Evelena P. Ontiveros, MD, PhDEvelena P. Ontiveros, MD, PhD

Medical Oncology / Hematology

Cancer Care Center of Decatur
HSHS St. Mary’s Cancer Care Center

Dr. Evelena P. Ontiveros, medical oncologist, joined Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois in August 2017. Dr. Ontiveros primarily sees patients in Decatur at our main office at the Cancer Care Center of Decatur and at HSHS St. Mary’s Cancer Care Center.

Dr. Ontiveros received her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and completed her Ph.D. in Immunology at the University of Iowa. She went on to complete an Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, and subsequently completed an Oncology and Hematology Fellowship at the University of California-Los Angeles and a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Microbiology at the University of Iowa.

Dr. Ontiveros is board certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, and Hematology. She is a member of the American Society of Hematology and served on the NCCN CML Guidelines Committee.

Dr. Ontiveros has special interests in acute and chronic leukemias, Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), Myeloproliferative disorders (MPD), and clotting disorders. She is also active in research in immunotherapies for all types of cancers.

Postdoctoral Fellowship
Microbiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 2012

Oncology/Hematology Fellowship
University of California-Los Angeles, CA, 2010

Internal Medicine Residency
University of Alabama-Birmingham, AL, 2007

Education
Ph.D., Immunology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 2004
M.D., University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, 2004

Certifications
Medical Oncology – American Board of Internal Medicine
Hematology – American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine – American Board of Internal Medicine

Memberships
American Society of Hematology
NCCN CML Guidelines Committee

Awards
ASCO Clinical Trials Participation Award, 2011 & 2015

Hometown
Quad-Cities, Illinois

Cancer Care Center of DecaturCancer Care Center of Decatur
Cancer Care Specialists of IL
210 W. McKinley Ave., Suite 1
Decatur, IL 62526
Phone: (217) 876-6600
Fax: (217) 876-6606
Urologic Oncology Fax: (217) 329-3228
Hours: M – F, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

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St. Mary's Cancer Care CenterHSHS St. Mary’s Cancer Care Center
1990 E. Lake Shore Drive
Decatur, IL 62521
Phone: (217) 464-2900
Fax: (217) 464-2909
Hours: Tuesday, 8:30 am – Noon
Thursday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

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