Physicians and Staff
In 2017, we celebrated 20 years of focused prostate cancer treatment with our radiation oncologists, Drs. Brian Moran and Michael Stutz, who specialize in the disease of prostate cancer. They offer evidence-based recommendations from the most current research data, which assures patients that they have the most up-to-date information possible. All of our oncologists have years of experience in prostate cancer treatment. They have spoken at national conferences, published articles in numerous medical journals and proctored other physicians on brachytherapy both in the U.S. and internationally.
Our physicians are also pioneers in the development of prostate cancer diagnosis, having created the new and highly effective Stereotactic Transperineal Prostate Biopsy (STPB). STPB is performed by comprehensively taking a greater amount of samples of the prostate through the perineum while the patient is under general anesthesia. Performed as an outpatient procedure, it allows more comprehensive sampling compared to the transrectal method, which takes fewer samples through the rectum. In addition, by taking more samples during STPB, the exact location of the cancer can be pinpointed.
Brian J. Moran, M.D.
Brian J. Moran, MD is Medical Director of Chicago Prostate Cancer Center, which he helped found in 1997. He has been performing prostate seed implants since 1994.
Dr. Moran is a graduate of Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency. He is board-certified in Radiation Oncology by the ABR.
An experienced practitioner of prostate brachytherapy, Dr. Moran has performed thousands of prostate seed implants and has proctored physicians all over the United States and the world including Korea, Europe and Hong Kong.
Dr. Moran has been recognized by the American Brachytherapy Society for his leadership in the advancement in the field of brachytherapy and has been awarded the honor of fellowship status. Dr. Moran is also a member of other specialty societies including the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, and the American College of Radiology. His emphasis has been on quality of life issues and long-term outcomes for prostate cancer patients. Dr. Moran is a frequent speaker at professional meetings, and has authored numerous publications in medical journals and textbooks.
Michael A. Stutz, M.D.
Dr. Stutz primarily practices at Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in Geneva, IL. He also provides a service at the Chicago Prostate Cancer Center. He is Board Certified in Radiation Oncology. After completing his training at Northwestern University, and the Medical College of Wisconsin, he joined Radiation Oncology Consultants, Ltd., where he has been in private practice since 1998. Dr. Stutz also practices at the Chicago Prostate Cancer Center and has proctored new prostate brachytherapy programs in Indiana, Wisconsin, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand. Dr. Stutz has expertise in prostate cancer, treating patients with external beam conformal, as well as intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and permanent brachytherapy (seed implants). He has authored numerous papers and publications on the subject, and has taught courses and given lectures to other physicians. He is also experienced in breast cancer, skin cancer, lung cancer, head and neck cancer, lymphoma, and rectal cancer. Dr. Stutz has given lectures to the nursing staff on radiation oncology topics and is a member of the Good Samaritan Cancer Committee. He spends his leisure time raising three young children, as well as playing soccer and tennis. When asked why he chose Radiation Oncology, he states, “I have found radiation oncology very fulfilling and truly believe that my skills, interests, and personality are well matched for this field. I enjoy the relationships that are made which result from really listening to patients and spending time answering questions and explaining risks, options, and benefits of their cancer treatments.”
Our team is dedicated to one purpose: providing patients with the most comprehensive care available. Our team includes radiation oncologists, urologists, anesthesiologists, medical physicists, radiology technologists, nurses, medical assistants and insurance professionals. They take care of all details, from insurance pre-authorization and medical clearance to pre- and post-operative instructions. It is the goal of our staff to provide a patient with all the information, education and support that a patient needs during each visit with us. Our staff is dedicated to making each patient feel like a VIP by giving them individual attention and care. Helpful professionals always answer our phones, not automated answering machines. Our medical director gives each patient his cell phone number so that he can be reached 24 hours a day for questions or concerns. We take pride in our excellent patient outcomes, our facility and the level of service we provide to our patients.
In keeping with our intent to provide the best possible prostate cancer treatment for our patients, Chicago Prostate Cancer Center built a new, state of the art 35,000 square foot facility in 2006. The building was designed with the insights gained from more than 10 years experience in performing prostate brachytherapy. After identifying the needs of our patients and staff, we designed the building to meet those needs.
The Chicago Prostate Cancer Center, filled with the latest and most technologically advanced ultrasound and treatment planning equipment available, also offers an environment where our patients and families can feel comfortable. This design includes a focus on privacy, open areas, light filled waiting rooms and recovery areas, as well as cleanliness and easy access parking. Our mission of making our practice patient-centered is reflected in the 99% excellence rating consistently achieved in patient surveys.
"Chicago Prostate Cancer Center...Outstanding, professional and humanitarian!!! Thanks to Dr. Moran and all his staff, undoubtedly "The Dream Team.” I wish you all the best in life! "
— Roberto B. – Mexico City, Mexico