Shahin Chowdhury,DO

DO

Medical Oncologist, CTCA Atlanta

4.7 (202 Ratings)

39 Reviews
Shahin Chowdhury - Medical Oncologist
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The mentality of truly putting the patient first is very unique at Cancer Treatment Centers of America. The doctors and supporting staff go above and beyond to do whatever is needed to take care of patients.

Location
CTCA Atlanta
Specialties
Medical Oncology
Education
Medical school: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine – Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, MO
Residency:
Internal Medicine – Genesys Regional Medical Center (Ascension), Grand Blanc, MI
Fellowship:

Medical Oncology – Oklahoma State University/CTCA, Tulsa

 

Certifications

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

“The patient-centered approach at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) is truly unique and special. Having all the specialties and supportive staff under one roof is like nothing I’ve ever seen before,” says Dr. Shahin Chowdhury, medical oncologist at CTCA® Atlanta.

Dr. Chowdhury earned a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, Missouri. He then completed an internal medicine internship and residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc, Missouri.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Dana College in Blair, Nebraska, where he graduated magna cum laude. He also earned another bachelor’s degree in physician assistant studies from Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas.

Before joining CTCA, Dr. Chowdhury spent five years as a staff hospitalist in Rowlett, Texas. He then moved to Tulsa in 2011 to complete a medical oncology fellowship at CTCA Tulsa (through Oklahoma State University), where he was Chief Fellow in his last year.

In July 2013, Dr. Chowdhury officially started working as a medical oncologist at our hospital in Tulsa. The following year, he joined CTCA in Atlanta. His areas of focus are gastrointestinal and genitourinary cancers.

Since joining CTCA, he says: “At CTCA, I am able to coordinate appointments and ideas with other physicians who are all available under one roof. There have been multiple times where I’ve had a question or needed assistance, and everyone I need to speak with is available to assist me when needed. Most importantly, having everyone under one roof enables us to deliver integrated services and provide answers to patients quickly.”

Dr. Chowdhury belongs to several professional organizations, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Osteopathic Association and the American College of Osteopathic Internists.

Dr. Chowdhury is an avid soccer player and fan, and enjoys hiking, sightseeing and wildlife. He and his wife, Farrah, a pharmacist, have two sons.

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. 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
Oct 3, 2019

5.0

"I would recommend my oncologist to everyone"
Oct 2, 2019

5.0

"Dr Chowdhury is an excellent provider. Very engaging and empathetic"
Sep 24, 2019

5.0

"Awsome. Knowledgeable. Gives me options on my continuing care."
Sep 19, 2019

5.0

"*Dr. Shahin A. Chowdhury MD is the very best doctor. Such an informed, jovial, pleasant and concern medical oncologist. He has confidently care about my medical ordeal. I thank God for his wisdom!!"
Sep 18, 2019

5.0

"My oncologist is very professional & compassionate & caring & truly cares about how my treatments benefit me & my overall health, I would definitely recommend him to others Dr. Chowdhury & his previous team were all wonderful! I don't know the two "new" nurses I saw this past visit, hopefully they work out, they were ok, however his previous nurses on my previous visits were outstanding"
Sep 2, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Chowdhury is one of the best oncologist that I've ever had! He definitely takes the time needed to explain any treatment process that's to be utilized."
Aug 28, 2019

5.0

"Great"
Aug 28, 2019

5.0

"very nice and answered all questions"
Aug 28, 2019

5.0

"He is always so cheerful and upbeat."
Jul 19, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Chowdhury continues to provide me with support and hope and the tools to help me through my journey."
Jun 30, 2019

3.8

"Don't tell you the consequences or what to expect from treatment. only said his hair would fall out."
Jun 18, 2019

5.0

"very friendly and professional, takes his time and discuss positive and negatives with recommendations"
Jun 11, 2019

5.0

"Listen to your concerns"
May 22, 2019

5.0

"he is the best doctor ever with his support and my family they kept my spirits high"
May 14, 2019

5.0

"Love how he explained everything and includes me and my family in on the decision to my treatment"
May 2, 2019

3.8

"Dr. Chaudary was an excellent listener. I was disappointed that CTCA Atlanta did not have options other than what I was offered locally for my pancreatic cancer. [...]"
Apr 28, 2019

5.0

"He took his time and explained everything to me and made me feel comfortable about taking the treatment."
Apr 8, 2019

5.0

"Dr Chowdury is very through a great Dr!"
Mar 25, 2019

5.0

"he was very thorough to explain the treatment plan & help us understand. the staff was always helpful kind even when we called after returning back to our home state."
Mar 21, 2019

5.0

"Very caring & professional."
Feb 26, 2019

3.8

"intelligent and helpful"
Feb 25, 2019

5.0

"couldn't ask for a better doctor he always makes me feel good love him"
Feb 19, 2019

5.0

"He is wonderful."
Feb 10, 2019

0.0

"I was transferred to *Dr. Chowdhury after my initial oncologist *[...] moved. *Dr. Chowdhury was dismissive and superficial about my overall health and well-being. His apathetic behavior was distasteful."
Jan 30, 2019

5.0

"love, Dr. Chowdry"
Jan 24, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Chowdhury explains so well your condition, the treatment to follow and is respectful with the concerns of the family. He makes sure you understand him and takes the time to do so."
Jan 22, 2019

5.0

"my medical oncologist is the best. he is so down to earth. he can really explain things were you can really understanding."
Dec 26, 2018

5.0

"The Med Oncologist, and all members of the staff are all remarkably enthusiastic people. They are very empathetic and positive to concerns and outcome. They take the time and effort to make clinical encounters a positive experience"
Dec 20, 2018

5.0

"Dr. Chowdhury has been wonderful in explaining and managing my chemotherapy."
Dec 19, 2018

5.0

"My [...], my [...] and I are patients at CTCA. All 3 of us sing praises of the facility. We are walking advertisements. My oncologist is the Best."
Nov 28, 2018

5.0

"Dr Chowdhury is not only extremely competent but his compassion and genuine concern for his patients makes you feel as though he is on your team. I have been to the #1 and #2 rated hospitals for my type of cancer but neither of them made me feel as though I was in good hands. Neither of them made me feel cared for or assured that they would do all they could for me in my treatment.Knowing what I know now, I regret not having gone there in the first place."
Nov 27, 2018

3.8

"explained everything about the treatment; however I was scheduled a CT scan after my fifth treatment I was scheduled for six. which I did received. kind of jump the schedule."
Nov 16, 2018

5.0

"He was great. We were both on the same page."
Nov 13, 2018

5.0

"Simple comfortable reassuring good are some words to describe my doctor and his staff. thanks Dr. Chowdry"
Nov 13, 2018

5.0

"incredible!"
Nov 7, 2018

5.0

"Dr. Chowdhury was easy to talk to and answered my concerns. He seemed very concerned about me as a patient, how I was feeling and what side effects I was having from the chemo."
Nov 4, 2018

2.5

"My husband is very rare. He is a stage [...] year pancreatic survivor who had a [...] radiation therapy, and [...] years of chemo off and on. When we told my husbands story the Oncologist said that he didn't believe my husbands history. [...] In turn we did have all of my husbands treatments, and surgeries pulled out of storage and sent to him from [...], and from his retired Oncologist [...]. In any event we are still waiting to return for further recommendations and treatment based on a tumor in his pancreatic bed. As far as treatment and or surgeries based on this Doctor's comments and demeanor we would probably be inclined to request a different physician there to handle my husbands care. I do however am mindful that my husband is quite the miracle man and it may be hard to believe however I have read of other people who have lived 8 and 10 years that were stage [...] and perhaps this will be a good learning experience for him. I was hoping that your center could learn from my husbands case to help others with pancreatic cancer survive longer, and that my husband would get the respect and treatment that he deserves. This has been a very long and painful road for my husband and I. I do not intend to be harsh towards this doctor but this is the truth and the PA was actually quite apologetic after the doctor left the room. I don't always expect a good bedside manner from a smart doctor however I do expect respect. I hope this helps."
Nov 4, 2018

5.0

"Dr. Chowdhury and his staff are professional and caring. They treat me as if I am their favorite patient!"
Oct 28, 2018

5.0

"I have had 3 over the past few years but all have been great"