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Henrik B. Illum, M.D.

Henrik B. Illum, M.D. Photo

Provider Type: Physician

Board Certifications:
  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology



Dr. Illum completed his medical degree at the Karolinska Institute of Medicine in Stockholm, Sweden, followed by a position as Hospitalist in general oncology and palliative care at Radiumhemmet/Department of Oncology, Karolinska Hospital, Sweden, in 1999. He obtained a Swedish Medical License in 2001 after completion of a 2 year rotational internship at the Kullbergska Hospital in Katrineholm, Sweden, where he continued to serve as hospitalist in internal medicine and emergency medicine until 2002. Dr. Illum completed his residency in internal medicine in 2005 and fellowship training in hematology and oncology in 2008 at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. Prior to joining Texas Oncology, Dr. Illum was Assistant Professor in Hematology/Oncology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and staff physician at the Dallas VA Medical Center from 2008-2014.

Accolades & Memberships

Dr. Illum is a member of the American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. At the Dallas VA Medical Center he was a member of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group and served as chairman of a multidisciplinary tumor board. Dr. Illum was appointed by the Commission on Cancer as cancer liaison physician in 2009 and as chairman for the Cancer Committee at the North Texas VA Health System in 2010. He has authored and co-authored several articles published in peer-reviewed journals and given numerous presentations on a wide variety of oncology topics. In addition, Dr. Illum has been awarded several grants for research in rectal cancer and lung cancer.

Why a patient should choose treatment at your practice?

High quality oncology care in an easy to reach local community setting.

What is your personal philosophy around patient care?

To provide the best possible oncology care to each and every  person affected by cancer.

Research Interest

  • Thoracic malignancies
  • Digestive tract malignancies
  • Leukemia and lymphomas

Other Information

Dr. Illum is married with 2 children and 1 dog.