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Catherine S. Hwang, MD

Catherine S. Hwang, MD

Radiation Oncologist

Cancer

Hwang

Overview

Dr. Catherine Hwang is board-certified in radiation oncology. She specifically focuses on treating breast cancer and has been instrumental in implementing techniques at AdventHealth Cancer Institute that minimize cardiac toxicity from breast radiation. She works closely with medical oncologists and surgical oncologists to ensure that her patients receive their care in a coordinated and timely fashion. She also strives to help her patients understand their disease and minimize the anxiety associated with their treatments.

Dr. Hwang received her medical degree from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago. She also completed her residency training in radiation oncology at Northwestern University, where she served as Chief Resident during her final year. She then joined the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, where she served as Medical Director of Radiation Oncology for United Hospital Systems at the St. Catherine’s Medical Center Campus. She achieved the rank of Associate Professor in Clinical Radiation Oncology, prior to joining the Radiation Oncology Specialists in 2014. She is committed to providing the highest level of care to her patients and their families and is constantly evaluating new radiation trials, techniques and technologies in the pursuit of delivering the most effective cancer treatment options for breast cancer.

Articles

A Clinical Triad with Fatal Implications: Recrudescent Diffuse Large B-cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Presenting in the Leukemic Phase with an Elevated Serum Lactic Acid Level and Dysregulation of the TP53 Tumor Suppressor Gene - A Case Report and Literature R

CLINICAL MEDICINE INSIGHTS-BLOOD DISORDERS

2021

Skin dose in radiation treatment of the left breast: Analysis in the context of prone versus supine treatment technique

PHYSICA MEDICA-EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL PHYSICS

2021

Bridging to Value With Codes That Promote Care Management

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MANAGED CARE

2020

Biological Indices Evaluation of Various Treatment Techniques for Left-Sided Breast Treatment

PRACTICAL RADIATION ONCOLOGY

2019

Evaluation of sparing organs at risk (OARs) in left-breast irradiation in the supine and prone positions and with deep inspiration breath-hold

JOURNAL OF APPLIED CLINICAL MEDICAL PHYSICS

2018

Patterns of Immediate-Release and Extended-Release Opioid Analgesic Use in the Management of Chronic Pain, 2003-2014

JAMA NETWORK OPEN

2018

Important statistical considerations in the evaluation of post-market studies to assess whether opioids with abuse-deterrent properties result in reduced abuse in the community

PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY AND DRUG SAFETY

2018

Trends in the Concomitant Prescribing of Opioids and Benzodiazepines, 2002-2014

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE

2016

Primary Care Physicians' Knowledge And Attitudes Regarding Prescription Opioid Abuse and Diversion

CLINICAL JOURNAL OF PAIN

2016

The Prescription Opioid and Heroin Crisis: A Public Health Approach to an Epidemic of Addiction

ANNUAL REVIEW OF PUBLIC HEALTH, VOL 36

2015

Education & Training

Education

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Residency

Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL

Specialty

Radiation Oncology

Board Certifications

American Board of Radiology