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Jonas de Souza, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Jonas de Souza, MD, specializes in the treatment of head and neck cancer, including thyroid and squamous cell carcinomas.

His research focuses on the use of novel therapeutic agents along with measurements of financial burden, patients preferences, and the trade-offs between the risks and benefits of cancer therapies. He seeks to integrate outcomes research, patient preferences, health policy and economics into clinical practice. His ultimate goal is to increase access to essential cancer therapies by providing policy makers and scientific communities with the required information on patient preferences and on barriers that lie between cancer patients and access to care.

Dr. de Souza has authored papers and given lectures on head and neck malignancies, and evidence-based care. He is the recipient of several honors including an American Society of Clinical Oncology Award and the Abbott-Gonzalez Fellowship Award from the University of Chicago.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certification

Internal Medicine

Medical School

University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Internship and Residency

University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston


The University of Chicago Medicine


American Society of Clinical Oncology

Languages Spoken


Office Phone

(773) 834-1736

Office Fax

(773) 702-3163

Office Postal Address

Jonas de Souza, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 2115
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

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Read More About Dr. de Souza

Dr. de Souza was on the medical team that cared for Amanda Ruiz, a young mother diagnosed with head and neck cancer when she was 18 weeks pregnant. "My wife was expecting at the same time,” de Souza said, "So caring for Amanda was a very personal experience for me."

Dr. de Souza coauthored a study that examined how some patients with advanced cancer can be exposed to unnecessary side effects and discomfort when treated with drug regimens that do not have proven benefit.

Selected Publications

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