Karan Shah,MD, MBA


Radiation Oncologist, CTCA Chicago

4.8 (73 Ratings)

8 Reviews

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CTCA Chicago
Radiation Oncology
Medical school:
Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL
Radiation Oncology - Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
Advanced degrees:
MBA, Healthcare Management & Finance - Loyola University Chicago, Graduate School of Business, Chicago, IL
Radiation Oncology - American Board of Radiology

For Dr. Karan Shah, Radiation Oncologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America ® (CTCA), a career in medicine was the inevitable choice. “Being a doctor allows me to merge my interest in the human body with my desire to make a positive difference in the world,” he says. 

Born in India, Dr. Shah came to the United States at age 12. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Biology, with a minor in biostatistics and accounting, at Loyola University Chicago, where he also completed a Masters in Business Administration with concentration in healthcare management and finance. He completed his Doctor of Medicine at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in 2010, attending on a full-tuition merit scholarship and receiving the President’s Medallion for outstanding achievement in his final year.

Dr. Shah completed a Transitional Internship at Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago from 2010 to 2011. He completed his Residency in Radiation Oncology at Loyola University Medical Center, becoming Chief Resident in 2014.

During residency, Dr. Shah published original research on head and neck cancer and radiation oncology in several peer-reviewed medical journals. He authored a phase I protocol investigating the combination of intraoperative radiotherapy with kyphoplasty to treat spinal metastases. He is a member and serves on the Health Policy Council of the American Society for Radiation Oncology, and he serves as Clinical Assistant Professor at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Shah joined the radiation oncology department at CTCA® Chicago in August 2015. He has expertise in the use of 3D conformal radiation, intensity modulated radiation therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiation therapy, intraoperative radiation therapy, brachytherapy, hyperthermia, and radiopharmaceutical therapy. Dr. Shah has a strong interest in clinical research and in particular, writing investigator-initiated clinical trials to examine new innovative approaches to treating cancer. “My overall goal is to be able to cure the cancer using the most optimal treatment modalities combined with an individual, patient-centered focus,” says Dr. Shah, “and to provide effective comprehensive cancer care.”

When he is not at CTCA, Dr. Shah enjoys basketball, music, travel, leisure reading and spending time with family and friends.


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Aug 15, 2019


"Dr. Shah was very helpful and caring. He took time to explain the RT process and what to expect in terms of outcomes and side effects. His knowledge and confidence was reassuring."
Jul 8, 2019


"Dr. Shah is amazing...literally the best Dr ever and truly cares about his patients!!!"
Jun 26, 2019


"I will recommend Dr Shah to everyone"
Jun 5, 2019


"Dr. Karan Shah was very professional, compassionate and very thorough in explaining my upcoming [...] treatments. I appreciated that he didn't make me feel like he was rushing to go on to the next patient. He was considerate regarding my concerns and questions posed to him and he encouraged me to feel free to inquire about all of my concerns."
May 15, 2019


"o my they are far more amazing than I can say, I have, I am and always will tell any one with any news of cancer to not go through this with out the expertise of ctca"
Mar 10, 2019


"listens to my concerns"
Feb 4, 2019


"I highly recommend them. They were thoughtful and sincere. Information were readily available which gave me time to assess and come to a educated decision."
Jan 21, 2019


"recommend to any one this is the place to come if you have cancer. such care and educated doctors"