by Jasmine Batchelor
April 18, 2018
President and Founder,
Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois
Dr. James L. Wade III, medical oncologist, is the president and founder of Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois (CCSI). CCSI has been nationally recognized as an outstanding cancer care practice and honored to receive the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) Certification from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
A former president of the Association of Community Cancer Centers, Dr. Wade is an active leader in cancer research. He works as both a committee chair and a board member of several NCI sponsored national and international research organizations.
Dr. Wade received his M.D. degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, in 1978. After completing his residency in Internal Medicine in 1981, Dr. Wade served as the Chief Resident in Medicine at the University of Illinois Hospital, Chicago. In 1984, he completed a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at the University of Chicago.