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Stephen Nigh

Stephen S. Nigh, M.D.

Radiation Oncology

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Board Certification(s)

Radiation Oncology

Other Organization(s)

Radiation Oncology Associates

Medical School

University of Kansas


St. Luke's Hospital -Kansas City


University of Kansas

Location 1

800 W. Central Road
Arlington Heights IL 60005
Phone: 847-618-6560
Fax: 847-618-6569

Primary Specialty

Radiation Oncology



  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 1983
  • Kansas City University Honors Program, 1980-83
  • Graduated with Distinction, Top 10% of Class, 1983
  • Kansas Alpha Chapter, Phi Delta Theta Scholar of the Year, 1983
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Nation Honor Society, 1986
  • U.S. Navy Health Professions Scholarship, 1983-87
  • AMA Physician's Recognition Award, 1993, 1997, 2000, 2002
  • Best Doctors in America, 2011-2012
  • Chicago's Top Cancer Doctors - Chicago Magazine - January 2017 issue


  • “Conservative Therapy for Anal Carcinoma: An Analysis of Prognostic Factors”, poster presentation at the 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiation and Oncology, Washington, D.C. - 1991
  • “Fundamentals of Radiation Oncology” presented at the American College of Surgeons Cancer Management Seminar, Virginia Beach, VA - 1993
  • AAFP Home Study Self-Assessment program entitled “Radiation Oncology”, November, 1996
  • “DCIS -An Update on the Management of this Heterogeneous Disease”, Menorah Medical Center, Breast Conference, Fall 2002
  • “3-D Conformal Radiation: Clinical Applications”, Menorah Medical Center, CME Conference, December, 2001
  • “Breast Conservation Treatment: Indications, Contraindications & Results”, Menorah Medical Center, Breast Conference, Spring 2002
  • “The Clinical Efficacy of CyberKnife”, Northwest Community Hospital, March 15, 2006


  • Conservative Therapy for Anal Carcinoma: An Analysis of Prognostic Factors, International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology and Physics, Vol. 21, Suppl. l,p224, 1991
  • Are Patients with Triple Negative Breast Cancer Appropriately Treated with Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI), N. Mohideen, S. Nigh, P. Lobo, ASTRO, 2008
  • CyberKnife Radiosurgery for Early Stage Lung Cancer: The NCH Experience, S. Nigh, P. Lobo, N. Mohideen, University of Chicago Thoracic Oncology Poster Presentation, 2008
  • MammoSite Brachytherapy using an Ultrasound (US) based Closed Technique is associated with less toxicity compared to an Open Placement technique, Poster Presentation at ASTRO 2007. Lobo, P., Mohideen, N., Nigh, S., Vehlow, K., Kinney, M.


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