11 Most Renowned Cancer Specialists In The USA

The study of cancer is called Oncology. A person who treats any cancer or offers medical assistance to cancer patients is an Oncologist (or Cancer specialist).


There are three main types of oncologists:

 

  • Medical Oncologist: Treats cancer making use of chemotherapy, immunotherapy, or targeted therapy.
  • Radiation Oncologist: Utilizes radiation therapy to treat cancer.
  • Surgical Oncologist: Eradicates tumor and surrounding tissues through surgery. He can do biopsies to detect the presence of cancer. 

 

Other less significant types of oncologists are listed below:

  • Pediatric Oncologist: Some cancer occurs mostly in small children and teenagers. A pediatric oncologist is a person who offers treatment for children with cancer. Such cancer can also occur in adults in rare cases. If that is the case, they can consult a pediatric oncologist for the treatment.
  • Gynecologic Oncologist: Treats gynecological cancer like cervical, uterine, and ovarian cancer.
  • Hematologist Oncologist: Treats the patient with blood cancer like lymphoma, myeloma, and leukemia. 

11 Most Renowned Cancer Specialists In The USA

What Is The Role Of An Oncologist?


Right from the diagnosis throughout the entire course of the disease, an oncologist needs to perform many significant roles. It incorporates:

  • First, a cancer specialist or an oncologist explains the type and stage of cancer.
  • Then he talks about the available treatment alternatives and your preferred choice.
  • He needs to deliver quality care most generously.
  • He helps the patient in managing the symptoms and side effects of the treatment.



Who Are The Most Renowned Cancer Specialists In the USA?



1. Dr. Foluso Ademuyiwa

 

Specialty: Oncology

Subspecialties: General Oncology, Breast Cancer, Hematologic Oncology


Location And Contact:

7th Fl Siteman Cancer Center

 

4921 Parkview Pl, Saint Louis, MO, 63110

 

(314) 747-1171

Education & Experience

  • Medical School & Residency
  • Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Fellowship, Hematology/Oncology
  • Bridgeport Hospital
  • Residency, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
  • University of Ibadan
  • Medical School

Awards, Honors & Recognitions

  • Best Doctor in St Louis, 2015
  • Best Doctor in St Louis, 2016
 
Also Read: 11 Most Renowned Cancer Specialists In The USA

 

 


2. Dr. Shabbir Safdar, MD


Specialty: Oncology

Subspecialties: Breast Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Hematologic Oncology, Thoracic Cancer

 

Location And Contact

2620 N Westwood Blvd, Poplar Bluff, MO, 63901

 

(573) 727-2773

 

Hospital Affiliations

St. Luke's Des Peres Hospital

 

Saint Louis, MO

 

SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital Centralia

 

Centralia, IL

 

SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital

 

Mount Vernon, IL

 

Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center

 

Poplar Bluff, MO

 

Education & Experience

  • Washington University - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Fellowship, Hematology
  • Washington University - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Residency, Internal Medicine
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  • Residency, Internal Medicine
  • Highland Hospital
  • Internship, Transitional Year
  • Nishtar Medical College
  • Medical School

 

 

 

 

 



3. Dr. Barbra Horn, MD

 

Specialty: Oncology

Subspecialties: General Oncology, Breast Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, Hematologic Cancer

 

Location And Contact

 

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4921 Parkview Pl, Saint Louis, MO, 63110

 

(314) 275-9929

 

Hospital Affiliations

 

St. Luke's Hospital-Chesterfield

 

Chesterfield, MO

 

Education & Experience

 

  • Washington University - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Fellowship, Hematology
  • Washington University - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Residency, Internal Medicine
  • Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
  • Medical School

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards, Honors & Recognitions

  • CMS Stage 1 EHR, 2014



4. Dr. Joel Picus, MD

 

Specialty: Oncology

Subspecialties: General Oncology, Genitourinary Oncology, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Hematologic Oncology

 

Location And Contact

 

7th Floor

 

4921 Parkview Pl, Saint Louis, MO, 63110

 

(314) 747-1171

 

Hospital Affiliations

 

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

 

Saint Louis, MO

 

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

 

Saint Louis, MO

 

Education & Experience

  • Duke University Hospital

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
  • UCSF
  • Fellowship, Hematology/Oncology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Medical School

 

 

 

 

Awards, Honors & Recognitions

  • CMS Stage 1 EHR, 2012



5. Dr. Ramaswamy Govindan, MD

 

Specialty: Oncology

Subspecialties: General Oncology, Hematologic Oncology

 

Location And Contact

 

Campus Box 8056

 

660 South Euclid Avenue, Saint Louis, MO, 63110

 

(314) 362-5737

 

Hospital Affiliations

 

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

 

Saint Louis, MO

 

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

 

Saint Louis, MO

 

Education & Experience

  • Washington University - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Fellowship, Hematology/Oncology
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
  • Residency, Internal Medicine
  • Stanley Medical College SMC
  • Medical School

 

 

 

 

Awards, Honors & Recognitions

  • CMS Stage 1 EHR, 2012
  • Alton Ochsner Award Relating Smoking and Disease, 2016
  • Endowed Chair in Medical Oncology, 2016

 

 



6. Dr. Ravi Vij, MD

 

Specialty: Oncology

Subspecialties: General Oncology, Hematologic Oncology

 

Location And Contact

 

660 S.Euclid Ave

 

Campus Box 8007, Saint Louis, MO, 63110

 

(314) 747-9270

 

Hospital Affiliations

 

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

 

Saint Louis, MO

 

Missouri Baptist Medical Center

 

Saint Louis, MO

 

Education & Experience

  • George Washington University
  • Other Training, Business administration
  • Washington University
  • Fellowship
  • Washington University
  • Fellowship, Hematology/Oncology
  • Rush Medical College of Rush University
  • Residency, Internal Medicine
  • Maulana Azad Medical College
  • Medical School

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards, Honors & Recognitions

  • CMS Stage 1 EHR, 2012
  • Regional Top Doctor, 2014

 

 

 


7. Dr. Kevin Palka, MD

 

 

 

Specialty: Oncology

Subspecialties: Thoracic Cancer, Head & Neck Cancer, Neuro-Oncology, Hematologic Oncology

 

Location And Contact

 

3655 Vista Avenue

 

Saint Louis University Cancer Center, Saint Louis, MO, 63110

 

(314) 577-6056

 

Hospital Affiliations

 

No hospital affiliations

 

Education & Experience

  • Vanderbilt University
  • Fellowship, Hematology/Oncology
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
  • Residency, Internal Medicine
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
  • Medical School

 

 

 



8. Dr. Brian Van Tine, MD

 

Specialty: Oncology

Subspecialities: General Oncology, Hematologic Oncology, Sarcoma

 

Location And Contact

 

4921 Parkview Pl, Saint Louis, MO, 63110

 

(314) 747-1171

 

Hospital Affiliations

 

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

 

Saint Louis, MO

 

Education & Experience

  • Washington University
  • Fellowship, Hematology/Oncology
  • Washington University - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Residency, Internal Medicine
  • University of Alabama School of Medicine
  • Medical School

 

 

 

 

Awards, Honors & Recognitions

  • CMS Stage 1 EHR, 2012

 

9. Dr. Lee Ratner, MD


Specialty: Oncology

Subspecialties: General Oncology, Hematologic Oncology

 

Location And Contact

 

7th Floor

 

4921 Parkview Pl, Saint Louis, MO, 63110

 

(314) 747-1171

 

Hospital Affiliations

 

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

 

Saint Louis, MO

 

Education & Experience

  • National Institutes of Health Clinical Center
  • Fellowship, Medical Oncology
  • Washington University - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Residency, Internal Medicine
  • Yale University School of Medicine
  • Medical School
  • Yale University
  • Other Training, Molecular Biochemistry & Biophysics
  • Harvard University
  • Additional Training, Chemistry

 

 

 

Awards, Honors & Recognitions

  • ASCI Member, 1990
  • Alan A and Edith L Wolff Professor of Oncology Chair, 2013
  • Lifetime Achievement Award for Studies of Human T Cell Leukemia Virus, 2001
  • Fellow, 1995
  • Faculty Research Award, 1990
  • Young Investigator Award, 1986
  • Trainee Award, 1985
  • Fellowship Award, 1985
  • Fellowship Award, 1985

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. Dr. Gary Ratkin, MD

 

Specialty: Oncology

Subspecialties: Hematologic Oncology

 

Location And Contact

 

Casa De Salud

 

3200 Chouteau Ave, Saint Louis, MO, 63103

 

(314) 977-1250

 

Hospital Affiliations

 

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

 

Saint Louis, MO

 

Missouri Baptist Medical Center

 

Saint Louis, MO

 

Education & Experience

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Fellowship, Hematology/Oncology
  • Washington University - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Residency, Internal Medicine
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Residency, Internal Medicine
  • Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
  • Medical School

 

 

 

 

 

Awards, Honors & Recognitions

  • Checkbook Top Doc

 

11. Dr. Nancy Bartlett, MD

 

Specialty: Oncology

Subspecialties: Hematologic Oncology

 

Location And Contact

 

7th Floor

 

4921 Parkview Pl, Saint Louis, MO, 63110

 

(314) 747-1171

 

Hospital Affiliations

 

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

 

Saint Louis, MO

 

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

 

Saint Louis, MO

 

Education & Experience

 

  • Stanford University
  • Fellowship, Medical Oncology
  • UCSF
  • Internship, Internal Medicine
  • Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
  • Medical School

 

 

 

 

Awards, Honors & Recognitions

  • CMS Stage 1 EHR, 2012



Sources:

 

https://www.cancer.net/

 

https://health.usnews.com/

 

 

 
 

 

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