radiation oncology physicians serving the chicago area since 1971.
Virag Dandekar, M.D.
Dr. Virag Dandekar received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine degrees from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, and received his board certification in Radiation Oncology from the American Board of Radiology.
Dr. Dandekar’s research has been published in his specialty’s major peer-reviewed journals, addressing topics in the treatment of cancers of the head and neck cancer, cervix, bone and lung. His research has focused on treatment techniques such as high-dose rare brachytherapy, tomotherapy-based chemoradiotherapy, and tomotherapy for stereotactic body radiosurgery.
Dr. Dandekar is a member of American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the American Brachytherapy Society.
2009: Doctor of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
2010: Internship, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
2014: Residency, Radiation Oncology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
2015: Certified, American Board of Radiology
Katherine Griem, M.D.
Dr. Griem is a nationally renowned expert in the treatment of breast cancer and a Fellow of the American College of Radiology. She has been named one of Chicago’s top doctors.
Dr. Griem was among the first to develop and implement the prone technique for irradiation of the breast reducing dose to heart and lung. Among her research interests are cardiac sparing techniques for breast cancer, partial breast irradiation, and cost benefit analysis.
Dr. Griem’s involvement extends to education and activism. She was Instructor in Radiation Therapy and Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School. She has served on the Medical Advisory Board of the Y-Me National Organization for Breast Cancer. Dr. Griem is on the Board of Directors for the Illinois Division of the American Cancer Society and is its Vice President.
Dr. Griem is Professor of Radiation Oncology at Rush Medical College in Chicago, IL.
1982: Doctor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
1983: Internship, University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics
1986: Residency, Joint Center for Radiation Therapy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
1986: Certified, American Board of Radiology
Ommar Hla, M.D.
Dr. Ommar Hla received her M.D. from the Rush Medical College in Chicago, IL. She then completed residency training in Radiation Oncology at the Cleveland Clinic, one of the leading comprehensive cancer centers. She also received extensive training and experience in Brachytherapy and Stereotactic Radiosurgery through fellowship training at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York, one of the top training programs in Radiation Oncology.
Board certified in Radiation Oncology, Dr. Hla has expertise in Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) and Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS). She also has extensive experience in High Dose Rate (HDR) brachytherapy for breast and gynecologic cancers and Low Dose Rate Brachytherapy for prostate cancers.
Dr. Hla has published and presented her research at several medical conferences and has received numerous awards including Fellowship from the American College of Radiation Oncology. Dr. Hla is also a member of several professional organizations including the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, American College of Radiology, American College of Radiation Oncology and the American Brachytherapy Society.
1990: Doctor of Medicine, Rush Medical College Chicago, IL
1991: Internship, St. Joseph Hospital, Chicago, IL