Curt J. Heese,MD, MS


Radiation Oncologist, CTCA Philadelphia

4.7 (42 Ratings)

9 Reviews
Curt Heese - Radiation Oncologist

One of the things I enjoy most about Cancer Treatment Centers of America® is working in an environment of close collaboration between all disciplines of cancer to provide the best possible therapy for patients.

CTCA Philadelphia
Radiation Oncology
Medical school:
Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.
Internal Medicine - Franklin Square Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Radiation Oncology - Hahnemann Medical College (Drexel University College), Philadelphia, PA
Graduate Fellow - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Advanced degrees:
MS, Biochemistry, Cellular & Molecular Biology - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Radiation Oncology - American Board of Radiology

Dr. Curt Heese works in a team alongside other compassionate cancer experts at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Philadelphia.

The board-certified radiation oncologist brings an extensive knowledge of several radiation therapies to his position at CTCA®. His areas of expertise include intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and 3-D conformal radiation, as well as high-dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy for treatment of prostate, breast, tongue and gynecological cancers.

Dr. Heese earned a medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. Following medical school, he fulfilled an internal medicine internship at Franklin Square Hospital in Baltimore. He then spent four years in an intensive radiation oncology residency program at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia.

Before medical school, Dr. Heese completed a graduate fellowship at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, researching the genetics of cancer cell metabolism. He also earned a master's degree in biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Prior to his graduate studies, Dr. Heese completed two bachelor’s degrees at the same time at Iowa State University—one in chemical engineering and the other in microbiology. He obtained both degrees with honors and distinction.

He has published on a handful of subjects, including cutaneous T-cell lymphoma and 3-D conformal radiation therapy for retinoblastoma.

In his free time, Dr. Heese repairs various electronics, plays strategic tabletop war games and loves to bike and ski.

Patient Ratings
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About our ratings
Apr 5, 2021


"Dr. Hess and his staff are top notch. We feel relived and blessed to be under their care"
Mar 22, 2021


"he is very focused on my care...he explained everything"
Mar 17, 2021


"I am very happy what that Dr Reese explained me about my treatment. He is very caring, knowledgeable , and friendly. Thank you."
Feb 16, 2021


"they put u at ease"
Jan 12, 2021


"So far they have been very informative with any questions or concerns I've had."
Jul 24, 2020


"Very thorough."
Jun 11, 2020


"Very good."
May 20, 2020


"When I had questions, they immediately answered to my understanding."
May 19, 2020


"he helped me better understand what is going on with me and he took some of the fear out of my scary life dealing with this"