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Ken Tatebe, MD, PhD

RUSH University Medical Group
Clinical Area:
Cancer Care
Specialty: Radiation Oncology
English, Japanese

About Me

Ken Tatebe, MD, PhD, is a radiation oncologist at RUSH. He earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and completed his residency in radiation oncology at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He also serves as the clinical director of stereotactic radiosurgery and the neuro-oncology research director at RUSH.


Tatebe specializes in radiation treatments for a variety of tumors. He mainly focuses on tumors of the brain and spine, including those that have spread from other parts of the body. He also treats arteriovenous malformations and trigeminal neuralgia, as well as many benign tumors, including meningiomas, schwannomas and neuromas.


Working closely with other neurosurgery and neuro-oncology specialists, Tatebe offers comprehensive care for his patients. His goal is to provide each patient with information about their options and help guide them through the care plan that will work best for them. His team makes sure patients are well taken care of and that they know what to expect from their treatment.


When he is not working with patients, Tatebe enjoys running, sailing and cooking with his family. He is always finding and learning about new interests, especially from his family and patients. 


Locations & Appointments

Primary location
RUSH MD Anderson Cancer Center, Radiation Oncology
RUSH MD Anderson Cancer Center, Radiation Oncology
1520 W Harrison St
Joan and Paul Rubschlager Building
1st Floor
Chicago, IL, 60607

(312) 942-5751
(312) 942-2339
RUSH Oak Park Physicians Group
RUSH Oak Park Physicians Group
520 S Maple Ave
Oak Park, IL, 60302

(708) 660-2500
(708) 660-2501
RUSH Radiation Oncology - Oak Park
RUSH Radiation Oncology - Oak Park
520 S Maple Ave
Lower level
Oak Park, IL, 60304

(708) 660-2500
(708) 660-2501



Radiation Oncology

Education and Training

The University of Chicago Medical Center - Radiation Oncology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Clinical Expertise

Acoustic neuroma
Arteriovenous malformations
Brain tumor
Cranial base tumors
Gynecologic cancer
Head and neck tumors
Metastatic brain cancer
Spinal cancer

Academics & Publications

In addition to providing patient care, many of our clinicians have faculty appointments at RUSH University and perform clinical, basic science and community-based research. Our education and research endeavors are dedicated to enhancing excellence in patient care — now and in the future.

Assistant Professor


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Chicago Health System(MacNeal Health Provider) Com
Chicago Health System(MacNeal Health Provider) Gov
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Community Healthcare Partners, LLC
Devoted Health
Dolton Medical Clinic
Dreyer Medical Clinic
Dupage Medical Group
ElmCare, LLC
Essential Health Partners
Fox Valley Medicine, Ltd.
Health Care's Finest Network (HFN)
Hinsdale Physician Group
Humana Medicare Advantage
Humana Medicare-Medicaid Alignment Initiative
IlliniCare YouthCare
Ingalls Provider Group
Little Company of Mary Health Providers
Meridian Complete (MMAI)
Meridian Health Plan
Molina Dual Options
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NorthShore Physician Associates, Inc
Northwest Community Health Partners
Northwest Suburban IPA
Physician Care Network
Preferred Plan (Healthsmart)
Progress Health
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Silver Cross Managed Care Organization
Specialty Physicians of Illinois
Swedish Covenant Physician Partners
USA Managed Care Organization
Union Health Services
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United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
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