Philip Connell, MD

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Professor of Radiation and Cellular Oncology Associate Chair for Academic Affairs

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Philip Connell, MD, 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. He is recognized as a Top Doctor by various publications, including Newsweek and Chicago magazine.

Specialties

Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • New York Medical College

Internship

  • St. Vincent's Medical Center

Residency

  • University of Chicago Medicine

Fellowship

  • University of Chicago Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Society for Radiation Oncology
  • Children’s Oncology Group
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1995

Board Certifications

  • Radiation Oncology

Languages Spoken

  • English