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Arica Hirsch, MD

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Phone Number : 847-723-8030

Education / Awards


Undergraduate Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois
Medical degree Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois
Internship Evanston Hospital Evanston, Illinois
Residency Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York


Radiation Oncology (American Board of Radiology)

Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1996-2000

Fellow, Program in Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona under Directorship of Dr. Andrew Weil

About me

Dr. Hirsch is the Medical Director of Illinois CyberKnife and primarily practices at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. She is Board Certified in Radiation Oncology. After completing medical school at Northwestern University and residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center as chief resident, Dr. Hirsch was an Assistant Professor at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center where she practiced for 4 years. In 2001, Dr. Hirsch went into private practice with Radiation Oncology Consultants.

Dr. Hirsch has a particular interest and expertise in the treatment of breast cancer as well as the integration of natural approaches with conventional cancer treatment. In addition, she is very interested in the use of Cyberknife stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) to treat primary lung and prostate cancer, benign and malignant brain tumors, and solitary metastasis to brain, spine, and liver. She is experienced in the use of conformal 3-D therapy, intensity modulated therapy (IMRT), and low and high dose rate brachytherapy. Dr. Hirsch is involved in breast cancer awareness programs, community and is active in Medical Education. She has written papers and lectured on various cancer topics.

Dr. Hirsch spends her leisure time with her husband and four children, and enjoys cooking, piano, and reading fiction. She is active in Synagogue community service and serves on the Board of her children’s school.

When asked why she chose Radiation Oncology she states, “When in medical school, I became  involved in the care of a young woman hospitalized with breast cancer. This experience led me to understand the depth of relationships possible between patients, their families, and their physicians. The combination of scientific stimulation and progress with human interaction is what attracts me to this field.

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