Dr. Mohiuddin practices primarily at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. A Philadelphia native, he earned a medical degree from Brown University Medical School and completed his radiation oncology residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.
Following his residency, Dr. Mohiuddin was assistant professor at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, specializing in breast and gynecological cancers. He was in private practice in Houston and served as a clinical adjunct professor at the University of Texas before joining Radiation Oncology Consultants in Chicago in August 2012.
He is trained in the use of intensity modulated radiation therapy, image guided radiotherapy brachytherapy, stereotactic body radiation therapy using the CyberKnife, stereotactic radiosurgery using a variety of platforms and high-dose radiation therapy. He has a special interest in treating numerous types of cancers, including those in the head and neck, lung, breast and central nervous system, as well as genitourinary, gynecologic and gastrointestinal cancers.
When asked why he chose radiation oncology, Dr. Mohiuddin states, “My patients’ stories move me deeply. I want to help them and myself understand some of life’s vicissitudes while offering a solution in the form of technologically advanced and compassionate care.”
In his spare time, he enjoys tennis, the outdoors and creative writing.
Dr. Powell is on staff at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, and Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital. She attended medical school at Wayne State University, and completed her residency at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit Michigan. Dr. Powell was chief resident from July 2002 through June 2003. She completed a research year in radiobiology, and won the Delmar H. Mahrt, M.D. award for research. She has written publications and given lectures locally and nationally on the effects of radiation therapy of the heart after treatment for breast cancer, the dosimetry of breast irradiation, the use of BAT ultrasound for prostate localization, esophageal cancer, lymphoma, and oncologic emergencies.
Dr. Powell is trained in the use of conformal 3-D radiation therapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy(IMRT), high dose brachytherapy, permanent brachytherapy (seed implants), neutron radiotherapy and radiosurgery. She has a particular interest in gynecologic malignancies, breast cancer, gastrointestinal malignancies, prostate cancer, and palliative care.
Dr. Powell has participated in AIDS prevention programs for inner city school children, and hospice programs for oncology patients and their families. She spends her leisure time with her husband Vince, and enjoys travel, cooking, University of Michigan sporting events, and reading.
When asked why she chose Radiation Oncology, she states, “After volunteering for Hospice, I learned how immensely valuable it was to help patients and their families through terminal illness. In medical school, my exposure to radiation oncology taught me that we can use the latest technologies to cure as well as help patients. I cherish the opportunity radiation oncology has given me to utilize my education and interest in technology to deliver the best possible care to my patients while forming life long relationships.”
Dr. Ruffer is the Medical Director of Radiation Oncology and Chairman of the Cancer Committee at his primary practice site, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, IL. He is board Certified in Radiation Oncology. After completing his training at University of Pennsylvania, as the chief resident, he was an Assistant Professor for 5 years with an appointment at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He has been in private practice with Radiation Oncology Consultants, Ltd. since 1998.
Dr. Ruffer has expertise in pediatric and adult neuro-oncology, breast cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, lung cancer, and genitourinary cancer. He is experienced in the use of image guidance, 3-D conformal radiotherapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), stereotactic radiosurgery/radiotherapy, and high-dose rate brachytherapy. He has run a number of national studies, published and presented numerous papers, and given local, national, and international lectures on medical, medical-economic and computers in medicine issues.
Dr. Ruffer is an active member of numerous professional organizations and is a frequent speaker locally and nationally. He also participates in Cancer Awareness Day. Dr. Ruffer spends his leisure time with his spouse and best friend, Galya, and his four children. He enjoys outdoor travel, computers, and history.
When asked why he chose radiation oncology, he states, “As an undergraduate, I studied and graduated as an engineer. My senior year of college my father was diagnosed with lymphoma. In medical school I spent a great deal of time with him and his oncologist and subsequently I lived through years of his cancer treatment ups and downs. That led me to spend a summer at the National Cancer Institute where I found that radiation oncology allowed the best fit with my interests and strengths.”