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Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Shahin Chowdhury, DO

Medical Oncologist

CTCA Atlanta

"The mentality of truly putting the patient first is very unique at CTCA. The doctors and supporting staff go above and beyond to do whatever is needed to take care of patients."

- Shahin Chowdhury, DO

Patient Rating

4.7 / 5
166 Ratings

About Our Ratings

Osteopathic medical degree

  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine – Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, MI

Internship / Residency

  • Internal Medicine Internship – Genesys Regional Medical Center, Grand Blanc, MI
  • Internal Medicine Residency – Genesys Regional Medical Center, Grand Blanc, MI

Additional degree(s)

  • Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies – Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology – Dana College, Blair, NE

Certification(s)

  • Certified Physician Assistant, ACLS and BLS Certified

Fellowship(s)

  • Medical Oncology Fellowship – Oklahoma State University/CTCA at Southwestern Regional Medical Center, Tulsa, OK

Practicing since: 2006

“The patient-centered approach at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) is truly unique and special. Having all the specialties and supportive staff under one roof is like nothing I’ve ever seen before,” says Dr. Shahin Chowdhury, medical oncologist at CTCA® Atlanta.

Dr. Chowdhury earned a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, Missouri.  He then completed an internal medicine internship and residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc, Missouri.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Dana College in Blair, Nebraska, where he graduated magna cum laude. He also earned another bachelor’s degree in physician assistant studies from Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas.

Before joining CTCA, Dr. Chowdhury spent five years as a staff hospitalist in Rowlett, Texas. He then moved to Tulsa in 2011 to complete a medical oncology fellowship at CTCA Tulsa (through Oklahoma State University), where he was Chief Fellow in his last year.

In July 2013, Dr. Chowdhury officially started working as a medical oncologist at our hospital in Tulsa. The following year, he joined CTCA in Atlanta. His areas of focus are gastrointestinal and genitourinary cancers.

Since joining CTCA, he says: “At CTCA, I am able to coordinate appointments and ideas with other physicians who are all available under one roof. There have been multiple times where I’ve had a question or needed assistance, and everyone I need to speak with is available to assist me when needed. Most importantly, having everyone under one roof enables us to deliver integrated services and provide answers to patients quickly.”

Dr. Chowdhury belongs to several professional organizations, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Osteopathic Association and the American College of Osteopathic Internists.

Dr. Chowdhury is an avid soccer player and fan, and enjoys hiking, sightseeing and wildlife. He and his wife, Farrah, a pharmacist, have two sons.

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
11/16/2018
He was great. We were both on the same page.

Patient rating

5 / 5
11/13/2018
Simple comfortable reassuring good are some words to describe my doctor and his staff. thanks Dr. Chowdry

Patient rating

5 / 5
11/13/2018
incredible!

Patient rating

5 / 5
11/7/2018
Dr. Chowdhury was easy to talk to and answered my concerns. He seemed very concerned about me as a patient, how I was feeling and what side effects I was having from the chemo.

Patient rating

5 / 5
11/4/2018
Dr. Chowdhury and his staff are professional and caring. They treat me as if I am their favorite patient!

Patient rating

5 / 5
10/28/2018
I have had 3 over the past few years but all have been great

Patient rating

0.6 / 5
10/9/2018
he was very rude and disrespectful to me and my husband talked at us instead of too us always saying its not just the chemo people forget they have cancer very arrogant about himself

Patient rating

3.8 / 5
10/9/2018
good

Patient rating

5 / 5
10/8/2018
He is very friendly, professional and explains things in detail

Patient rating

3.8 / 5
10/5/2018
This was new oncologist for me my first time meeting him.

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Press Ganey Data Integrity Certified

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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