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UChicago Faculty Physicians

Azhar M. Awan, MD

Associate Professor of Radiation and Cellular Oncology Medical Director, Radiation Oncology for Sherman Hospital

UChicago Faculty Physicians who provide services at UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial are not employees or agents of UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial.

Azhar M. Awan, MD, specializes in treating all solid tumors and lymphomas. He is particularly skilled in the treatment of prostate cancer, soft tissue sarcomas and breast cancer. Dr. Awan is an expert in leading edge cancer treatments, including intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and 3-D conformal radiation therapy. He also is skilled in the use of unsealed radioactive sources for treating painful bone metastases.

Dr. Awan has been a contributing researcher in several cancer studies, including early trials that formed the basis of the multidisciplinary head and neck cancer program at the University of Chicago Medicine. These studies evaluated the combined use of radiation therapy and chemotherapy against both untreated and previously irradiated head and neck cancers, using a unique every-other-week treatment schedule. Dr. Awan also has contributed to both the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial and the SELECT study -- an investigation of vitamin E and selenium in the possible prevention of prostate cancer.

Dr. Awan regularly appears on the Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.'s list of "Top Doctors" in Chicago and in America.

Board Certifications

  • Medical Physics (Diagnostic
  • Nuclear
  • Therapeutic)

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American College of Radiation Oncology
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society for Radiation Oncology

Practicing Since

  • 1985

Languages Spoken

  • Swahili
  • Punjabi
  • Urdu
  • English

Medical Education

  • Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine

Internship

  • Henry Ford Hospital

Residency

  • St. Luke's Medical Center

News & Research

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  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)

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