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Jonathan Kiev, MD, FACS, Joins Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center

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SOURCE Cancer Treatment Centers of America

CHICAGO, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) is proud to announce that Jonathan Kiev, MD, FACS, has joined the hospital as a thoracic surgeon specializing in advanced and minimally invasive surgical procedures to treat cancers of the lung. Dr. Kiev earned his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans.  He completed a surgical internship at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey and a surgical residency at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. Dr. Kiev also completed a cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, California and a minimally invasive thoracic surgery fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Most recently he completed a fellowship in advanced thoracic surgery at Mayo Clinic.

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"We're happy to welcome Dr. Kiev to our multidisciplinary thoracic oncology team," said Scott Jones, CEO and president of CTCA at Midwestern. "His extraordinary background and innovative, specialized skill in treating cancer with advanced surgery will help to provide cutting-edge treatment to our patients in their fight against cancer."

As part of the CTCA team Dr. Kiev will consult with medical oncologists and patients on surgical treatment options for lung cancer as well as other cancers that have spread to the lungs. Dr. Kiev will also perform surgery to treat esophageal cancer and tumors involving mediastinal structures.

"I'm incredibly honored to be a part of the CTCA team and to have the opportunity to contribute to the patient-centric atmosphere," said Dr. Kiev. "In treating cancer it is crucial to take the time to listen to patients and encourage them to learn as much as they can about their disease and treatments."

As an avid researcher of chemotherapy resistance and sensitivity in lung tumors, Dr. Kiev has been published extensively in peer-reviewed journals such as Vascular Surgery, The American Surgeon and The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. In addition, he contributed to the Johns Hopkins Manual of Cardiothoracic Surgery and served as a guest reviewer for The American Journal of Surgery and The American Surgeon. Dr. Kiev is also a member of numerous professional associations, including the American College of Surgeons, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

For more information on CTCA at Midwestern, visit www.cancercenter.com.

About Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center
Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center is a 73 bed specialty hospital dedicated to treating patients battling complex cancer.  CTCA® at Midwestern is nationally recognized for providing innovative and individualized cancer care and has been designated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) a Magnet Recognized® program, ranking the hospital as one of the top seven percent in the nation for nursing excellence.  CTCA at Midwestern has been designated by the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program (NQMBC®) as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence™, ranking the hospital among the top centers in the country for quality breast cancer care.  CTCA at Midwestern is the only Certified Breast Center of Excellence in Illinois, and one of only 41 nationally.  As a member of the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) the hospital also offers a Stem Cell Transplant and Cell Therapy program that provides a full spectrum of transplantation services and advanced treatment options for hematologic cancers. CTCA at Midwestern is proud to use the latest technology to offer advanced treatment for cancer and is currently one of only a few hospitals in the nation to combine recent advances in brain mapping and navigation to perform minimally invasive brain surgery on hard to reach brain tumors.

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