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Dr. Greg Gerstner joins Illinois CancerCare

Dr. Greg Gerstner, MD grew up in Morton, IL where he graduated in 1993.  He earned his bachelors degree from the University of Illinois in Champaign, and his medical degree from Southern Illinois University.  Dr. Gerstner completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio then went on to complete his hematology/oncology fellowship at the University of Arizona in Tuscon in June of 2008. Dr. Gerstner is married and together and they have2 children, son Tyler age 2 and daughter Ellie age 7 months. His wife Tara completed her undergrad studies at Wesleyan in Marketing and went on to get her Masters degree at the University of Texas.  Before children she was in management marketing with AT&T and then began working in the not for profit sector in marketing/web design, as well as teaching business and marketing in the high school setting.  She is looking forward to getting settled and looking for a part time opportunity in the Peoria area. Dr. Gerstner enjoys spending time with his family and his hobbies include hiking, running, and tennis (where he was first seat at Morton high school) as well as being an avid soccer fan. Dr. Gerstner will be seeing all types of hematology and cancer patients and is located in the D Pod, in the very office of his recently retired father, Dr. Jim Gerstner. When asked what his biggest challenge and greatest joy was in coming back home to central Illinois to practice hematology/oncology where his father did he replied, “the joy is coming home to continue the work that my father helped start in central Illinois over 30 years ago, working along side and partnering with the very physicians that were my father’s partners.”  His challenge, “filling my father’s shoes.”