Theodore Pollock,DO, FACOI

DO, FACOI

Director of Medical Oncology and Clinical Research, CTCA Tulsa

4.8 (213 Ratings)

51 Reviews
Theodore Pollock - Director of Medical Oncology, CTCA Tulsa
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My personal goal is to stand by my patients and guide them through what is probably one of the scariest times they have ever experienced. I want to be their advocate.

Location
CTCA Tulsa
Specialties
Medical Oncology
Education
Medical school: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO
Residency:
Internal Medicine - Doctors Hospital (OhioHealth), Columbus, OH
Fellowship:
Medical Oncology - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Certifications
Internal Medicine - American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine

Director of Medical Oncology and Clinical Research at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Tulsa, Dr. Theodore Pollock brings more than 30 years of oncology experience to people fighting cancer at CTCA®. He treats a number of malignancies, with a particular focus on lung cancer.

Dr. Pollock is board certified and a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists (FACOI). Before attending medical school, he earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina. In 1973, Dr. Pollock earned an osteopathic medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. He then completed an internship and residency at Doctors Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, as well as a medical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. While there, Dr. Pollock was also a clinical instructor of medicine at Cornell Medical College.

After his fellowship, Dr. Pollock returned to Columbus, Ohio, where he spent years providing care to cancer patients in a private practice setting. He also held several appointments at Doctors Hospital. He served as Chief of the Department of Medicine’s Section of Clinical Oncology, Medical Director of Breast Health Services, Chairman of the Tumor Board and the Medical Resident Training Program, and Senior Attending Physician of the Department of Medicine’s Section of Oncology.

In addition, Dr. Pollock served as Vice Chairman on the Board of Trustees and Clinical Research Committee Chairman for the Columbus Community Oncology Program in Columbus, Ohio. He has also published numerous research papers on topics involving colorectal, bladder, gastric, pancreatic and head and neck cancers.

In July 2008, Dr. Pollock joined the Medical Oncology Department at CTCA in Tulsa. Dr. Pollock says he is impressed with the staff’s team spirit. “CTCA really does have a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of malignancies,” he says. Dr. Pollock says he also values the shared commitment of CTCA clinicians to provide compassionate, patient-centered care to people fighting cancer. “Patients at CTCA are empowered and play an integral part in the decision making for their care,” he says.

Dr. Pollock is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Osteopathic Association and American Society of Clinical Oncology.

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
Feb 25, 2020

5.0

"love Dr. Pollock"
Feb 18, 2020

3.1

"I understand that this doctor deals with a lot of cancer patients, and that mine was one of the lucky cases. But in the beginning, when I didn't know I was a lucky case, I didn't appreciate the sarcasm and humor shown by the physician regarding my case...I wanted someone that was comforting and compassionate. It's hard to find a doctor like that these days."
Feb 7, 2020

5.0

"His knowledge and experience and personal concern for me are very appreciated"
Feb 6, 2020

5.0

"I trust my LIFE with *Dr. Pollock."
Feb 5, 2020

5.0

"I wouldn't trade Dr. Pollock for anything. He is tops!"
Jan 30, 2020

5.0

"Dr. Pollock immediately began treatment and explained what and why about everything, including my diagnosis. My [...] went to [...] (where no one I knew was a care giver, or would get me to my treatments--a non CTCA facility--and moved me into their home with them in [...], and were able to get me right in to CTCA, Tulsa, and Dr. Pollock began as quickly as he found out what the situation was. God bless him. "
Jan 29, 2020

5.0

"the best"
Jan 29, 2020

5.0

"always honest and really cares about his patients and if we have any questions he has the answer very good Doctor"
Jan 29, 2020

5.0

"I have recommendations Dr. Pollock to several friends."
Jan 27, 2020

5.0

"I like my oncology dr."
Jan 27, 2020

5.0

"very good"
Jan 23, 2020

5.0

"Had [...] cancer. Felt well cared for. "
Dec 31, 2019

5.0

"Wonderful"
Dec 31, 2019

5.0

"It's has been a very positive experience."
Dec 30, 2019

5.0

"Very pleased with *Dr. Pollock. Very confident in his decision making and plan of care."
Dec 30, 2019

5.0

"I am very satisfied with Dr Pollock"
Dec 19, 2019

5.0

"He's kind & fun to be around."
Dec 18, 2019

5.0

"super great"
Dec 4, 2019

5.0

"He's great!!"
Dec 3, 2019

5.0

"Dr Pollock is the best!"
Nov 26, 2019

5.0

"very pleased with treatment and explanations"
Nov 25, 2019

5.0

"he is up front and presents all options"
Nov 21, 2019

5.0

"Love Dr. Pollock"
Nov 20, 2019

5.0

"*Dr. Pollock & *Dr. [...] saved my life! "
Oct 30, 2019

5.0

"*Dr. Pollock is wonderful!"
Oct 29, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Pollick is amazing and can never retire"
Oct 29, 2019

5.0

"great"
Oct 22, 2019

5.0

"We love *Dr. Pollock!! He always shows compassion, friendly, professional and great sense of humor."
Oct 18, 2019

5.0

"*Dr. Pollock. I love him. I adore him. I trust him & I believe in him."
Sep 25, 2019

5.0

"Like *Dr. Pollack very much - Comfortable w/_____ & sense of humor."
Sep 12, 2019

5.0

"Great doctors."
Sep 11, 2019

5.0

"*Dr. Pollock is great!!"
Aug 30, 2019

3.8

"He is very upbeat & optimistic of cure. Very personable & encouraging."
Aug 28, 2019

5.0

"excellent"
Aug 28, 2019

2.5

"I actually switched Oncologist before starting chemo. I felt very uncomfortable when they announced I was stage [...] I understand it is difficult to deal with, but I was passed that and I was prepared. There was a team in my room and they just starred me down. I had nothing to say except what my options were. I think the problem was that I brought up the questions about alternative options. That seem to shut everything down. Felt a little intimidating after that. The Surgeon and GI doctor were awesome and explained to me more than the first Oncologist. The second Oncologist was better and explained alot more. I asked for my second set of scans to compare with my first and they only showed me one. I had been pushing that but just gave up."
Aug 22, 2019

5.0

"Showed me my scans. Answered all my questions with great knowledge, showed compassion to myself and my family, spent all the time we needed, didn't feel hurried. The hug was a special bonus."
Aug 4, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Pollock is one in a million"
Jul 31, 2019

5.0

"highly recommend"
Jul 30, 2019

5.0

"Dr Pollack was to the point and direct which is how I prefer to be treated. He put me at ease and I trust his skill and knowledge.... love his dry sense of humor as well. perfect Doc for me."
Jul 25, 2019

3.8

"Dr. Pollock is new to me and he has made me feel very comfortable. [...] "
Jul 14, 2019

5.0

"awesome care"
Jul 12, 2019

5.0

"I trust my team to provide me with the very best care."
Jun 7, 2019

5.0

"Dr Pollick was a very compassionate man and explained everything in a very comprehensive manner"
Jun 6, 2019

5.0

"He's very good at his job. if I have questions, he is always willing to answer questions to the best of his ability. If he doesn't have the answer, he will go to his colleagues and help to get me answers."
May 17, 2019

5.0

"At first I wasn't sure what gonna happen, I mean I got the director of Oncology. He has been amazing through my journey. He talks to you and treats you like a human being going through a very rough part of their life. Once again I know I have been placed with the right Dr. Its so nice to deal will Drs who actually care about their patients."
May 14, 2019

5.0

"dr pollock was amazing and very helpful. had [...] too. great nurses as well. naturopathic was great too."
May 7, 2019

5.0

"I have the best doctor and I am so grateful to have him fighting for me. I was terrified and he has given me hope. I have already been telling my friends about the center."
May 7, 2019

5.0

"Excellent"
May 6, 2019

5.0

"*Dr. Pollock was an awesome. I had told him he gave me hope. He told me I already had hope. I said yes but you made me believe it."
May 3, 2019

5.0

"very impressed"
Apr 23, 2019

5.0

"good"