist makes me feel good about my self after every visit with him."
Dec 19, 2019

5.0

"Very caring, explained this well, good to my family."
Dec 4, 2019

3.8

"Have only met once."