About the Illinois Medical Oncology Society

About Us

Our Mission

We strive to:

  • Promote the highest professional standards of oncology in the State of Illinois;
  • Study, research, and exchange information, experiences, and ideas leading to improvement in oncology;
  • Identify and improve oncology practice issues that adversely affect patient access to cancer care;
  • Act as a patient advocate to assure that patients have access to the best available care; and
  • Support and encourage clinical research against cancer.

Our goals

  • Affect legislation and public policy relative to patient access to cancer care;
  • Act as a resource on the "accepted medical practices" associated with cancer care;
  • Provide a forum for education of our members on current technologies and their role as accepted medical practices;
  • Provide communications to our members and others on issues affecting patient access to cancer care and the practice of oncology.

IMOS Board of Directors

IMOS Board of Directors

Joseph J. Kash, MD
Edward Hospital
Edward Cancer Center

Gary MacVicar, MD
Illinois CancerCare, PC

Donna Krueger, RN, OCN
Illinois Cancer Specialists

Immediate Past President
Pankaj Kumar, MD
Illinois CancerCare, PC


Members at Large

Madhuri Bajaj, MD
Illinois CancerCare, PCP


Sunandana Chandra, MD
Northwestern University

Diane Gerards-Benage, CMPE
Quincy Medical Group

Janelle L. Hamilton, CPC, CPC-P
Illinois CancerCare, PC

Karthik Koduru, MD
Quincy Medical Group

Blase N. Polite, MD, MPP
University of Chicago

Carol Teal Christner
Executive Director


IMOS Executive Office
550M Ritchie Highway, #271  |  Severna Park, MD 21146
Phone number:  847-264-4667  |  Email: [email protected]