About

Dr. Carol Westbrook MD PhD, is a board-certified Medical Oncologist with over 20 years of faculty experience at the University of Chicago, University of Illinois, and Boston University. Dr. Westbrook’s academic experience included teaching, treating patients, and doing cancer research, and has led to authorship of over 100 scholarly articles, 16 book chapters, and a patent. During that time she served on numerous federal, state, and university advisory panels, and mentored 5 PhD students. 

In 2006, Dr. Westbrook left academics for full-time clinical practice, joining the staff at IU Goshen Center for Cancer Care, where she practiced general medical oncology for four years. She left Goshen in December 2011 for a sabbatical year to complete her book.  In 2012 returned to medical oncology, joining the staff of the Henry Cancer Center of the Geisinger Cancer Institute, in Wilkes-Barre, PA.  

Dr. Westbrook’s book, Ask An Oncologist:  Honest Answers to Your Cancer Questions was published by Little Plum Press in February, 2012.

Dr. Westbrook is available for forensic medical oncology consultation, and is affiliated with Technical Analysis Corporation. She is an experienced public speaker, and has appeared on local TV and community events. She is a 5K runner, and enjoys golfing and squash. She is also a homebrewer, and writes a regular column, “The Beer Clinic” about beer, medicine, and biology for YourBeerNetwork.com

She divides her time between Wilkes-Barre, PA, and Beverly Shores, IN, where she lives with her husband, Richard Rikoski, a consulting electrical engineer.