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Catherine K. Park, MD, MPH

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Phone Number : 847-842-0300

Education / Awards

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Undergraduate University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Masters of Public Health George Washington University, Washington, DC
Medical degree Ross University, Dominica
Internship Franklin Square Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Residency H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL

BOARD CERTIFICATION

Radiation Oncology (American Board of Radiology)

AWARDS

  • Roentgen Research Award
  • ASTRO Poster Recognition Award in Radiation Physics
  • ASTRO Travel Grant
  • Medical School Graduate with Highest Honors
  • Clinical Vignettes Competition Award American College of Physicians

FOREIGN LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Korean

About me

Dr. Park primarily practices at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital.  After graduating from the University of Minnesota, Dr. Park attended the George Washington University where she received her Masters of Public Health and focused on health promotion and disease prevention. She went on to medical school at Ross University where she graduated with highest honors. After completing medical school, Dr. Park completed a research fellowship and residency at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.  She has authored numerous papers and presented her research nationally in the areas of breast cancer, gastrointestinal cancers and lymphoma. One of her research interests includesthe long term side effects of radiation.  She is also the author of a textbook chapter on endometrial cancer.

Dr. Park is trained in the use of 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), stereotactic radiosurgery, and brachytherapy. She treats a broad range of cancers including breast, lung, brain, genitourinary, gastrointestinal and gynecologic malignancies. Dr. Park’s interest includes quality of life and long term side effects of radiation therapy in cancer survivors.

Dr. Park was a professional photographer prior to attending medical school and enjoys taking photographs of her husband and 3 children.

When asked why she chose radiation oncology, she states, “A cancer diagnosis is a difficult time in patient’s lives and allows us as physicians to make a real impact during this critical period. It provides me the opportunity to teach patients about their disease and improve their quality of life both during and after treatment. Oncologists form special bonds with their patients, which I find extremely gratifying.”

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