Welcome Dr. Evelena P. Ontiveros, Medical Oncologist
Decatur, IL – Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois (CCSI) is pleased to announce the addition of Evelena P. Ontiveros, MD, PhD, medical oncologist, to its medical practice in August 2017. Dr. Ontiveros is seeing patients at the Cancer Care Center of Decatur and at HSHS St. Mary’s Cancer Care Center and also has privileges at Decatur Memorial Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital.
“We of Cancer Care Specialists are delighted to have Dr. Evi Ontiveros join our team in Decatur. Dr. Ontiveros brings to Decatur an outstanding wealth of knowledge coupled with a strong dedication to patient care. We welcome her to Central Illinois and we look forward to her contributing to our great care of patients and their families.” – James L. Wade III, MD, FACP, FASCO, President CCSI.
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.
“I am excited to be back near family in the Quad-Cities and to have the opportunity to serve the people of Decatur, Illinois. I am eager to join such an established practice where I can help others by advancing cancer care through clinical trials at the Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois Clinic, Decatur Memorial Hospital, and St. Mary’s Hospital.” – Evelena P. Ontiveros, MD, PhD.
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.
Patients may be referred to Dr. Ontiveros by their physician or may contact her clinic directly by calling Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois (217) 876-6600.