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Karine Tawagi, Medical Oncologist, Hematology & Oncology

Karine Tawagi, MD

Hematology and Oncology

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Dr. Karine Tawagi practices in the Division of Hematology & Oncology at UI Health. Dr. Tawagi's clinical focus is the treatment of genitourinary cancers including but not limited to bladder, kidney, testicular and prostate cancer. Her research interests focus on clinical trials in genitourinary cancers, in addition to the use of immunotherapy in cancer treatment while developing strategies to diagnose, treat, and minimize side effects related to immunotherapy. Dr. Tawagi is dedicated to providing the best, most up-to-date treatment for all her patients, with consideration of each patient's specific goals and preferences. During clinic visits, all potential treatment options are discussed carefully with other members of the cancer care team, and with patients and their families. In addition to direct patient care and research, Dr. Tawagi also has a strong passion for medical education to help improve current gaps in healthcare.

Language : English, French

Specialties & Services

  • Cancer Services
  • Hematology and Medical Oncology
  • Urology
  • Genitourinary Oncology
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer


Outpatient Care Center, Suite 1E

1818 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60612


  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine (Hematology, Medical Oncology)
  • Fellowship: Ochsner Clinical Foundation — New Orleans
  • Residency: St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Hospital — Ann Arbor, MI
  • Internship: St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Hospital — Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine — Grenada, West Indies