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Dean Conterato, MD

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Phone Number : 847-990-5910

Education / Awards

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

 

Undergraduate Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois
Medical degree Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital Chicago, Illinois
Internship Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital Chicago, Illinois
Residency Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital Chicago, Illinois

BOARD CERTIFICATION

Radiation Oncology (American Board of Radiology) 1990

 

About me

A board-certified radiation oncologist with more than 25 years of experience, Dr. Conterato provides cancer care with personalized touch but the skill to used, advanced radiation treatment options. He primarily practices at and serves as Medical Director at Advocate Condell Medical Center. He has expertise in some of the most sophisticated therapeutic technology and innovative cancer treatments available, including Tomotherapy, IMRT, IGRT Intraoperative Radiation Therapy and Stereotactic Radiosurgery with Cyberknife radiosurgery systems or Brain Lab trilogy as well as low dose and high dose implants.

Dr. Conterato earned a medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois. He completed an internship and a radiation oncology residency at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago. He served as Chief Resident in the Department of Radiation Oncology. Before pursuing a medical degree, Dr. Conterato obtained a bachelor’s of science degree in chemistry from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois.

Prior to joining Radiation Oncology Consultants, Dr. Conterato served as Director of a CyberKnife® Radiosurgery program and as Director of a Radiation Oncology Department at two Chicago-area hospitals. Additionally, he served as a radiation oncologist and instructor at the Chicago Prostate Cancer Center for several years.

Dr. Conterato has been an academic instructor and visiting professor at Rush Medical College. He has been published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology and has presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s annual conference.For over a decade, Dr. Conterato has been on the Castle Connelly’s list of America’s Top Doctors®. He is a member of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, American College of Radiation Oncologyand the American Medical Association.

“I am doctor who likes to get to know patients,” says Dr. Dean Conterato. “I enjoy learning about their lives, what they have done, their interests and their family. It is important to me that my patients feel they can share their concerns with me. Getting to know them helps me understand what is important to them.” Dr. Conterato believes the relationship between a doctor and his patient involves a cooperative effort. He says, “Together, we form a trusting relationship and interact to work towards the same goals. I empower my patients by giving them information and we reach a decision together about how to proceed with treatment of their cancer.”

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