James Ruffer, MD

1555 Barrington Rd. Building 3, Ste. 1400
Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60169

James E. Ruffer, MD

Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology Consultants, Ltd.

1555 Barrington Rd.
Building 3, Ste. 1400
Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60169
Fax: 847.755.8401
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About Me

Dr. Ruffer is the Medical Director of Radiation Oncology and is Cancer Liason Physician to the American College of Surgeons at his primary practice site, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, IL. He also practices at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and the Illinois Cyberknife Center. He is Board Certified in Radiation Oncology. After completing his training at University of Pennsylvania, as the chief resident, he was an Assistant Professor for 5 years with an appointment at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He helped to start the first stereotactic radiosurgery program in the city of Philadelphia while at the University of Pennyslvania Medical Center. He has been in private practice with Radiation Oncology Consultants, Ldt. since 1998.

Dr. Ruffer has expertise in pediatric and adult neuro-oncology, breast cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, lung cancer, and genitourinary cancer. He is experienced in the use of image guidance, 3-D conformal radiotherapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), stereotatic radiosurgery/radiotherapy (Cyberknife) and high-dose rate brachytherapy. He has run a number of national studies, published and presented numerous papers, and given local, national, and international lectures on medical, medical-economic and computers in medicine issues.

Dr. Ruffer is an active member of numerous professional organizations and is a frequent speaker locally and nationally. He also participates in Cancer Awareness Day. Dr. Ruffer spends his leisure time with his spouse and best friend, Galya and his four children. He enjoys outdoor travel, computers and history.

When asked why he chose radiation oncology, he states "As an undergraduate, I studied and graduated as an engineer. My senior year of college my father was diagnosed with lymphoma. In medical school I spend a great deal of time with him and his oncologist and subsequenly I lived through years of his cancer treatment ups and downs. That led me to spend a summer at the National Cancer Institute when I found that radiation oncology allowed the best fit with my interests and strengths".

  • Radiation Oncology
  • Residency University of Pennsylvania
  • Medical School Northwestern University Medical School
  • Internship Georgetown University School of Medicine
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  • AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center Elk Grove Village
  • AMITA Health St. Alexius Medical Center Hoffman Estates
Medical Interests
  • Oncology-Radiation Therapy
Office Number847.755.8400

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