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Azhar M. Awan, MD

Associate Professor of Radiation and Cellular Oncology

Medical Director of Radiation Oncology, Sherman Hospital

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. 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.

Since January 2010, Dr. Awan has served as medical director of radiation oncology at the Sherman Cancer Center in Elgin, IL. The University of Chicago's Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology provides all professional and physics services at this center.

Dr. Awan has regularly been named to the list of "Top Doctors" in Chicago and in America by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.

Practice Location

Sherman Cancer Center
1425 N. Randall Rd.
Elgin, IL 60123

University of Chicago Medicine Center for
Advanced Care at Orland Park
14290 S. La Grange Rd
Orland Park, IL 60462

Year Started Practice


Board Certification

Therapeutic Radiology

Medical School

Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine


Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit


Rush Medical Center, Chicago


American College of Radiation Oncology
American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
American Society of Clinical Oncology

Languages Spoken



Office Phone

(224) 783-8746

Office Fax

(224) 783-1609

Office Postal Address

Azhar M. Awan, MD
Sherman Cancer Center
1425 N. Randall Rd.
Elgin, IL 60123

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Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Awan's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.