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Assistant Professor of Medicine

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Christine Bestvina, MD

Board-certified thoracic oncologist, Christine Bestvina, MD, specializes in lung cancer, including non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, and neuroendocrine carcinomas of the lung. Dr. Bestvina also treats thymic malignancies, which occur when there are cancer cells present in the thymus gland, a small organ under the breastbone.

Along with her clinical work, Dr. Bestvina is an avid researcher. She is investigating treatment options to improve quality of care and outcomes for patients with lung cancer.  Dr. Bestvina has also published several papers in respected peer-viewed publications, including Journal of Oncology Practice, the Lancet and Future Oncology.

Medical Education

  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine


  • Duke University Medical Center


  • Duke University Medical Center


  • University of Chicago Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Internal Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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To Refer a Patient

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At a Glance

Practicing Since2018

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Oncology

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
Understanding Lung Cancer

Medical oncologist Christine Bestvina, MD, thoracic surgeon Jessica Donington, MD, and patient Kathy Tentinger joined us for a candid conversation on lung cancer screening, novel lung cancer treatment options and the latest clinical trials offered at UChicago Medicine.

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