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Philip Connell, MD

Professor of Radiation & Cellular Oncology

Associate Chair for Academic Affairs

Dr. Philip Connell is an expert in radiotherapy with a particular focus on sarcomas, thoracic cancers, and pediatric malignancies.

In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Connell is an active cancer researcher. He received laboratory training in cancer biology through a National Cancer Institute fellowship. His oncology research program is working to identify molecular markers of treatment resistance, and to develop new anti-cancer agents that can overcome these molecular hurdles. His newest ongoing projects involve several novel, high-throughput assays designed to identify potential drugs that modify DNA repair. With these systems, researchers have the potential to discover new chemical compounds with wide-ranging impacts--from improving present oncology therapies to blocking the mutagenic effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Dr. Connell has received several awards including the American Society of Clinical Oncology Merit Award, American Brachytherapy Society Research Award, Roentgen Society Research Award, Samuel Hellman Teacher of the Year Award, and American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology Junior Faculty Fellowship Award. He has authored numerous medical reports and textbook chapters, and he serves as a reviewer for several medical journals.

Practice Locations

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

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

Year Started Practice


Board Certification

Radiation Oncology

Medical School

New York Medical College


St. Vincent's Medical Center, New York

Residency and Fellowship

The University of Chicago Medicine


American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
Children's Oncology Group

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-6860

Office Fax

(773) 834-7340

Office Postal Address

Philip Connell, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 9006
Chicago, IL 60637

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Read More About Dr. Connell

Dr. Connell is an active member of the University of Chicago Cancer Research Center's Mesothelioma Program.

Selected Publications

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