Theodore Pollock,DO, FACOI


Director of Medical Oncology & Medical Staff Secretary, CTCA Tulsa

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Theodore Pollock - Director of Medical Oncology & Medical Staff Secretary

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.

  • Medical Oncology
  • Residency:
    Internal Medicine - Doctors Hospital, Columbus, OH
  • Fellowship:
    Medical Oncology - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York
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.