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Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Lily Shakibnia, MD

Radiation Oncologist

CTCA Atlanta

"At CTCA, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality cancer care through a unique multidisciplinary approach."

- Lily Shakibnia, MD

Patient Rating

4.8 / 5
94 Ratings

About Our Ratings

Medical degree

  • McGill University, Quebec, Canada

Internship / Residency

  • Radiation Oncology, McGill University, Quebec, Canada

Advanced degree(s)

  • Masters, Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Certification(s)

  • Radiation Oncology – American Board of Radiology
  • Radiation Oncology – Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Practicing since: 2013

“Every patient should feel confident about the care they are receiving,” says Dr. Lily Shakibnia, Radiation Oncologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Atlanta. Dr. Shakibnia inspires that confidence through her dedication to expertise in radiation oncology.

Dr. Shakibnia began her medical training with the rigorous and selective pre-med program at McGill University in Quebec, Canada. After completing her Doctor of Medicine degree there, she stayed for an additional five years to complete a residency in Radiation Oncology. She was named Chief Resident in 2010 and received the Medical Expert Award, granted to one resident per year, for four consecutive years. She also completed a Masters in Epidemiology in a distance-learning program with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

In 2014, Dr. Shakibnia joined the American Hospital in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, as a Radiation Oncologist. She returned to the United States in 2016 to join CTCA®.

Dr. Shakibnia has presented research at numerous professional conferences. This work has included advances in understanding toxicities related to the treatment of head and neck cancers, stereotactic lung radiotherapy, and the treatment of glioblastoma. She has also volunteered her time and expertise with many professional organizations dedicated to medical care, including the Uganda Health Project and the Turtle Will Foundation.

At CTCA, Dr. Shakibnia provides radiation therapy for many cancer types, with a particular focus on breast, prostate, lung and head and neck malignancies. Her goal is to provide state-of-the-art radiation treatment that follows the most current guidelines and innovative treatment strategies.

Dr. Shakibnia is Board Certified in Radiation Oncology by the American Board of Radiology and by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She is a member of the American Society for Radiation Oncology and the American Brachytherapy Society. She is fluent in French and Farsi and also speaks basic Arabic.

Originally from Canada, Dr. Shakibnia is happy to be in the Atlanta region near her family. When she is not at CTCA, she enjoys spending time her husband and their new baby. Her interests include cooking, traveling, skiing and swimming.

 

 

 

Patient ratings and comments

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.

Patient rating

5 / 5
11/21/2018
Very dedicated to her job. Very thorough with questions and answers.

Patient rating

5 / 5
10/25/2018
she studied my paper work & didn't need it right now

Patient rating

2.5 / 5
10/22/2018
Dr. Lily is not very easy to get specific details about stuff... I know that patients don't all want to know everything though I do & I haven't felt like I have had access to get specific details... just generalized info...

Patient rating

4.4 / 5
10/10/2018
Good

Patient rating

2.5 / 5
10/1/2018
My original Dr. Doctor is no longer there and I am not sure of the experience of the new doctor.

Patient rating

5 / 5
9/26/2018
The team is proactive and very connected in explaining my care process.

Patient rating

5 / 5
9/13/2018
Very Caring and Very thorough. Dr Shakibnia is a friend and extraordinary physician.

Patient rating

5 / 5
7/31/2018
[...] On my last recent visit I understand [...] had left the CTCA and I saw a new oncologist, Dr Shakibnia with whom I was very much impressed and felt right at ease with her.

Patient rating

5 / 5
7/26/2018
Great communicator, gave evident based research open and honest along the way very pleased.

Patient rating

5 / 5
7/24/2018
Very good and knowledgeable.

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About our star ratings

The patient star ratings are an average of all responses to physician-related questions on our nationally recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) measures patient satisfaction as part of our effort toward continuous improvement in all aspects of the patient experience. We partner with Press Ganey®, a third-party-validated organization with over 30 years of experience supporting over 26,000 health care organizations, to survey our patients about their recent experiences at CTCA®.

Why is this information important?

CTCA is committed to transparency. Not only do the surveys allow us to continuously improve our services, but we hope these ratings will help you feel confident in your decision to seek care at CTCA.

How are the star scores calculated?

All eligible CTCA patients receive a survey from Press Ganey within one to two weeks after their treatment occurrence. In addition to being asked about their overall experience at CTCA, patients are asked to score the level of confidence they have in their provider, as well as the likelihood they will recommend the physician to others. Raw data from the answers to the survey questions about our physicians are calculated by Press Ganey into a one- to five-star rating, with one star being the lowest possible rating and five stars being the highest.

Are all comments included?

In the spirit of transparency, all patient comments are posted as written by the patient, whether they are positive or negative. Patients’ names and other identifying information are removed from the comments for confidentiality and patient privacy. We only exclude comments if they are deemed to be slanderous or libelous, contain profanity or vulgar language, do not relate to the patient’s experience with the doctor involved, or are statements that cannot be verified as factual. 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. All ratings are included even if a comment is excluded.

Why don’t all physicians have ratings and comments?

Following industry best practice, star ratings and comments are only published for physicians with a minimum of 30 completed patient surveys. This helps us ensure that the sample size is large enough to give you an accurate representation of the physician's care.

Star ratings and comments are not available for all physicians or specialties. The validated Press Ganey survey captures patient experience feedback with the primary oncology services of chemotherapy and radiation therapy, which include only medical, radiation and in-office gynecologic oncology services. Gynecologic surgeries are not evaluated at this time because a different survey tool would be required.

Can anyone provide ratings and responses for a physician?

No. Only patients who are under the care of the physician can provide a response through the Press Ganey survey. Eligible patients receive the survey either by mail or email after their treatment occurrence. Survey responses are completely voluntary.

How do you protect patient information for those who have responded to the survey?

Patient privacy is of the utmost importance to us. If a review comment includes any information that could identify a patient (e.g., name, etc.), it is removed from the comment prior to publishing on the physician’s bio page. All patient information that has been removed from a comment is designated with an ellipsis, or “[…]”.

How often are the scores updated?

Press Ganey surveys are sent out all year long. All patient ratings and reviews are regularly updated and published within a month of receiving the responses. Ratings and reviews remain on a physician’s bio page for one year after being published. After that time period, the ratings and reviews older than a year are removed to ensure the most current information is available.

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