Theodore Pollock,DO, FACOI

DO, FACOI

Director of Medical Oncology & Medical Staff Secretary, CTCA Tulsa

4.8 (215 Ratings)

44 Reviews
Theodore Pollock - Director of Medical Oncology & Medical Staff Secretary
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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
Tulsa
Specialties
  • Medical Oncology
Education
  • Residency:
    Internal Medicine - Doctors Hospital, Columbus, OH
  • Fellowship:
    Medical Oncology - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York
Certifications
American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine
Fellow, American College of Osteopathic Internists

Director of Medical Oncology 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, who also serves as the hospital’s Medical Staff Secretary, 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 occurance. 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
Jan 31, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Pollock is the best!"
Jan 18, 2019

5.0

"I very much enjoyed *Dr. Polluck, he is very personable and makes sure you understand the treatment and process."
Dec 26, 2018

5.0

"already have told others of great service"
Dec 11, 2018

5.0

"ver awesome"
Nov 26, 2018

5.0

"Great doctor. Always took time to explain and discuss every fact of my cancer. Truly dedicated to his patients."
Nov 14, 2018

5.0

"Dr. Pollock told us what to expect and was very honest about the difficult time it would be for me/us. My treatment was in [...]."
Nov 13, 2018

5.0

"Doctor Pollock is a fantastic oncologist. Explained everything right down to the smallest detail. In my opinion he is the best"
Oct 25, 2018

5.0

"Very understanding. Great care. Would recommend them to everyone."
Oct 19, 2018

5.0

"*Dr. Pollock is great! *[...]."
Oct 17, 2018

5.0

"*Doctor Povock is the man! He can NEVER retire!"
Sep 2, 2018

5.0

"very knowledgeable ,quick to the point, very understanding, easy to understand, very pleasant. I would highly recommend this oncologist"
Aug 25, 2018

5.0

"I am so grateful that *Dr. Pollock is my oncologist. He addresses and is concerned about anything that might be going on. *Dr. Pollock genuinely cares. This makes me at ease and I trust that he will make the necessary decisions, and if needed, he will go the extra mile for his patients."
Aug 22, 2018

5.0

"like him very much feel very good about our decision to come there."
Aug 19, 2018

5.0

"Dr. Pollock is the best."
Aug 1, 2018

5.0

"Caring and compassionate with a sense of humor"
Jul 31, 2018

5.0

"Very caring."
Jul 31, 2018

5.0

"[...] was great and we expect Dr Pollock will be also. Good oncologist"
Jul 29, 2018

5.0

"I will definitely recommend this facility to others who are in need of cancer treatment. The staff actually works as a team. I feel confident that my Medical Oncologist knows what he is doing."
Jul 29, 2018

5.0

"Very knowledgeable and approachable."
Jul 26, 2018

5.0

"You need a better rank than Very Good for my oncologist"
Jul 25, 2018

5.0

"I'm so happy with my oncologist. He is so smart, fun and personal. I feel like with him, I can believe and trust him. I'm very pleased."
Jul 24, 2018

5.0

"all I no every thing was very very good"
Jul 23, 2018

5.0

"*Dr. Pollock is exceptional and very to the point (which we like). He gets down to business & has a great bedside manner."
Jul 17, 2018

5.0

"Made sure we understood everything"
Jul 9, 2018

5.0

"We love *Dr. Pollock and *[...]."
Jun 24, 2018

5.0

"Love Dr. Pollock"
Jun 21, 2018

5.0

"Only met with Dr. Pollock one time. [...]"
Jun 19, 2018

5.0

"other than being from Ohio State he is a great guy"
Jun 13, 2018

5.0

"by time I did see the Dr I felt little overwhelmed with everything-everything moving so fast-one appt to another -but found him to be caring and compassionate Dr. I came to CTCA for second opinion -was not hard decision to make to continue my treatment with him"
May 29, 2018

5.0

"his oncologist is one that I have recommended to others"
May 29, 2018

5.0

"great"
May 21, 2018

5.0

"*Dr. Pollock is very knowledgeable & caring has a positive attitude glad he's my dr."
May 20, 2018

5.0

"Obviously I trust *Dr. Pollock with my life - a great man & friend!!"
May 16, 2018

1.9

"Did not care for his bed side manner. Did not explain tests that I had taken. His [...] was excellent explaining all questions I had."
May 11, 2018

5.0

"Discussed all of our concerns & even some we weren't aware of."
May 8, 2018

5.0

"So thankful for Dr. Pollock."
May 1, 2018

5.0

"GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Apr 21, 2018

5.0

"*Dr. Pollock is the best. Shows love & compassion."
Apr 18, 2018

5.0

"have recommended to several"
Apr 4, 2018

5.0

"*Dr. Pollock was great to work with. His entire team they are there for the patient."
Mar 29, 2018

5.0

"I love my medical oncologist, Dr. Pollock and his staff. His sense of humor makes my day. He truly cares about the health and well-being of all his patients. Dr. Pollock and his team provide 200% excellent patient care. I love how my medical oncology team at CTCA get together to discuss cases and provide the best possible care for their patients."
Mar 27, 2018

5.0

"excellent"
Feb 27, 2018

5.0

"We appreciate the doctor being honest and direct with us."
Feb 23, 2018

5.0

"Dr Pollock has given me hope and support, while making sure that I receive the best treatment possible. I feel that I am still alive and flourishing because of his skill!"