MAYWOOD, IL – Oncologist Hanh Mai, DO, has joined Loyola Medicine and will help in Loyola’s mission of providing highly specialized, academic-level cancer care and expertise to patients in the southwest suburbs.
Dr. Mai will see cancer patients at the new Loyola Center for Cancer Care & Research at Palos Health South Campus and Loyola’s Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center in Maywood. She is an assistant professor in the Division of Hematology/Oncology in the Department of Medicine of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.
As an academic medical center, Loyola can offer patients in a community setting the opportunity to enroll in clinical trials of experimental new drugs that are not available at most hospitals, Dr. Mai said.
Dr. Mai said she strives to treat patients with compassion and to always be honest, even when the news is bad. “Patients appreciate that,” she said.
Dr. Mai was born in Vietnam and lived in Ho Chi Minh City until she was 10, when she came to the United States with her family and settled in Chicago. Dr. Mai said growing up in a developing country has given her a first-hand understanding of the hardships faced by medically underserved populations.
After earning her medical degree from Des Moines University, Dr. Mai completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in hematology/oncology at Loyola’s Stritch School of Medicine. She is board certified in internal medicine and board eligible in hematology and medical oncology.
The Loyola Center for Cancer Care & Research at Palos Community Hospital is located at Palos’ south campus in Orland Park. The center is part of an innovative affiliation between Loyola and Palos. The affiliation focuses on coordinated and collaborative patient care. Patients receive greater access to Loyola’s renowned specialty care services, while ensuring continued access to Palos’ primary care network.