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


Gary MacVicar, MD
Illinois CancerCare, PC


Sujay Karvekar, MBA
Joilet Oncology-Hematology Associates   

Immediate Past President
Joseph J. Kash, MD
Edward Hospital
Edward Cancer Center                                                     

Members at Large


Rose Batiste, APN
Edward Hospital, Edward Cancer Center


Robert A. Bayer, MD
Hematology & Medical Oncology

Sunandana Chandra, MD
Northwestern University


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

Aparna Kalyan, MBBS
Northwestern University Feinberg
School of Medicine


Sheetal Kircher, MD
Northwestern Medicine, Hematology Oncology


Blase Polite, MD
University of Chicago


Kristin Prine
Executive Director

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