Dr. Charles Brown , MD

Medical Oncology

(847) 872-6430

Midwestern Regional Medical Center General Surgery
2520 Elisha Ave Fl 2
Zion, IL 60099

Overview

The opportunity to be part of a team of oncologists, pathologists, naturopaths, dietitians, and many other experts who are focused on fighting cancer attracted Dr. Charles Komen Brown to Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). The highly skilled, board-certified surgical oncologist joined the staff at CTCA at Midwestern Regional Medical Center in January 2009. Dr. Brown says working within the CTCA integrated, multidisciplinary setting with dedicated professionals who are driven toward the same goal has been very rewarding. The surgical oncologist is committed to helping patients with cancer and improving their quality of life. He enjoys getting to know his patients and answering their questions to help them learn about the disease they are fighting. Prior to joining CTCA, Dr. Brown served as an attending surgeon, assistant professor of surgery and co-director of the surgical oncology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. He was also an attending surgeon for the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. After earning a bachelors degree in interdisciplinary studies in biological medicine from the University of Florida, he simultaneously completed a PhD in virology and a medical degree at the university. Dr. Brown completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Arizona Affiliated Hospitals in Tucson, where he served as chief resident in general surgery. He completed fellowships in biological therapy for cancer at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and in surgical oncology at the University of Chicago Medical Center. In addition, he garnered experience as a research fellow and clinical associate in surgical oncology at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Brown is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the National Board of Medical Examiners. Among the accolades Dr. Brown has received are the Federal Executive Boards Excellence in Government Award for Research, as well as the Robert Baker Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Charles E. Huggins Research Award, both from the University of Chicagos Department of Surgery. Dr. Brown co-wrote the Holland-Frei Manual of Cancer Medicine published in 2005. He has researched and written extensively on cancer-related subjects, including gene therapy, targeted therapy for melanoma and medical management of melanoma. His work has been published in such renowned clinical publications as Clinical Cancer Research, the Annals of Surgical Oncology and the International Journal of Cancer. Dr. Brown is a member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Surgeons, American Association for Cancer Research, Society of Surgical Oncology, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Gender: N/A

Years in Practice: 27 Years

Languages Spoken: English

Education & Training

Medical School: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Graduation Date: in 1992

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Midwestern Regional Medical Center

Specialties: Medical Oncology

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS IL PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Highmark Alliance Flex Blue
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Shared Cost 1500, a Multi-State Plan
  • Highmark Comprehensive Care Blue PPO 1500 MRF
  • Highmark Comprehensive Care Flex Blue PPO 500 MRF
  • Highmark Health Savings Blue PPO 1400 MRF
  • Highmark KeystoneBlue
  • Highmark PPOBlue
  • Highmark Shared Cost Blue PPO 6000 MRF
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana Preferred PPO

Dr. Brown's Office Information

Midwestern Regional Medical Center General Surgery
2520 Elisha Ave Fl 2
Zion, IL 60099
(847) 872-6430

Fax: (847) 787-2621
Website: cancercenter.com
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Medicaid Accepted: Yes

Office Hours:

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Doctor Brown's Other Office Information

Midwestern Regional Medical Center
2520 Elisha Ave
Zion, IL 60099
(847) 872-4561

Fax:(847) 787-2642
Website:Not available
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

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CTCA Outpatient Care Center
160 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 319-1186

Fax:
Website:cancercenter.com
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:Yes
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon7:30 AM-4:00 PM
Tue7:30 AM-4:00 PM
Wed7:30 AM-4:00 PM
Thu7:30 AM-4:00 PM
Fri7:30 AM-4:00 PM
Sat-
Sun-

Fax:
Website:Not available
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

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Fax:
Website:Not available
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

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