Dr. Dean Tsarwhas, MD

Dr. Dean Tsarwhas, MD

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Medical Oncology  |  
Male  |  
54 y/o
(17)

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Dr. Dean Tsarwhas, MD is a medical oncology doctor who practices in Lake Forest, IL. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Dr. Tsarwhas is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital.

Northwestern Medical Group

660 N Westmoreland Rd Ste 100

Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Breast Diseases
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more than 98% of peers
Cancer
very high
more than 97% of peers
Blood Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Tsarwhas "To provide state-of-the art cancer treatment in a compassionate and caring manner"
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Specialties

  • Medical Oncology
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Board Certifications

  • Hematology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large Cell, Anaplastic
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Retina Diseases
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • The University Of Akron
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • The University Of Michigan Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • The University Of Michigan Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • TopTier MD, 2012
  • Chicago Magazine Top Doctor Medical Oncology 2012, 2012
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 1987
  • U.S. News and World Report Top Doctor Medical Oncology, 2012
  • Outstanding First Year Houseofficer Award, The University of Michigan Medical Center, 1988
Media & Publications
  • Stromelysin-3 is overexpressed by stromal elements in primary non-small lung cancers and regulated by retinoic acid in pulmonary fibroblasts, 1995
  • Erlotinib has moderate sinle agent activity in chemotherapy naive castration resistant prostate cancer: final results of a phase II trial, 9/2009
  • CD10/NEP in non-small cell lung carcinomas. Relationship to cellular proliferation, 11/1994

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tsarwhas' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tsarwhas to family and friends
4.9
based on 17 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Tsarwhas' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Burlington, Wisconsin |
Best care a patient could ask for. Dr. Tsarwhas has been for me an inspiration, wellness coach and mentor for thirteen years and I pray we have 40 more to share! I intend to live to 107 years and with his care I will!
in Round Lake Beach IL |
Dr Tsarwahs is a very busy, laid-back man. He always gives me however much time I need. I have brain Cancer and he's been one of the best doctors I've had since my diagnosis in 2013.
in Cary, IL |
I appreciate that Dr. Tsarwhas always researches and finds the best course of treatment for an individual. He keeps his knowledge of the latest research and treatments up to date, which I believe is one of the main reasons I am still here! He truly listens to the patient and considers individual needs. His staff is compassionate and professional. I would highly recommend Dr. Tsarwhas!
in Long Grove, IL |
He saved my life.
Port Barrington, IL |
HE HAS BEEN MY DOCTOR FOR 7 YEARS TREATING MY TERMINAL ILLNESS AND HAS KEPT ME ALIVE. HE IS ONE OF THE BEST, IF NOT THE BEST, YOU WILL FIND. NOT ONLY DOES HE COMMUNICATE WELL WITH PATIENTS, HE TAKES THE TIME TO RESPOND TO PHONE CALLS AND EMAIL PROMPTLY. HE IS WELL ABREAST OF ALL EVENTS IN HIS FIELD LIKE NEW TREATMENTS AND VOLUNTEERS HIS TIME SERVING AND PROVIDING MEDICAL CARE IN THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES. HIS ONLY PROBLEM IS HE IS TOO GOOD AND TOO MANY PEOPLE WANT TO HAVE HIM AS THEIR DOCTOR.
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Dr. Tsarwhas accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance PPO
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Tsarwhas has admitting privileges

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital
660 N Westmoreland Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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