Number of U.S. physicians in oncology specialties in 2016

AMA's Masterfile Number (July 2016)Medicare's Physician Compare Number (May 2016)
Medical oncology and/or hematology14,63912,136
Gynecologic oncology506984
Radiation oncology4,9214,441
Pediatric hematology/oncology*2,560-
Surgical oncology469897

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This statistic displays the number of physicians in oncology in the United States by specialty based on two sources as of 2016. July 2016, the American Medical Association listed 506 physicians practicing gynecologic oncology in the country. The size and demographic of medical professionals in oncology plays a significant role in the accessibility and quality of cancer care for patients in the United States.
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March 2017
United States
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as of 2016
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* Medicare Physician Compare Number did not list pediatric hematology/oncology as pediatricians do not treat Medicare patients.

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