Dr. Dean Tsarwhas, MD

Dr. Dean Tsarwhas, MD

Hematology & OncologyMaleAge 58

Accepting new patients

Dr. Dean Tsarwhas, MD is a Hematology & Oncology Specialist in Lake Forest, IL. Dr. Tsarwhas has more experience with Renal Neoplasms & Resection, Pancreatic Neoplasms, and Blood Disorders than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital and Advocate Condell Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Tsarwhas to book an appointment.

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Northwestern Medical Group

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Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital1000 N Westmoreland Rd Fl 1 Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Northwestern Medical Group

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Northwestern Medical Group - Pavilion A: Cancer Center1475 E Belvidere Rd Grayslake, IL 60030
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Tsarwhas is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Lake Forest, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ See hospitals

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I have been seeing Dr. Tsarwhas for 21 (since I was 27) years through multiple cancers. He has always been such an amazing doctor! He took the time to explain the options and what each one entailed every time!
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Becki B – Oct 02, 2020
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I have no doubt Dr. Tsarwhas is good at what he does, but he seems to make decisions FOR his patients rather than WITH them. The decisions come from the top-down with no patient buy-in. Also, he is very bound to guidelines' recommendations, rather than seeking customized treatments as a result of new research. When insurance denied a treatment, he merely accepted the decision, rather than pushing back. I need to know someone has my back in fighting cancer, and I didn't feel he was invested one way or another in me, as a patient.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Jun 18, 2020
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Knowlegable, caring, considerate, professional, five stars . Dr Tsarshas takes the time to answer your questions, is compassionate, a wonderful doctor... We need to clone him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Judith Western in lake villa, IL – Mar 30, 2019
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It is impossible to think of going through my cancer journey with anyone besides Dr. Tsarwhas, he is kind, caring and compassionate, he calmed my fears when I was newly diagnosed and they were at a all time high. It has now been 16 years and he continues to be there anytime I need to talk to him or when things show up on scans, he always calls back and listens to my concerns, I continue to see him once a year and I actually look forward to our visits. Leigh Ann Gregory
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Leigh Ann Gregory in Vernon Hills, Illinois – Apr 04, 2018
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Burlington, Wisconsin – Feb 11, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Margaret in Round Lake Beach IL – Jan 31, 2017
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lucy in Cary, IL – Sep 01, 2016
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He saved my life.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Andrew Levitt in Long Grove, IL – Jan 25, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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Port Barrington, IL – Dec 23, 2015
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Tsarwhas

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Tsarwhas treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Tsarwhas treats other conditions, please contact the office at (847) 234-5600.

Renal Neoplasms & Resection

Renal oncology focuses on the management and treatment of kidney cancer through surgery, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, radiation, and chemotherapy.Compare with other Renal Neoplasms & Resection specialists.

Dr. Tsarwhas is experienced in the area of Renal Neoplasms & Resection. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Kidney Cancer
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High
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Pancreatic Neoplasms

Pancreatic oncology focuses on the management and treatment of pancreatic cancer through chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and targeted cancer therapy.Compare with other Pancreatic Neoplasms specialists.

Dr. Tsarwhas is experienced in the area of Pancreatic Neoplasms. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Pancreatic Cancer
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High
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Blood Disorders

Blood disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the blood's ability to function, including hemophilia, anemia, and sickle cell disease.Compare with other Blood Disorders specialists.

Dr. Tsarwhas is experienced in the area of Blood Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Anemia
Bleeding Disorders
Myeloproliferative Disorders
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High
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Very High
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Blood Cancers

Blood cancer specialists diagnose and treat cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma that affect the blood cells, bone marrow, or lymphatic system.Compare with other Blood Cancers specialists.

Dr. Tsarwhas is experienced in the area of Blood Cancers. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
Hodgkin's Disease
Reticulosarcoma
Lymphoma, Large-Cell
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Dr. Tsarwhas' conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Bone Marrow Evaluation
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • ENT Cancer
  • Erythropoietin Test
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Hemophilia
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukemia Diagnostic Evaluations
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lobular Carconima
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma Evaluation
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mast Cell Diseases
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Peritoneal Cancer
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Purpura
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sezary's Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thymomas
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vulvar Cancer

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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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HAP Insurance
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Humana
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MultiPlan PPO

About Me

Care Philosophy

Better people means better experiences. Our care team is committed to delivering results that change lives.

Specialties

  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Medical Oncology

Board Certifications

Education

1993
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School
Fellowship Hospital
1990
The University Of Michigan Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1988
The University Of Michigan Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1983
The University Of Akron
Undergraduate School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Greek

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Outstanding First Year Houseofficer Award, The University of Michigan Medical Center, 1988
  • Chicago Magazine "Top Doctor" Medical Oncology 2012, 2012
  • U.S. News and World Report "Top Doctor" Medical Oncology, 2012
  • TopTier MD, 2012
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 1987

Media & Publications

  • Stromelysin-3 is overexpressed by stromal elements in primary non-small lung cancers and regulated by retinoic acid in pulmonary fibroblasts, 1995
  • CD10/NEP in non-small cell lung carcinomas. Relationship to cellular proliferation, 11/1994
  • Erlotinib has moderate sinle agent activity in chemotherapy naive castration resistant prostate cancer: final results of a phase II trial, 9/2009

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Dean Tsarwhas, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (847) 260-7897, and for other questions, call (847) 234-5600.

Does Dr. Dean Tsarwhas, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Tsarwhas has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Dean Tsarwhas, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Dean Tsarwhas, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Tsarwhas' profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Dean Tsarwhas, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Tsarwhas frequently treats Renal Neoplasms & Resection, Pancreatic Neoplasms, and Blood Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Tsarwhas specializes.

Where is Dr. Dean Tsarwhas, MD's office located?

Dr. Tsarwhas' office is located at 1000 N Westmoreland Rd Fl 1, Lake Forest, IL 60045. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Dean Tsarwhas, MD speak?

Dr. Tsarwhas speaks Greek and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Tsarwhas is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital

Lake Forest, IL

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Advocate Condell Medical Center

Libertyville, IL

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

8 Awards Received

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

Barrington, IL

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)