Our History

Robert T. Woodburn, M.D.

Robert T. Woodburn, M.D., founder of Cancer Health Treatment Centers, was born and raised in East Chicago, Indiana, and attended East Chicago Roosevelt High School. He completed four years of undergraduate studies and four years of medical school at Indiana University. He interned at the University of California at Davis, and returned to Indiana University where he completed three years of residency training in internal medicine. He then went on to do his subspecialty training in hematology and medical oncology. Following one year on the faculty at Indiana University School of Medicine as Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, he returned to Northwest Indiana and entered the private practice of medicine in the specialties of hematology and medical oncology. He was board- certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology. He was active in medical education as Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Indiana University Northwest School of Medicine until his retirement from the University in 1994. Dr. Woodburn founded this corporation in 1977 with patient care as his main focus.  We continue his caring and compassionate ways for every patient who walks through our doors.