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Rush Physicians Named ‘Top Cancer Doctors’ by Chicago Magazine

Jan. 16, 2017 - (Oak Park, Ill.) – Twenty-three physicians from Rush University Medical Center, including seven that also practice at Rush Oak Park Hospital, were named 'top cancer doctors' in the January 2017 issue of Chicago magazine.

Along with Bruce Orkin, Peter Jokich, Philip Bonomi, Melody Cobleigh, Pincas Bitterman, Ross Abrams and Dennis Pessis, all doctors who also practice at Rush Oak Park Hospital, Michael Silver was named Chicago magazine’s ‘top cancer doctor.’ Silver, a pulmonary specialist, sees patients at Rush University Medical Center and is also the vice president of medical affairs and chief information officer at Rush Oak Park Hospital.

The list of doctors was compiled by Castle Connolly Medical, a health care research and information company, from a survey of fellow physicians.

Dr. Kerstin Stenson, otolaryngologist, and section head of head and neck surgery and director of the head and neck cancer program at Rush University Medical Center, was one of only six cancer experts photographed and featured in the issue. 

Following is a list of the Rush cancer specialists identified by Chicago magazine. The physician names are arranged alphabetically by specialty. All doctors practice at Rush University Medical Center unless otherwise noted. 

  • Bruce Orkin, colon and rectal surgery (Rush University Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital)
  • Arthur R. Rhodes, dermatology
  • Peter M. Jokich, diagnostic radiology (Rush University Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital)
  • Philip D. Bonomi, medical oncology (Rush University Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital)
  • Melody A. Cobleigh, medical oncology (Rush University Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital)
  • Timothy M. Kuzel, medical oncology
  • Richard W. Byrne, neurologic surgery
  • Steven Gitelis, orthopedic surgery
  • Bryan W. Rubach, otolaryngology (Rush-Copley Medical Center)
  • Kerstin Stenson, otolaryngology
  • Pincas Bitterman, pathology (Rush University Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital)
  • Paul M. Kent, pediatric hematology and oncology
  • John Q. Cook, Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • James C. Ferlmann, plastic and reconstructive surgery (Rush-Copley Medical Center)
  • George J. Kouris, plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Michael R. Silver, pulmonary disease (Dr. Silver practices at Rush University Medical Center and is also the vice president of medical affairs at Rush Oak Park Hospital)
  • Ross A. Abrams (pictured), radiation oncology (Rush University Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital) 
  • Katherine L. Griem, radiation oncology
  • Mary Wood Molo, reproductive endocrinology and fertility
  • Keith W. Millikan, surgery
  • Michael J. Liptay, thoracic and cardiac surgery
  • Jerome Hoeksema, urology
  • Dennis A. Pessis, urology (Rush University Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital)

For the full list and an explanation of how top doctors are chosen, visit Chicago magazine. To make an appointment with a physician from Rush, call (888) 352-RUSH (7874).