Theodore Pollock,DO, FACOI

DO, FACOI

Director of Medical Oncology & Medical Staff Secretary, CTCA Tulsa

4.8 (201 Ratings)

39 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
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 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
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"
Mar 12, 2019

5.0

"Awesome doctor"
Mar 10, 2019

5.0

"He knows what he is doing and is very compassionate"
Feb 26, 2019

5.0

"Honest, straight-forward, and positive about my treatment."
Feb 25, 2019

5.0

"Knowledgeable, caring, upbeat, honest, straight talking."
Feb 15, 2019

4.4

"My last visit with my oncologist was 45 minutes late."
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 *[...]."