Virag Dandekar, MD

2614 W. Jefferson St.
Joliet, Illinois 60435

Virag Dandekar, MD

Radiation Oncology

AMITA Health Cancer Institute Joliet

2614 W. Jefferson St.
Joliet, Illinois 60435
Fax: (815) 730-3020

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About Me

Dr. Dandekar is the medical director at the AMITA Health Cancer Institute Department of Radiation Oncology in Joliet, Illinois. He is committed to ensuring that patients receive the highest quality care in cancer treatment. His commitment has been recognized by both staff and patients alike, as he was voted a finalist for 2017 Physician of the Year at Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Dandekar was born and raised in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. He completed all his education and medical training in Chicago. He received his medical degree from University of Illinois at Chicago with honors and completed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. During residency, he published research in a variety of cancer types and treatment techniques including head and neck cancer, lung cancer, sarcoma, cervical cancer and radiosurgery. His findings were published in multiple peer-reviewed journals and discussed at several national meetings. He is Board Certified in Radiation Oncology. Dr. Dandekar is also a leader in advancing his field with the most cutting-edge techniques and clinical research. He is the chair of the local Institutional Review Board that reviews and approves new and ongoing research studies.

Specialties
  • Radiation Oncology
Education
  • Residency Rush University Medical Center
  • Medical School University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago
Certifications
  • Radiation Oncology
Affiliations
  • AMITA Health Mercy Medical Center Aurora
  • AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center Joliet
Medical Interests
  • 3-D Conformal Radiation Therapy
  • Brachytherapy
  • Brain Tumors
  • Breast Cancer
  • GI Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head & Neck Cancer
  • Image Guided Radiation Therapy
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Oncology-Radiation Therapy
  • Palliative Radiation
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Radiosurgery
  • Skin Cancer
  • Stereotactic Radiation Therapy
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Office Number(815) 730-3537

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Insurance Types Accepted

  • Aetna Behavioral Health
  • Aetna Better Health (ABD)
  • Aetna Choice POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • Beech Street/Capp Care PPO
  • Blue Cross Community Family Health/Medicaid
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield HMO
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield HMO Medicaid
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield Medicaid
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield Medicare Advantage
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO
  • Campus Care - UIC
  • Caterpillar, Inc.
  • Choice Care PPO
  • CIGNA Care Network
  • Cigna Connect
  • Cigna Health Spring - HMO
  • Cigna Health Spring - HMO Medicare
  • Cigna Health Spring - POS
  • Cigna Health Spring - PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cofinity
  • ComPsych
  • CorVel PPO
  • County Care - Medicaid
  • FirstHealth/Coventry
  • Harmony(Medicaid) Insurance
  • Health Alliance PPO
  • HFN, Inc. PPO
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • Illini Care (Medicaid ABD)
  • Illinois Healthy Woman (Medicaid)
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare HMO Plans
  • Meridian (Medicaid)
  • Multiplan PPO
  • National Preferred Providers Network
  • PHCS POS
  • Preferred Plan PPO
  • Smart Health
  • Tricare
  • Unicare Health Link
  • Unicare PPO
  • United Healthcare of IL HMO
  • United HealthCare of IL Medicare
  • United Healthcare of IL POS
  • United Healthcare of IL PPO
  • Veteran's Choice Program
  • Wellcare
  • Wellcare Harmony (Medicaid)
  • Wellcare/Harmony (Medicare)
Our Story

Our Story

AMITA Health is a faith based health system created by Adventist Midwest Health and Alexian Brothers Health System. AMITA Health is focused on delivering the most efficient, highest-quality, faith-based care possible. We are a new health system that integrates our founding organizations' nine hospitals and an extensive physician provider network of more than 3,000 physicians. 

Clinical Research

Clinical Research

AMITA Health is committed to advancing medicine through clinical research. Clinical research trials are a way to test the safety and effectiveness of new ideas and procedures in an ethical, controlled environment. Many of the current medical treatments available today were developed in a clinical research trial.

Services

Services

AMITA Health offers a full range of services for you and your family. From acute care and obstetrics to cardiac and emergency care, we're committed to providing quality care that is open, inclusive and compassionate, delivered with dignity and empathy for all.